Friday, August 27, 2010

Testament Guitarist to Appear on Tonight's Edition of The Metal Command

Eric Peterson, guitarist for San Francisco Bay Area's Testament, is slated to be intervied on tonight's (Friday, August 27) edition of The Metal Command. The show airs on 88.3 WBWC in Cleveland, Ohio and can be listed to live via the Internet at 11:00 PM EST on the staton's official website.

Peterson is also set to make an in-store appearance at GearHounds Guitars & Music Gear in Lake Elsinore, California tomorrow (Saturday, August 28) at 3:00 PM. Peterson will perform a short set which will act as a spotlight for his signature Dean Old Skull V guitar (which is curretly available in music stores in an array of locations, as well as online). He well also sign autographs and pose for pictures after the performance.

On the subject of his Dean guitar, Peterson previously said, "It's a guitar I've been playing for a while, and I think people will enjoy the action. It's got triple-binding, all-black EMG pick-ups, block inlay, and some really cool artwork. Not too much, but enough to keep it evil!"

Dean guitars will be giving away tickets at the GearHound event for the August 29 American Carnage show in San Diego. Fans who show up early will receive a raffle ticket for the giveaway. More information can be found by going to .

Recently, Testament frontman Chuch Billy spoke with about the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2008's The Formation of Damnation: "We really want to pretend like we're still writing songs for The Formation of Damnation. We kind of just want to have that mindset and write 10 more tunes as if they were supposed to be on that record."

In the same interview, Billy commented on Testament's continued collaboration with British producer Andy Sneap, who has worked with the likes of Machine Head, Megadeth, Nevermore, Exodus, and Arch Enemy:

"He's a musician first of all before being a producer, and so he understands the style of music and what it takes. If you get a producer who hasn't produced a metal band before, it won't sound good even though he does a good job with big bands that aren't metal. There's a real art to making fast drums and heavy guitars sound clean. So there is a challenge for mixing metal bands and I think Andy's really got a grasp on that as a musician."

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