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San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT played their first two albums, 1987’s “The Legacy” and 1988’s “The New Order” in their entirety (almost) live at the Islington Academy in London, England on March 25, 2009.

Photos of the event can be found at RockersDigest.com. Fanfilmed video footage is available below.

TESTAMENT’s setlist was as follows:

01. Over The Wall
02. The Haunting
03. Burnt Offerings
04. C.O.T.L.O.D.
05. Raging Waters
06. First Strike Is Deadly
07. Do Or Die
08. Alone In The Dark
09. Apocalyptic City
10. Musical Death (A Dirge) (excerpt)
11. Eerie Inhabitants
12. The New Order
13. Trial By Fire
14. Into The Pit
15. The Preacher
16. A Day Of Reckoning
17. Reign Of Terror
18. Disciples Of The Watch
19. Rapid Fire (jam)
20. More Than Meets The Eye
21. The Formation Of Damnation

TESTAMENT will embark on a North American headlining tour in May/June. Support on the trek will come from UNEARTH and LAZARUS A.D.

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy commented: “It was really exciting last summer touring with JUDAS PRIEST, HEAVEN AND HELL, and MOTÖRHEAD, playing in front of all the old-school as well as new-school metalheads. Now we look forward to CRUSHING on our first headline tour on the Damnation Vacation U.S. run. Heavy metal forever!!!”

Prosthetic Records has set an April 14 release date for “Live at Eindhoven ’87”, a complete recording of TESTAMENT’s performance at the 1987 edition of the Dynamo Open Air festival. A metal history lesson of the highest order, “Live at Eindhoven ’87” sees the group’s original lineup — vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson, bassist Greg Christian, and drummer Louie Clemente — at their absolute hungriest.

In addition to recently re-releasing TESTAMENT’s 1997 album “Demonic” — hailed as “the most evil-sounding album of their career” (AMG) — and 1999’s “The Gathering” (praised by Metal Hammer as the most important metal album of the late ’90s), as well as the 2001 re-recordings collection “First Strike Still Deadly”, Prosthetic has also just reissued “Demonic” and “The Gathering” on gatefold, etched double-vinyl. Strictly limited to 1,000 copies each, each pressing also includes 100 colored LPs (gold for “The Gathering”, red for “Demonic”).

Source: www.blabbermouth.net