TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY Inching Nearer And Nearer In direction of Making His Solo Album Debut


Testomony vocalist Chuck Billy not too long ago dropped by radio station 107.7 The Bone, serving San Francisco’s Bay space, for a chat not too long ago the place the singer revealed that he is diligently engaged on a solo LP.

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Billy advised crew and listeners, “I’ve really talked to over a dozen guitar gamers which have songs for me that they are writing and creating. However Testomony takes precedence first. As soon as I’ve time — it isn’t a giant precedence; it is simply one thing I might like to do. ‘Trigger I’ve solely wrote music with Eric [PetersonTestament guitarist] for 35-plus years, and I wanna write one thing and do one thing that is not Testomony, that is completely completely different. I would like it to be old-school-sounding, [with] dry drums, no samples, no triggers, just like the outdated vinyls we used to have once we have been youthful. I simply need it to be uncooked and actual, one-take form of stuff. In order that’s within the books. And I am slowly engaged on that. However that’ll be down the road.”

Wow… as a lot as I like Testomony, what Billy is speaking about doing on his solo LP sounds unbelievable, and I might love a slice of it ASAP. However I additionally marvel if Billy was holding again a little bit bit whereas speaking with The Bone, and possibly there’s already tracks recorded?

Round this time final yr, we reported that Billy was engaged on a bluesy rock album, saying on the time, “I used to be recruiting some guitar gamers over the past six months to write down a report with me, and I used to be gonna use a distinct guitar participant on each music to assist me write songs. Mark Morton (Lamb of God), I’ve talked to him; he needs to work [with me]. I additionally need Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) to write down some songs with me…. I have never approached my cousin Stef (Carpenter) from the Deftones but, however I am gonna see if he’ll wanna write a music with me.

“I would like it to be completely different. And what I’ve advised all these guys [is] that I wanna do a solo report, however I do not need it to resemble Testomony; I wanna do one thing completely different. And the route I wanna go is the outdated traditional vinyl-sounding information—simply actual, clear and dry and massive. Actual tones—not compressed digital stuff. I would like it to be traditional sounding, however have it rock, have it bluesy. Have some metallic, however simply have it the place [it doesn’t sound like what people are used to hearing from me].”

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Naturally, we would like Chuck to maintain it uncooked and actual, so no must rush, as he says. However rattling, that seems like one firestorm of an album. Let’s hold our eyes and ears open for this one—keep tuned, people.

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