The Bay Strikes Back!

By: Caleb Rippee

After a few delays due to COVID-19, Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel, will be starting their countrywide tour: “The Bay Strikes Back.” The tour kicks off on October 6th in San Luis Obispo, California, and will end in their hometown of Oakland, California.

Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel, are three of the original thrash metal bands of the 80s Bay Area thrash scene. They have produced other notable bands such as Metallica, Sadus and Vio-lence, to name a few.

They will be playing shows all across the US, from New York to Louisiana, and poetically ending their tour in the town where it all began for them.

Eric Peterson, guitarist for Testament, and only remaining original member, expresses his enthusiasm for the upcoming tour. Peterson comments: “Finally we are able to announce this suspended tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic! We are totally excited to get out on the road again and continue where we left off supporting our newest release ‘Titans Of Creation’! Along with our brothers of thrash EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL! Get your tickets now! Horns up!!!!!” 

Gary Holt (guitarist of Exodus and Slayer) also talks about how excited he is to be on the road with his brothers in metal once again, saying: “YES!! Finally back on the road! This time we are bringing ‘The Bay Strikes Back’ to our own shores with our good friend’s TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL! To say this is awesome would be an understatement! Cannot wait!!”

On the final night of the tour, November 27th, these bands will be playing in Oakland, at the famous Fox Theater. It is safe to say that it will be a night to remember, and it instills some hope for all the metal fans out there who want concerts to start returning.

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