Posted on by Oran

Now, this is a triple bill line-up to get excited about! Thrash godfathers, TESTAMENT finally bring a long-awaited headline show to Ireland with very special guests ANNIHILATOR and Polish Death Metal pioneers VADER. Get all the details right here! 


Tickets will be on sale from November 3rd priced at €40 (inc booking fee) via Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and Dublin’s Sound Cellar. Please contact DME Promotions for more details.

For over three decades, the Bay Area quintet – Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitars), Alex Skolnick (guitars), Steve DiGiorgio (bass), and Gene Hoglan (drums) – has consistently delivered unadulterated, unbridled, and unbreakable metal in its purest form without compromise or any signs of slowing down.

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. © Gene Ambo

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy on July 27, 2016. © Gene Ambo

Over the course of seminal releases ranging from The Legacy and Practice What You Preach to The Gathering and The Formation Of Damnation, which won Best Album at Metal Hammer’s 2008 Golden Gods Awards, the group’s sales exceeded 14 million worldwide with 2 million in the U.S. alone. Most recently, 2012’s critically praised Dark Roots Of Earth assaulted the charts, moving over 20,000 first-week copies and seizing #12 on the Billboard Top 200, the band’s highest U.S. chart bow ever.

However, in 2016, TESTAMENT returned with more teeth than ever on Brotherhood Of The Snake (Nuclear Blast) and have been smashing up venues with their brand of legendary thrash metal ever since. Now, it’s time to get them over to Ireland for a long overdue headline slot!


Joining Testament is Annihilator! The Canadian Heavy Metal/Thrash crew will release their 16th studio album, “For The Demented“, on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music.

Check out the video for ‘Twisted Lobotomy’ below:

Last but not least, Polish Death Metal legends VADER will be along for the ride and no doubt will be lifting the roof off Dublin’s Vicar Street venue on Sunday, April 1st.


Vader released The Empire, their 11th studio album last year and have been touring all over the globe with their crushing live show. This will be the bands only Irish dates in the immediate future, so do not miss out!


Oran O’Beirne