If you're a fan of old school thrash metal, then lace up your Doc Martins and get ready for good friendly violent fun!

You will see this tour and you will like it! Both Testament and Overkillsuccessfully raided 2012 with awesome new albums, and luckily for thrash fans, the two bands have teamed up to create the must-see ‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ tour, beginning in January 2013.

Many veteran thrash bands deserve the utmost respect when it comes to their accomplishments in 2012. Testament released their ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ album and toured extensively with Anthrax and Death Angel throughout the year; both the album and the tour were incredible well-received.

Fellow thrash veterans Overkill unleashed their sixteenth studio album, ‘The Electric Age,’ in 2012 and embarked a mass of festival dates along with a monster tour with God Forbid.

It’s only right that two of the greatest thrash acts outside of the ‘Big 4′ converge for a tour of mammoth proportions, taking along Arizona thrashers Flotsam and Jetsam along with Australian thrash metal act 4ARM.

“It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with Overkill and Flotsam and Jetsam,” says Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick. “It’s a tour that brings together three different metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of thrash/speed metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”

Find out where you’ll be kicking in skulls by checking out the official tour dates below.

‘Dark Roots of Thrash’ 2013 Tour Dates:

01/30 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Filmore (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
01/31 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/01 – Tempe, Ariz. @ The Marquee (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/02 – Hollywood, Calif. @ House Of Blues (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/04 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater (no Flotsam And Jetsam)
02/05 – Austin, Texas @ Emo’s
02/06 – Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues
02/07 – Dallas, Texas @ House Of Blues
02/09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
02/10 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
02/12 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
02/13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Trocadero
02/14 – New York, N.Y. @ Best Buy Theatre
02/15 – Huntington, N.Y. @ The Paramount
02/16 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
02/17 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
02/18 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/20 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
02/21 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ The Intersection
02/22 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
02/23 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
02/25 – Denver, Colo. @ The Summit Music Hall
02/26 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
02/27 – Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory
02/28 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades

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