Starting May 19, Bay Area thrash titans TESTAMENT will be featured on MTV’s 52 / 52!!!
52 / 52 is a showcase for today’s top musical acts. Previously featured artists include Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey, Bad Brains, Paramore, and Against Me. TESTAMENT‘s 52 / 52 kicks off at 6:00AM on May 19th and runs until 5:59AM the following Monday, May 26.
MTV filmed TESTAMENT’s live performance at BB King’s in NYC on April, as well as a special performance on Alcatraz in the band’s hometown of San Francisco. There will also be tons more extra footage, so tune in all week long and check it out!
TESTAMENT‘s fans can also go to www.mtv.com to see longer pieces of performances and catch footage they might have missed on air. The footage is available under “Artist of the Week” on the main page. TESTAMENT can be found there under the MTV Buzzworthy section.
52 / 52 is a way for MTV to give unprecedented exposure to unsigned artists, indie bands, and established acts on major labels in a completely new and innovative way. MTV will handpick 1 band / artist per week for any entire year and give them the equivalent of over 11 hrs of on-air promo inventory per week on the channel.
This essentially means that each 52 / 52 band / artist will receive over 1,190 :30 second spots per week of on-air time per week – constituting over 11 hours of on-air time for each artist – 52 Weeks / 52 different Artists.
TESTAMENT have chosen acclaimed video director Thomas Mignone (Avenged Sevenfold, Superjoint Ritual, Slipknot) to shoot the video for “More Than Meets The Eye”, the first single from the group’s new album, The Formation of Damnation.
Eric Peterson had the following to say about the shoot, which will take place in Los Angeles: “We’re getting ready to shoot a video this weekend with director Thomas Mignone, and we’re going for a twist on ‘More Than Meets The Eye’, where things appear one way, then turn out something different. We’re filming it all on green screen and going for the ‘300’ look. The whole band very excited about the video.”
In other news, TESTAMENT will also be featured in Music Choice’s Rock U all month long during the month of June (with a re-air in July). Rock U is available on Music Choice Video On-Demand in over 31 million homes.
TESTAMENT will be participating in a couple of upcoming signing sessions. If you’re in the area, make sure you drop by and meet these legends in person!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
317 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood, CA 90712
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
51 Lafayette Rd.
Ford, NJ 08863
Sunday, August 10, 2008
31 Brookvale Ave.
West Babylon, NY 11704