In an official statement on their website, Testament have announced that Greg Christian has left the band and that former Testament bassist Steve DiGiorgio will be filling his shoes. DiGiorgio served as Testament’s bassist between 1998 and 2004, and played for other legendary bands like Death, Iced Earth, and Vintersorg. Steve DiGiorgio will be joining Testament just in time for the band’s upcoming appearance at the Soundwave Festival in Australia this February.
The news of Greg Christian’s departure comes only a few short months after he dropped off from Testament’s North American tour with Lamb Of God, Huntress, and Killswitch Engage this past fall. We certainly wish Christian all the best, and we wish Testament all the best with DiGiorgio back at the helm, but we can’t help but wonder what’s going on behind the scenes. What do you think?