Big news from the Testament camp! They have mutually parted ways with long time bassist, Greg Christian, and have brought Steve Di Giorgio back into the group! Here’s the band’s statement on the news, “It is with much respect that we announce our mutual parting with bassist Greg Christian. Metal fretless bass pioneer Steve Di Giorgio will be returning to TESTAMENT. Steve previously was a member of TESTAMENT on The Gathering (1999) as well as First Strike Still Deadly (2001). He will be joining TESTAMENT on their upcoming shows in Australia on the Soundwave Festival, Japan and Mexico City. Steve will also be taking part in the new TESTAMENT album. We are looking forward to continuing the momentum you, the fans, have made possible.”
As they said, Steve is not only one of the best bass players to ever live, but he knows Testament from his years with the band, so this is the perfect choice to take over for Greg. Being a bass player myself, Steve is a complete monster on the bass, and I have no doubt that he will bring a fresh new and aggressive energy to Testament‘s new material! Get stoked with clips of Steve with Testament from 1990 and blowing your minds with newer solos below!