Hold onto ya butts, this one’s for all you bass nerds!


Thrash metal titans TESTAMENT, EXODUS, and DEATH ANGEL are currently on tour in Europe for the Bay Strikes Back Tour 2020 (dates below). It’s no secret that the three Bay Area bands have been staples in the thrash scene for years, and now bassists Steve Di Giorgio, Jack Gibson, and Damien Sisson have created this behind-the-scenes look into their entire live bass rigs! Including their wild basses and amps of choice, as well as some wisdom from the road, the dudes walk through their setups in great detail while still keeping things entertaining to the MAX (as well as some very special guest cameos from other members of the bands). Check it!

“The Bay Strikes Back tour consists of three prominent Bay Area thrash bands and features three killer bass players. This show is about these three guys; what they brought for the tour as far as bass guitars, amps, their individual techniques and what they do during the tour. It’s a show for bass players, made by bass players, about being a bass player. Nozin’ aroun’ and a good look into how each product benefits each bassist and the importance to his performance. Yes, it’s very tech-nerdy, but not overly serious. Also featuring cameos from the other band members & crew guys.”

– SDGLowEnd

The remaining European dates for the Bay Strikes Back Tour 2020 are:

  • Feb. 28 – ES Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
  • Feb. 29 – FR Toulouse, Bikini
  • Mar. 01 – FR Paris, Elysee Montmartre
  • Mar. 03 – UK Bristol, O2 Academy
  • Mar. 04 – IE Dublin, National Stadium
  • Mar. 06 – UK London, Forum
  • Mar. 07 – UK Manchester, Academy
  • Mar. 08 – UK Glasgow, Barrowland
  • Mar. 10 – BE Brussels, AB
  • Mar. 11 – DE Hannover, Capitol

All three bands have clearly been pretty damn busy as of late, as TESTAMENT is getting ready for their North America 2020 tour, EXODUS has been writing their follow-up to their 2014 album Blood In Blood Out, and DEATH ANGEL have been going strong since the release of their latest album Humanicide back in May of last year. Be sure to catch TESTAMENT on their North America 2020 tour featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste, and Meshiaak! Dates and deets below:

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