Origin: San Francisco, CA, USA
Genres: Black Metal
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Dragonlord is the side project of Testament guitarist Eric Peterson, apparently a project that has been in the works for some time now. The lineup here is most of the current Testament lineup with the addition of Psypheria keyboardist Lyle Livingston. The resulting album, Rapture, is for all intents and purposes a black metal album, as the vocals, keyboards, and song pace is undeniably black, while the guitarwork, unsurprisingly, is more thrash-based. Peterson's vocals are quite good (occasionally Cradle Of Filth-like), and overall this is a very good album, surprisingly genuine (in other words, it doesn't sound like Peterson is just hopping on the black metal bandwagon), and well worth recommending to black metal fans, and probably Testament fans as well.

Current Members

Eric Peterson

vocals/guitars (Testament)

Gian Piras

guitars (ex-Cradle Of Filth, ex-Solstice)

Derek Ramirez

bass (ex-Testament)

Lyle Livingston


Jon Allen

drums (Futures End, Sadus)

Former Members/Guests

Steve Smyth

guitars (Forbidden, ex-Nevermore, One Machine, Testament, ex-Vicious Rumors)

Steve DiGiorgio

bass (ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, Control Denied, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, Iced Earth, Painmuseum, Quo Vadis, Sadus, Scariot, Testament, Vintersorg)


2001 Spitfire
  1. Vals De La Muerte
  2. Unholyvoid
  3. Tradition And Fire
  4. Born To Darkness
  5. Judgement Failed
  6. Wolfhunt
  7. Spirits In The Mist
  8. Rapture
  • Eric Peterson
  • Steve Smyth
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Lyle Livingston
  • Jon Allen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 

Black Wings Of Destiny 
2005 Spitfire
  1. The Becoming Of
  2. Curse of Woe
  3. Revelations
  4. Until the End
  5. Sins of Allegiance
  6. Mark of Damnation
  7. Blood Voyeur
  8. Fallen
  9. Black Funeral
  10. Emerald
  • Eric Peterson
  • Steve Smyth
  • Derek Ramirez
  • Lyle Livingston
  • Jon Allen

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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