LEGACY (USA/CA)


Legacy was formed in the San Francisco area in 1983 by guitarist Eric Peterson and his cousin, Derrick Ramirez, also a guitarist. The band soon recruited bassist Greg Christian, drummer Mike Ronchette, and vocalist Steve Souza. Ramirez was subsequently replaced by guitarist Alex Skolnick, who had studied under SF Bay Area guitarist Joe Satriani. The band released one self-titled 4 song demo in 1986. Ronchette left shortly after the recording and was replaced by Louie Clemente. Steve Souza subsequently left the band to join Exodus, and suggested that Chuck Billy should replace him on lead vocals. While recording their first album, the band was forced to change their name to Testament (which, according to Maria Ferrero in the May 2007 issue of Revolver, was suggested by Billy Milano of S.O.D.) because "The Legacy" was already trademarked by a jazz band. Testament's first album, The Legacy, was released in 1987 on Megaforce Records



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1985 DEMO

Xeroxed Covers. Pro tapes w/ stickers on the shell.


TRACK LISTING:
- Burnt Offerings
- Reign of Terror
- Alone in the Dark
- Raging Waters

1985 DEMO TAPE:

DEMO FLYERS

BAND PHOTOS

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