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Members Of Testament To Play Hometown New Years Eve Show
November 24, 2008
Members of Bay Area thrash legends Testament plan to ring in the New Year with a special hometown show! The band will be performing at Fat City in San Francisco on December 31. The other bands will include Dublin Death Patrol, Dragonlord, and fellow local thrashers Laaz Rockit.

“It’s gonna be a fun party with a bunch of friends,” says singer Chuck Billy. “It’ll be our band, my side project, Eric’s side project, and our friends from Laaz Rockit. We thought it was a good idea for all us friends to get together and jam, even if Alex is away playing with Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We’ll be able to play some stuff with Glen Drover. The show is gonna rock from start to finish, so make sure to get there early!”

Guitarist Eric Peterson also commented on the show: “We’re excited to play New Year’s Eve in our hometown. We haven’t played there in a while, and we decided to play in a smaller club to have more a of a friend/party vibe. Be sure to get there early as my side project Dragonlord goes on first!”

Show Details:
8PM @ Fat City in San Francisco
314 11th street @ Folsom,
San Francisco, California 94103

For more info visit www.myspace.com/testamentlegions.
 
 
 
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Dublin Death Patrol To Ring In New Year With Special Show
November 21, 2007
Bay Area Thrash super group Dublin Death Patrol will be headlining a special New Years Eve concert at Mixes (formerly Bourbon Street Bar & Grill) in Concord, CA.

For those that are still unfamiliar, or unaware, Dublin Death Patrol features; Chuck Billy of Testament, Steve Zetro Souza of Exodus fame, Willy Lange of Rampage and Laaz Rockit, three of the Billy Brothers and some other local Dublin boys.

This show is going to be the most metal way to kick off the New Year. Dublin Death Patrol will be supported by Reignition (which features Steev and Snake of Skinlab) , Scorched Earth Policy, and 3rd Rail. The show gets going at 9:00PM!!

Tickets are available at this location. Mixes is located at 2765 Clayton Road in Concord, California.

Dublin Death Patrol's debut CD, 'DDP 4 Life' was released earlier this year on Godfodder Records.
 
 
 
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Dublin Death Patrol Announce Headlining Shows
May 14, 2007
Bay Area Thrash Supergroup Dublin Death Patrol, featuring Chuck Billy (Testament vocalist) as well as Steve Zetro Sousa (ex/Testament, ex/Exodus vocalist) alongside an all star Thrash class, proudly announce headlining concerts in support of their Godfodder Records full length cd release.

The 'DDP' track listing for the new record is as follows:

1. R.I.P.
2. Unnatural Causes
3. Mentally Unstable
4. Pigs in the Hollow
5. DDP for Life
6. Sid Vicious
7. Iron Fist
8. Cold Sweat
9. Lights Out
10. Trail of the Executioner
11. Devil in Disguise
12. Corruption
13. Central Pomo Indian Songs

Dublin Death Patrol Headlining Dates:

6/03 Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA
6/08 Fat City San Francisco, CA
6/09 Time Out Tavern Concord, CA
6/13 JBs Dudley, ENGLAND
6/18 The Underworld London, ENGLAND
6/19 Bradford Rio Bradford, ENGLAND
 
 
 
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Dublin Death Patrol Announce Tour Dates
May 10, 2007
Dublin Death Patrol (DDP), the new band featuring Testament singer Chuck Billy and former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, has lined up the following tour dates:

Jun. 03 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Jun. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Fat City
Jun. 09 - Concord, CA @ Time Out Tavern
Jun. 13 - West Midlands, UK @ J.B.'s
Jun. 16 - Biddinghuizen, NL @ Fields Of Rock
Jun. 18 - London, UK @ The Underworld
Jun. 19 - Bradford, UK @ Rio's

Dublin Death Patrol has posted three songs "Unnatural Causes", "Cold Sweat" (a remake of the Thin Lizzy classic, featuring Tesla's Troy Luccketta on drums), and "Mentally Unstable" on its MySpace page. The tracks come off the group's debut album, 'DDP 4 Life' (Godfodder), which is available for order at www.dublindeathpatrol.com.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2005
HOME TOWN: Dublin, CA
MEMBERS:
Chuck Billy - Lead Vocals
Steve Souza - Lead Vocals
Willy Lange - Bass
Andy Billy - Rhythm/lead guitar
Steve Robello - Lead/ Rhythm Guitar
Greg Bustamante - Rhythm Guitar
Danny Cunningham - Drums
Troy Luccketta - Drums
John Hartsinck - Lead Guitar

The seeds were planted in or about 1980 with a bay area thrash band called Rampage featuring neighborhood kids from Dublin California, Chuck Billy with his brother Andy Billy, Greg Bustamante, Ernie Boehm and Willie Lange. The guys were about 18 years old and had all known each other since they were about 5. The guys grew up listening to a variety of bands from Zepplin, Kiss, Aerosmith to The Dead Kennedys and The Sex Pistols; and were influenced by the sounds of the late 70s and early 80s.

This time period was a great time for a bunch of kids who lived out in the burbs, and the boys from Dublin with their long hair and their nave attitudes would go to the clubs to rage and see The Dead Kennedys and whatever punk shows that trails through the Bay area. Willie Lange recalls, We learned quickly that people in the big city were a little different. The boys from Dublin got into more than a few fights before any reputation was established and hence the Dublin Death Patrol was born.

Most of the guys that comprised the Patrol were big boys with quite an edge to them. Willy states, We were out to make a name for ourselves and word spread quick that we were not to be fucked with!

One legendary incident that gets brought up (and laughed about) is the time that Willy Lange was playing his first gig with Laaz Rockit in the early 1980s and The boys from Metallica were doing a radio show with Ron Quintana on a college station, Willy remembers, Everybody used to listen to Ron on KUSF in the beginning of what now is known has the famous Bay Area Metal scene of the early eighties. Ron was talking about our show that night and the fact it was my first gig with Laaz. Lars and James were making fun of my name calling me Lilly Wang. People were calling me and telling me this. Word got back to James and Lars that the Patrol were about to inflict maximum damage on them. One day Chuck Billy and Greg Bustamante and Willy Lange were kicking back at their apartment when they received a call from Lars and he was begging that the DDP didnt fuck them up because they didnt mean any disrespect and didnt have insurance. Willy told Lars, We never had any intention of fuckin' with them and that we were totally cool. That was the kind of reputation we had.

Willy Lange remembers, Backing up a bit when we first started Rampage it was Andy Billy, Ernie Greg and Myself but we needed a singer; we already had 2 full Marshall stacks a bass rig and drum set but no singer. Chuck Billy looked like a good fit --- a big, tall monster with an attitude, so we asked him to try. Chuck was playing guitar at the time but said what the fuck, let me try. The first song we wrote was Circumcise Me it fuckin' killed and off we went from one backyard or barn to the other playing our newfound trade on the unsuspecting suburbanites.

After about a year or so a band called Diamond wanted Willy to play bass for them and they were fairly popular in the Bay Area scene at about the same time Chuck was having doubts about his ability to be a front man. One night Chuck, Greg and Willy were sitting on the side of Chuck's house smoking weed and talking about their band Rampage, when Chuck said he was giving it up that he thought he was a Clown we tried to convince him to stay they had just got into the battle of the bands a couple of months earlier and we thought he kicked ass but it seemed his mind was made up.

So Willy left Rampage to play with Diamond and Lange muses, I guess Chuck wasnt a Clown after all. Zet was our main Roadie slash biggest fan plus he had a car he knew all the bands in the area and it seemed all the bands knew him. He was also best friends with Phil Demmel and his brother was friends with Troy Lucketta. Little did we all know that from such a small little town 30 minutes east of San Francisco would supply such a powerful mix of Metal Legends. Chuck Billy (lead singer- Testament), Steve Zetro Souza (lead singer- Legacy and Exodus), Phil Demmel (lead guitar- Vio-lence and Machine Head), Troy Lucketta (drums- Tesla), And the bass player from Laaz Rockit whatever his name is.

In the summer of 2005 Laaz Rockit got the offer to play a reunion gig in Holland at the Dynamo open air the festival all of us had played before. When Lange heard Testament were on the bill it was a no brainier so Laaz Rockit dusted off the old gear and headed over the pond. Lange was blown away how many young kids were clamoring for Old school Metal Lange states, I was talking with Chuck over there about the possibility of getting our old crew together and play some killer tunes we had wrote but never recorded some 20 years ago. The new version of the Dublin Death Patrol was born then and there. From that point on to this day this project has been a labor of love, fun, and brotherhood.

Willy Lange states it clearly, I think what we have done with this project is a true reflection of our influences from our first time together. The covers that we picked are the bands that we emulated at the time. The originals have stood the test of time and with Vincent Wojno our honorary brothers help at the controls we are all very proud of what we have accomplished. Like Chuck Billy says all the time; if we wanted to put out the heaviest album of all time we could have. But putting out a Machine Head type album just wouldnt reflect our true beginnings.

The last thing to do now is go out and crush audiences all over the world and show what a tiny little town with an attitude profound has to offer.