Testament’s Eric Peterson Teams Up With Celtic Metal Singer Leah on New Track
Testament guitarist Eric Peterson shows off his vocal chops on the new song ‘Dreamland.’ It’s a collaboration with Celtic metal singer Leah, and appears on her new EP ‘Otherworld,’ which was released yesterday (Oct. 31). The EP is available at iTunes, and you can listen to the track ‘Dreamland’ here.
“It was a real treat to have Eric’s unique vocals on this track,” Leah says. “My original demo went from having a mellow, Clannad-type feel to now almost dancing on the line of black-metal. I hope this is the first of many collaborations to come!”
Peterson and Leah have been friends for a long time. “I’ve known Leah for about 12 years, we’ve been friends since 2001,” Peterson says. “I jammed with her about eight years ago in Vancouver, and at the time it didn’t work out because I was busy with Testament and Dragonlord, but we stayed in contact. This time around, Leah contacted me to play on her new record and I thought she wanted me to play guitar. But when she told me she wanted me to sing, I was honored because Leah is the kind of person that will sing right in the middle of a store and sound amazing, she’s that kind of vocalist.”
“She sent me the song and right away I knew exactly what I needed to do,” Peterson continues. “She took my pattern, wrote some lyrics for me, we went into the studio and it was done! It was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It’s really great to finally be able to work together with Leah and put out this great track. I can hear this song in a movie! A couple of people I’ve let hear thought it was the soundtrack to the new Snow White movie! Ha!”
Dragonlord are Peterson’s symphonic black metal project, who are working on their first new record since 2005. Leah will appear on the album, joining Peterson on a song similar to ‘Dreamland.’ She’ll also contribute choir vocals.