During our phone interview with Testament frontman Chuck Billy, (read our print piece here), we discussed his ongoing health as a cancer survivor. He said he remains 100 percent cancer-free and has a check-up every November.

His own health wasn't the only health about which Billy was feeling good. he told us he thinks "metal is at its healthiest ever" right now. he wouldn't cite specific acts, but said it's not just about having stuck around long enough to have influenced a bunch of these younger bands, but, he said, being around and making music at the same time.

Billy has also recently begun discussing his Native American heritage. Here he discusses with Noisecreep.