Although Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax are known as the “big four” bands of 1980s thrash metal, if that list were expanded to five, Testament would certainly be next in line. Like those other bands, Testament began in the early ’80s in California (home of three of the big four), and has been an influential force in heavy metal for the past 30 years. Members Eric Peterson (guitar) and Chuck Billy (vocals) have been in the band since its 1987 debut album, and the current lineup also includes longtime guitarist Alex Skolnick, often in the discussion regarding the greatest guitar players of all time.

Since Skolnick’s return to the band in 2005 after 12 years away, Testament has released three successful, acclaimed albums, including last year’s Brotherhood of the Snake. On this tour, Testament is joined by two other legendary metal bands: Brazilian titans Sepultura and industrial metal pioneers Prong. It’ll be a metal history lesson all in one night.

Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, 6 p.m. May 20, $25 plus fee, 18+. 702.862.2695