In 1998, The Sound Of Perseverance, the very last studio album of progressive death metal icons DEATH from Florida, saw the light of day. In 2001 their charismatic band leader, guitar god and sound pioneer Chuck Schuldiner tragically passed away. Many years later, the towering monolith of Chuck`s and DEATH`s testimony hasn`t even faintly started to crumble, cult albums such as Leprosy (1988) or Symbolic (1995) remain untouchable.
Whilst older generations have their (live) memories to treasure, there`s a big bunch of younger death metal freaks who could get in touch with DEATH only via DVD or YouTube – it`s about time to change this! Earlier this year, the “DTA” tribute tour excited thousands of American fans, and in November 2013 this awesome trek will finally make it to Europe…
The DEATH line-up consists of Human legends Sean Reinert (drums), Paul Masvidal (guitars) and Steve DiGiorgio (bass). Max Phelps, some of you will have seen him performing live with CYNIC, will step in Chuck`s footsteps – and this amazing tribute line-up will perform songs from every DEATH era!
Supporting them will be German tech death crew OBSCURA who have been massively influenced by DEATH themselves and are currently working on the follow-up to 2011`s Omnivium. Swiss act DARKRISE will also be part of the tour, the brutal death metal groove monsters recently thrilled with Realeyes.
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DEATH European Tour 2013
Nov 11 DE – Hamburg, Grünspan
Nov 12 DK – Aarhus, Voxhall
Nov 13 DE – Berlin, BiNuu
Nov 14 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
Nov 15 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
Nov 16 AT – Vienna, Szene
Nov 17 CZ – Prague, Nova Chmelnice
Nov 19 IT – Romagnano Sesia, RnR Arena
Nov 20 FR – Colmar, Grillen
Nov 21 DE – Jena, F-Haus
Nov 22 DE – München, Backstage
Nov 23 CH – Zürich, Dynamo
Nov 24 NL – Eindhoven, Distortion Festival
Nov 25 FR – Paris, Trabendo
Nov 26 UK – London, Forum
Nov 27 IR – Dublin, The Academy
Nov 28 UK – Manchester, Sound Control
Nov 29 DE – Essen, Turock
Nov 30 BE – Louvain-la-Neuve, Mass Deathtruction Festival