As soon as we were told that there would be an array of prolific musicians teaming up for a Death tribute tour, we were crossing our fingers that Obscura vocalist Steffen Kummerer would be given a shot at vocal duties, as no one else would be better fill-in for Chuck Schuldiner. Both Kummerer’s guitar playing and vocal style are influenced by Chuck, so it’s cool to see a direct lineage of sorts paying homage! Kummer is the second vocalist added the lineup, following yesterday’s announcement that Abysmal Dawn‘s Charles Elliot will be handling vocal duties as well.
Here’s what Kummerer had to say:
“It was a pleasure to get the invitation to play all of those timeless classics as a tribute to Chuck and his work. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if it was a good idea at all to get this project running, due to my respect for the past. The band DEATH is gone and will never come back; that is the truth. These shows are a nice way to show tribute to the band and their previous work and help musicians via Sweet Relief. In the end, a good thing and definitely worth visiting one or two shows. I am glad to be involved and be part of this idea to bring this music back on stage. Let the metal flow.”
The dates and lineup are available after the jump. For more information, visit Death To All’s official site.
June 22 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
June 23 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
June 26 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
June 28 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
June 30 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
Steffen Kummerer (Obscura)
Charles Elliot (Abysmal Dawn)
Paul Masvidal (Human)
Shannon Hamm (The Sound of Perseverance)
Bobby Koelble (Symbolic)
Steve DiGiorgio (Human/Individual Thought Patterns)
Scott Clendenin (The Sound Of Perseverance)
Gene Hoglan (Individual Thought Patterns / Symbolic)
Sean Reinert (Human).