Before we get to our actual news post, I’d like to announce that I am going to the NYC show of the Death to All tour as a VIP, to cover the event for Heavy Blog. I didn’t doubt for a second whether the VIP ticket was worth the price, but SickDrummer.com (the organizers of the tour) are making sure that I earn more than enough value for my money.

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How, you ask? Well, yesterday they announced that legendary Canadian tech death/avant-garde innovators Gorguts have been added to the tour (all dates except Orlando). If you’re unfamiliar with them, Gorguts the brainchild of singer/guitarist/mastermind Luc Lemay, and they’ve been at this since 1989! If you’re unsure about how significant these guys are, let me put it like this: You know how awesome Obscura is? Well, they’re named after a Gorguts album. And the new Spawn of Possession album, which I consider to be a masterpiece, is heavily influenced by Gorguts too. Anyway, here’s what Luc Lemay had to say about all this:

“Back in ’86-’87, I was already a fan of the genre with POSSESSED’s ‘Seven Churches’, CELTIC FROST’s ‘Morbid Tales’ and HELLHAMMER’s’Apocalyptic Raids’. But the day I put my hand on DEATH’s ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ cassette tape, my life changed. All I wanted was to become a guitar player, playing death metal and singing with a raw, evil and brutal voice like Chuck.

“So here I am, twenty five years later, as passionate as day one. Being on stage paying homage to this amazingly visionary and creative artist, Chuck Schuldiner. In my heart I see him as important as any composer of the 20th and 21st centuries. He created a language and a musical esthetic that will never be forgotten.”

If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, I forgive you, because you can go and buy them right now here. Also, here’s some more information on the tour if you’re still not sold somehow.

– NT

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