Fans of the music of the legendary Death and the memory of Chuck Schuldiner will be prepping their circle pit best as the next go round of touring was recently announced by the musical project known as “Death To All”. Yes, the Death To All Tours experience has informed us all that the “Swamp Leper Stomp ‘14” will not only bring you back to the greatest tunes from this much revered Death Metal band but also do so with support from the mighty Obituary, Massacre and Rivers Of Nihil. Whew is all I can say. Check out the poster below and then we can discuss this a little more based on the press copy that I received last night.
Press Release: DEATH (DTA Tours) has announced the Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 North American tour, a month long run with fellow death metal legends Obituary and Massacre plus up-and-comers Rivers of Nihil. A fitting tribute to the music of DEATH mastermind and extreme metal pioneer Chuck Schuldiner, the DEATH (DTA Tours) lineup consists of former DEATH members Sean Reinert (Cynic) on drums, Steve Di Giorgio (Control Denied, Autopsy, Sadus) on bass, and Bobby Koelble on guitar. Max Phelps (Cynic) who has been touring with DEATH (DTA Tours) will be once again handling the vocal and 2nd guitar duties. The Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour, which also features support from Untimely Demise on select dates, kicks off in Los Angeles, CA on November 14th and runs through December 13th in Tempe, AZ.
Sep 06: Espaco Cult Curitiba, Brazil
Sep 07: Via Marques Sao Paulo, Brazil..
Sep 10: Sala Garcia L:orca De La Manzana De La Riviera Asunción, Paraguay
Sep 12: TEATRO FLORES Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep 14: Teatre Capoulican Santiago, Chile
Sep 16: Teatro Metropol Bogota, Colombia
Sep 18: Club Peppers San Jose, Costa Rica
Sep 20: Circo Volador Mexico City, Mexico
Nov 14: Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15: RAMONA MAINSTAGE Ramona, CA
Nov 16: DNA Lounge San Francisco, CA
Nov 18: Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Nov 19: Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Nov 21: MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, Canada
Nov 22: Riddel Centre Regina, Canada
Nov 23: Park Theatre Winnipeg, Canada
Nov 24: Amsterdam Bar and Hall St Paul, MN
Nov 25: Metro Chicago, IL
Nov 26: Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Nov 27: Phoenix Concert Hall Toronto, Canada …
Nov 28: La Natiional Montreal, Canada
Nov 29: Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
Nov 30: Best Buy Theatre New York, NY
Dec 03: Empire West Springfield, VA
Dec 04: Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Dec 05: The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Dec 06: Orpheum Tampa, FL
Dec 07: Grand Central Miami, FL
Dec 09: Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
Dec 10: Dirty Dog Austin, TX
Dec 11: Trees Dallas, TX
Dec 12: Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
Dec 13: Club Red Tempe, AZ
My Thoughts: Now I missed the first go round of this tour that brought out all the different guest guitar players and a few different vocalists and while that made me a little mad inside, I did catch the second go round and found it to be quite the fantastic thing. I admitted when I was writing up that event story that the music of Death escaped me at its time but I learned to appreciate it very much when the need for the heaviest of the heavy along with a love for the technical came to pass in my own musical interests. Pairing this headlining act up with the also legendary Obituary is going to crush people and now that both Massacre and Rivers Of Nihil are participating, well, you attending fans best prepare yourself for some well-executed brutality. What are your thoughts on this particular package? Does it interest you at all? Let’s discuss in the comments.
Fans can keep up with the touring package by visiting these bands official websites and of course their varied Social Networks. I’ve embedded links for you to find all of this stuff a little easier.
Official Website: http://metalcrusade.org/
Official Website: http://www.obituary.cc/
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/MassacreFlorida
Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
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