Promoter Vs. Promoter: DEATH TO ALL Tour Drama Boils Over

So this morning I woke up to some serious E-drama and E-accusations making its way through the underground. As most of you will remember, a few months back Sick Drummer Magizine and former Death manager decided to put on a tour in honor of Chuck Schuldiner‘s legacy. The tour consisted of seven dates and numerous amazing musicians, who at one point in time all contributed to the legendary Death. The tour was a success with some of its attendees while being a nightmare for others.

Tons of fans never received their tour merch orders while some fans in Dallas and Atlanta got completely boned due to those dates being cancelled and not getting refunds. The whole situation was very reminiscent of the Hellfest incident in the mid 2000’s. None of what is mentioned above is news to anyone, however we have recently seen an update from behind the scenes. This new insight is brought to us by former Death manager, Eric Greif, who issued a statement about the tour via Gunshyassassians. Greif is claiming that no only did certain fans of the tour get fucked but so did he, The Schuldiners, The touring musicians, the crew, and most importantly the charity that 20% of all proceeds were supposed to go to….
Continue after the jump to read more about the incident as well as official statements from both the promoter (Sick Drummer Magazine) and Death’s former manager.

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DEATH TO ALL TOUR Announces The Identities Of The Special Guests

 

The people who are bring us the Death To All Tour have revealed the identities of the special guests on their site. For those of you who don’t know what the Death To All Tour is, it’s a collaborative effort of former musicians of the band Death going on a tour to pay (get paid?) tribute to the late great Chuck Schuldiner. The tour will consist of these seven stops -

6/22/2012 – The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
6/23/2012 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
6/26/2012 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
6/28/2012 – Irving Plaza – NYC, NY
6/30/2012 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
7/01/2012 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
7/03/2012 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX

 

 

The musicians performing under the Death To All banner will be Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert drums, Steve DiGiorgio  and Scott Clendeni on bass, on guitar we have Paul MasvidalShannon Hamm, and Bobby Koelble, and Steffen Kummerer of Obscura and Charles Elliott of Abysmal Dawn / Bereft handling vocals/guitars. The opener on the first four shows will be the ever so amazing Gorguts, with the following four shows being opened by fuckinnnnnn Atheist!

There will also be surprise special appearances from Richard Christy of Charred Walls of The Damned, Alex Skolnick and Chuck Billy of Testament, Paul Ryan of Origin, Craig Locicero of Forbidden, Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation, Trevor Strnad and Ryan Knight of The Black Dahlia Murder and Emil Werstler of Daath/Chimaira. Not all of these musicians will be appearing at every show, but rather just certain  appearances on certain stops. Although it’s not announced who is playing what city, it is pretty easy to guess based geographic location. I’m calling it now -

Emil Werstler – Atlanta

Ryan Knight / Trevor Strnad - Dallas (or Chicago)

Richard Christy – NYC

Travis Ryan - LA (or San Diego)

Alex Skolnick / Chuck Billy – NYC (or LA)

Paul Ryan - Chicago

 

 

– Josh Huddleston

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Practice What You Preach: Ten Years Since Evil Chuck’s DEATH

That’s right. It has been ten years since the great Chuck Schuldiner passed away yet the man is still one of the greatest influences not only to death metal but to extreme music in general. Death were always an amazing band as were Control Denied. Sure, I have always been more partial to Death, but Control Denied were great also. I want to honor Chuck this morning by dedicating my mourning playlist to him. Rest in peace, Evil.

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Did Anyone Else Know CONTROL DENIED Will Release A New Album This Year?

I didn’t. To be honest, I hadn’t even thought of this band in a long time. I am more of a Death guy. I absolutely love Death, they are one of my all time favorite bands. That said, Control Denied was not a bad band by any means. After Chuck’s death in 2001, the band had already recorded a part of what would be their second full-length, When Man and Machine Collide. After his death, the band still wanted to carry on and release the album, but by that time there was far too much red tape and legal disputes to wade through.

Finally, after everything had been worked out and the band was given the green light, this was released to the public:

“This is an important project not only to the fans who have been waiting years for all of the ‘red tape’ to disintegrate, but also for Chuck’s long time close friend & drummer, Richard Christy and other band members, Chuck’s family and the entire international metal music community.”

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