Well this is definitely great news. The Death To All tour, which pays tribute to late legendary vocalist and guitarist Chuck Shuldiner is coming back for another run in 2013. Last year, the first iteration of the tour visited a handful of stops with an all-star lineup of former members of Death, but was later plagued with drama surrounding the financials of the event, with some musicians not getting paid by the organizers, Sick Drummer, but now the tour is back on with Sick Drummer out of the picture. Here are the US dates: (more…)
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DEATH – Lack of Comprehension
Today we know the name "Death" as the legendary death metal band that debatably started it all, but in 1991 they had only just begun. Their 4th studio LP, Human was regarded as a turning point for this Florida based death metal act by incorporating more technical and progressive playing through out the record while maintaining that extreme death metal sound. This may have been due to an all star line-up: guitarist/songwriter Paul Masvidal of CYNIC was asked to officially join Death after filling in on tours. As we all know Masvidal rejected his invitation in order to commit to his work with his own band Cynic, despite Death being a much bigger band at the time. When it came time to track the Human LP they had also recruited Cynic drummer Sean Reinert, and bassist Steve DiGiorio (Autopsy, Sadus, Testament, Iced Earth, Vintersorg) to complete the line up that would also go on to tour in support of the record. Sean and Paul later left Death to release Cynic's debut 1993 LP "Focus"
This music video for "Lack of Comprehension" is the first of only 2 videos ever made for the band, featuring the recording line up. Watching Sean and Paul rock out with long hair is worth the viewing unto itself, but don't take my word for it…
We have just posted a brand new interview we shot with Paul Masvidal of the legendary prog-death band CYNIC. This was seriously one of the coolest interviews I have ever conducted. Masvidal is one of the calmest, nicest people I have yet to meet. During the interview we talk to Paul about the reunion, the new record Traced in Air, the future of Cynic, how he stays so calm, changes in the scene between when he left and now, jazz-fusion bands and much more. Click here to watch the full interview. If you are too lazy to do that, here are two juicy excerpts about the future of the band:
On recording more music with CYNIC:
I'm really just trying to stay present and stay in the process, and I can't predict the future but I feel really good about how things are going right now so we'll see. Its not like a for the sake of a reunion record. Its more about staying in the flow and seeing what unfold. The way I see it is we're kind of in a groove and we will keep going.
On more touring to support their latest release, Traced In Air
We intentionally did these two support tours [with MESHUGGAH in the U.S. and OPETH in Europe] but we only did like half the U.S. on this, not even. So we have a lot more touring to do. I think we're going to do a lot of the festival stuff, maybe in the States and in Europe, also trying to get into some headlining dates as well.
Fuck yes! Like I said in the interview, we need a Cynic headlining tour with like a 2 hour set so they can noodle all night long. 45 minutes was not enough for their awesomeness. Stop being a pussy and just watch the interview already!