Yes, it’s a US tour but… it’s Death.
Current Death (DTA) drummer Sean Reinert has been forced to leave the Swamp Leper Stomp tour today due to health reasons. Former Death drummer Gene Hoglan will take his place starting tonight in Seattle. Death lawyer Eric Greif broke the news saying “We wish Sean all the best and that his health will bounce back quickly!”
The Swamp Leper Stomp Tour featuring Floridian death metal legends Death (DTA), Obituary and Massacre plus Pennsylvania newcomers Rivers of Nihil is easily THE death metal tour of the year. Conceived by Eric Greif, lawyer for the Estate of Death’s Chuck Schuldiner, Obituary and Massacre, as a means of getting old friends and musical comrades together; the Swamp Leper Stomp Tour kicked off last weekend in Los Angeles, CA and has already seen sellouts in two of the three markets. The three week tour includes a series of dates in Western Canada with additional support from Untimely Demise and wraps up in Miami, FL on December 7th. A complete listing of dates is available below including additional dates with just Death (DTA).
The Death (DTA) line-up for this tour continues to carry on the torch of Death’s musical legacy, bringing the timeless music of Chuck Schuldiner to Death fans young and old. Consisting of legendary former Death members Gene Hoglan (Drums), Steve Di Giorgio (Bass) and Bobby Koelble (Guitar) with the addition of Cynic’s Max Phelps on guitar and vocals, the group’s set will consist of a cross section of the Death catalog, with songs from every album.
Death have recently seen an exhaustive reissue of their iconic catalog via Relapse Records, with 1988’s Leprosy being the most recent album to receive the deluxe treatment. All of the reissues can be streamed via the official Death Bandcamp page and purchased direct from Relapse along with an exclusive line of Death merch.