Abysmal Dawn’s Charles Elliot Announced As First Vocalist For “Death To All Tour”


Charles Elliot of Abysmal Dawn/Bereft has been announced as the first vocalist for the upcoming “Death To All Tour“. That trek will find various former musicians of Death uniting to perform the bands songs; while celebrating late Death frontman/guitarist Chuck Schuldiner and raising awareness for Sweet Relief.

The official word on that can be found below:

“San Francisco, CA – We are very excited to announce Charles Elliott of ABYSMAL DAWN/BEREFT, as the first vocalist for the DEATH TO ALL TOUR 2012. Charles is an amazing
singer, as well as guitarist, and we feel he will do these songs justice. Here is the official statement about the tour from Charles:

‘Who the hell is Charles Elliott?’ is what I imagine some people saying as they’re reading this announcement. It’s true – compared to some of the legends associated with these amazing shows, I’m the new kid on the block. Even when they asked me to do it I was somewhat reluctant and suggested numerous other artists who I thought sounded more like Chuck and have been around longer, i.e. John Tardy, Martin Van Drunen, Luc Lemay, etc.

In the end, I think they chose me to perform some of these songs because I’m a huge DEATH fan and because, more than anything, they felt I’m part of a newer generation embodying the overall spirit of Chuck. I’m glad they asked me though because playing with these guys is more than a dream come true and I couldn’t be more excited about it.

Let me just say that I don’t pretend to be Chuck Schuldiner. I don’t sound exactly like him and I’m not trying to, even if he is an influence of mine. Chuck was a unique individual, as am I. What I am trying to do though is humbly pay tribute to a man and band that changed my life, while supporting his family and a charity I believe in. I know some people will inevitably talk shit no matter what, but now at least
I’ve said my piece.

My first band INHUMAN VISIONS opened up for DEATH back in 1998 at what would become the
infamous “Live in L.A.” show. I was just a kid and I think if you listen closely at the very end of the show, you can hear me screaming “thank you DEATH” on the DVD. That statement is as true as it was in that life changing moment as it is now.

Thank you Chuck Schuldiner for a legacy of metal that left a lasting impression on me. I hope to do you justice, as the fans and musicians you touched all gather to pay tribute to you and your music. Let the metal flow.”

As previously reported, participating musicians include:

Guitars – Paul Masvidal (“Human“)
Guitars – Shannon Hamm (“The Sound Of Perseverance“)
Guitars – Bobby Koelble (“Symbolic“)
Bass – Steve DiGiorgio (“Human“/”Individual Thought Patterns“)
Bass – Scott Clendenin (“The Sound Of Perseverance“)
Drums – Gene Hoglan (Individual Thought Patterns“/”Symbolic“)
Drums – Sean Reinert (Human)

Dates for the “Death To All Tour“:

06/22 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
06/23 West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues
06/26 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
06/28 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
06/30 Orlando, FL – The Beacham