By Eddie Jorgensen
For those lucky enough to have caught the metal legends Death in a live setting, no introduction to the band’s players is needed; and while its founder, Chuck Schuldiner, passed away from pneumonia and brain tumor complications nearly 22 years ago, his importance in the underground metal scene cannot be understated.
For the uninitiated, the North American Death To All touring band, or DTA, that’s coming to Roseville on March 6 will feature singer and guitarist Max Phelps of Cynic, bassist Steve Di Giorgio of Death, Testament and Sadus, guitarist Bobby Koelble of Death and drum master Gene Hoglan of Death, Dark Angel and Dethklok.
This year’s tour will also commemorate the 30th anniversary of “Individual Thought Patterns,” featuring fan favorites and deep cuts from the band’s other storied catalog that includes “Symbolic,” “Human,” “Spiritual Healing” and more.
The tour kicks off on March 2nd in Seattle and concludes in Denver on April 1st. Special guests include the mighty Suffocation from New York and El Cajon’s own awesome thrash metal entry, Nukem.
Tickets to the Roseville show can be purchased in advance at www.goldfieldtradingpost.com for $35 and a VIP seating option is also available for an extra $25. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m. Goldfield Trading Post is located at 238 Vernon Street in Roseville. Don’t sleep on this one.