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David Vincent To Front New Lineup Of Death

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Legendary U.S. death metal pioneers Death will return to the studio and live venues in 2017 with a revamped lineup featuring ex-Morbid Angel vocalist David Vincent. Joining the lineup is: ex-Death to All/Cynic (live) vocalist/guitarist Max Phelps and guitarist Shannon Hamm and Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy, both of who performed on Death's latest studio album "The Sound of Perseverance." David Vincent will assume both lead vocal and bass duties for the new lineup.

The new lineup was hand selected by manager/Chuck Schuldiner's estate lawyer Eric Greif, with assistance by drummer Richard Christy. A new album is currently being penned by Vincent and Hamm and is targeted for release in late 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Greif was unavailable for comment, but Vincent was asked about whether he would continue Schuldiner's progressive vision of the band and continue in the same vein as "The Sound of Perseverance," which he replied: "I'm not sure yet. Its hard for me to approach this album trying to think what Chuck would have done had he been able to release another Death album. I'm just trying to write a great album that will respect the legacy he left, but also keep his spirit of innovation alive through our influences. I'd like to think Chuck would have moved the Death sound in all different directions given the way music has changed over the last 18 years. I will say this though - expect the unexpected."

As to why this happened now, Richard Christy replied: "A void has been left in the scene when Chuck was taken from us and we intend to continue the legacy of Chuck. I expect to see a lot of backlash, especially calling this band 'Death,' but lineups in bands change and in the modern era even the biggest lineup changes have been accepted over time. We hope people will buy into what we are trying to do and give us the benefit of the doubt. At first, we thought about a different name like 'Death*' or 'Death 2.0,' but Death is just Death, so we kept it Death."

More information is expected soon.

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14 Comments on "Death To Reunite With David Vincent"

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1. Armand Valesverg writes:

Is this real or this is an April's fool's joke...hopefully not. That would be amazing.

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2. Atheistic Metalhead writes:

f*** no! Death was Chuck and Chuck was Death.

# Apr 1, 2016 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Rex_84 writes:

David will have to balance this with his Texas, solo project. I saw him just the other day and we talked about this. He lives in my home town, Georgetown, Texas. He's playing with the David Vincent band on April 30 at the White Horse in Austin.

# Apr 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rex_84 writes:

He told me that living in Texas has inspired him to write music. He doesn't consider it country, but "Texas" music.

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5. metalunderground.com troll wire writes:

according to jose mangin at liquid metal on sirius satellite music, max phelps has contacted corey taylor to try out for the frontman position of death, jam sessions are scheduled to take place the week of april 18th

# Apr 1, 2016 @ 2:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. aandreisin@gmail.com writes:

April fools

# Apr 1, 2016 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

INSOLENT I SAY!!!

# Apr 1, 2016 @ 6:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Eric Greif writes:

That just made my day! Best April Fool joke EVER. :)

# Apr 1, 2016 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Chanelle writes:

This is blasphemy. Death ended when Chuck died. RIP.

# Apr 2, 2016 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

I'm glad this is a joke. No one can replace Chuck, Death died with him.

# Apr 2, 2016 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Suzanne Penley writes:

I am disappointed at the level you're reaching to participate in April Fool's. Surely you could have other useful ways of creating content.

This feature is 100% false, unauthorized and teeters on the verge of legal action. You must issue a public apology, retract your ficticious statements and then remove it.

Suzanne Penley
Publicist/Agent for David Vincent

# Apr 5, 2016 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. hellrat writes:

^ are you high Suzanne? Taking yourself and a bit of harmless fun a little too seriously perhaps?? Haha, relax maam...a certain Big Band's legal represenative's oversensitive assertiveness backfired in a big way (for her) not so long ago if your care tof recall....potential litigious precedence? Gimme a break please ;)

Btw, David's country or "Texas music" is fvckin bad ass, I'm a country boy myself from just north in new mex...his rendition of Big River live at the Jam is all time...fvckin nails it! I also dig the few "texas" tunes he's written that I've had the chance to hear....looking forward to more \m/

NP---Thy Kingdom Come---Blessed Are the Sick

# Apr 6, 2016 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

"teeters on the verge" doesn't quite work does it? I call bullsh** on Suzanne and furthermore challenge anyone to bring litigation based on a known fictitious April fools prank. WE have this thing in America called freedom of speech, and some of us have a sense of humor. You should try it sometime. It can be a lot of fun.

# Apr 6, 2016 @ 11:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Drum_Junkie writes:

Dear Mr. Vincent,

Please consider reviewing this with your publicist/agent. The role of Mrs. Penley should be to increase your brand and connect you to a receiving audience. By requesting to have this article removed, she is not advancing those goals for the following reasons:
1. This article has gained you publicity, doing some of Suzanne's work for her.
2. This publicity is not bad, as the statement attributed to you within the article is respectful of Death and Chuck Schuldiner and you as well. The overwhelming majority of April fools gags by CROMCarl are parody of his favorite artists and was not intended to disrespect them.
3. Most importantly, this was a fictitious April Fool's article, and her speaking out against it assumes that your fans are not intelligent enough to get the joke. Whether they are or not, it is in poor form to assume the worst of your fanbase or potential fans.
4. As your publicist, she acts on your behalf. So her poor sense of humor also reflects poorly on you by association.

You may want to make mention of these things at your next meeting with her. I'm sure she has helped you in many ways, but this wasn't one of them.

# Apr 8, 2016 @ 10:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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