Looks like two dates weren’t the only thing in jeopardy for the Death To All Tour. Apparently, drummer Sean Reinert (who appeared on Death’s Human and now plays in Cynic) suffered a ruptured achilles tendon while training for the tour a few days ago. The injury was reportedly serious enough that it required surgery. However, Reinert has already started rehabilitation and vows to still take part in the Death To All Tour, which features former members of Death and special guests paying tribute to the late Chuck Schuldiner.
Reinert had the following to say about his current health status:
“This is a horrible injury, the pain has been off the charts but I think it’s meant to be. I think the grand plan here is to use this as an example for a reason to raise awareness & have an outlet for musicians in need. Although I am devastated that I can’t perform at 110% I am grateful that my injury is a minor one (one that will heal over time) and still allows me to be a part if this wonderful tour and cause.”
While the drummer will still be a part of this tour, to what extent still depends on his progress. However, drummer (and Testament and Dethklok’s go-to guy) Gene Hoglan is still on board for the tour while drum tech Danny Walker (also of Intronaut and Exhumed) is stepping up to help. Here’s hoping that Reinert makes a full recovery soon.