Death To All, Suffocation & Nukem at The Opera House. Toronto, On, Canada 03/27/2023

Photos and Review by David De La Huerta

Death to All is a cover band of the iconic metal band Death. Death was founded by the late Chuck Schuldiner the lead singer and guitarist. Death to All was formed to carry on the legacy of Death by bringing their music to audiences old and new. Death to All made a stop at The Opera House in Toronto and brought along with them metal acts Nukem and Suffocation.

From Sacramento California, Nukem took the stage to start the evening. It was my first time seeing this band live and they started in with fierce and powerful thrash metal that blew my mind. Their energy was absolutely phenomenal and completely caught me off guard. Laura Christine (guitar) and Steve Brogden (guitar and vocals) interacted with the fans inciting them to form a mosh pit in the general admission area that was like no other I have seen. Rounding out the band were Donald Lauder (bass) and Norman G. Leggio (drums). Nukem put on an amazing set to kick off the night.




  • Lethal Injection
  • D.O.I.
  • Empress of Evil
  • WarWolf
  • The Atomic Age
  • The Deceiver
  • Evelyn’s Awakening
  • Nukem All

The second act of the evening, Suffocation from New York was formed by Terrence Hobbs (Guitar), Derek Boyer (Bass), Canadian Eric Morotti (Drums), Charlie Errigo (Rhythm Guitars) and Ricky Myers (Vocals). Suffocation played a hard-hitting set of their classics for the Toronto fans including, “Funeral Inception,” “Jesus Wept,” “Pierced From Within” and many more! They finished the night with their most popular songs “Catatonia,” and “Bind Torture Kill.” Although it was a very short set, Suffocation continues displaying their talent every time they are on the road.




  • Infecting the Crypts
  • Jesus Wept
  • Liege of Inveracity
  • Pierced From Within
  • Thrones of Blood
  • Funeral Inception
  • Catatonia
  • Bind Torture Kill



Death To All is on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their album, Individual Thought Patterns. The band treated the fans to at least one hit song from each of their album releases throughout the years. During the near three hour set, the crowd kept chanting Chuck’s name. Steve DiGiorgio (bass) assured the fans that the band’s main goal is to honor his friends absence and to continue the legacy he started.

An important thing to note is that singer and guitarist Max Phelps does an incredible job singing and playing the songs putting his own twist on things while still capturing the essence of the original Death sounds. The band is an absolute powerhouse with Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel, Testament, Anthraz, Fear Factory) killing it behind the drum kit and Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus) and Bobby Koelble on guitar.

Death To All delivered fan favorite songs such as “Lack of Compensation,” “The Philosopher,” “Trapped in a Corner” and “Voice of the Soul.” During “Leprosy,” the band transitioned into a cover of the Slayer’s iconic “Angel of Death.” They killed it and the entire crowd went nuts. Please do yourself a favor and go see these band live. They are freaking amazing and put on a show that you do not want to miss.


Death to All Setlist

  • Infernal Death (Intro)
  • Overactive Imagination
  • The Philosopher
  • Bite the Pain
  • Zero Tolerance
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Evil Dead
  • Trapped in a Corner
  • Lack of Comprehension
  • Leprosy (With Slayer’s ‘Angel of Death’ outro)
  • Jealousy
  • Suicide Machine
  • Living Monstrosity
  • Secret Face YYZ (Rush cover)
  • Symbolic
  • Voice of the Soul


  • Flattening of Emotions
  • Zombie Ritual (With Rush’s ‘La Villa Strangiato’ intro)
  • Spirit Crusher
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Pull the Plug



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