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Formed: 1983
From: Orlando, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Below is our complete Death news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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James Murphy Selling Testament Lyric Books

Guitarist James Murphy, known for his work with metal heavyweights such as Testament, Obituary, Death and others, has announced that he will be selling some rare Testament lyric books, which feature Testament lyrics in both English and Farsi. This is to help pay for his medical costs as he undergoes treatments to determine whether a cancerous tumour has returned. A message from Murphy reads as follows:

"If anyone wants one of these, I'm selling them, signed, for $15 via PayPal in the US, $25 to the EU. Just message me with the subject 'Testament Farsi Book'. It's a unique collectors item that compiles all of Testament's lyrics from the first several albums in both English and Farsi. I have a couple boxes of them, and I'll be using the proceeds for my prescriptions."

To contact James Murphy about the books, check out his official Facebook page.

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James Murphy Fighting Cancer Recurrence

James Murphy, renowned for his guitar work with Obituary, Death, Testament, and Disincarnate among others, has revealed on his Facebook page that the tumor he fought nearly a decade ago may have returned due to a high hormone indicator present during a routine bloodwork exam. He is scheduled for an MRI on the 11th of this month.

Several messages like the one below have been posted on his page, along with a Paypal account to help with his medical expenses.

"James Murphy A metal guitarist/producing legend is racking up the medical expenses, due to a relapsing brain tumor. I know how bad medical expenses can be in this great country of ours so please help out by donating via paypal to felissarose123@aol.com. Every little bit helps, whether it be 50 cents or a dollar, or more. Oh, and you can purchase these sweet CKY vinyls from Mr. Deron Miller, and all proceeds will go to help out James. Thanks"

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Death Releasing Live Material

Eric Greif, president of Perseverance Holdings Ltd. and former manager of Death, has issued the following announcement about upcoming live Death releases to follow the recent slew of re-issues:

"Hello People. I just wanted to let you know we're starting to work on three new Death releases: double live CD, a live DVD &...drum roll...SPIRITUAL HEALING! I'm now getting over my Dad's death (thanks for the dozens & dozens of positive notes) three weeks ago and looking forward to the launch of The Metal Crusade fan club site. Go sick!"

For further details head over to the official Death Facebook profile at this location.

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Relapse To Reissue "Individual Thought Patterns"

Relapse Records announced that it will reissue Death's "Individual Thought Patterns" originally released in 1993. The reissue will consists of a remastered version of the album and two additional discs containing a full live show from April 13, 1993 from Germany and demos and rehearsal songs.

The announcement reads:

"The next re-issue of DEATH’s legendary catalog is 1993’s Individual Thought Patterns. The follow-up album to Human, Individual Thought Patterns has been remixed by Alan Douches and re-packaged to include a second and third bonus disc worth of previously unreleased demos and a full live set recorded in Germany during a 1993 European tour. Also included on the third bonus disc exclusive to this re-issue are rare riff tracks from the Chuck Schuldiner archives. The complete tracklisting for all three discs can be found below. Individual Thought Patterns is set for an October 25th North American release date, October 28th in the Benelux/Germany, and October 31st in the UK and rest of Europe. Individual Though Patterns follows the recent re-issues of The Sound of Perseverance and Human. Like those re-issues, Individual Thought Patterns will be available as a deluxe 3-disc set, a 2-disc standard set, and deluxe digital. Pre-order options and additional release information can be found here." More...

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Remastered Death Video Posted Online

A remixed and remastered version of Death's "Human" record was recently released through Relapse Records to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album. Relapse Records has now also posted a remastered version of the music video for "Lack of Comprehension" online, which can be viewed below.

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49 Track Reissue Of Death's "Human" Posted Online

The recent reissue of Death's classic album "Human" has been made available online streaming. The stream includes the 8 official album tracks along with 41 bonus tracks that contain studio demos, instrumentals, and pre-production tracks. The remixed and remastered version was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album on June 21, 2011 through Relapse Records. You can view the track listing below.

You can check out reissue of Death's "Human" over at the band's official bandcamp page. More...

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Death Streaming Re-Mixed Kiss Cover Song

A re-mixed version of Death's cover of the Kiss track "God Of Thunder" has been posted online at RevolverMag.com. Head over to this location to check out the song.

"God Of Thunder" originally appeared as the Japanese bonus track on the band's 1991 release of "Human." This re-mixed version comes from the 20th anniversary re-issue of Human that saw its North American release on June 21st, via Relapse Records.

"Human" has been entirely re-mixed by longtime Death producer Jim Morris and mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, CONVERGE, THE MISFITS). The deluxe re-issue comes complete with expanded packaging featuring liner notes from Morris as well as former Death / current Cynic guitarist Paul Masvidal and over an hour of newly unearthed, previously unreleased early demo tracks. "Human" is available on 2- and 3- disc sets as well as digitally. More...

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Remixed Death Song Available For Streaming

A re-mixed version of Death's "Suicide Machine," taken from the new re-issue of "Human," has been posted online now via the official Death Facebook page, along with a re-mixed version of "Lack of Comprehension."

This deluxe re-issue of "Human" will see its North American release today, Tuesday June 21st, 2011.

Death's "Human" album has been entirely re-mixed by longtime Death producer Jim Morris and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, The Misfits). This special 20th anniversary edition of the album will come complete with expanded packaging featuring liner notes from Morris as well as former Death/current Cynic guitarist Paul Masvidal and over an hour of newly unearthed, previously unreleased early demo tracks. "Human" will be available on 2- and 3- disc sets as well as digitally.

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Death Re-Issue Track Available For Streaming

A re-mastered version of Death's "Lack Of Comprehension," taken from the forthcoming re-issue of "Human," has been posted online now via the official Death Facebook page.

The "Human" album will mark its 20th anniversary with an official re-issue on June 21st in North America (June 27th internationally) via Relapse Records. "Human" has been entirely re-mixed by longtime Death producer Jim Morris and re-mastered by Alan Douches. The track listing for the re-issued version can be found here.

This special 20th anniversary edition of the album will come complete with expanded packaging featuring liner notes from Morris as well as former Death / current Cynic guitarist Paul Masvidal and over an hour of newly unearthed, previously unreleased early demo tracks. Human will be available on 2- and 3- disc sets as well as digitally. More...

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Track Listing Revealed For Death's "Human" Reissue

The complete track listing has been revealed for the upcoming three-disc reissue of Death's 1991 seminal album "Human." The remixed and remastered set is to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the album, which originally saw release in October of 1991. The new set will hit stores on June 21, 2011 in North America through Relapse Records. You can view the track listing below.

Disc 1 - "Human"
1. Flattening Of Emotions
2. Suicide Machine
3. Together As One
4. Secret Face
5. Lack Of Comprehension
6. See Through Dreams
7. Cosmic Sea
8. Vacant Planets
9. God Of Thunder (Bonus Track)

Disc 2
1. Flattening Of Emotions (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
2. Suicide Machine (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
3. Together As One (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
4. Secret Face (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
5. Secret Face - Part 2 (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
6. Lack Of Comprehension (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
7. "Felt Good" - Studio Snippet
8. See Through Dreams (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
9. See Through Dreams - Part 2 (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
10. Vacant Planets (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
11. Cosmic Sea (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
12. Cosmic Sea Part 2 (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
13. God Of Thunder (Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks)
14. Flattening Of Emotions ("Human" Demos)
15. Lack Of Comprehension ("Human" Demos)
16. Suicide Machine ("Human" Demos)
17. Together As One ("Human" Demos)
18. See Through Dreams ("Human" Demos)
19. Secret Face (Instrumental - "Human" Demos)
20. Vacant Planets (Instrumental - "Human" Demos)

Disc 3:
1. See Through Dreams (w/ Paul and Sean) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
2. See Through Dreams (Take 2) (w/ Paul and Sean) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
3. Secret Face (w/o Paul - 1/2 song) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
4. Secret Face (Take 2) (w/o Paul) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
5. Secret Face - Riffs (Rehearsal January, 1991)
6. Flattening Of Emotions (Riffs) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
7. Lack Of Comprehension (Riffs) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
8. Lack Of Comprehension (Take 2) (Riffs) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
9. Cosmic Sea (Riffs w/ Drum Machine) (Rehearsal January, 1991)
10. See Through Dreams (Rehearsal August, 1990)
11. Suicide Machine (Rehearsal August, 1990)
12. Together As One (Rehearsal August, 1990)
13. Suicide Machine (Drum & Bass Tracks)
14. Together As One (Drum & Bass Tracks)
15. Secret Face (Drum & Bass Tracks)
16. Lack Of Comprehension (Drum & Bass Tracks)
17. Vacant Planets (Drum & Bass Tracks)
18. Flattening Of Emotions (Drum & Bass Tracks)
19. See Through Dreams (Drum & Bass Tracks)
20. Cosmic Sea (Drum & Bass Tracks)

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Relapse Records Seeking Death LP From Fans

Relapse Records has issued the following announcement about seeking Death's "Individual Thought Patterns" EP for an upcoming re-issue:

"Attention fans! Relapse Records is looking for an original copy of 'Individual Thought Patterns' on LP via Combat Records. Anyone who has a copy and can temporarily lend it to Relapse will be rewarded with some free items in addition to having their copy used as a resource in the upcoming reissue! Please contact contests@relapse.com if you have a copy available. Thank you all!"

Death's "The Sound of Perseverance" album was also recently re-issued as a deluxe three disc set. Details on the re-release can be found at this location.

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Entire Death Album Reissue Streaming Online

As was previously announced, the reissue of Death's "The Sound of Perseverance," which is remastered and features new artwork, will be released on February 15th, 2011. The reissue version of "The Sound of Perseverance" is also streaming online now at the Death Facebook page. The audio for the deluxe 3-disc set is available for streaming here until the album's North American release. The track listing is as follows:

Disc 1

1. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
2. Bite The Pain
3. Spirit Crusher
4. Story To Tell
5. Flesh And The Power It Holds
6. Voice Of The Soul
7. To Forgive Is To Suffer
8. A Moment Of Clarity
9. Painkiller

Disc 2

1. Spirit Crusher - 1998 Demos (No Bass)
2. Flesh And The Power It Holds - 1998 Demos (No Bass)
3. Voice Of The Soul - 1998 Demos (No Bass)
4. Bite The Pain - 1998 Demos
5. A Moment Of Clarity - 1998 Demos
6. Story To Tell - 1998 Demos
7. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow - 1998 Demos
8. Bite The Pain - 1997 Demos
9. Story To Tell - 1997 Demos
10. A Moment Of Clarity - 1997 Demos

Disc 3

1. Bite The Pain - 1996 Demos
2. Story To Tell - 1996 Demos
3. A Moment Of Clarity - 1996 Demos
4. Bite The Pain w/ Paul Payne On Vocals - 1996 Demos
5. A Moment Of Clarity w/ Paul Payne On Vocals - 1996 Demos
6. A Moment Of Clarity w/ Chuck Schuldiner On Vocals - 1996 Demos
7. Story To Tell w/ Chuck Schuldiner On Vocals - 1996 Demos
8. Bite The Pain w/ Shannon Hamm on Vocals - 1996 Demos
9. A Moment Of Clarity - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)
10. Bite The Pain - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)
11. Story To Tell - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)
12. Voice Of The Soul - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)
13. A Moment Of Clarity - 1996 Demos (Instrumental)

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Artwork Posted Online For Death Album Re-Issue

Relapse Records recently announced that Death's seventh and final album "The Sound of Perseverance" will see its official re-issue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally).

The re-issue has been remastered and includes unreleased demo material. Relapse Records has now posted the updated cover artwork for the album online, which can be viewed at this location. The artwork was enhanced by original cover artist Travis Smith.

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler Album

Relapse Records is currently offering a free, 26 track, digital label sampler online now exclusively via the label's Facebook page. The sampler includes previously unreleased tracks from Red Fang, Abysmal Dawn, Noisear, as well as songs from Obscura, Baroness, Black Tusk, Dying Fetus, Death and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Baroness - "Swollen and Halo"
2. Red Fang - "Number Thirteen"
3. Black Tusk - "Embrace The Madness"
4. Revocation - "ReaniManiacs"
5. Obscura - "Incarnated"
6. Abysmal Dawn "In Service of Time"
7. Cephalic Carnage - "When I Arrive"
8. Dying Fetus - "Descend Into Depravity"
9. Misery Index - "The Spectator"
10. Black Anvil - "Scalping"
11. Tombs - "Merrimack"
12. Howl - "Heavenless"
13. Kingdom Of Sorrow - "God's Law In The Devil's Land"
14. Toxic Holocaust - "Nuke The Cross"
15. Noisear - Global Warning
16. Murder Construct - "End of An Error"
17. Kill The Client - "Vicious Slaughter"
18. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Agorapocalypse Now"
19. Brutal Truth - "Get A Therapist...Spare The World"
20. Royal Thunder - "Mouth of Fire"
21. Titan - "Wooded Altar Beyond The Wander"
22. Mose Giganticus - "The Great Deceiver"
23. Circle of Animals - "No Faith"
24. Cough - "Crippled Wizard"
25. Horseback - "Invokation"
26. Death - "Scavenger Of Human Sorrow" (re-master)

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Death Albums To Be Re-Issued

Death's seventh and final album "The Sound of Perseverance" will see its official re-issue on February 15th in North America (February 21 internationally) via Relapse Records. The first in a series of official Death re-issues slated for 2011, "The Sound of Perseverance" has been remastered and expanded to include a second disc of previously unreleased demo material. The re-issue will also include enhanced artwork and liner notes from the original cover artist Travis Smith as well as liner notes from Death guitarist Shannon Hamm and never-before-seen photographs.

Relapse Records has also issued the following announcement about seeking Death stories or photos from fans:

"December 13th marks the ninth anniversary since Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner passed away due to complications from brain cancer. In tribute to his life and legacy, the Schuldiner family, Perseverance Holdings, Inc., and Relapse Records are asking friends, family, and fans to submit their favorite Death / Chuck Schuldiner stories, drawings, videos, photos, cover songs, etc. to the official Death and Chuck Schuldiner MySpace and Facebook pages. Death and Control Denied prizes will be awarded monthly to those that submit. Complete tribute details can be found via this event page."

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Remembering Chuck Schuldiner

December is a time for remembrance for many metal heads. Three years prior to the on-stage murder of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, metal lost another icon. Today marks nine years since Chuck Schuldiner's death. On December 13, 2001, "The Father of Death Metal" lost his battle with pontine glioma, a form of brain cancer, at just 34 years of age. Schuldiner was modest about his part in the history of death metal, noting "I don’t think I should take the credits for this death metal stuff. I’m just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band."

Schuldiner was the singer, songwriter, rhythm and lead guitarist of the band Death, which he founded in 1983 under the name Mantas at just 16 years of age. For an extreme metal band, Death received much acclaim with their releases and Schuldiner was hugely influential on countless metal musicians. The band took a decidedly more progressive and technical turn by their final album, "The Sound of Perseverance" and on Chuck's following band, Control Denied. More...

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Death Tribute DVD Details Revealed

It has been announced that the Quebec City, Quebec, Canada tribute concert for Death/Chuck Schuldiner, which took place on December 12, 2007 at the Theatre Imperial, will see a DVD release on December 7, 2010.

The show featured a performance by Canadian Death cover band Symbolic alongside guest musicians Bobby Koelble (guitarist on Death's "Symbolic" album), Shannon Hamm (guitarist on Death's "The Sound of Perseverance" album), Scott Clendenin (bass on Death's "The Sound of Perseverance" album), Daniel Mongrain (Voivod, Martyr), Marc-André Gingras (Quo Vadis), Jonathan Lee (The Autumn Offering), and Nick Barker (ex-Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth).

The setlist was as follows:
1. Spiritual Healing
2. 1000 Eyes
3. Mentally Blind
4. Scavenger (feat. Shannon Hamm & Scott Clendenin)
5. Spirit Crusher (feat. Shannon Hamm & Scott Clendenin)
6. Zombie Ritual (feat. Jonathan Lee & Scott Clendenin)
7. Perennial Quest (feat. Bobby Koelble)
8. Zero Tolerance (feat. Bobby Koelble & Nick Barker)
9. The Philosopher (feat. Bobby Koelble & Nick Barker)
10. Without Judgement
11. Open Casket
12. Secret Face
13. Lack of Comprension
14. Within the Mind (feat. Marc-André Gingras & Daniel Perron)
15. Bite the Pain (feat. Shannon Hamm, Jon Lee & Scott Clendenin)
16. Moment of Clarity (feat. Shannon Hamm, Jon Lee & Scott Clendenin)
17. Trapped in a Corner (feat. Nick Barker)
18. OveractiveImagination (feat. Nick Barker & Daniel Perron)
19. Misanthrope (feat. Nick Barker)
20. Symbolic (feat. Bobby Koelble)
21. Cosmic Sea (feat. Bobby Koelble)
22. Pull the Plug (feat. Shannon Hamm, Bobby Koelble, Scott Clandenin, Jon Lee & Nick Barker)

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Vancouver Bands Announce Death Tribute Show

Vancouver bands Auroch, Carnivitriol and Kymatica have announced a tribute to Death and Chuck Schuldiner on December 10th at Brandiz at 122 E. Hastings.

Kymatica will be kicking off the night with a set of progressive death metal and a cover off the "Individual Thought Patterns" album. Carnivitriol will take the stage with old schoolbrutal death metal. Auroch has a set planned with covers of tracks off the "Scream Bloody Gore" and "Symbolic" albums.

The show is only $8 and all proceeds will be donated to cancer research.

For more information on the bands, visit their MySpace pages:

Auroch - www.myspace.com/theauroch
Carnivitriol - www.myspace.com/carnivitriol
Kymatica - www.myspace.com/kymaticaband

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Memorain Reveals New Album Details Online

Thrashers MEMORAIN, whose current line-up of the band includes main-man Ilias Papadakis, Gene Hoglan (Fear Factory, ex-Dark Angel, ex-Strapping Young Lad, etc), Steve Digiorgio (Sadus, ex-Death, ex-Testament, etc), Ralph Santolla (Obituary, ex-Deicide, ex-Iced Earth, etc) and Chris Valagao (Zimmers Hole, Mechanism, etc), has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for their upcoming full-length album, "Evolution," scheduled for a 2011 release, which is as follows:

01. Nations On Fire
02 Where Hate Lies
03. The Break
04. Rules Of Engagement
05. Destiny Found
06. A New Era
07. Methods Of The Past
08. Death Shop
09. Circle
10. Power Out
11. Scratching The Surface
12. Misery

Also to be featured on MEMORAIN's latest album are a few more star-studded guest musicians such as David Ellefson, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Jeff Waters, Christian Wentz, Marc Pattison, Laura Christine and Carlos E. Perez.

David Ellefson recorded 2 songs "A New Era" and "Rules Of Engagement", as well as co-wrote "Rules Of Engagement" with MEMORAIN guitar-player Ilias Papadakis and Tim "Ripper" Owens. On top of that, Tim "Ripper" Owens recorded vocals on "Rules Of Engagement" and Laura Christine also contributed a solo on the song "Destiny Found". More...

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Death To Release New Live DVD

Death metal legends, Death will be releasing a new live DVD in the United States on December 7th entitled, "Live In Japan." The concert was filmed in 1995 and clocks in at around 77 minutes.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Spiritual Healing
The Philosopher
Suicide Machine
Crystal Mountain
Jealousy
Zero Tolerance
Lack Of Comprehension
Flattening Of Emotions
Empty Words
Open Casket
Symbolic
Zombie Ritual
Pull The Plug

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