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

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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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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
Zero Tolerance
Lack Of Comprehension
Flattening Of Emotions
Empty Words
Open Casket
Zombie Ritual
Pull The Plug

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Memorian Signs With Pulverised Records

Memorian has announced it's signing with Pulverised Records. The signing comes in time for the act, formed by Greek guitarist Ilias Papadakis, to release it's fourth studio album "Evolution" which is due for release in the first half of 2011. "Evolution" features full album contributions from Ralph Santolla, Steve DiGiorgio and Gene Hoglan.

You can find out more about Memorian at this location.

"Evolution" recording lineup:
Ilias Papadakis - Guitar
Gene Hoglan - Drums
Chris Valagao - Vocals
Steve Digiorgio - Bass
Ralph Santolla - Guitar

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Rare Death Video Footage Posted Online

A brand new video clip of DEATH’s Chuck Schuldiner during a promotional trip in Europe in 1991 has been posted online, and is viewable below. The clip was shot and edited by DEATH manager Eric Greif, who was with Schuldiner during the trip. The three-minute video shows highlights from the cross-country trip, culminating with Schuldiner’s interview for MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball at the MTV studios in London.

Relapse is set to release an expanded version of the classic debut album, “The Fragile Art of Existence,” from Chuck Schuldiner’s progressive heavy metal band CONTROL DENIED this October. The expanded version of “The Fragile Art of Existence” will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Full details on this release will be announced shortly.

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Charred Walls of the Damned Kicks off Tour

The biggest oddity of Charred Walls of the Damned’s first tour is they are playing smaller venues – bars and small theaters and the like. With the amount of experience and reputation this supergroup has (although admittedly half of the studio members aren’t on the road), it seems like they should be playing arenas and ampitheaters, or at least opening for big name headliners.

But as it stands, Charred Walls of the Damned kicked off their first ever tour in Chicago at the Empty Bottle. The Empty Bottle is the type of old school dive where the air feels sticky, not to mention the restroom floors. Thus, it is perfect for an old school traditional metal show. And suffice it to say there wasn’t anyone in the crowd that became a metal fan after hearing “Nothing Else Matters” in high school, and nobody was rocking the latest Hot Topic sampler on the way to the show either. The folks here were all metal-for-life types, even the young ones. More...

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Never Before Seen Footage of Death Posted Online

A brand new, never-before-seen video clip of DEATH making their first-ever music video for “Lack of Comprehension” has been posted online now at this location (also below). This three-minute clip was shot and edited by band manager Eric Greif and comes from a forthcoming film documenting the making of the David Bellino directed “Lack of Comprehension” video. Additional information on the film’s release will be made available shortly.

DEATH has recently seen the bulk of the band’s catalog made available for the first time digitally. It’s legendary albums "Scream Bloody Gore," "Leprosy," "Spiritual Healing," "Human," "Individual Thought Patterns," and "The Sound Of Perseverance" are available now at this location.

Relapse are also preparing to release an expanded version of the classic debut album, "The Fragile Art Of Existence," from Chuck Schuldiner’s progressive heavy metal band CONTROL DENIED in late 2010 as well as the first-ever collection by his pre-DEATH project MANTAS. The expanded version of "The Fragile Art of Existence" will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Details on both releases are forthcoming.

A range of officially-licensed DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, and MANTAS merchandise has also been issued here. Many classic album art designs will follow in the coming months, making some highly sought-after designs available officially for the first time in years.

Guitar World Magazine has recently released a special DEATH guitar transcription issue, available exclusively at this location. The book contains eight complete guitar and bass tabs for the following DEATH songs; “Pull The Plug,”,“Zombie Ritual,” “Together As One,” “Spiritual Healing,” “Flesh and the Power It Holds,” “Crystal Mountain,” “The Philosopher,” and “Scavenger of Human Sorrow.” All songs were transcribed by Guitar World’s ace transcription team and are note-for-note accurate. The book also features the complete life and times of Chuck Schuldiner, including interview with those who knew him best.

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Relapse Records To Reissue Death Catalog

Relapse Records is honored to announce a partnership with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. and the Schuldiner family to reissue the legendary catalog of heavy metal luminary Chuck Schuldiner and his bands DEATH, CONTROL DENIED, and MANTAS. Chuck Schuldiner passed away on December 13, 2001 after fighting a long, recurring battle with brain cancer.

Relapse will also reissue an expanded version of the classic debut album, ‘The Fragile Art Of Existence’, from Schuldiner’s progressive heavy metal band CONTROL DENIED in late 2010 as well as the first-ever collection by his pre-DEATH project MANTAS. The expanded version of “The Fragile Art of Existence” will include bonus tracks, extra band photography, expanded art and packaging and more. Details on both releases are forthcoming.

Long-range plans include the completion and official release of the final CONTROL DENIED album "When Man and Machine Collide." Recorded over 10 years ago at Morrisound Studios with producer Jim Morris, "When Man and Machine Collide" was tracked by Schuldiner but left incomplete upon Chuck’s passing. More...

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The Alien Blakk Recruits New Bassist

The Alien Blakk, the group fronted by guitarist/producer Joshua Craig, has announced today that former Death bassist Kelly Conlon has joined the group. Conlon, best known for his work on the Death album "Symbolic," is said to be "hard at work putting his touch on the groups material. Kelly has had a unique impact on the bands music and has a great approach to the new Alien tunes and interpreting Dave's playing approach. He has made the tunes his own" stated Craig.

"The songs are coming along really well, Dave always writes interesting bass lines. I think collaborating with Josh will be fun and challenging. His writing style is unpredictable and should keep me on my toes. " said Conlon on being part of The Alien Blakk.

Conlon will make his live debut at the free live show on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 6 p.m. in Chandler, Arizona along side a healthy dose of other special guest musicians. Conlon is also making the transition to all North American touring commitments that have availed themselves to The Alien Blakk as well, so keep tuned for upcoming U.S. dates in May and June.

The band's new album "Bekoming" is due on April 6 and the track listing is as follows: More...

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Single Bullet Theory Posts Death Cover Online

Single Bullet Theory has posted a cover of Death's "Spirit Crusher" at this location. The cover features Matt Thompson from King Diamond on drums. The track comes off their upcoming album "Divine Ways of Chaos."

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Lifeless Vocalist Guests On New Fatalist Track

German death metallers Lifeless have issued the following update about their vocalist performing on a new Fatalist cover of a Death track:

"Guest appearance on new Fatalist song... Marc is doing some guest vocals on the Death cover 'Beyond the unholy grave' by our label mates Fatalist. The song was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie After Party Massacre."

The cover of the Death song "Beyond the Unholy Grave" is currently available for streaming at the Fatalist MySpace page.

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