Death (2)

Death (2)

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Formed in 1983 as Mantas with Chuck Schuldiner on vocals and guitar, Rick Rozz on guitar and Barney 'Kam' Lee on drums and vocals. In 1984 the band recorded their first demo called "Death By Metal". Soon after the recording the band split up and Chuck formed a new band named Death.

1984: Rick Rozz (guitar), Kam Lee (drums), Chuck Schuldiner (guitar, vocals).
1985: Rick Rozz leaves the band. Scott Carlson (bass) and Matt Olivio (guitar) from the Michigan based band Genocide joined Death. Kam left the band. A couple of months later both Matt and Scott left. Chuck moved to San Francisco and joined forces with Eric Brecht (drums). At the end of the year Chuck returned to Florida bandless.
1986: Chuck moved to Toronto to join Slaughter. After a couple of weeks Chuck moved back to Florida and then once again to San Francisco to join up with drummer Chris Reifert. During rehearsals Steve DiGiorgio played bass while Death and Sadus shared a rehearsal space. They recorded "Scream Bloody Gore" during the summer.
1987: "Scream Bloody Gore" released March 1987. Chuck moved back to Florida and teamed up with Rick Rozz (guitar), Terry Buttler (bass) and Bill Andrews (drums).
1988: Rick Rozz replaced by James Murphy.
1990: James Murphy replaced by Albert Gonzales who in the same year was replaced by Paul Masvidal. The band decided to tour Europe without Chuck with Walter Trachsler on guitar and Louie Carrisalez handling the vocals.
1991: Chuck recruits Sean Reinert (drums), Paul Masvidal (guitar) and Steve DiGiorgio (bass). Steve DiGiorgio replaced by Skott Carino
1993: Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert leaves replaced by Andy LaRocque (guitar) and Gene Hoglan (drums) and Steve DiGiorgio rejoins. Craig Locicero helps out on their European tour and Ralph Santolla on the US tour and the Easter festivals in Europe.
1995: Bobby Koelble on guitar and Kelly Conlon on drums.
1996: A break so Chuck can think about the band's future. During this period Chuck starts the band Control Denied.
1998: Shannon Hamm on guitar, Scott Clendenin on bass and Richard Christy on drums.
1999: Chuck is diagnosed with a brainstem tumor.
2001: "Live In L.A." and "Live In Eindhoven" albums were released by Nuclear Blast to earn some money for Chuck's treatment. Chuck passed away on December 13.
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Death (2) Discography

Albums

none Death (2) Live 11/9/84(Cass) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Infernal Live Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
2372 Death (2) Scream Bloody Gore (Album) Combat 2372 France 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8248-4 Death (2) Leprosy (Album) Combat 88561-8248-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
88561-2011-4 Death (2) Spiritual Healing (Album) Combat 88561-2011-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2036-2 Death (2) Human (Album) Relativity 88561-2036-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
ZT 90956 Death (2) Individual Thought Patterns (Album) Roadrunner Records ZT 90956 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-2, 27361 63372 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
NB 554-2, 27361 65542 Death (2) Live In L.A. (Death & Raw) (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 554-2, 27361 65542 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NB 680-2 Death (2) Live In Eindhoven '98 (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 680-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Death (2) Death By Metal(Cass, RE) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version

Compilations

TMFLAG 71 Death (2) Fate (Comp) Relativity TMFLAG 71 UK 1992 Sell This Version
66100-1 Death (2) Death (Comp, Album) Century Media 66100-1 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
RR7177 Death (2) Vivus!(2xCD, Album, Comp, Dlx) Relapse Records RR7177 US 2012 Sell This Version

Videos

ICARUS 332 Death (2) Live In L.A. (Death & Raw) Nuclear Blast ICARUS 332 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Death (2) Reign Of Terror Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Infernal Death(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Rigor Mortis(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Back From The Dead(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Rehearsal 28/3/86 Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1986 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Mutilation(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1986 Sell This Version

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kalishane

kalishane

November 11, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
One of the few bands for which I'm sorry that doesn't play (we all know the reason).But anyway when I listen to "The Sounds Of Perseverance", I wonder how would the band evolved further. Writting about progress from "Scream Bloody Gore" to "the last album" is absolutely nonsense. Chuck went all the band forward with their ideas (mainly) and a kind of desire (don't know how else to call it, but the music it feels - like a desire to go forward) formation Death move on. Sure, words of cliche, but in the case of Death I can't write otherwise. Unreal progress from "The First One" to "The Last One", the music is full of ingenious melodies and solos (I hate solos, but here sitting on my ass like a pot). Progressive (foul word, but how else do you want to call it?) sound in death metal literally. Incredible ideas and a lot of new (well, heavy metal bands used this before X years) procedures. In short - band like this hardly ever occurs, no choice but to send "R.I.P." for Chuck Schuldiner. R.I.P. man and thanks a lot for a great music...

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