Death (2)

Formed in 1983 as Mantas (3) 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 Butler (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 bass.
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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none Death (2) - Live 11/9/84 album art Death (2) Live 11/9/84 Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Death (2) - Infernal Live (Live Tape #5) album art Death (2) Infernal Live (Live Tape #5) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
none Death (2) Rehearsal 05/2/85(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1985 Sell This Version
88561-8146-4 Death (2) - Scream Bloody Gore album art Death (2) Scream Bloody Gore (Album) Combat 88561-8146-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8248-4 Death (2) - Leprosy album art Death (2) Leprosy (Album) Combat 88561-8248-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
88561-2011-4 Death (2) - Spiritual Healing album art Death (2) Spiritual Healing (Album) Combat 88561-2011-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
88561-2036-2 Death (2) - Human album art Death (2) Human (Album) Relativity 88561-2036-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
ZT 90956 Death (2) - Individual Thought Patterns album art Death (2) Individual Thought Patterns (Album) Relativity ZT 90956 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) - Symbolic album art Death (2) Symbolic (Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
NB 337-1 Death (2) - The Sound Of Perseverance album art Death (2) The Sound Of Perseverance (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 337-1 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
NBR 0024 Death (2) - Live In L.A. (Death & Raw) album art Death (2) Live In L.A. (Death & Raw) (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NBR 0024 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
NB 680-2 Death (2) - Live In Eindhoven '98 album art Death (2) Live In Eindhoven '98 (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 680-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
none Death (2) - Tijuana 10.06.1990 album art Death (2) Tijuana 10.06.1990 Relapse Records none 2020
none Death (2) - Montreal 06.22.1995 album art Death (2) Montreal 06.22.1995 Relapse Records none 2020
none Death (2) - Tampa, FL 02.10.1989 album art Death (2) Tampa, FL 02.10.1989(10xFile, MP3, 320) Relapse Records none 2020
none Death (2) - Showcase Theater, California 07.14.1995 album art Death (2) Showcase Theater, California 07.14.1995(11xFile, MP3, 320) Relapse Records none 2020
none Death (2) - New Rochelle, NY 12.03.1988 album art Death (2) New Rochelle, NY 12.03.1988(11xFile, MP3, 320) Relapse Records none 2020
none Death (2) - Detroit, MI 1993 album art Death (2) Detroit, MI 1993(11xFile, MP3, 320) Relapse Records none 2020
none Death (2) - Belgium 12.23.1991 album art Death (2) Belgium 12.23.1991(9xFile, MP3, 320) Relapse Records none 2020

Singles & EPs

none Death (2) - Death By Metal album art Death (2) Death By Metal(Cass, RE) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Death (2) - Reign Of Terror album art Death (2) Reign Of Terror Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1984 Sell This Version
none Death (2) - Mutilation album art Death (2) Mutilation(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Death (2) Self-released) none US 1986 Sell This Version


TMFLAG 71 Death (2) - Fate album art Death (2) Fate (Comp) Under One Flag TMFLAG 71 UK 1992 Sell This Version
66100-1 Death (2) - Death album art Death (2) Death (Comp, Album) Century Media 66100-1 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
RR7177 Death (2) - Vivus! album art Death (2) Vivus! (Album, Comp) Relapse Records RR7177 2012 Sell This Version

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November 6, 2021
The documentary really shows chucks true colors and for me paints him as quite a pathetic person. I appreciate his wanting to continue to evolve musically but knowing that that last terrible horrible album was never even supposed to bear the death name brings vindication to my years of telling people how terrible it is. It's truly a joke much like control denied. Simply not death metal and not death.


May 23, 2021
From my experience collecting here are the albums that sound different on Relapse reissues. The originals almost always have more detail and greater clarity even if the mastering is the same, and are always preferred to the reissue if you find one worth the price. I see people with originals ask frequently if the reissues are worth it, hopefully this helps clarify which albums actually sound different and which one's were not changed. I think for dedicated Death collectors the 2 reissues that actually sound different are worth the cheap price to hear such great albums with a slightly different sound.

SBG-my original and reissue sound the same mix wise on both LP and CD.

Leprosy-same as SBG.

Spiritual Healing-same as SBG and Leprosy.

Human-Relapse CD and LP sound different than the originals. Mastering is louder and consequentially Chuck's voice sounds higher pitched and more upfront in the mix to me on the relapse issues. Original copies have more of a dynamic sound. I listen to the originals if I am sitting down and focusing on the music, Relapse pressing if I am in the mood for loud and angry. I like both equally. The cassette promo also has a little bit of a unique sound to it, that might just be due to the format though and not any sort of difference in mastering.

ITP-Relapse CD sounds like the original. The Relapse LP sounds very different when compared to the Relapse CD and original pressings, and in my opinion worse. I would say the drums are more upfront in the mix, but not in a good way and they weren't buried in the original mix by any means. The original mix to me was perfectly balanced and sounded great. The guitars are very muffled compared to the original mix and the riffs are nowhere near as badass sounding on the Relapse reissue because of this, which is a shame because this album is full of absolutely monstrous riffs! However the relapse LPs are cheap and easy to get, and don't sound bad I just prefer the original. For die hard Death fans it is still interesting to hear the different mix and is something that will stay in my collection despite my mixed feelings towards the Relapse LP.

SOP-CD and LP sounds like the original mix like the first 3 albums.

I hope this helps collectors confused by the reissues and original pressings. Also, if you have Spotify, Spotify has both versions of Humand and Individual Thought Patters. If you click on the albums with newer years and all the bonus tracks you will get the Relapse version and click on the original year albums with no bonus tracks and you will hear the original master. This can be a good way to decide if you want to buy the Relapse reissues or not and I have not seen anybody else discuss it!


February 2, 2021
edited about 1 year ago
Huge mistake in the bio. Kelly Conlon on bass, not drums.
Edit : just found how to change it


September 9, 2020
R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner.
Death by Metal \ m /
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