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Relapse Records Partners with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. for Classic DEATH, CONTROL DENIED Reissues and the Final CONTROL DENIED Recording
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's DEATH, one of the most important and influential metal bands of all-time, will see the first official digital releases of it's legendary albums ‘Scream Bloody Gore', ‘Leprosy', ‘Spiritual Healing', ‘Human', ‘Individual Thought Patterns', and ‘The Sound Of Perseverance' today, May 11th at this location. These digital releases will come two days before Chuck Schuldiner would have celebrated his 43rd birthday. 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.
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. Stay tuned to EmptyWords.org, the official DEATH / CONTROL DENIED / Chuck Schuldiner website, and Relapse.com for more information.
Guitar World Magazine has 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.