Schuldiner, leader and founder of the band, left England in the
middle of the tour. Without Chuck, the drummer and the bassist
(Bill Andrews and Terry Butler) decided to call on Louie Carresalez
(Devastation's former drummer) to take over the vocals and Walter
Thrashier to play the guitar.
H.R.: Why did you leave the band
before DEATH could play with Kreator in Europe? You just left
without giving any explanation.
C.S.: "I really needed
a vacation. For many years I've played a leading role, not only
as a manger but as a musician too, without mentioning that I've
tried to live a normal life. It's possible that people have the
worst opinion of me because of the things I did and I'm really
sorry that they couldn't see the true DEATH, but I wasn't ready
to assume the responsibilities of the band and live up to the
DEATH have been a band in which
their members have continuously been changed; Chris Reifert (Scream
Bloody Gore), Rick Rozz, T. Butler and B. Andrews (Leprosy), James
Murphy (Spiritual Healing). DEATH have always improved their music.
Human is the last proof. This album was recorded with an awesome
line-up: Steve Digiorgio (Sadus), Sean Reinert and Paul Masvidal
(Cynic). This album is probably their most important album so
H.R. : Why do you think that Human
is an innovative album?
C.S. : " There are many bands that set limits to Death
Metal. In fact, I don't like telling people I play Death Metal
because they get scared or try to find a connection between Death
Metal and Satanism. I try to overcome this frontier and I guess
I've succeeded in combining melody and the typical sound of the
brutal Death Metal in my music."
I hadn't created Death, I'd have been a vet."
H.R. : Do you not think that there
are some fans who might reject the new music you do?
C.S. : "There are some people who have said that our music
have gone weak. How can they say that we've gone weak just because
we add some melodies to our music?. I've been into music since
I was sixteen. I'm now twenty four and I believe that I know exactly
what I'm doing. I try to be far away from what the other ninety
nine percent of bands do. Besides, I'm not listening much to Death
Metal bands, I'm now much more into Queensryche or Crimson Glory's
H.R. : and what about the lyrics?
Have they changed that much?
C.S. : "They are not as evil as they used to. In fact,
Human is an album about people because it has been done for them.
We started this change since the Leprosy album and I think we
are far from this satanic thing."
H.R. : It seems that you are just
like Dave Mustaine, you both don't like to deal with people.
C.S. : "If I hadn't created Death, I'd have been a vet.
I love animals. They're better than people in many ways, it's
because they don't judge people, which is something we should