- Wednesday December
It's poll time ! Check out the standings....
- Tuesday December 28
Added the 20th century album poll from the Rock Hard/Germany. Check
out the TALKS
- Wednesday December
We are working on profiles of
the current bandmembers, Tim has send us his profile already, you
can enter them by clicking the faces of the Control Denied bandpicture.
We hope the other profiles will follow soon.
- Sunday November 28
We've added an interview with Chuck Schuldiner, check out the TALKS.
- Friday November 19
We got a message today from NBA. Chuck is doing, considering the circumstances,
well. The message in the Aardschok is NOT correct........
- Thursday November
Especially for the Dutch fans, we want to let you know that we are
trying to get hold of the truth behind the message about Chuck in
the December issue of Aardschok. Sofar we don't have any confirmations
whatsoever about it.......
- Sunday November 7
We have added the rest of the artwork of The Fragile Art Of Existence
- Saturday November
From Tim Aymar : "I just got the news tonight about the release
being postponed again until the end of this month for here in the
- Thursday November
Available right now in Europe...... The Fragile Art Of Existence
- Thursday October 28
We have added the lyrics of "Believe" to the info of The
Fragile Art Of Existence, on the WORKS page. Thanks Tim!
- Saturday October 23
We have added two reviews of "The Fragile Art Of Existence",
check out the VIEWS
- Monday October 18
Today we finished the last of the "coming up soon" articles.......
check the sitemap to see which articles are new. From now
on we will announce new articles on this page.
- Sunday October 17
Last news about the release date in Europe: October 25..........and
some words from Rock Hard Magazine (Germany) about the Control Denied
song Expect The Unexpected.
"The name Chuck Schuldiner stands for quality. Hence why it is
not a big surprise, that on the newborn of his side project Control
Denied firstclass guitar play can be heard. But that is not all. There
is vocalist Tim Aymar, upgrading the songs in every way, with his
powerful organ. And the dynamic production, that makes everything
very tasty and balance all instruments optimum. And of course the
songs themselves. Compared to Chuck's main band Death, they are clearly
more rooted in the progressive power metal quarter. They enchant merely
for the technical aspects and the refined arrangements. Finaly not
another off-the-peg power metal album, but stuff that is made with
great fantasy and love for detail. Please give us more of this!"
- Wednesday October
Release date US posteponed once more....... october 26 it's what they
- Sunday October 3 1999
Some of the words Liz (NBA) has been sending us over the past month
Chuck is home right now. He under went a second set of tests.
The radiation treatments have broken up the tumor which is a good
Unfortunately they can tell little more until December ........
His fans are really keeping him in a positive zone......
- Saturday September
Release date of Control Denied for the USA has been moved to October
- Tuesday September
Update from Nuclear Blast America. The release date of Control Denied
for the USA will be October 13.
- Saturday September
Update from Nuclear Blast/Germany
Control Denied featuring Death's Chuck Schuldiner - the project which
has been in the making for what seems like an eternity, will finally
make its way to the public on Nov. 8th. Working alongside producer/engineer
Jim Morris (producer of Death, Iced Earth & more), the band features
Death members Richard Christy (drums) and Shannon Hamm (guitar) ,
bassist Steve DiGiorgio as well as the killer addition of lead vocalist
Tim Aymar (Psycho Scream). The album is a work of metal excellence
and a progression of DEATH, that will make history.
- Tuesday August 31
For a sneak preview on the new album check out the soundfile at the recordcompany.
- Thursday August 19
The new album "The Fragile Art Of Existence" will be released
in fall. Underneath the cover done by Travis Smith
- Thursday July 1 1999
For Immediate Release ~ Nuclear Blast Records ~ June 30, 1999
DEATH/ CONTROL DENIED'S CHUCK SCHULDINER
Greetings metal people of the world.
Usually I wait until the launch of a new record to initiate media
contact but for several reasons I'm contacting the world to properly
inform everyone as to what is going on with the now completed CONTROL
DENIED debut release, "The Fragile Art Of Existence". The
album turned out crushing and I promise will be worth the wait and
anticipation that has surrounded the birth of this extension of my
musical career. Alongside Jim Morris (producer of Death's two previous
releases) who has engineered and produced this album, I was thrilled
to be joined once again by Richard Christy(drums) and Shannon Hamm
(guitar) who both appeared on "The Sound of Perseverance",
one of my best friends and favorite bass players, Steve DiGiorgio
as well as the killer addition of Tim Aymar of Psycho Scream (vocals)!!
We are all very excited about what we have accomplished with this
record which contains the same attitude and sincerity that people
have come to expect from my passion for trend-free metal! Typically
after recording a new record we all go out and celebrate. This time
things were different. Toward the end of our time in the studio, I
started experiencing some pain in my upper neck which I initially
thought was a pinched nerve or strained muscle. Having completed the
recording I consulted with a chiropractor followed by a massage therapist
and acupuncturist who recommended I go for an MRI which is a special
type of x-ray used to get a detailed picture of the nerve and brain
tissue. Well, I was right about the pinched nerve but unfortunately
it was being caused by a brain stem tumor. At the time of this press
release, I am in my fourth week of radiation therapy with some of
the most sought-after physicians in the field. I am also blessed with
the immense love and support from my family and friends which is such
a big part of getting through something like this. To try to put this
into simple terms is obviously difficult but let me say this: it is
a mind, body and soul expanding experience. The treatment has been
going well and with this type of aggressive radiation the prognosis
is very good. Patience is something I have learned to embrace in my
fourteen years of living music and now it is time to further master
the art of patience on my road to recovery. I've always felt a personal
connection between the music and the fans/friends who support it.
It is that support, that goes beyond the music itself, which I appreciate
with all my heart and soul. Let the metal flow...
Sincerely, Chuck Schuldiner
- Friday June 25 1999
Steve DiGiorgio finished recording his bass parts for the CONTROL
DENIED album being very enthusiastic about the material as well as
the vocalist. Tentative release date september......
Chuck is still recovering.
- Monday June 7 1999
Chuck Schuldiner was forced to cancel the band's performance at the
Gods of Metal Festival in Milan, Italy this past weekend due to a
shoulder injury. Doctors are expecting a full recovery. In the meantime,
Steve DeGiorgo is completing his parts on the debut from Schuldiner's
new band, CONTROL DENIED. The album is planned for a fall release.
- Thurday May 27 1999
Chuck is recovering from an injury for at least the next 5 weeks,
so Milan won't happen this year.
- Wednesday April 21
There have been some shake-ups in the personnel of Death/Control Denied.
Due to this, the record may be delayed. Scott is out of the band.
I (Paula/Nuclear Blast) am confirming that Steve D (as in Giorgio)
is in the band now. The record is delayed as I'm (Paula) hearing Chuck
is having Steve rerecord all of Scott's parts.
- Monday April 12 1999
Chuck Schuldiner has just finished his new studio record with his
new band CONTROL DENIED, titled The Fragile Art Of Existence. The
record was recorded at Morrisound Studios with the same line-up as
the latest DEATH record The Sound Of Perserverance but has new singer
Tim Aymar from Pittsburgh featured. Chuck calls CONTROL DENIED "The
evolution of DEATH." Chuck would also like to thank all the readers
of Metal Maniacs for voting The Sound Of Perserverance #1 on the reader's
poll. The record is scheduled to be released in September of 1999.
Also, DEATH will be playing the Gods of Metal festival this June in
Milan, Italy with Metallica headlining.
- Thursday January 14
The whole Death line-up will be recording in Morrisound in March as
Control Denied. It will be released by Nuclear Blast.