- Day of Remembrance
Today, December 13th 2004, the 3rd anniversary of Chuck's death, we
uploaded a high-quality poster on our downloads
page. The poster is free and for personal use only. Take it up to
your local printer and make something nice out of it. This picture,
known from EW's NEWS page, was taken by Barbara Stiller and dates
back to the early nineties. Enjoy!
Today we've also added something from the distant past. Over eighteen
years after the fact, we have re-published an intie
with Chuck (from Metal Warriors), and a unique interview
with Chris Reifert (from D.O.D.), thanks Jochen (from humandeath.de).
Chuck (19 years of age and still quite innocent ;)) and Chris (18)
were on the verge of a breakthrough with Death's upcoming debut album,
that would go into history as deciding for the genre. The world was
at their feet and while awaiting "Scream Bloody Gore" they
did these (at times hilarious) interviews. The rest is history indeed.
Time flies. Enjoy!
At last we want to thank everybody who organized something in remembrance
of Chuck or paid attention to this good cause to let the metal flow.
For those who don't know yet, please check out our Benefit
page for some more details on these events. Thanks again!
Message received later from James:
As we mourn the recent passing of one musical giant the calendar marks
the 3rd anniversary of the tragic parting of another, equal in stature
and influence, and as deeply missed. I so very much wanted to complete
the Within The Mind tribute album by this day, but the logistics of
organizing so many great talents has proven far more daunting than
I ever would have imagined. Still, the progress has been good and
I feel in my heart that Chuck would be proud of our efforts, and would
want a special dedication placed on the album for Dimebag Darrell
Abbott. The names, memories, and spirits of Chuck, Darrell, and many
other fallen musical heroes will live on with us all and inspire the
heroes of the future. This is the true destiny of their legacies and,
above all material considerations of fame and wealth, is the best
that any musician can ever dream of attaining: a true contribution.
Rest in peace Chuck and Darrell, you will live on through your music
Dec. 13th, 2004
- Saturday December
Especially for the USA/New York fans, check out the Benefit
- Thursday December
Especially for the fans from Italy and Nepal, check out the Benefit
- Wednesday December
METAL QUEEN MANAGEMENT presents a Memorial Benefit to Chuck Schuldiner
on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 featuring Atheretic (Galy Records), Bloodshoteye
(Galy Records), Shatterpoint, Evirus, Wetwork, Bleak Destiny, 19 Days,
Beyond Death at Club Rockit, 120 Church Street, Toronto, ON, CANADA.
Doors at 7 pm. All Ages. $10 in advance/$12 at the door. Each band
plays tribute to Chuck’s bands Death and Control Denied. Jane
Schuldiner, Chuck’s mom, donated Chuck's Memorial Video which
will be projected throughout the evening. Funds are being donated
to the CS memorial fund. Advance tix available at Rotate This, The
Rockit and Metal Queen Management.
Chuck Schuldiner (May 13, 1967 - December 13, 2001) by Steve.
Chuck Schuldiner, one of the best loved musicians of the previous
decade, was the vocalist/guitarist and founder of the band Death.
Death, a band so influential, an entire subgenre of Metal bears its
name. Chuck is considered the Godfather of Death Metal.
While still a teenager in the eighties, Chuck formed his first band,
Mantas. Inspired by the heaviest acts of the day, Merciful Fate, Exciter,
Venom and Celtic Frost, young Chuck took it upon himself to "bash
out the most brutal riffs ever with the most brutal guitar sound ever”.
Eventually, Mantas evolved into Death, and Heavy Metal would never
be the same.
Death was heavy, some would say "brutal", and unlike eighties
thrash, not always fast. The vocals were not just distorted, but guttural,
like a monster devouring his microphone. This kind of vocal style
would become an important, almost indispensable element of the new
"Death Metal”. It was a new kind of sound, heavier than
anything that came before.
Before he'd even left high school, Chuck devoted himself fully to
his music, perfecting his technique while living in friend's basements,
and enduring lousy jobs (like Taco Bell!) to finance the project.
He relocated many times (even had a short stint in Toronto with Slaughter)
until finally settling in Florida to release the first Death album
in 1987, "Scream Bloody Gore".
"Scream Bloody Gore" marked a new era. With bands like Possessed
and Morbid Angel, Death was heavier and more violent than previous
bands, celebrating brutality like some kind of musical splatter film.
It did not delve into occultism - such things didn't interest Chuck,
being mainly concerned with horror movie imagery. Basically a new
kind of Metal - "Death Metal”. But unlike the emerging
grindcore bands who dealt with similar themes, Death was also very
technical, almost progressive at times.
Chuck was dedicated to Metal in all its forms. In 1999 he explored
it's more traditional elements in Control Denied, with Tim Aymar on
vocals. He said the first Control Denied album, the Fragile Art of
Existence, took Death "to the next step", and got right
to work on a followup.
Sadly, this is when Chuck was diagnosed with a brainstem tumor. He
battled the cancer for two years before succumbing to it on December
Chuck Schuldiner accomplished
a great deal in his short life. He took heavy music into new directions,
inspiring many. He will never be forgotten. The surviving members
of Control Denied are determined to finish the work Chuck started
and release the second album in his memory.
On Friday, December 10 we pay
tribute to Chuck Schuldiner at Club Rockit, 120 Church Street, Toronto.
- Sunday December 5
Especially for the Finnish fans, check out the Benefit
Former Carcass frontman Jeff Walker will perform with To Separate
The Flesh From The Bones, the Finnish grindcore band featuring Herr
Arschstein (Pasi Koskinen, ex-Amorphis), Rot Wailer (Niclas Etelavuori,
Amorphis) and Pus Sypope (Gas, H.I.M.), at the third "The Fragile
Art of Existence - Tribute to Chuck Schuldiner" benefit concert
at Klubi in Tampere, Finland on Saturday, December 18. Also scheduled
to appear are Diablo (who are organizing the event), Sara (Finnish
singing metal band) and Omnium Gatherum. The presenters are Timo Rautiainen
& Trio Niskalaukaus guitarists Jarkko Petosalmi and Jari Huttunen.
Tickets are only 10 euros (via Swamp Music) and all proceeds will
go to charity.
- Thursday December
Especially for the Turkish fans, check out the Benefit
November 30 2004
Tribute update from James:
I've just returned home to Florida from a 6 week stay in Los Angeles
where I got tons of work done for the Death Tribute CD, Within The
Mind, which I have been working on together with Deron Miller of cKy
for a while now.
My first week was at Deron's home where he recorded rhythm guitars
for several of the album's tracks. I was expecting that he would do
well but he blew my expectations out the door... he played the songs
amazingly and knew them right off the top of his head... and very
few punches were necessary (a rare feat, trust me)... he knew the
songs THAT well!
In week two I stayed at the home of one-time Death guitarist Albert
Gonzales. Albert, as those who know their Death history very well
will remember, was the guitarist who took my place for the second
US tour in support of Spiritual Healing. I had met Albert while I
was still in Death when we played a festival that his then band, Evil
Dead, also played. Albert is a killer jazz-influenced player who's
solo style obviously impressed Chuck quite a bit back in 1990 and
which is even more developed now and his contribution to the Within
The Mind tribute is VERY cool and brings his part in the legacy of
Death to full circle.
During week three I made a quick trip up to Seattle where I recorded
Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis, Himsa guitarist Matt Wicklund, and
ex-Forbidden, ex-Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert. Jeff laid down 2
incredible solos, but that will be no surprise to those who have heard
him and followed his career in Nevermore. Matt and Tim recorded a
great solo each. It was cool to see from Matt's contribution yet another
example that tasteful playing is alive and well in newer metal bands
and it was an equally great pleasure to see Tim step back in from
musical retirement (he has a successful aviation career) and show
that he still has it. [Pic:
Jeff Loomis and myself]
For week four I was back at Albert Gonzales' home where Rise vocalist/guitarist
Istvan Lendvay also resides. Those unfamiliar with Rise may know Istvan
from his touring stints as fill-in guitarist and bassist, respectively,
for Behemoth and Vital Remains. Istvan lent his vocals to one track
with great results. I also spent a few days resting and recuperating
from the heavy schedule during this week.
Week 5 brought me to the home of Brujeria, Asesino, ex-Fear Factory
guitarist Dino Cazares where drummer Nicholas Barker (Brujeria, Old
Man's Child, Lock-up, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Cradle Of Filth) was also
staying during a trip to the US to rehearse with Dino for some Brujeria
shows and to write some material for their as yet unnamed new project.
Nick laid down the foundation for 2 more songs for the tribute and
Dino contributed his signature rhythm guitars to one of those. once
again, I am very happy and I can't wait for everyone to hear them
on the CD. Off the subject of the death tribute for a moment... during
this week Dino and Nick asked me to record and mix 2 of their new
songs for their new band... I did and I can tell you that it's awesome
material and these two guys will be roaring back very soon with a
full CD of new material with their new band and it's awesome, brutal,
fast, technical, VERY heavy and catchy. [Pic:
Dino Cazares, Deron Miller, me, Nicholas Barker]
Week 6: amidst preparations to fly home and wrapping up the recordings
with Dino and Nick I also managed in the final week to meet back up
with Deron Miller who laid down an excellent vocal track and I also
brought another bassist on board who happens to be an old friend of
mine and a long time Death and death metal fan - Tony Campos of Static
X. I've known Tony since about 1996 and, despite that his primary
band is not known for playing death metal, his sincerity as fan of
Chuck's music and death metal in general is the same now as it was
when I first met him some 8 years or so ago.
I'm back in Florida now and planning the next trip out... this time
the east and northeast US and a short trip into Canada... time to
buy new thermals! As always I welcome your comments... just don't
bother attacking the credibility or musicianship of any of the guests.
Each were held to high standards and 2 major criteria... #1: each
must have been a fan of Death and Chuck for years #2: musicianship,
musicianship, musicianship - each guest must be able to play Chuck's
music... and well.
Thanks for following the progress and for your patience... it's going
to be worth the wait!
- Monday November 15
Message from Chuck's mom:
I have a favor to ask. Many of
you have written to let me know when you see that bootleg albums,
videos, merchandise of all sorts, etc. are for sale out there. I would
appreciate it if you could write today or tomorrow and let
me know of any news at all that you have on this subject. The
more the better. There is a new group of great attorneys who are excited
to be working for Chuck's estate now and we look forward to some great
news from them in the very near future.
We are very hopeful to soon finalize the question of when Chuck's
album will be out, not if, and the first thing I will do when I find
out is to write emptywords and share it with you. Just as I did December
13th, 2001. Take care.
- Saturday November
The tour schedule pages (what a Jig-Saw puzzle it is!) are extensively
updated with more dates, venues, pics & ticket stubs. The schedules
for the Death All Over
Europe Tour (1989) and the Spiritual
Healing World Tour (1990) got a page each. The Early
Death Tourdates are reduced to the years ‘84-’88.
Check the TOURS page for a full survey. Thanks
Brandon, David, Elöd, Erwin, Gino, Jean-Georges, Thomas and Yakuza.
(Burkhard you're next).
- Thursday October 21
Death fan Jerry Ducasse has written an essay on Chuck for his college
Literature class, featuring portions of the bios, interviews, and
reviews. The essay (including bibliography) is here.
We also added two Live in L.A. album reviews: one from Ian Heran’s
Read Between The Lies
(thanks Jubie), and one from Deadtide
And finally: for what it’s worth, we put this year’s editorial
comment on our Backstage page. That’s
all for now. More soon!
- Wednesday October
Especially for the Canadian fans, check out the Benefit
- Tuesday September
Message from Chuck's mom:
This message is to let you know that I have no more Symbolic shirts
for sale, and no more medium Let The Metal Flow shirts, just the large
and xlarge. You let me know you wanted that design and there has been
a tremendous response to it. In response to your questions, I am going
to have another design as soon as I decide which one to use. Then
I will make sure there is more of a variety in sizes, though the large
is by far the most requested.
Also, as requested, there is more variety of merchandise in the planning
stages, but I will let you know more about that later. I am also talking
with someone about a memorial shirt and a tribute shirt, so as soon
as I make a decision about that I will be sure to tell you on the
I know only too well that December 13th is approaching and some of
you have asked how to contribute to a memorial. I have taken some
of the contributions from the past year to have a memorial plaque
put on a pathway in North Carolina, I had Chuck and his brother, Frank,
together on that plaque. The location has a special meaning for our
family. I have two more planned and will let you know about them in
the near future.
As for a memorial contribution this time, it would be a great tribute
to Chuck, as always, if you would make a donation to The Brain Tumor
Society in Chuck's name, address below. Although Chuck did not have
a brain tumor, the more rare brainstem tumor he had is also included
in the research for a cure. All money is 100% used in the research,
no large salaries and bonus benefits for the executives as it is in
so many of these organizations. This is the greatest single thing
you can do in memory of Chuck. The address:
Brain Tumor Society
124 Watertown Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472 / USA
If you prefer to donate online, you can find a form here.
If you have questions about the album or anything at all, you can
reach me at email@example.com
for a personal answer, as always.
September 12 2004
The metal faith alive
Death tribute bands united on EmptyWords? An appeal.
We want to make an inventory of how many Death Tribute/Cover bands
(there must be some around the world) want to participate in some
sort of contact page. An Italian fan and member of a Death tribute
band himself came with the idea to bring such a section alive on EmptyWords,
with contacts, site addresses, tourdates and maybe some other material.
If you have a DTB and think this is a great idea, let
us know. We think it is a nice thing to do to keep the metal faith
Speaking of tourdates: without announcing it all the time, every now
and then we update the tourschedule pages with missing dates &
venues, pictures, tickets or other related items. If you know something
that we don't know yet, please feel free to contact us. Thank you.
As you may have noticed, we also updated our United
Devices page. Together with a deeplink on the NEWS page. We would
like to bring it to your attention once more and hope you will take
a look around and join our team on this project. Thanks again.
- Monday July 19 2004
Additional message from Chuck's mom:
Thank you for the terrific response to the Let The Metal Flow shirts.
Just a short reminder to not send checks, please. Not only does it
take an extra 2 weeks for the check to clear, sometimes the check
does not clear and my bank charges me a fee for that. Also, only US
The only size I have left in the Symbolic shirts is large, but the
Let The Metal Flow shirts are in xlarge, large, and some mediums.
Any questions, please feel free to email me.
- Saturday July 17 2004
Message from Chuck's mom:
To the fans,
The Let The Metal Flow shirt price will be dropped to 20$ per shirt
plus postage. Due to orders I have received already I realize the
fans overseas have a disadvantage in buying the shirts because postage
is expensive to mail overseas, especially as I send everything airmail.
The majority of orders do come from overseas and it is only fair that
I rethink the price to make it more even with the US. Since I have
absorbed this cost in the past myself, I should have been more aware.
The ones who have already received their shirt orders will receive
a 5$ refund from me within this next week.
Thank you for the great response, and from what I have read in the
past months, this shirt was one the majority of you have asked for.
I have just a few of the Symbolic shirts left, so let me hear from
you as to which shirt I should offer next. Take care.
- Wednesday July 7 2004
Chuck's mom has re-issued the grey "Let The Metal Flow"
Death T-shirt. Check the SUPPORT page for
a view and how to order.
- Friday July 2 2004
won! You can read an open letter from Richard here.
- Tuesday June 29 2004
Help Richard to get a job on the Howard Stern Show. You can vote here.
Voting will end on Wednesday June 30th at 11:59 PM (EST).
- Saturday June 26 2004
Added an interview with Chuck
from the French Metallian Magazine in the year 1998 (thanks Iside).
- Friday June 18 2004
Added an interview that James
did for the Dutch Aardschok Magazine (thanks Mike & Robbie). Enjoy!
- Saturday June 12 2004
Tribute update from James:
It's been a good while since my last update and I apologize... been
quite busy with the Within The Mind project, which for those who don't
already know is the star studded tribute to Chuck Schuldiner and Death
that I have been working on, as well as a few guest appearances which
you will be able to read about on my personal site.
Here's a list of everyone who has recorded so far... this includes
all the way to back to the start of the project and brings us right
up to date as of last week: Richard Christy (drummer from Death, Control
Denied and Iced Earth), Mark Hunter (vocalist from Chimaira), Matt
Thompson (drummer from King Diamond), Matt DiFabio (vocalist/guitarist
from Single Bullet Theory and Pissing Razors), Bill Mezic (bassist
from Single Bullet Theory and Seven Witches), and most recently: Jason
Bittner (drummer from Shadow's Fall) and Matt Bachand (guitarist from
Yes!! A couple weeks ago I traveled to Albany, NY where I was picked
up at the airport by Jason Bittner and we headed directly over to
Hydrostatic Recording Studios to begin setting up the drums and getting
tones for the session. We started recording the drum tracks and rough
guitar tracks for 3 Death songs (not telling yet!) the following day
and Shadow's Fall guitarist Matt Bachand showed up a little later
that morning to be on hand to record guitar parts for one of the songs.
The session went very smoothly and it was easy to tell that Jason
had been playing the songs for quite a while and when you finally
hear his performance on the CD there will no doubt as to why Modern
Drummer Magazine recently awarded him the #1 Up And Coming Drummer
Award. Matt and Jason both kicked ass on the tracks and once again
the high standard set by Richard Christy at the beginning of the project
Next up I'll be heading to the NY area again to record for the project
with Dave Culross, Brett Hofmann, Ross Dolan, and others. Check the
tribute site for pics from
the session. Thanks... I will also soon be sending out a personal
update and a Disincarnate update... thanks again!
- Thursday May 13 2004
Today, on Chuck's 37th birthday, we take you back six years with two
pieces from Short Wave Warfare. An intie with Chuck, titled Death
Becomes Him, and a TSOP
review, both by Dave Adelson (thanks Jubie).
- Sunday April 4 2004
After giving it another serious thought, we decided to not go ahead
with the original plan as was announced on March 3. We are aware of
the fact that discussions will continue, but none of this is doing
any justice to Chuck's final music at all. His last masterpiece deserves
more than to be released as unfinished bits of rehearsal room recordings
on CD, or to be grabbed for free on the internet. It deserves to be
finished by the rest of the band and to be released on a full-length
album, titled: "When Machine And Man Collide". We hope you
will all understand our decision.
- Monday March 29 2004
Tribute update from James:
I have some recent progress on the Death Tribute project, Within
The Mind, to report. I have recently gathered the performances
of both Matt Thompson of King Diamond (drums) and Mark Hunter of Chimaira
(vocals) and both of them did outstanding jobs! If you've only ever
heard Matt play with King Diamond, his track on the tribute will be
a big eye opener... Matt is an AMAZING drummer, not to mention one
hell of a nice guy!
Mark Hunter delivered an awesome vocal performance that left me with
no doubts whatsoever as to his death metal "credibility"...
I spent my all my time in Cleveland with Mark, even outside the studio,
and he turned out to be not only a very cool person but a lover of
music in nearly all of it's diversity, as well as being a serious
fan of death metal!
I can't wait until everyone can listen to and appreciate these guys
on the level that I'm now able to! In short, things are going very
well... and it's all being filmed for a companion DVD!! Lot's of exclamation
points in this update, but I truly am excited to see this project
coming together with such high caliber performances and top quality
recording standards. Thanks, James Murphy.
- Sunday March 28 2004
Added an interview that Chuck's
mom did for the French Metallian Magazine (thanks Iside).
- Saturday March 20
After many requests, both of Death's official videos (for The Philosopher
and Lack of Comprehension) are now available through EW. Check out
the new downloads page. Have fun!
- Wednesday March 10
Tribute update from James:
On Saturday, March 6th I was able to confirm a new guest for the Within
The Mind tribute to Chuck Schuldiner: Nick Barker (Dimmu Borgir, Cradle
Of Filth) will perform drums on at least one song for the tribute.
Sorry that I can't give any more details at this time since we did
not decide on a track just yet.
Anyone wishing to see a bit of the session that was completed a couple
weeks ago with Richard Christy should go to the Within The Mind site:
navigate to the sounds page. There we have posted two brief Quicktime
movies from the session. Though the quality is poor you can still
get a sneak peak into what's happening with the tribute. In the first
clip you will see and hear some of Richard's drums going to tape live
from the perspective of the mixing console, complete with a scratch
guitar track being played by myself. In the second, the point of view
moves to the live room where you will see Richard and laying down
tracks with me once again supplying a guide track, though you will
only hear drums as the guitar is only heard in our headphones and
at the mixing console. You will need Quicktime player, available for
free download on the net.
Thanks, ~James Murphy
- Wednesday March 3
Message from Chuck's mom:
I have read of plans to release, unauthorized, Chuck's raw music on
CD. In response to that news let me say that any demo of Chuck's released
by Karmageddon will be put on EmptyWords by the Schuldiner family
to download for free.
- Tuesday March 2 2004
Tribute update from James:
This past Saturday, February 28th, the first recording session for
the Within The Mind project was completed at ARS studios in Orlando,
FL. We recorded the drum tracks for 4 middle-era Death tracks with
former Death, Control Denied, and current Iced Earth drummer Richard
Christy. The session went extremely well and we are all very happy
with the results. This session has set a very high standard for the
rest of the project and I won't rest until the rest of the project
sessions meet or exceed the bar set this past Saturday by Richard
and the killer staff at ARS.
I also want to announce the launch of the official site for the Within
The Mind project: www.deathtribute.com.
Here you will soon be able to find contributing artist profiles, starting
with Richard Christy, as well as news, and short QuickTime video clips
and still photos from the project's recording sessions. At the moment
there is only a banner up on the site and the first new content will
start to go up with the next couple days.
More great news: the members of the Roadrunner Record's band Chimaira
have contacted me to express their love of Chuck's music and to ask
to be a part of the project, so I am happy to announce their addition
to the line-up. In keeping with the format of the rest of the tribute
they will not be performing as band unto themselves. Vocalist Mark
Hunter will contribute vocals to a track or tracks performed by other
contributors while the rest of the band, which now includes recently
recruited Soilwork drummer, Richard Evansand, will perform a track
on which the vocals will be handled by another guest. To quote Mark,
"I wouldn't be a vocalist right now if it weren't for Chuck's
Thanks to everyone for all the awesome written support so far! I leave
soon for more sessions and updates will follow as the sessions are
completed!! Many thanks, ~James Murphy
- Tuesday February 24
Tribute update from James:
This past Saturday I traveled to Orlando to Richard Christy's warehouse
where he and I practiced the songs which he will be playing on for
the Within The Mind project.
On the first passes through the songs we nailed them... it sounded
more like we had been playing together for months rather than minutes.
Richard is a very disciplined and talented musician and clearly those
traits, along with his love for the music of Death and Chuck Schuldiner,
have pushed him to put a good amount of his free time into practicing
for the upcoming session. The results will be awesome, I'm more than
It's also looking like a few more guests have been added, Matt Thompson
of King Diamond is tentatively scheduled to play drums on one or two
tracks, his touring and recording schedule allowing, as is Pissing
Razors/Single Bullet Theory vocalist/guitarist Matt DiFabio. Barring
Opeth drummer Martin Lopez's availability, the remainder of the drum
tracks are scheduled to be recorded with Dave Culross of Malevolent
Creation and Suffocation fame.
Immediately following the recordings with Richard Christy I will begin
traveling to gather the rest of the performances. Currently planned
destinations include California, Pennsylvania, Iowa, NY and Canada.
More US locations and several European locations will also be visited
before the project's end.
- Thursday February
More tribute news from James:
Another new, confirmed guest for the Within The Mind tribute: Luc
Lemay of Gorguts!! That brings the total new additions to 4 in as
many days. Luc joins other recent additions Richard Christy (Iced
Earth, Ex-Death, Control Denied), Patrick Mameli (Ex-Pestilence) and
Jean-Francois Dagenais (Kataklysm).
- Wednesday February
Message from James Murphy:
Tonight Richard Christy (Death, Control Denied, Iced Earth,
Burning Inside) confirmed his appearance on the Within The Mind project.
Richard will play on a total of 4 tracks which originate on the Human
and Individual Thought Patterns albums. He will spend the next week
or so refreshing his memory and sharpening his chops on those songs
and then I will join him at his Orlando warehouse the following weekend
for some intense rehearsals after which we will enter a local Orlando
studio (ARS is the most likely choice) and lay down his tracks. We're
very excited and honored to have Richard on board and his tracks will
be the first to be recorded for the project! Soon after I will begin
rehearsals with Dave Culross and he will record the majority of the
remaining drum tracks.
Also noteworthy: at last night's Opeth concert in Tampa drummer Martin
Lopez expressed his interest in playing at least one track on the
Within The Mind project. Schedules permitting, I will try hard to
make certain that he does!
More news as it develops...
- Thursday February
Especially for the Hungarian fans, check the benefit
- Sunday February 1
Today we accidentely removed an email from someone who's doing a book
about guitar players. The subject line was something like "hello
from ??? (a US state, we can't remember which one)." Can you
please write us again?
At the moment we get swamped with email, and it's quite a task to
seperate the spam from the normal mail. Most of the time we can tell
by the subject line what it's about, when it just says hi or hello
we delete it without even opening it. Therefore we want to ask you
if you mail us please put something in the subject line that we would
recognize as legitimate, like "Death," "Chuck Schuldiner,"
- Saturday January 31
Added two related articles from the Italian Metal Hammer in which
Death also comes up: an interview
with "Strapping Young Lad" Gene Hoglan, and an interview
with Sadus' Steve DiGiorgio (both from 1997, thanks Vincenzo).
Especially for drummers and everyone else interested: please check
out Tom Casper's RichardChristy.com.
Richard's own cyber home was launched last week and we think he definitely
And last but not least: this month's Guitar World Magazine has "100
Greatest Metal Guitarists Of All Time" and Chuck is voted
#20! Remember all the emails to Guitar World from the fans? Chuck
sure would be pleased, wouldn't he?
Enjoy! More soon!
- Friday January 30
From Mascot-Provogue Records: Death, Slipknot and Hypocrisy members
take part in C. Schuldiner tribute album
James Murphy (Death) is currently working on a project album entitled
'Within The Mind: an homage to the musical legacy of Chuck Schuldiner'.
Set for release on MASCOT RECORDS in June 2004. 'Within The Mind'
is a tribute to one of the most influential bands ever in the history
of Metal and it will feature members of Death, Slipknot, Testament,
Hypocrisy, Malevolent Creation and more.
So far this is the confirmed list of musicians involved in the project:
James Murphy (ex Death), Darren Miller (CKY), Paul Gray (Slipknot),
Mikael Thomson (Slipknot), Bret Hoffmann (Malevolent Creation), Dave
Culross (Malevolent Creation/Suffocation), Ross Dolan (Immolation),
Peter Tagtren (Hypocrisy), Mike Chlasciak (Halford), Terry Butler
(Death, Massacre, Six Feet Under), Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson (Testament),
Ryan and Chad (Mudvayne)...
- Thursday January 1
Welcome to the new year. On this
very first day, we added the transcription
of a video interview with Death from the Human era, thanks Dave. The
news of the former year has been archived.