"Hardly A Day Goes By..." EmptyWords’ Annual
Usually we finish the year with December 13th and all that goes with
it, but this time we wanted to end with this year’s closing
editorial comment, […] [read more]
- Thursday December
6th Anniversary of Chuck’s Passing, Day of Remembrance
Today, December 13th, on the 6th anniversary of Chuck’s passing,
we have an excerpt of an interview
that Chris Reifert did for Metal Rules earlier this year. At that
time it was exactly 20 years ago that Chuck & Chris would conquer
the world with this “two man Death machine” on SBG.
Further we have three interviews from the Moroccan Zero Tolerance
Webzine: an interview with
Tim Aymar + an interview with
Sean Reinert (the very first with Sean on EmptyWords!) + an interview
with Bobby Koelble (also the first one with Bobby on EW!), thanks
And finally, speaking of first and very first, we added a recent interview
with Kelly Conlon (oh yes Kelly Conlon! Death’s mighty bassist
on Symbolic) also from the Zero Tolerance Webzine. Okay, that’s
really all for now, thanks again Samir. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Message from Chuck's mom
Dear fans and friends,
I'm sorry to write so late in the day but hopefully you will go onto
EmptyWords and read this message. I inserted a memorial
to Chuck in the Orlando Sentinel as I usually do on the 13th of December.
In tribute to him, I spent the day fulfilling requests Chuck had asked
of us, difficult emotionally but rewarding also. It was past time.
Seems hard to believe it has been six years today, but I think I will
always be saying that very same thing in the future. Time stands still
Thank all of you who remember Chuck, not just this day, but all the
days of the year, and who write to tell me so. Thanks to all who have
sent portraits they have drawn or painted, I cannot express my feelings
well enough. I received a wonderful one today from Maissa of France.
I can never have too many, I frame and hang them all over the house
and constantly enjoy them. Someday I'll take a picture and send it
to EmptyWords to show you. You are a comfort and joy to me, always.
I frequently wonder what I would do without you. I will answer all
the emails as soon as possible, I am 300 behind now, but making progress.
- Wednesday December
Macedonian Tribute to Chuck announced
The 5th edition of the Macedonian Tribute to Chuck will be held on
December 13th. Please check out the Benefit
page for details.
- Tuesday November 27
Drummer Nick Barker added to Canadian Death Tribute
Two more names have been confirmed for the Canadian Death Tribute
gig. The seventh name is a bit less known to the many Death followers
but he was a part of their history. On the Perseverance tour, he was
Richard Christy's drum tech: Jonathan Lee. Over the last few years,
he's been involved with THE AUTUMN OFFERING (studio) and ACHERON.
The eighth name will complete the list of drummers. He's one of the
most respected drummers in the metal community. He's been a member
of CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR and many more: Nicholas Barker. Death
is one of his favorite bands and Gene Hoglan one of his influences.
The gig will take place on December 12th. Please check out the Benefit
page. Thanks Martin.
Below the list of performing musicians:
1- Nicholas Barker (ex-Dimmu, ex-Cradle, etc)
2- Jonathan Lee (The Autumn Offering, ex-Acheron)
3- Antoine Baril (Symbolic)
1- Scott Clendenin (Death 1996-1999)
2- Alexis Robitaille (Symbolic)
3- Daniel Perron (ex-Symbolic)
1- Shannon Hamm (Death 1996-2001)
2- Bobby Koelble (Death 1995)
3- Ralph Santolla (Death 1993, Obituary, ex-Deicide, Ex-Iced Earth)
4- Daniel Mongrain (Martyr)
5- Marc-André Gingras (Quo Vadis)
6- Matthew Sweeney (Symbolic)
7- Mike Sweeney (Symbolic)
- Tuesday November 20
Ralph Santolla confirmed for Canadian Death Tribute
Another guest musician has been confirmed for the Canadian Tribute
to Death: Ralph Santolla (Death - Individual Thought Patterns US tour
– Obituary, Deicide, Iced Earth and so many more). More guests
to be announced soon!
- Sunday November 18
December Tributes to Chuck announced
The Canadian DEATH tribute band SYMBOLIC will play a tribute show
for Death founder Chuck Schuldiner on December 12th at the Theatre
Imperial in Quebec City, QC. Symbolic share the stage with Bobby Koelble
(Symbolic album), Shannon Hamm, Scott Clendenin (The Sound Of Perseverance
album) and Daniel Mongrain (Martyr). More guests will be announced
Tickets are on sale on Billetech (started yesterday, November 17th).
There will also be limited V.I.P tickets available. This will allow
people to enter the show 30 minutes before doors open, have a meet
and greet with the band, free posters of the show and more. All the
profits will be divided between Schuldiner’s foundation for
cancer research and a local foundation. [source: BraveWords]
In other benefit news: Two more Tribute Shows are scheduled for December
6th + December 15th (in Italy and Massachusetts). Thanks Fabio and
Grant. Please check out the Benefit
page for all (future) information on the upcoming events. Thank you.
- Sunday November 11
WFLM RADIO To Honor Fallen Heavy Metal Musicians
WFLM Radio will air a special live tribute show honoring the various
heavy metal/hard rock musicians who have died. The program will be
broadcast all day/night on Saturday, November 24 and will include
tributes to the following groups/musicians: DECAPITATED (Vitek), PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN
(Dimebag Darrell), KISS (Eric Carr), METALLICA (Cliff Burton), JIMI
HENDRIX, OZZY OSBOURNE (Randy Rhoads), ACID BATH (Audie Pitre), MAYHEM
(Dead), DEATH (Chuck Schuldiner) & VOIVOD (Denis "Piggy"
D'Amour). Special guests, other musicians and fans will have the opportunity
to speak out on how the various artists have affected their lives.
To listen to the show live via the internet, visit www.wflmradio.com.
- Sunday November 4
2008 Girls Of Metal Calendar to honor Chuck's memory
The new Girls of Metal 2008 calendar is available now. A $12 donation
will get you new metal trivia, metal memorabilia and a girl of metal
for each month! All proceeds benefit the American Brain Tumor Association
in loving memory of Chuck Schuldiner. Please check out EW's Benefit
page on how to order. Shipping available worldwide! Paypal, credit
cards, money order, and checks accepted. Isn't it time you got yours?
Thank you for helping us support the cause!
- Sunday October 7 2007
Message from Chuck's mom
I have received emails telling me that it has been a long time since
I have been in touch. Life has been hectic and I remain busy working.
My computer is so slow I don't like to go onto the internet very much,
so I'm going to get Road Runner so I can be more motivated to get
my emails and answer faster. Also, as much of you know, I have moved
and rented a PO box for my mail until I settled into my new address,
which I finally am. So you can now write to me at my home address,
which I will give you at the end of this message.
I want to thank you all for your continued support, all the emails
remembering Chuck and sharing memories with me. You really have enriched
my life. One fan from Australia send me an absolutely wonderful portrait
of Chuck, painted on canvass. When I took the wrappings off it I was
in tears, it was just like looking into Chuck's face. His sister and
nephew felt the same. I have it in the living room on an antique easel
where I can look at it everyday. This time of year I always dread,
the holidays and another December 13th. I look forward to having the
consolation of so many of you remembering that day with me and I am
so thankful for that. It still seems so near, that time. Not long
I have just a few shirts left, 11 Leprosy, 4 Symbolic shirts and 10
gray Let The Metal Flow shirts, and the books. I can't hold these
for anybody, I am going to sell those shirts to the first ones that
I receive an order from in the mail. Then I am going to think about
what is next, I have some ideas.
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
1330 Eastin Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804
- Tuesday September
Chuck Schuldiner Sydney Tribute Gig
The upcoming Chuck Schuldiner Australian Tribute Gig will be held
in Sydney, at the Live House, Lewisham Hotel on December 13th, 2007.
Rock Feast will be hosting the event. Keep an eye out on EW's Benefit
page as in the lead-up to the gig we will announce the bands that
will play etc! Thanks Megan.
- Monday July 9 2007
Death Videos on YouTube
Sean Sitka, tour bus driver for Pestilence on the Inhuman Tour 1991,
posted some cool Death stuff on YouTube and we thought you might want
to see it. Please check it out here.
Thanks Sean. Enjoy!
- Monday July 2 2007
Cynic visits Europe
At this moment Paul and Sean are visiting Europe with Cynic. They
still have a few more shows to go. Please check out the Cynic reunion
site for the remaining dates. The Norwegian show has been taped
by the Norwegian TV. You can download the rar files at RapidShare
for free [part
2 | 3].
Finally, we offer you an interview
Paul did earlier for the Polish Masterful Magazine. Enjoy!
- Monday June 25 2007
Message from Chuck's mom
I am writing to give you a different address, it will be more convenient
for me and when I have to go out of town the post office will hold
my mail until I return home. Some of you will remember the last time
I was in North Carolina for two weeks, the mail was all over the place
when I returned. I will be going back and forth in the future to be
with my sister. For those of you who ask about her, thank you. At
this time she is struggling but optimistic. I deeply admire her, and
of course I am full of memories of another struggle.
P.O. Box 540742
- Monday June 18 2007
Message from World Community Grid
World Community Grid is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the Help
Cure Muscular Dystrophy (HCMD) project is coming to a close. This
project, which launched on December 19, 2006, will have run for just
over seven months by the time the final results for Phase 1 are returned.
During this time 106,000 members will have donated more than 8,000
years of computer time on 154,000 different computers. This is a significant
contribution to muscular dystrophy research.
The end of Phase 1 means that the researchers are doing significant
work in preparation for Phase 2. To learn more about what is going
on between phases, please read the posts by Dr.
Alessandra Carbone and Dr.
Sophie Sacquin-Mora, two of the researchers on the HCMD project,
in World Community Grid's forums. In addition, the research team has
prepared a progress site which may be reviewed here.
Phase 2 is scheduled to start in early 2008. World Community Grid's
team will continue to meet with the HCMD researchers on a regular
basis and will provide updates on the forums as information becomes
We still need your help with other ongoing projects! World Community
Grid continues to run the FightAIDS@Home, Genome Comparison, and Human
Proteome Folding - Phase II projects. In a few months, we'll be launching
new projects for cancer, dengue fever, and climate prediction. All
of these important projects need your computer time.
On behalf of the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy research staff and World
Community Grid's support team, we wish to express our thanks to you
for contributing your PC power to this project. With your contribution,
this project was completed in a fraction of the time it would otherwise
IMPORTANT: If you have elected to participate
only in the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, you must take some
action to prevent your World Community Grid agent from sitting idle
on your PC until the next phase of the project launches. Please sign
in to World Community Grid, and from the "My Grid" page,
select the "My Projects" link from the menu on the left.
From the "My
Projects" page, select one or more of the other projects
in which you choose to participate. If no action is taken within the
next 2 weeks, we will set your default to "Participate in All
Projects." You will then be automatically enrolled to participate
in any new projects that will be launched later this year.
- Sunday May 13 2007
Guitar World's tribute to Chuck on EmptyWords now
“He called his band Death, but Chuck Schuldiner loved life,
family and the most brutal metal imaginable. On the fifth anniversary
of his passing, Guitar World celebrates death metal’s pioneer
and spiritual guide in: "Lust for Life".” Now,
today, on Chuck’s 40th birthday, we have GW’s recent tribute
article to Chuck published on EW (thanks Jeff, Chris & Jimmy).
So we managed to have something special again on a very special day,
as always. And as a fan said in EW’s final guestbook: “Chuck
Schuldiner was a TRUE artist. His spirit is undying. Infinite respect
for him is all I/we have to offer. Infinite respect from every musician/artist/person
is what he deserves.” Need we say more? Thanks Matthew.
- Tuesday May 1 2007
Death & Control Denied Fans United team returns!
Because we didn’t want our computer to be useless when we’re
not using it, we decided to form a new Death & Control Denied
Fans United team at the World Community Grid. Learn
more about World Community Grid’s health projects.
It’s powered by United Devices so it will be simple to use for
our former members. You have to uninstall your United Devices Agent
software and download
the World Community Grid Agent. For new members just download
When you’re done downloading and installing the programme please
our team. You helped us make a difference with the old team (almost
80 years of computing time!) and we encourage you to help us make
a difference with this team as well! Thank you!
- Sunday April 29 2007
Grid.org: A Pioneering Internet Grid Project 2000-2007 MISSION
On Friday, April 27, 2007, Grid.org (United
Devices, EW) announced it has completed its mission to demonstrate
the viability and benefits of large-scale Internet-based grid computing,
and will be retiring its famous efforts to support critical health
Grid.org was the largest and most ambitious public interest grid venture
ever attempted, and thanks to Grid.org and its millions of members,
dozens of similar global grid projects have been able to catch on
and succeed by following its footsteps.
Thank you to all our members! The excellent work Grid.org has done,
both in contributing massive compute power to critical health research
and in establishing this Internet-based model as beneficial, would
not have been possible without the faith, efforts, and support of
our millions of members worldwide. Thank you so much for your years
of ongoing support!
We encourage members to take your valuable resources to other projects
of this kind that are ready and willing to accept you as new members.
- Thursday April 5 2007
Message from Chuck's mom regarding the Death merchandise
I have had an incredible response to the Symbolic tour shirts and
the long sleeve shirts are sold. I wish I had more. I have only 5
of the short sleeve ones left, and one pair of shorts. The first ones
to order gets them, I cannot save for anyone anymore.
I do still have a few of the black shirts with the Death logo on the
front in red and silver, the word Symbolic on the back in silver.
Very nice shirts. I don't remember selling any of those before, if
I did could you let me know? I also have a few of the Leprosy shirts
left, 12 of them, plus Let The Metal Flow shirts, 15 of those, all
are in large except for 1 xlarge in LTMF.
I said I wasn't going to offer any more shirts until time for the
Control Denied shirts, but I am thinking I like the contact with Chuck's
friends and fans too much to quit. So as soon as I sell all the shirts
I have I'll decide which to offer next. Or what to offer. I had a
license plate made for my car in memory of Frank and Chuck and I like
it a lot, but I don't think I will do that. I did find a Death license
plate Chuck had in his trunk and it was really nice. I hung it on
the wall in my office. If you have any ideas you want to share, let
Just a reminder to please write, or better yet, type your name and
address so it will be legible for me.
728 W Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32804
- Sunday April 1 2007
Old interviews with Chuck on EmptyWords
We added three interviews with Chuck, all from the early/mid '90's.
The first interview appeared
in UK's Terrorizer Magazine some time before the recording of ITP.
The second interview also
appeared in Terrorizer following the release of Symbolic. The third
and last article is a short reflection
on Death as the blueprint for modern metal (from RIP). Enjoy!
- Saturday March 10
Interview with Richard Christy on EmptyWords
We’ve added an interview
that Richard did for About.com last October + a Spiritual Healing
review from Deadtide.com.
- Tuesday February 27
Message from Chuck's mom regarding the very last Death merchandise
Hello fans and friends,
I have done a recent count of the total shirts left and I want to
tell you about them. Below is the shirt and the number I have left
of that shirt.
XL Leprosy shirts - 19
XL Let The Metal Flow gray shirts - 4
XL shortsleeve Symbolic tour shirts - 2
Large shortsleeve Symbolic tour shirts - 11
Large longsleeve Symbolic tour shirts - 5
Large pair of Symbolic shorts - 3
Large Symbolic shortsleeve shirts- Death Logo on the front - word
Symbolic on the back - 5
I don't think I will offer any more shirts until time for the Control
Let me take this opportunity to answer those of you who wrote to ask
me about people speaking for Chuck's family about personal issues.
There is no person who has permission to talk about nor to make decisions
about anything to do with Chuck or his album or other works. Chuck
named his sister Beth as the executor of his estate and she, and only
she, with the exception of me when she requests it, has the right
to make those decisions and to speak about it with knowledge and authority,
and the truth. I thank you for keeping me informed and not believing
rumors, just write if you have any more questions, I'll answer as
soon as I can.
- Saturday February
New date for Bosnian Tribute to Chuck
There's a new date for the upcoming tribute show to Chuck. Headlined
by Voice Of The Death, the show will be held now on February 25th
at Club Bock in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Please check out the Benefit
page for February 25th!
- Wednesday January
Tour schedule pages updated
The tour schedule pages have been updated with many more dates, venues,
flyers, pics, ticket stubs & stories. We also seized this opportunity
to change the menu code and implement Huddle Together’s program
Lightbox 2.0 (thanks Lokesh Dhakar). We think it looks great and fits
perfectly with EW’s existing design. The Benefit page has been
changed as well. In time other pages will be adjusted.
As for the schedules: The lines in grey now are cancelled concerts
or the shows without Chuck. We decided to be complete in regard to
Death’s history. Anyway, check out the TOURS
page for a full list. Thank you all for your contributions. If your
contribution is missing, please let us know. Also check out the THANKS
page and see if your name is immortalized there. With due credit to
all contributors, we must mention one name: Laurent. He provided us
with the biggest collection of Death shows. Thanks again! More soon!
- Monday January 22
Guitar World magazine
pays tribute to Chuck Schuldiner in April 2007 issue
January 22, 2007, New York, NY — The April 2007 issue
of Guitar World will feature a lengthy article about the
life and music of Chuck Schuldiner, as well as transcriptions and
videos of Death songs. The feature story is written by GW
executive editor Christopher Scapelliti, who interviewed some of those
who were closest to Chuck and knew him best, including his mother,
Jane Schuldiner, and Death/Control Denied drummer Richard Christy,
who was Chuck’s closest friend.
The feature covers Chuck’s life and music from its happy beginning
to its untimely end. Jane talks about Chuck’s childhood and
gives a revealing look at his difficulty overcoming the death of his
brother Frank. (“He never really came to terms with it. He always
missed Frank.”) Metal writer and former Combat Records publicist
Don Kaye tells the previously untold story about the label signing
Death to their first record contract. (“Steve Sinclair said
to me, ‘Somewhere in the credits, I’m gonna put, “This
record is Don Kaye’s folly.” ’ ”) And both
Jane and Richard reveal Chuck’s struggles to complete the second
Control Denied album during the last months of his life. (“He
drove himself unmercifully that last year,” says Jane. “We
worried so much about him and begged him to rest.”) The article
is generously illustrated with previously unpublished private photos
of Chuck that were kindly provided by Jane.
The April 2007 issue will also feature a complete guitar and bass
transcription of the Death song “Pull the Plug.” In addition,
the included CD-ROM (newsstand only) will include the guitar and bass
transcription for the Death track “The Philosopher” as
well as live videos for both songs taken from the 2001 Death DVD Live
in L.A. (Death & Raw).
The April 2007 Guitar World will also feature tributes to
other fallen guitar heroes, including Dimebag Darrell, Randy Rhoades,
Stevie Ray Vaughan and former Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman.
The issue goes on sale at newsstands everywhere February 13, 2007.
In other news: especially for the fans from Bosnia, check out the
Benefit page for February 18th (thanks
- Monday, New Year's
2007 Girls of Metal Calendar to honor Chuck's memory
Welcome to the new year! If you want to purchase something very nice
for this year you can finally own one of your very own Girls of Metal
calendars! Please check out the Benefit
page for more info. All proceeds will benefit the American Brain Tumor
Association in memory of Chuck. Help a good cause and buy the calendar.
Thanks for your support.