CHUCK SCHULDINER's Estate Involved In Legal Dispute With HAMMERHEART RECORDS

The estate of the late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner is involved in a legal dispute with Holland's Hammerheart Records over the release of CONTROL DENIED's sophomore release, tentatively entitled "When Machine and Man Collide".

"At this time we are in litigation with Hammerheart because of mistrust of how they are planning to proceed with Chuck's last record," Chuck's mother Jane Schuldiner revealed in an interview with Chile's Rockaxis. "We are very unhappy with a recent member of their staff who had a very negative influence on Chuck's first CONTROL DENIED album. She also said some really horrible things about Chuck when he was very ill, saying that maybe he would die and they would not have to pay Chuck at all. That horrified and hurt Chuck, as well as his friends and family. We have documented proof of this and very soon will offer that proof in US courts."

Schuldiner had laid down his parts for the album prior to his death in December 2001 and plans exist for the rest of the band to regroup during the coming months to complete work on the CD as a tribute to the fallen death metal pioneer. A tentative late 2003 release is expected through an as-yet-undetermined label.

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