DEATH's 12-Page Oral History Featured In New Issue Of DECIBEL Magazine

Decibel has devoted 12 pages and one striking cover to an all-encompassing oral history on DEATH and its founder Chuck Schuldiner in the magazine's latest issue. This exclusive feature includes in-depth interviews with members of the Schuldiner family, support musicians from all of the DEATH recordings, and industry insiders who saw the band develop into its now legendary status. This highly collectable issue of Decibel (March 2011, #077), is on newsstands now and can be purchased online at this location.

As previously reported, he family of Chuck Schuldiner is moving ahead with plans to complete and eventually release the long-awaited second CONTROL DENIED album.

Chuck — who died in December 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor — began work on the CD, tentatively titled "When Machine And Man Collide", but never managed to finish the effort before his health quickly deteriorated in the months leading up to his tragic death. The remaining members of the group — bassist Steve DiGiorgio, vocalist Tim Aymar, guitarist Shannon Hamm, and drummer Richard Christy — subsequently announced their desire to complete the album and release it in Chuck's memory, but legal hassles between Schuldiner's family and Hammerheart Records (to whom Chuck was signed at the time of his death) put the entire project on hold. (Karmageddon Media — formerly Hammerheart Records — has since issued various incomplete demo recordings as two separate low-quality albums, "Zero Tolerance" and "Zero Tolerance II".)

Chuck's mother, Jane Schuldiner, previously stated about the unfinished recordings: "[Chuck's] 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'."

Chuck Schuldiner memorial video made by his mother (and which was shown at his funeral):

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