KING DIAMOND drummer Matt Thompson has recorded a guest appearance for the upcoming DEATH tribute CD, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner". Thompson is featured on a cover version of the track "Spirit Crusher", which originally appeared on the final DEATH studio album, "Sound Of Perseverance", released in 1998.
"It was a great challenge negotiating Richard Christy's [ICED EARTH, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED] parts, and it is a huge honor to be included in this project," said Thompson.
As previously reported, the project, which was conceived by CKY guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller as a means to help James Murphy (ex-TESTAMENT, DEATH, OBITUARY) raise money for his medical bills (Murphy is currently receiving treatment for a massive brain tumor with which he was diagnosed in August 2001), is expected to feature a number of special guest appearances, including those by Miller, Murphy, Christy, Thompson Matt DiFabio (ex-PISSING RAZORS, SINGLE BULLET THEORY), Dave Culross (MALEVOLENT CREATION, SUFFOCATION), Luc Lemay (GORGUTS), Patrick Mameli (ex-PESTILENCE), Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR), Jean-Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM), Mikael Thomson (SLIPKNOT), Paul Gray (SLIPKNOT), Brett Hoffmann (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION), Mike Chlasciak (PAINMUSEUM, ex-HALFORD), Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-DEATH, MASSACRE) and members of CHIMAIRA. Other musicians that are interested in participating (if their touring and/or recording schedules allow) include Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Eric Peterson (TESTAMENT, DRAGONLORD), Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND), and Ryan and Chad of MUDVAYNE. A summer release through Holland's Mascot Records is expected.
For more information on "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner", visit the project's official web site at this location.