Raw Rehearsal: DEATH 1988 Rehearsal Tape

Death 1988

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In January 1988, the members of Death convened in Orlando, Florida, to rehearse six of the songs that would eventually wind up on the band’s second and highly influential album, Leprosy—and MetalKult is proud to offer the rarely heard audio captured during that rehearsal.

“Left to Die”
“Open Casket”
“Pull the Plug”
“Choke on It”
“Born Dead”
“Forgotten Past”

The Death lineup at the time included guitarist/vocalist Chuck Schuldiner, guitarist Rick Rozz, bassist Terry Butler and drummer Bill Andrews.

Right-click the song names to download each mp3.

Photograph courtesy of Frank White.

 

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  • http://www.industryofhate.com chris

    Awesome! Chuck is greatly missed and so is DEATH!

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  • http://www.underneath.cl EdenBeast

    Incredible!
    What a present, thanxs!

  • http://www.descentintomadness.com Diabolical

    It is an interesting insight of the band at that time.

  • josh

    one of the best bands ever! thank you soo much for this.

  • http://www.renacerelectrico.com Chromatic Death

    Man, this is simply AMAZING!!! Despite the sound quality, this rules! Death is one of the greatests bands ever, thanks.

  • rafael

    Chuck is immortall !!

  • http://the-gangland-times.blogspot.com/ Gangland

    Holy shit! This is fucking awsome!

  • R. Schuldiner

    Chuck Rules! Fucking Awesome, great. The BEST band of ever.
    Thanks for it, man.

  • marcelo

    i like this band

  • watchtower fan

    thanks for this amazing present guys

  • caligolas

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa DEATH IS FODA!

  • Michael

    This is awesome. Thanks a lot for putting these on here.

  • http://- Dani

    awesome, just like everything else with death.

    rip chuck, you are greatly missed..

    Death crushes all.

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  • Jordan

    Awesome.

    Now, please metal kult, get some of the super rare demos, like early rehearsal tapes, and live tapes.

  • juan

    a toda madre este no lo tenia gracias por dejarnos estas joyas death

  • Wyatt

    Does anyone have the human demo?

  • nabin

    fucking spirit crusher death rules……………………rip schuldiner

  • Satyr666

    My husband recently introduced me to DEATH, and I must say I can’t get enough of crystal mountain! I was crushed to find out the main infuence behind it all has been ripped away! :( May he influence a great many more!

  • mozian666

    R.I.P. CHUCK SHULDINER— its too bad this rare rehersal was with bastards he left behind

  • kenny

    this is great
    ive just resently started really getting into death
    my favorite are the later albums but this is hah
    just fantastic love chucks playingR.I.P.

  • HIGGS

    THANKS MK I HAVE BEEN A LARGE FAN AND FOLOWER OF DEATH SINCE 1988 CHUCK HAS HAD A LARGE INFLUENCE IN MY MUSIC WRITING/PLAYING ,BLESS CHUCK AND HIS FAMILY .
    FOR ALL THOSE OUT THERE WHO MAY NOT KNOW PLEASE VISIT http://WWW.EMPTYWORDS.COM
    TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHUCK AND MUSIC
    KEEP THE METAL FAITH ALIVE THANKS HIGGS

  • pabloheavy

    Holy shit!!!
    this is fucking great !!!
    this is one of my favorite bands and i don’t have this rehearsal…
    thanks a lot!!
    DEATH & CHUCK RLZ !!!!!!

  • Timmy

    Thank you so much for this rare find. R.I.P Chuck. Your music lives forever!!!!!

  • amina

    i wanna be a fucin witch

  • de avila

    man that the shit!death is the first metal band that turns me on to metal,still a fan to this day,r.i.p brother!

  • baird2100

    Yeah! I still remember when “Scream Bloody Gore” was freshly delivered to the local college radio station for their Monday Night Metal program and I stumbled across it and knew there was something that set them apart from the other mediorce bands trying to do what they did. What a legacy! Thanks Chuck!

  • http://www.metalunderground.com aliencorpse

    i started listening to death when i was in high school and now i am proud to say that i am a death fan and chuck still live in my heart \m/ keep the metal faith alive.

  • http://soundcloud.com/alerttm Alert

    Brutal