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Remembering Chuck Schuldiner on the 10th Anniversary of His Death

Remembering Chuck Schuldiner on the 10th Anniversary of His Death

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Death frontman Chuck Schulinder. Schulinder, who battled with brain cancer, was a pioneer in death metal and continued to work on music with his new band Control Denied right up until his untimely death. “Music was Chuck’s focus. It was the thing that gave him strength,” […]

Death to Release ‘Vivus!’ Live Collection

Death to Release ‘Vivus!’ Live Collection

Death will be releasing a two-CD live collection, titled Vivus!, on February 28, as part of Relapse’s reissuing campaign. Comprising two performances, both recorded in 1998, Disc One features the band playing Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go-Go, while Disc Two is a performance by the band on the festival stage of the Dynamo Open Air […]

Former Death, Testament Guitarist James Murphy Suffers Brain Tumor Relapse; Donations Welcomed

Former Death, Testament Guitarist James Murphy Suffers Brain Tumor Relapse; Donations Welcomed

James Murphy, former guitarist with Death, Obituary, and Testament, and founding member of death metallers Disincarnate, has suffered a relapse of the brain tumor with which he was first diagnosed in 2001. Murphy has said that, although the tumor had returned, it it was non-malignant and was being treated pharmacologically. The side effects of those […]

New Releases Out Today: 10/25/2011

New Releases Out Today: 10/25/2011

It’s Tuesday–the day that albums come out–and this one includes new shit from Deftones and Death, among others. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning to get. Black Tusk – Set The Dial (Relapse) Carnifex – Until I Feel Nothing (Victory) Counterparts – […]

Deadliest Cuts: The Top Five Death Songs

Deadliest Cuts: The Top Five Death Songs

The latest remastering of Death’s back catalog, 1993′s Individual Thought Patterns, comes out today. In celebration, here are the top five songs by the legendary death metallers, according to our technology editor and the managing editor of our sister publication Guitar World, Jeff Kitts. “Zombie Ritual” Album: Scream Bloody Gore An early demo track given […]

Two Tracks From Death’s ‘Individual Thought Patterns’ Reissue Available for Streaming

Two Tracks From Death’s ‘Individual Thought Patterns’ Reissue Available for Streaming

Death’s classic 1993 album Individual Thought Patterns is the latest of the band’s catalog to get the remixing and remastering treatment, with an upcoming reissue due out on October 25. You can now hear two tracks off the release, “Trapped in a Corner” and a cover of Possessed’s “The Exorcist,” over at GuitarWorld.com by clicking […]

Poll: What Is the Best Hard-Rock or Metal Record Released in 1991?

Poll: What Is the Best Hard-Rock or Metal Record Released in 1991?

This past weekend saw the 20th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses landmark Use Your Illusion albums. But 1991 was also the year that many other landmark releases in hard rock and metal came out, including Metallica’s “Black Album,” Nirvana’s Nevermind, Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tears, and many, many more. Below, we want you to weigh […]