The 2013 Death To All tour is now underway. It kicked off this past weekend in Hollywood, CA and it's off to a great start. (more…)
Metal Injection is counting down the Top 10 Influential Heavy Metal Albums on our new show, Countdown. DEATH's Scream Bloody Gore is our #6 pick. Pick up the album on Amazon.com
FUCK YES! It looks like this guy took a look at the 10 Genres of Metal video or the much sloppier 100 Famous Guitar Riffs video and decided to up it in a very big way, because this might be the greatest guitar web video I've ever seen next to the comedic rendition of John Petrucci's Psycho Exercises, which I love for a completely different reason.
Guitarist Ben Higgins not only mimics 30 of the greatest metal guitar players with ease, he hones in on exactly what makes each of them truly unique from one another while using their signature style as part of his own crazy solo. This is obviously not a simple YouTube video, but a true love for his craft and the metal guitar greats that inspire others to pick up the instrument. If you stick around after the solo, you'll find an hour long instructional video that details the style of each guitar player you'll find within the solo. Whether you play guitar or not, this is a must watch. (more…)
Whether you're a music collector or download enthusiast, I'm sure you have wondered about the meaning and motives behind the artwork representing some of the most recognizable releases in metal. Turns out so have Pure Grain Audio, who have compiled some of these releases as part of their new blog series "…And Justice For Art". This thought-provoking series dives into both figurative and literal meanings behind select records, with interviews, fun facts, and methods of execution sprinkled through out. Their latest installment focuses on artist Rene Miville and his work on Death's Symbolic, an album cover I'm sure we've all wondered about.
While both Rene Miville and Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner have since passed away, the entry still contains an interesting outlook on details I've personally never picked up on before: (more…)
Relapse Records has been on a mission to release as much Death material as humanly possible, and we absolutely love it! Anything that the legendary Chuck Schuldiner was involved in, is being excavated and re-released. Death, Control Denied and now Mantas; It's all being properly re-released as it should have been many years ago, and the next chapter in Relapse's re-release campaign is an extremely historic and essential release. The label has painstakingly collected all of evil Chuck's pre-Death material from his first band Mantas into a deluxe collection, entitled Death By Metal. (more…)
I often find that the word "Visionary" seldom makes it's way to most written vocabularies when describing artists these days. To open your mind to the possibility that someday in the future people around the world will fully realize the vision you bestow upon them today is not only risky in the entertainment business, it's the true definition of a rule breaker, a game changer, a visionary. Ten years ago today, the world lost Chuck Schuldiner, and thus one of the greatest minds our genre ever had the privilege to call our own. (more…)
By: Navjot Kaur Sobti
Going for the kill and satisfying those sick appetites is Relapse Records – having resurrected the already timeless compositions of Chuck Schuldiner – godfather of all things heavy and true in metal. In an official press release, the label announced that they would be partnering up with Perseverance Holdings Ltd. (a name that, fittingly enough, echoes the crushing, final calls of Death’s last release, 'The Sound of Perseverance') to reissue the full catalogue of EvilChuck himself – covering his work with Death, Control Denied, and Mantas.
DEATH – Lack of Comprehension
Today we know the name "Death" as the legendary death metal band that debatably started it all, but in 1991 they had only just begun. Their 4th studio LP, Human was regarded as a turning point for this Florida based death metal act by incorporating more technical and progressive playing through out the record while maintaining that extreme death metal sound. This may have been due to an all star line-up: guitarist/songwriter Paul Masvidal of CYNIC was asked to officially join Death after filling in on tours. As we all know Masvidal rejected his invitation in order to commit to his work with his own band Cynic, despite Death being a much bigger band at the time. When it came time to track the Human LP they had also recruited Cynic drummer Sean Reinert, and bassist Steve DiGiorio (Autopsy, Sadus, Testament, Iced Earth, Vintersorg) to complete the line up that would also go on to tour in support of the record. Sean and Paul later left Death to release Cynic's debut 1993 LP "Focus"
This music video for "Lack of Comprehension" is the first of only 2 videos ever made for the band, featuring the recording line up. Watching Sean and Paul rock out with long hair is worth the viewing unto itself, but don't take my word for it…