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There are at least four artists by this name: 1) A death metal band from Florida, United States. 2) A proto-punk band from Michigan, United States. 3) A horrorcore rapper from Louisiana, United States. 4) A techno producer from Mainz, Germany.

1) Death was an influential band founded by guitarist and singer Chuck Schuldiner in Orlando, Florida in 1983. They released several demos as Mantas before changing their name in 1984.

Death is widely considered one of the most influential bands in the genre. The band’s debut, “Scream Bloody Gore”, has been described as “death metal’s first archetypal document,” and Schuldiner himself as the “father of death metal”. However, Schuldiner dismissed such attributions in an interview with Metal-Rules.com, stating, “I don’t think I should take the credit for this death metal stuff. I’m just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band.”
As of 2008, Death has sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, with 368,184 albums having been sold in the US alone (not counting sales prior to the Soundscan era), making them one of the top-selling death metal bands of all time. After the album “Spiritual Healing”, Death began moving away from their early death metal sound and adopting more of a progressive metal style, with jazz-influenced bass playing and more complex time signatures. Their best-selling album, “Human”, was released in 1991 and is considered by many to be the band in top-form. Their last album, “The Sound of Perseverance”, was released in 1998.

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  • Kirk_Murray

    LeprosY!

    24 Feb 1:43pm Reply
  • ArminJrpg

    Individual Thought Patterns! [2]

    24 Feb 11:35am Reply
  • XxRoflcopterxX

    The punk Death is really good as well if you haven't heard them and you also like punk music.

    22 Feb 4:06pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Death Rules.

    21 Feb 3:58am Reply
  • huiaka

    для меня эта музыка навсегда останется наиболее идеалаьным музыкальным воплощением произведений Говарда Лавкрафта. ещё при первом знакомстве с этой группой я обратил внимание, что в отличии от кучи других метал-групп у Death на первом плане не столько агрессия, сколько холодная, космическая отстранённость, а в голосе Шульдинера сквозит такое же космическое одиночество, ощущение затерянности в бесконечном ледяном пространстве. Идеальный саундтрек для каких-нибудь "Хребтов Безумия"

    20 Feb 4:52pm Reply
  • Pilsvogell

    @sultanrsx: You've heard of the Death To All tours right? Gonna see them in Holland saturday the 28th! Very excited to hear some classics live

    19 Feb 2:09pm Reply
  • thyPPKERU

    MELHOR BANDA

    13 Feb 2:30am Reply
  • darek696

    INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS !!!

    8 Feb 8:23pm Reply
  • Satan1st

    Gods.

    8 Feb 4:18pm Reply
  • ItsThiagoBanger

    \\/ Yes, we know.

    6 Feb 7:02pm Reply
  • Sultanrsx

    All of these "please come to____" people realize that Death is no longer a band, and that Chuck Schuldiner died 14 years ago, right?

    5 Feb 1:04am Reply
  • ItsThiagoBanger

    PLEASE COME TO BRAZIL

    4 Feb 5:04pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Individual Thought Patterns rules!! The album and song kick ass! I was listening to the song as I wrote this.

    3 Feb 2:18am Reply
  • metalkillthekin

    Individual Thought Patterns!

    2 Feb 9:21am Reply
  • GodLord0

    great band

    2 Feb 2:55am Reply
  • DouglasDaniel

    melhor banda de todos os tempos [4]

    27 Jan 5:01am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    @ROOOAARIMAFISH Yup! Death fans are just as bad as Slipknot fans.

    26 Jan 1:00pm Reply
  • Ondressa_

    melhor banda de todos os tempos [3]

    25 Jan 6:52pm Reply
  • ROOOAARIMAFISH

    This shoutbox is a perfect example of why people hate fans of metal, rock and punk.

    25 Jan 11:25am Reply
  • thyPPKERU

    melhor banda de todos os tempos [2]

    17 Jan 4:28pm Reply
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