Chuck Schuldiner

Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer and guitarist. He founded the band Death in 1983 and was their lead vocalist until his death in 2001, his obituary in the January 5, 2002 issue of UK's Kerrang! magazine said that "Chuck Schuldiner was one of the most significant figures in the history of metal." Schuldiner was ranked No. 10 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists in 2009 and No. 20 in March 2004 Guitar World's "The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists". Schuldiner founded the publishing company Mutilation Music in 1987, affiliated with performance rights organization BMI. Schuldiner died in 2001 of brain cancer. Schuldiner is referred to as "The Godfather of death metal", although he was "uncomfortable" with this nickname, remarking that "I don't think I should take the credits for this death metal stuff. I'm just a guy from a band, I think Death is a metal band." Schuldiner was born on May 13, 1967, on Long Island, New York to a Jewish father, a son of Austrian immigrants and a mother from the American South, a convert to Judaism.

In 1968, his family moved to Florida. He started playing guitar at the age of 9, he took classical lessons for less than a year in which his teacher taught him "Mary had a Little Lamb", which he did not like much, stopped until his parents bought him an electric guitar at a yard sale. The young Schuldiner took to the instrument and began playing and teaching himself, he was known to spend the weekend in the garage or his room playing his guitar but was limited to three hours on weekdays when school was in session. Schuldiner first played in public in his early teens. Schuldiner was inspired by Metallica, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and classical jazz, among others, he was interested in the metal movement known as NWOBHM – New Wave of British Heavy Metal – and cited bands of that genre among his favorites. He cited French band Sortilège as his personal favorite metal group. Slayer, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate/King Diamond and Metallica were influences he would apply more to his own band.

In his career, Schuldiner cited progressive metal bands such as Watchtower and Queensrÿche as influences. The official Schuldiner website, Empty Words, quotes Schuldiner's mother making the claim that he enjoyed all forms of music except country and rap, he enjoyed jazz and classical music in addition to metal and British alternative acts such as Lush. Schuldiner performed well in school before becoming bored with education and dropped out, he regretted this decision. He has stated that if he had not become a musician, he would have liked to have become a veterinarian or a cook. Schuldiner formed Death as Mantas in 1983. Original members were Rick Rozz and Kam Lee. In January 1986, Schuldiner temporarily joined the Canadian band Slaughter. However, he returned to continue the formation of Death. Death underwent many lineup changes. With Chris Reifert, Schuldiner released the first Death album, titled Scream Bloody Gore, in 1987, he continued with 1988's Leprosy with the line-up of former Mantas guitarist Rick Rozz and rhythm section Terry Butler on bass and Bill Andrews on drums, 1990's Spiritual Healing, where guitarist James Murphy had replaced the fired Rozz in 1989.

After Spiritual Healing, Schuldiner stopped working with full-time band members, preferring to work with studio and live venue musicians, due to bad relationships with Death's previous rhythm section and guitarists. This earned Schuldiner something of a'perfectionist' reputation in the metal community. Schuldiner had fired his manager Eric Greif but settled and re-hired him before the recording of his next, influential release. Death's breakthrough album, Human saw the band evolving to a more technical and progressive style, in which Schuldiner displayed his guitar skills more than ever, he continued in this style with 1993's Individual Thought Patterns, 1995's Symbolic, The Sound of Perseverance in 1998, taking an anti-drug stance on "Living Monstrosity" and writing about abortion in "Altering the Future". He put Death on hold after this to continue Control Denied, which he had been putting together prior to the release of The Sound of Perseverance, released The Fragile Art of Existence in 1999.

Control Denied had other players from the latest Death album but featured a melodic metal vocalist. Schuldiner played guitar in the "supergroup" Voodoocult on the album Jesus Killing Machine in 1994 and played a guest solo on Naphobia's 1995 release, Of Hell on the track "As Ancients Evolve" as a favor to the band's bassist at the time, a friend of Schuldiner's. Schuldiner was asked to be one of the many guest vocalists on Dave Grohl's 2001 Probot. Grohl, Napalm Death, Ozzy Osbourne, Anthrax all increased efforts to raise funds for Schuldiner's medical bills with Grohl trying to involve Schuldiner on an album he was working on. In a 1999 interview Schuldiner spoke about why he didn't sing on the Control Denied album The Fragile Art of Existence "...these vocals are all I wanted to do in Death but couldn't. I've had this dream of recording like that for years, it seems like a dream come true. Tim Aymar is an amazing singer and this is the main difference. I think people will be surprised at the strength of the album.

Many people are expecting something like Iron Maiden, despite being one of my favorite bands, I didn't want to make an Iron Maiden-like album. I wanted to make an unpredictable album, just like I did in Death, I guess. I

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