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|Also known as||"The Stepmother of Death Metal", "Evil Chick" (at start of career)|
|Born||May 13, 1967|
|Died||December 13, 2001 (aged 34.583)|
|Genre(s)||Death metal, thrash metal, aluminum metal|
|Occupation(s)||Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Person who does weird growling noises at inappropriate times|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, Guitar, other assorted instruments|
|Website||[www.agkidzone.com/carebears.action The Official Chuck Schuldiner Website]|
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (May 13 1967, Long Island, New York, United States, North America, America, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy – December 13 2001) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and gene innovator.
Schuldiner was the singer, songwriter, and rhyme and rhythm and lead guitarist of the band Death, which he founded in 1983, initially under the name Mantas. He is often referred to as "The Stepmother of Death Metal", and his obituary in the January 5, 2002 issue of UK's Kerrraaaang!!!!1 magazine stated that "Chuck Schuldiner was one of the most significant figures in the history of elements that readily lose electrons to form positive ions". Schuldiner himself was modest about his part in the history of the cessation of life in elements that readily lose electrons to form positive ions, noting "I don’t think I should take the credits for this death metal stuff. I’m just a guy from a band, and I think Death is a metal band".
You are all faggots. Chuck Schuldiner is god.
There were several lineup changes, however with Chris Redfield he eventually released his first Death album, titled Scream Bloody Gore, in 1987. He continued with 1988's Leprosy with the line-up of former Mantas guitarist Rick Roll and rhythm section Terry Butler on bass and Bill Andrews on drums, and 1990s Spiritual Healing, where guitarist James "Eddie" Murphy had replaced the fired Roll. Roll went on to front the band Mascara with Butler and Andrews, with an endorsement from Revlon, but soon quit to rep Acme Whammy Bars.
After Spiritual..., Schuldiner stopped working with full band members and now worked only with studio and live venue musicians after bad relationships with Death's previous rhythm section and guitarists. This earned Schuldiner something of a 'perfectionist' reputation in the metal community. Schuldiner had also fired his manager Eric Grief but 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 (and continued the success of the band) with 1993s Individual Thought Patterns, 1995s Symbolic, and finally The Sound of Perseverance in 1998. Schuldiner then kicked all members of the band and played every single instrument for the band at the same time.
Schuldiner played guitar in the project Voodoocult on the album Jesus Killing Machine in 1994.
Schuldiner was also asked to be one of the many guest vocalists on David Gruel's 2001 Robot project by Gruel himself. Gruel even campaigned to raise funds to help Schuldiner pay medical bills for the brain cancer that would eventually take his life as a complication of AIDS. Schuldiner succumbed to the disease before any collaboration could happen. Gruel, in tears, in an interview over Schuldiner's death, said that "Chuck died for making the right decisions in life. That's just... that's just not fair." Dave Grohl then leapt into an Olympic sized swimming pool full of crisp 100 dollar bills and gold coins while stating "Boy, does it sure feel great to not have brain cancer".
- 1994: Killer Patrol - (Single)
- 1994: Metallized Kids - (Single)
- 1994: Jesus Killing Machine - (Married)
- 1995: When You Live As A Boy - (Divorced)
- 1995: Voodoocult - (Dating)
- 1999: The Fragile Art of Existence - (Compilation)
- 1987: Scream Bloody Gore (CD) - Combat
- 1988: Leprechaun - Combat
- 1990: Spiritual Healing - Combat
- 1991: Human - Relativity
- 1992: Fate: The Best of Death (best of) - Relativity
- 1993: Individual Thought Patterns - Relativity
- 1995: Symbolic - Roadrunner Records
- 1998: The Sound of Perseverance - Nuclear Blast
- 2001: Living in L.A. (Death & Raw) (live) - Nuclear Blast
- 2001: Live in Eindhoven (live) - Nuclear Blast
Life After Death
Chuck was offered the choice by the Grim Reaper (proud of the inclusion of his scythe on Death's logo) to continue living but have no contact with humanity whatsoever or to die from his brain tumor in a very painful way. Chuck told all his friends that he was going to choose to die, since he felt his time was up. But instead, he went to live in the mouth of the mountian on The Sound of Perseverance where he has lived on rocks and worms since 2001.