Death was an influential death metal band from the United States that was founded in 1983 and dissolved in 1999. Founder/vocalist/guitarist Chuck Schuldiner is widely credited as one of the international pioneers of the death metal genre and the Death debut Scream Bloody Gore is considered a genre template.
= Founded in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner under the original name of Mantas in Orlando, Death pioneered the death metal sound along with California's Possessed. The band was both a part of and instrumental in defining the Florida death metal scene.
Together with Kam Lee (Barney Lee), and Rick Rozz (Frederick DeLillo?), Schuldiner started to compose songs that were released on several rehearsal tapes in 1984. These tapes, along with the Death by Metal demo, circulated through the tape trader world, quickly establishing the band's name. In 1984, Schuldiner dissolved Mantas and quickly started a new band under the name Death. Its members included the same Rick Rozz and Kam Lee. Another demo was released, called Reign of Terror.
In 1985, after the Infernal Death ...
|music genre|| Death metal|
Progressive metal (later)
|last known lineup|| Chuck Schuldiner|