Chuck Schuldiner

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Chuck Schuldiner
Chuck Schuldiner on tour in Scotland, 1992
Chuck Schuldiner on tour in Scotland, 1992
Background information
Birth nameCharles Michael Schuldiner
Also known as"The Father of Death Metal", "Evil Chuck" (at start of career)[1]
Born(1967-05-13)May 13, 1967
OriginGlen Cove, New York
DiedDecember 13, 2001(2001-12-13) (aged 34)
GenresDeath metal, progressive metal, technical death metal, heavy metal[2][3]
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass
Years active1983–2001
Associated actsDeath
Control Denied
WebsiteThe Official Chuck Schuldiner Website


Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (May 13, 1967 – December 13, 2001) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was a key member of the death metal band, Death. The band were a major influence on other death metal bands. He is often called 'the Father of Death metal' [4] He died of pneumonia in 2001, after a long battle with brain cancer.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Death". Lamentations of the Flame Princess. March 1999. Accessed June 7, 2013.
  2. The Man-Machine Will Rock You: The Existential Paradox of Technical Death Metal, The High Hat, issue 9 (Fall 2007)
  3. The simple technique behind a technical death metal band, Aardschok, November 1998
  4. "Death- an Obituary".[permanent dead link]