Death (band)

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Death

Death in Mexico City, June 1989. From left to right: bassist Terry Butler, guitarist Paul Masvidal, manager Eric Greif, drummer Bill Andrews and guitarist/vocalist Chuck Schuldiner
Background information
Origin Orlando, Florida, United States
Genres Death metal, technical death metal, progressive metal
Years active 1983–2001
Labels Combat, Relativity, Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast, Relapse
Website www.emptywords.org
Past members
Chuck Schuldiner
Shannon Hamm
Scott Clendenin
Richard Christy

Death was one of the first ever death metal bands in the United States. They started in 1983 under the name Mantas and then the name was changed to Death in 1984.

Death is no longer a band because their guitarist Chuck Schuldiner died on December 13, 2001. He was 34 years old. He had brain cancer and the drugs he used to beat the cancer made him weak. He died of pneumonia. He had another band project called Control Denied during the 3 years before he died.