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OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL’s drummer Jason Bittner has joined forces with guitarists Felipe Roa (SHADOWS FALL), Bobby Koeble (DEATH), and bassist Steve Di Giorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) to record a ‘quarantine jam’ video of DEATH‘s “Overactive Imagination” (above).

Jason Bittner wrote also a long accompanying message:
“Well there’s a bunch of explaining that goes along with this video and a history of sorts…….after the whole pandemic started, I contacted my longtime friend and former bandmate Felipe Roa (Shadows Fall touring guitarist after Jon joined Anthrax) to see if he wanted to do some “quarantine covers” and I proposed “Wake Up Dead” by Megadeth, and by now you have seen that one. At the time of discussion Felipe asked if I wanted to do a Death tune, knowing that they are one of my all-time fave bands as well as his, and we used to jam Death in soundchecks all the time. Initially my first reaction “ummmm, I don’t know if I want to do that much WORK, hahaha,” but as soon as he said “Overactive Imagination” I was in – I used to jam this song all the time in my formative years but I did wonder if I could still pull it off. After a couple days of shedding and trying to be 25 again, we had a completed drum track, which I even sent to my pals (former Death drummers) Richard Christy and Gene Hoglan for “approval”. Sean already gave me the green light from Heaven. At first we were just going to do it the two of us, but I had a plan. Here’s some crazy trivia – while I attended Berklee College of Music in the 80’s, I played in a band with Bobby Koeble and we actually recorded a few original songs wayyyyyy back in the late 80’s. Bobby later went on to join Death for the Symbolic album and still plays in Death to All. After not speaking for over 30 years I hit up Bobby, reconnected (which I’d been meaning to do for years) and asked him if he wanted to do this tune with us and he said yes right away. He asked who was playing bass and I told him Felipe probably would do that too………unless…….“Unless what? Unless I can get Steve to do it……So the next point was to contact my friend, and one of the greatest bass players out there, Mr. Steve DiGiorgio to see if this could be possible. At first Steve wasn’t’ sure if he could commit due to his many projects, so we actually asked our friend Bill Bodily (Ex- Toxik, Flotsam and Jetsam touring bassist) to do the bass since Steve wasn’t available. In the meantime, I had sent Steve the track after we put Bobby on it just to “make sure” he couldn’t do it. I had a feeling if Bobby committed, Steve would follow. A week later he did send his tracks, so first off THANK YOU to Steve for going above and beyond in such a quick and timely manner, and also to Bill for being our “backup”, sorry it didn’t work out – next time! So there you have it folks, we put a lot of work into this one because we absolutely love this band in every incarnation, and I am proud to say that I am friends with a lot of the people who have played in their ranks so…….so this one goes out to……Terry Butler, James Murphy, Richard Christy, and Gene Hoglan. Lastly, a moment to remember past members Scott Clendenin, my former bandmate and friend Ralph Santolla, my longtime friend and mentor Sean Reinert, and lastly the one and only Chuck Schuldiner for being one of the greatest songwriters to ever grace the Metal world!! Enjoy and share!!”

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The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH’s immensely influential catalog is Leprosy, the band’s titanic second album. Originally released in 1988 Leprosy was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity. These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record DEATH released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons.

Leprosy is set for an April 29th release date in North America, April 28th in the UK/World, and April 25th in Benelux/Germany/Finland. The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile, etc) and will be reissued on 2xCD/Limited Edition 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Limited Edition 2xLP Boxset/Digtal. The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased Leprosy demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24 page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (Sirius/XM) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com featuring everything included on 2xCD version + an exclusive 3rd CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material, housed in a deluxe embossed 8 panel digipak with a 24 page booklet, limited and numbered to 2000 copies. The entire tracklisting is available below.

Finally, a super limited, deluxe vinyl box set (limited to 500 copies) will be available exclusively from www.relapse.com containing: the remastered core Leprosy album on exclusive colored vinyl; a 2nd LP containing unreleased rehearsal material from the Leprosy sessions housed in an exclusive jacket with original flyer art on exclusive colored vinyl; an exact replication of the original Combat newspaper print LP insert, a Leprosy turntable slipmat, and a download card of all 3 discs. Pre-orders including an exclusive new line of official DEATH merch are available HERE. Digital pre-orders are available via Bandcamp HERE.

Click HERE for full song run down and to hear a remastered version of classic “Pull The Plug”.

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Full Album Stream: Mantas (Death) – “Death By Metal”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 6:57 AM (PST)

Death By Metal, the 2 disc album of rehearsals and demos recorded by Florida’s legendary death metal pioneers Mantas,  (Death before they were Death) is streaming online right now.  This first disc will include two demo tapes and a rehearsal from 1984.  The second disc will include another demo and a live performance by Mantas.

Click here to give the songs a listen.

Death By Metal is being released today June 19, 2012 in North America, June 22nd release in Germany, and June 29th in the rest of Europe under Relapse Records.

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New Old Music: (Death) Mantas – “Evil Dead”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:46 AM (PST)

Legendary Florida death metal group Death have unleashed a song from their upcoming album of early demo material from when they went under the moniker Mantas.  The song is called “Evil Dead” and although a little raws it is an early 80’s demo, it definitely sounds like early Death.  The release is being called Death By Metal and includes two demo tapes and a rehearsal from 1984. The two disc edition will include another demo and a live performance by Mantas.

Click here to listen to “Evil Dead.”

Death By Metal is set for a June 19, 2012 release in North America, a June 22nd release in Germany, and a June 29th release for the rest of Europe under Relapse Records.

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Floridan death metallers, Death, are releasing a demo collection from their early years when they were under the name Mantas. The demo collection will be called “Death By Metal,” and it will include two demo tapes and a rehearsal from 1984. The two disc edition will include another demo and a live performance by Mantas.

To check out the trailer and track list click here.

“Death By Metal,” will be released June 19th in North American, June 22nd in Germany, and June 29th for the rest of Europe via Relapse Records.

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Floridian death metallers, Death, have release a live version of their song “Zero Tolerance” off their upcoming collection “Vivus!”. This track is from the first disc “Live in L.A.” and the second disc is “Live in Eindhoven,” and both of the recordings were from 1998 concerts.

To check out the track click here.

“Vivus!” will be released February 28th in North America (March 2nd in Germany and March 5th for the rest of Europe) through Relapse Records.

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Death announce live collecion “Vivus!” and track list

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 3:23 PM (PST)

Floridan death metallers, Death, have announce that a two CD live collection entitled “Vivus!” will be released. The live songs were from two 1998 concerts, one in the Whiskey A Go-Go and the other at the Dynamo Open Air.

To check out the track list click here.

The new collection will be released via Relapse Records on February 28th in North America. March 2nd in Germany, and March 5th for the rest of Europe.

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Obscura announce demo collection “Illegimitation” and track list

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 2:41 PM (PST)

German death metallers, Obscura, have announced they will be independently releasing a collection of demos entitled “Illegimitation.” The collection will be released in March 2012 and will include ten never-before-heard tracks, including the band’s earliest recordings from 2003, unreleased songs from the “Cosmogenesis” sessions of 2006, and brand new cover songs with the newest line-up from 2011.

To check out the track list click here.

The band’s latest release, “Omnivium,” was released in March 2011 through Relapse Records.

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Remixed Death track “The Philosopher” now streaming

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:17 PM (PST)

A remixed, re-mastered version of Death’s “The Philosopher,” taken from the forthcoming re-issue of the 1993 album “Individual Thought Patterns,” has been posted online now via the official Death Facebook page here.

The album will see it’s official re-issue on October 25th in North America, October 28th in the Benelux / Germany, and October 31st in the UK and rest of Europe. The album will be released via Relapse Records and has been remixed by Alan Douches. It will be re-packaged to include a second and third bonus disc of previously unreleased demos and a full live set recorded in Germany during a 1993 European tour. Also included on the third bonus disc exclusive to this re-issue are rare riff tracks from the Chuck Schuldiner archives.

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Re-issue of “Individual Thought Patterns” by Death announced

Posted by KageDrummer on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 3:26 PM (PST)

Florida death metal band, Death, will be re-issuing their album “Individual Thought Patterns.” The re-issue will be remixed and will include two extra discs containing unreleased demos, a live set in Germany, and rare riff tracks from the late Chuck Schuldiner. To view the track list click here.

The reissue will be released through Relapse Records October 25th for North America, October 28th for Germany, and October 31st for the rest of Europe.

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