In our quest to find the greatest metal album of all time, March Metal Madness 2013 brings together another duo of masterful records that fans have a chance to vote to the very peak. In this Stage Dive Region round 1 matchup, we've got two of metal's most influential bands.
On Dec. 13, 2001, the world of death metal lost its official MVP. In a recent tribute to Death frontman and late legend Chuck Schudiner, the charitable 'Death to All' tour was put together in mid-2012 with an all-star lineup of metal heroes, and in 2013, Death to All hits the road once again.
On Feb. 16, 1990, metal pioneers Death unleashed 'Spiritual Healing' upon the masses. As just one part of a legendary discography, the album continues to be celebrated by fans and is well known as a tech death staple. While the band Death may no longer be around, metalheads will now be given a new chapter of the band with Relapse Records' re-release of 'Spiritual Healing.' The album comes out on Nov. 20, but we're honored to give you the entire reissue right now and exclusively here at Loudwire.
For those unfamiliar with the metal band Death, you're missing a crucial piece of music history. Widely known as the first death metal band, Death accumulated one of music's greatest discographies before the passing of frontman Chuck Schuldiner, with the record 'Spiritual Healing' being one of his crown jewels.
The first 'Evil Dead' movie is one of the greatest pieces of horror ever committed to film. Having spawned two equally legendary sequels, the franchise has developed one of the biggest cult followings in horror history, cementing the chainsaw at the greatest undead-killing weapon of all time and star Bruce Campbell as the most bad-ass man on the planet. The first of the three films was strictly horror with a bit of a campy quality to it, made with an almost non existent budget, whereas 2 and 3 focused more heavily on comedy. If you haven't seen any of the 'Evil Dead' films, make your Halloween a special one by exposing yourself to them.
Death were one of the most legendary bands in the history of extreme metal. Fronted by the late Chuck Schuldiner, Death are widely known as the first death metal band and the most influential act within the genre. Just over 10 years after the passing of Schuldiner from brain cancer, seven former members of Death will embark on a charity tour under the moniker 'Death to All.'
One of the key figures of the death metal movement, James Murphy, has suffered a relapse of the brain tumor he was first diagnosed with in 2001.