The Scoop: The name of Chuck Schuldiner is one of legend in the Metal world for his innovative technique and skillful displays of brutality in his band Death. Formed way back in 1983 by the guitarist, the band paved the way for the still growing Death Metal scene and while not its first provider of mayhem, Chuck is often referred to as “The Father Of Death Metal” based on his incredible contributions. The band released seven studio albums and Chuck also had a group called Control Denied which he helmed after Death’s disbanding and sadly in 2001 we would lose this talented musician who died of pneumonia while at the same time was dealing with brain cancer. His music would never be forgotten and now in 2013 as an event to benefit the Sweet Relief Charity, musicians who had been a part of Deaths rich history will unite and perform in honor of Chuck to bring us the brutality once again. We can thank the folks of Livenation for putting some PiercingMetal fans into the room. Read on for contest details.
When and Where: Wednesday, April 24th at Irving Plaza (17 Irving Place, NYC)
To Participate: Chuck Schuldiner’s influences to the Death Metal sound were great. In your opinion tell me how much importance his input has been to the genre and where it is best defined (band, or single musicians etc). I’ll be picking a few of the most inspiring submissions so it cannot hurt to let me know just how important you felt Chuck was to your own Metal beliefs. Please make sure to enter your full real name and an email address in the comment form (but not the comment itself) since we shall need to reach you if you win. It also never hurts to subscribe to comments for the duration of this contest. Let me have it.
Restrictions: While all PiercingMetal.com contests are open to our regional site readers, we do look at new responders first in order to give everyone a fair shot at enjoying a show on the provider and us. Of course we still encourage all to respond because you never know just how many tickets we are offering. At present we have a lot of contests running but you just might be lucky based on response. Anonymous or Guest submissions while approved are not eligible.
Death Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_%28metal_band%29
Death To All Tour Official: https://www.facebook.com/DeathToAllTour
Irving Plaza: http://www.irvingplaza.com
The music of Death was remastered and released on expanded editions not too long ago and I’ve embedded codes to a bunch of them for you to investigate and possibly add to your library.