Death discography

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Death discography

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
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 1
Singles 3
Music videos 2

The discography of Death, a metal band, consists of seven studio albums, four live albums. Death was an American metal band founded in 1983. The band's founder, Chuck Schuldiner, is considered "a pioneering force in death metal and grindcore".[1] The band ceased to exist after Schuldiner died of brain cancer in 2001,[2] though it remains an enduring metal brand.

As of 2008, Death had sold over 2 million albums worldwide, with over 500,000 copies sold by December 2009 in the U.S. alone (excluding the numerous sales before the SoundScan era) making them the top-selling death metal band worldwide, and only topped in the U.S. by Cannibal Corpse.[3]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
Heat.

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1987 Scream Bloody Gore
  • Released: May 25, 1987
  • Label: Combat (8146)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1988 Leprosy
  • Released: August 12, 1988
  • Label: Combat (8248)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
1990 Spiritual Healing
  • Released: February 16, 1990
  • Label: Combat (2011)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
63
1991 Human
  • Released: October 22, 1991
  • Label: Combat (2036)
  • Format: CD, LP
34
  • US: 74,226+[8]
1993 Individual Thought Patterns
  • Released: June 15, 1993
  • Label: Roadrunner (90792)
  • Format: CD, CS, LP
30 86
  • US: 63,876+[9]
1995 Symbolic
  • Released: March 21, 1995
  • Label: Roadrunner (8957)
  • Format: CD, LP
68
  • US: 33,348+[9]
1998 The Sound of Perseverance 47 35 60 93
  • US: 25,405+[9]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
2001 Live in L.A. (Death & Raw)
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD
Live in Eindhoven
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD (+DVD)
2005 Live in Cottbus '98
  • Released: November 11, 2005
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Format: CD (+DVD)
2012 Vivus!
  • Released: February 28, 2012
  • Label: Relapse Records
  • Format: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
1992 Fate: The Best of Death
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Combat (88561-1119)
  • Format: CD, CS

Demo albums[edit]

Prior to the release of their debut album in 1987, Death released many demos and rehearsal tapes. Below is a list of their main demo recordings according to the band's official website.

  • Death by Metal (demo as Mantas, 1984)
  • Reign of Terror (demo, 1984)
  • Infernal Death (demo, 1985)
  • Rigor Mortis (demo, 1985)
  • Back from the Dead (demo, 1985)
  • Mutilation (demo, 1986)

Singles[edit]

Year Song Album
1993 "The Philosopher" Individual Thought Patterns
1995 "Empty Words" Symbolic
1998 "Spirit Crusher" The Sound of Perseverance

Video albums[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mancini, R. Death Frontman Chuck Schuldiner Dies, MTV.com, December 18, 2001 (accessed August 7, 2008)
  2. ^ Grayson, M. Perry Precious Memories of Chuck Schuldiner, EmptyWords.org, 2001 (accessed June 21, 2009)
  3. ^ current SoundScan (retrieved December 11, 2009)
  4. ^ Peak chart positions for Death in the United States:
  5. ^ "Discographie Death" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Death / Longplay" (in German). PhonoNet. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Discografie Death" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  8. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20021030123911/http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=2000
  9. ^ a b c http://www.metalsludge.tv/?p=30335

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