The Fragile Art of Existence is the first album by Control Denied. It was released world-wide on Nuclear Blast America in 1999. Metal Mind Productions reissued the album on April 15, 2008 (February 11, 2008 in Europe). The release was limited to 2,000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-bit process on golden disc. The album was also rereleased in 2010 by Relapse Records, available in 2 disc, and 3 disc editions. The 3 disc edition was limited to 1,000 copies.
This was one of Chuck Schuldiner's final albums before he died of a brain tumor in late 2001.