The discography of Death, a metal band, consists of seven studio albums and 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". The band ceased to exist after Schuldiner died of brain cancer in 2001, 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.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|1987||Scream Bloody Gore||—||—||—||—|
|1993||Individual Thought Patterns
|1998||The Sound of Perseverance||47||35||60||93||
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart.|
|2001||Live in L.A. (Death & Raw)
|Live in Eindhoven
|2005||Live in Cottbus '98
|1992||Fate: The Best of Death
Prior to the release of the band's debut album in 1987, Death released several demos and rehearsal tapes. Below is a list of the band's seven official demos according to its website.
- Death by Metal (demo as Mantas, 1984)
- Reign of Terror (demo, 1984)
- Live 12/30/84 (live-demo, 1985)
- Infernal Death (demo, 1985)
- Rigor Mortis (demo, 1985)
- Back from the Dead (demo, 1985)
- Mutilation (demo, 1986)
|1993||"The Philosopher"||Individual Thought Patterns|
|1998||"Spirit Crusher"||The Sound of Perseverance|
- Live in Combat Ultimate Revenge 2 (1988)
- Live in Houston (Bootleg, VHS, 04.02.1989)
- Lack of Comprehension (videoclip, 1991)
- The Philosopher (videoclip, 1993)
- Live in Florence (VHS, 10.12.1993)
- Live in Cottbus '98 (1998, Official Bootleg)
- Live in L.A. (Death & Raw) (Official Live, DVD/VHS, 05.12.1998)
- Live in Music Hall (1998, Virus Cable TV)
- Live in Eindhoven (Official Live, DVD, 2001, Nuclear Blast)
- Mancini, R. Death Frontman Chuck Schuldiner Dies, MTV.com, December 18, 2001 (accessed August 7, 2008)
- Grayson, M. Perry Precious Memories of Chuck Schuldiner, EmptyWords.org, 2001 (accessed June 21, 2009)
- current SoundScan (retrieved December 11, 2009)
- Peak chart positions for Death in the United States:
- Human on Heatseekers Albums chart: "Death > Human > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- Individual Thought Patterns on Heatseekers Albums chart: "Death > Individual Thought Patterns > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- The Sound of Perseverance on Heatseekers Albums chart: "DEATH's 'The Sound Of Perseverance' Reissue: First-Week Sales Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 2011-02-26. Archived from the original on 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "Discographie Death" (in German). Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "Chartverfolgung / Death / Longplay" (in German). PhonoNet. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- "Discografie Death" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2011-05-06.
- Woning, Robbie; Grayson, Perry. "Timeline". Empty Words. Retrieved November 16, 2015.