Mutilation (demo)

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Mutilation
Death - Mutilation(demo)-1-.jpg
Demo album by Death
Released April 1986
Recorded April 12-13, 1986 at ATR Studios, Lafayette, California
Genre Death metal, thrash metal
Length 10:24
Label Independent
Death chronology
Back from the Dead
(1985)
Mutilation
(1986)
Scream Bloody Gore
(1987)

Mutilation was a demo released by Chuck Schuldiner and Death in 1986. The following year, they would release their first album, Scream Bloody Gore, on Combat Records. Metal Maniacs magazine noted that the demo was "the most polished of the early Death recordings" and that "the underground and Combat Records were in agreement about Mutilation".[1]

Writer Albert Mudrian noted in his book Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore that the Mutilation demo "earned [Chuck] Schuldiner that elusive recording contract", stating it was "the band's most polished material in the form of the three-track demo".[2] Author Ian Christe, in his book Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, noted that Death's demos "became as heavily shared by tape traders as any well-established act in metal".[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Land of No Return" 2:48
2. "Zombie Ritual" 4:22
3. "Mutilation" 3:14
Total length: 10:24

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[4]

Death
Other
  • Mark Sikora— artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grayson, P. Precious Memories of Chuck Schuldiner, Metal Maniacs, May 2002 (retrieved June 3, 2010)
  2. ^ Mudrian, A. Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore, 2004, p. 75, Feral House
  3. ^ Christe, I. Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, 2003, p. 241, Harper Collins
  4. ^ Mutilation Demo (retrieved July 7, 2016)