February 24, 2003

The estate of the late DEATH/CONTROL DENIED frontman Chuck Schuldiner is involved in a legal dispute with Holland's Hammerheart Records over the release of CONTROL DENIED's sophomore release, tentatively entitled "When Machine and Man Collide".

"At this time we are in litigation with Hammerheart because of mistrust of how they are planning to proceed with Chuck's last record," Chuck's mother Jane Schuldiner revealed in an interview with Chile's Rockaxis. "We are very unhappy with a recent member of their staff who had a very negative influence on Chuck's first CONTROL DENIED album. She also said some really horrible things about Chuck when he was very ill, saying that maybe he would die and they would not have to pay Chuck at all. That horrified and hurt Chuck, as well as his friends and family. We have documented proof of this and very soon will offer that proof in US courts."

Schuldiner had laid down his parts for the album prior to his death in December 2001 and plans exist for the rest of the band to regroup during the coming months to complete work on the CD as a tribute to the fallen death metal pioneer. A tentative late 2003 release is expected through an as-yet-undetermined label.

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).