CHUCK SCHULDINER's CONTROL DENIED: 'The Fragile Art Of Existence' To Be Released On Vinyl
April 4, 2018
CONTROL DENIED, the progressive heavy metal brainchild of legendary DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, released its first and only album, "The Fragile Art Of Existence", in 1999 to massive critical acclaim. Now available for the first time ever as an official vinyl release, "The Fragile Art Of Existence" has been fully remastered with additional bonus tracks and demos plus deluxe repackaging. The vinyl will see its official release on June 1 via Relapse Records.
Available as a gatefold 2xLP, double picture disc and deluxe 3xLP boxset featuring over an hour of rare material (extra tracks and early demos previously only available on the Relapse deluxe 3xCD reissue),this is the definitive edition of this timeless classic.
Watch the official vinyl promo video featuring "Expect The Unexpected" below.
"The Fragile Art Of Existence" is the sound of traditional metal stepping into a new century; an album where the experiences and inspirations of trail-blazing, world-class musicians coalesced under the watchful eye of one of the genre's master craftsmen.
"The Fragile Art Of Existence" (3xLP box set) track listing:
01. Consumed 02. Breaking The Broken 03. Expect The Unexpected 04. What If…? 05. When The Link Becomes Missing 06. Believe 07. Cut Down 08. The Fragile Art Of Existence
01. Consumed - 1999 Demo 02. When The Link Becomes Missing - 1999 Demo 03. Breaking The Broken (with Chuck Schuldiner on vocals) - 1999 Demo 04. Believe - 1997 Demo 05. The Fragile Art Of Existence - 1996 Demo 06. Expect The Unexpected - With Chuck Schuldiner on vocals - 1996 Demo 07. What If…? - With Chuck Schuldiner on vocals - 1996 Demo 08. Cut Down - With Chuck Schuldiner on vocals - 1996 Demo
Chuck Schuldiner was the creative center of the influential heavy metal band DEATH. Combining strong songwriting with powerful, brutally delivered lyrics, the band was anything if not extreme. Seeking a project a little closer to his classic metal roots, in 1996 Schuldiner assembled CONTROL DENIED, a band which borrowed most of DEATH's personnel and added the strong and clear vocals of Tim Aymar. Aymar had provided vocals for a string of successful metal bands, including PSYCHO SCREAM, and he suited the more melodic approach that Schuldiner was looking for. To Schuldiner, CONTROL DENIED was part of a vision — he acted much like a director or coach in bringing that vision to fruition. He maintained tight creative control yet allowed the creative talents of musicians like Aymar and bassist Steve DiGiorgio to shine through. The project produced one album, "The Fragile Art Of Existence", in 1999, issued by Nuclear Blast America and now reissued in a deluxe package by Relapse Records in 2018.
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