DEATH: Listen To Previously Unreleased Version Of 'Legion Of Doom' From 'Scream Bloody Gore' Reissue
May 4, 2016
"Legion Of Doom", a previously unreleased song from the forthcoming reissue of DEATH's classic debut album, "Scream Bloody Gore", can be streamed below.
"Legion Of Doom" began life as a MANTAS demo, but the incomplete, instrumental DEATH version from the original "Scream Bloody Gore" Florida recording sessions featuring just Chuck Schuldiner on guitar and Chris Reifert on drums is now finally seeing the light of day for the first time ever. The track appears on Disc 2 of the "Scream Bloody Gore" reissue.
DEATH's legendary 1987 debut, "Scream Bloody Gore", is more than just an untouchable album — upon its release, it was positively genre-creating. "Scream Bloody Gore" founded the quintessential death metal sound, with more tormented riffs, screams, and leads than the world had ever imagined, and established Chuck Schuldiner's inimitable phrasing and songwriting style as the most singular voice in the burgeoning genre. Today, the album is viewed unanimously as one of the all-time most important cornerstones of death metal.
As the final chapter in Relapse's comprehensive DEATH reissue series, "Scream Bloody Gore" will now receive the deluxe reissue treatment on a wide variety of formats, including 2CD, limited-edition 3CD, LP, deluxe 2xLP boxset, and cassette versions on May 20. Like the preceding DEATH reissues, the deluxe reissue of "Scream Bloody Gore" has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Alan Douches (DEATH, MASTODON, NILE) and contains a plethora of bonus content, including previously unreleased recordings and rehearsal demos, super-expanded packaging, and brand-new extensive liner notes from former DEATH drummer/AUTOPSY founder Chris Reifert, SEPULTURA's Max Cavalera, and original "Scream Bloody Gore" producer Randy Burns.
Physical pre-orders are available now via Relapse.com at this location. Digital pre-orders can be found via DEATH's Bandcamp page here.
01. Infernal Death 02. Zombie Ritual 03. Denial Of Life 04. Sacrificial 05. Mutilation 06. Regurgitated Guts 07. Baptized In Blood 08. Torn To Pieces 09. Evil Dead 10. Scream Bloody Gore 11. Beyond The Unholy Grave 12. Land Of No Return
13. Torn To Pieces (Original Florida Session) 14. Legion Of Doom (Original Florida Session) 15. Scream Bloody Gore (Original Florida Session) 16. Sacrificial (Original Florida Session) 17. Mutilation (Original Florida Session) 18. Land Of No Return (Original Florida Session) 19. Baptized In Blood (Original Florida Session) 20. Regurgitated Guts (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 21. Sacrificial (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 22. Sacrificial - Take 2 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 23. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 24. Do You Love Me? V1 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 25. Infernal Death (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 26. Zombie Ritual (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 27. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 28. Do You Love Me? V2 (Rehearsals 08-20-1986) 29. Denial Of Life (Rehearsals 08-20-1986)
30. (Part Of) Scream Bloody Gore (Rehearsals 5/28/86) 31. Legion Of Doom (Rehearsals 5/28/86) 32. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Rehearsals 5/28/86) 33. Scream Bloody Gore (Rehearsals 5/28/86) 34. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 5/28/86) 35. Mutilation (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 36. Torn To Pieces (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 37. Zombie Ritual (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 38. Land Of No Return (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 39. (Part of) Evil Dead (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 40. Baptized In Blood (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 41. Infernal Death (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 42. Denial of Life (Rehearsals 5/26/86) 43. Death Metal (Rehearsals 5/26/86)
Chuck died on December 13, 2001 after a battle with pontine glioma, a rare type of brain tumor.