NewsMay 10, 2012 10:41 AM ET2,525 views

Mantas demo collection to see release

Official press release: The next chapter in Relapse Records's Death reissue campaign is an extremely historic and essential release. The label has painstakingly collected all of of Death metal legend, pioneer and groundbreaker Chuck Schuldiner's pre-Death material from his first band Mantas into a deluxe collection, entitled Death By Metal. Compiling the group's first two demos and a rehearsal from 1984, Death By Metal is the brutally raw sound of an entire genre being born out of the basement of Chuck Schuldiner's Florida home close to 3 decades ago. Additionally, this marks the first time these recordings have ever been officially collected into one fully authorized compilation and legitimately available since their original release as the Death By Metal demo tape (1984)! A trailer for this face-ripping collection is available for viewing here: Mantas' Death By Metal is set for a June 19th North American release date, June 22nd in Benelux/Germany, and June 25th in the UK and rest of Europe. The collection will be released as a CD, Limited Edition Deluxe 2CD, LP, Digital Download and a limited collector's edition containing the Deluxe 2CD, LP on an exclusive color, exclusive Demo cover T-Shirt, and a reproduction of the original Death By Metal demo cassette.

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