Orlando has never been the same since the passing of our brother in METAL Chuck Schuldiner (December 13, 2001). For those of us who knew you, you will live in our hearts and minds forever. Chuck’s memory lives on through his music as well, so today is an especially exciting day as Relapse Records has officially released “Vivus”, a double-live album from 1998.
As described on the Relapse site: ‘Vivus!’ captures two stunning full concerts of the final lineup of metal pioneers Death in one deluxe double-cd package. Disc One features the band at the height of their prowess tearing the roof off of the infamous Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles while Disc Two is a brilliant recording of the band on the festival stage at Dynamo Open Air. Stacked with brand new liner notes from Death drummer Richard Christy and the band’s long-time manager Eric Greif as well as newly unearthed photos of the band, ‘Vivus!’ is more than just an artifact from one of heavy-metal’s true legends, it is pair of discs that sit confidently next to Death’s untouchable catalog of albums.