The first official DEATH recording emerges in the underground: the rehearsal tape “Death By Metal”, which is recorded in the garage of Chuck’s mom on Rick’s Panasonic tape recorder. Chuck is 17. Mantas splits up briefly. Chuck plans a new band, simply called DEATH. After a couple of weeks of searching, Chuck finds he must resort once again to working with Rick Rozz and Kam Lee. Death By Metal is given a new tape cover when the band name changes.

Chuck Schuldiner-guitar
Barney ‘Kam’ Lee-drums/vocals
Rick Rozz (Frederick DeLilo)-guitar