Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
“Death By Metal“, arguably the definitive documentary on DEATH frontman Chuck Schuldiner, will receive its long-awaited DVD release this Friday, July 6th, via MVD Visual.
Featuring exclusive interviews, rare footage, and demos, ‘Death By Metal‘ is the first film of its kind to inspect Schuldiner’s unparalleled role in the evolution of heavy metal. It was written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Felipe Belalcazar who takes an unflinching look at the humble trailblazer whose life and career were tragically cut short by cancer in 2001.
Belalcazar states that ‘Death By Metal‘ is “…an official documentary approved by the family. I did more than 22 interviews; not even all of them can be in the documentary. I’m told we did the first interview on film with his mom. She told us everything — from the first day he got a guitar to when he passed away. It was one of the hardest interviews I’ve ever done. We interviewed his nephew, his sister, Chris Reifert (Death, Autopsy, Painted Doll) and two to three members from each of Death’s lineups, including the CONTROL DENIED records. We also interviewed [producer] Jim Morris.“
You can pre-order / purchase the “Death By Metal” DVD now at Amazon HERE.