- Day of Remembrance
Message from Chuck's mom:
To friends and fans of Chuck,
First I want to thank you for all
the emails telling me of the ways you are remembering Chuck today by
lighting candles or saluting him with a drink. Whichever you choose,
he would be so pleased by the gesture. I told a friend yesterday of
how proud I am that he is remembered by so many, and it is always such
a comfort to me on all the Decembers that have passed and those that
Today I am ordering the Leprosy shirts that so many of you have asked
for. Kees and Yvonne helped me with that decision and one more shirt
also we chose. It will take a week or so for the order to be completed
and when it arrives I'll let Kees and Yvonne know right away. As for
the album, we hope to have the good news within a couple of months that
it will be resolved and ready to be completed. Things are looking very
good for that to be so.
Everytime December 13th approaches, things get a bit hectic among Chuck’s
legion of fans. For example, email traffic increases, new tribute concerts
are announced (some of them have already taken place), and the guestbook
gets a lot more visitors. In any case, the fans want to do something
special and probably expect us to do something as well. Continuing a
good old tradition we indeed have something special again.
Therefore we have today, December 13th 2005, on the 4th anniversary
of Chuck’s passing, a video interview with Chuck & Gene on
our downloads page (thanks Luca). Although
it is quite a big file, we think it’s definitely worth the download
time. Maybe this is a good time to finally get yourself that hi-speed
connection you were thinking about for so long… who knows. Anyway,
the video, from MTV’s Headbangers Ball, was taped at Amsterdam’s
Paradiso and dates back to early ’95.
Second we have something very, very special too: the lost and last issue
of The Metal Crusade (vol. 2 nr.
6). Digging out Chuck’s office together with Jane, we found this
one, which we didn't even know existed. Very special. And like the other
Crusades, it's again very funny with the difference that most of it
was written by Chuck himself, and that this issue was never released…
And finally we also added the last reviews of Chuck’s eight studio
albums from the archive, all from (how fitting) The Final Verdict. Hence
they are not placed in alphabetical order but at the end of each row,
please check out the VIEWS. So scrutinizing
these classic albums once more to get them on EW is senseless from now
on, as for us the reviews from the vault are all done… ;)
Well, enjoy all updates, happy holidays and see you next year (EW’s
eighth!). Thank you Matt & Dolly (how’s your cow? "Hema
is doing well" -Matt) for your continuous help and support, and
for… you know… And thank you James for being there at Jane’s.
Really special. Thanks again guys! To us it was a very memorable Thanksgiving
week. Okay, that’s all for now and yes: there is more soon! Defenitely!
- Sunday December 11 2005
Especially for the Romanian fans, check out the Benefit
page for Tuesday night.
- Friday December 9 2005
Especially for the Bulgarian fans, check out the Benefit
page for tomorrow night.
- Thursday December 8
Definite "Death - Live in Cottbus" tracklist: "The Philosopher",
"Spirit Crusher", "Trapped in a Corner", "Scavenger
of Human Sorrow", "Together as One" (partial), "Flesh
and the Power it Holds", drumsolo, "Flattening of Emotions",
"Symbolic" & "Pull the Plug" (partial). Thanks
Yvo and Jaap.
- Wednesday December 7
Especially for the Canadian and Italian fans, check out the Benefit
- Saturday December 3
Especially for the Italian fans, check out the Benefit
- Tuesday November 29
Especially for the fans from Israel, check out the Benefit
- Friday November 11 2005
Before we take off to Florida we have some updates “for the road”:
three album reviews (Live
in L.A., TFAoE,
plus a concert
review, all from Chronicles Of Chaos. And as promised last time,
we added the two interviews with Gene: “The
World Makes Way”, also from Chronicles Of Chaos (June ’03
issue, thanks Aaron), and “Haulin’
With Strapping Young Lad” from Modern Drummer (last July).
It may not surprise you that the name Death is regularly quoted and,
as often with drummers, it’s about technique a lot. Enjoy!
Concerning the Death Tribute Bands: In contrast to our earlier intentions
to give the Death Tribute Bands contact page another chance, we have
decided rather than make such a page, to simply classify the various
Death Tribute Bands under our regular LINKS/Related II section. All
in all we think that this is the easiest way to support those who are
keeping the metal faith alive. Thanks Oscar and everybody else that
Regarding the SiteRing Members: Another matter of discussion is maintaining
the SiteRing. With few exceptions, sites are hardly being updated, links
don't work, a few pages are hard to relate, some don’t even exist
anymore, and some webmasters have disapeared. In short: it’s quite
a mess. That's reason enough to take another critical look at the continued
existence of this ring. Maybe we'll move the remaining websites into
EW’s LINKS section. To be continued.
Okay, that’s all for now. Thanks again. More soon!
- Thursday October 13
Okay, it’s about time to do some articles again. As you all know,
we always give special attention to Gene on EmptyWords. Therefore, besides
Chuck’s intie is
an intie with Gene as
well. More than ten years ago, at the time of Symbolic’s release,
Chuck & Gene did these two interviews (one each at different times
for different zines) from the Roadrunner offices. That’s all for
now. Enjoy! Two more interviews (from mid 2003 and mid 2005, in which
he refers to Death) with that strapping young lad soon!
- Monday October 10 2005
On November 11, Nuclear Blast records will release the DVD "Death:
Live in Cottbus" [cover].
It will include all the press pictures from the TSOP era as well. Also,
a new DELUXE edition of "The Sound of Perseverance" [cover]
will contain "Live in Cottbus" as a bonus DVD. The "Live
in Cottbus" tracklist will be the same as "Live
Both releases will be available through the Nuclear
Blast online shop.
- Monday October 3 2005
It’s been a long time between updates. We would like you to know
that we posted EW's editorial comment
- Friday May 13 2005
Message from Chuck's mom:
Dear fans and friends,
I want to thank you for all the mail I have received this week letting
me know you have not forgotten that today is Chuck's birthday. I know
there are many of you who are having friends over to talk, some light
candles in his memory, which I do also, and there are those of you who
will lift a drink in salute to him.
I sure do wish I could join you. But I am, as always, grateful to have
you today in thought, even though you're scattered all over the globe.
As one of you said in 2001, I am never alone, I have children everywhere!
That's such a good thought to have. Take care.
"Being in Death and Cynic exposed me to practically everyone"
- Paul Masvidal. Today, on Chuck’s 38th birthday, we
have an appropriate interview
that Paul recently did with the Romanian Mirgilus Siculorum zine (thanks
- Wednesday April 27 2005
Some time ago you responded to our request regarding getting the various
Death Tribute Bands (not to be confused with James’ Death Tribute
Project) to come forward for a special contact page on EmptyWords. Thank
As we stated then, we wanted to get some numbers to see if there was
enough interest to make the page. At this time it seems there is not.
There’s not enough reason to start such a page now, but that doesn’t
mean that it will never happen, we just need to give it some more time.
The bottom line is that we want it to be more than some glorified links
So we decided to give this project the benefit of the doubt for the
time being, and give more bands a chance to respond, and perhaps come
up with some additional ideas to help keep The
Metal Faith Alive. Thanks again!
- Sunday April 10 2005
After publishing a total of 8 reviews last March (from Kondemned, RoughEdge,
Digital Metal & MetalBite) and yet another 8 reviews from the Estonia
based Metal Storm zine today (Live
in L.A., TSoP,
Leprosy & SBG,
thanks Jeff) we have reached the end, for the time being, of reviews
from EW's vault. Enjoy!
- Tuesday January 11 2005
Just a short note from Chuck's mom to let you know that she has not
had any access to the internet in two weeks and will not for the next
- Saturday, New Year's
Welcome to the new year. For the current NEWS page we replaced Chuck’s
picture. Now it’s Chuck in Toronto jamming with Slaugther. The
photo (from a private collection) was taken by Nelly the “Acid
Queen” and is dated January 1986, thanks Mike.
A new year, a new start. While awaiting James Murphy’s Death Tribute
Project “Within The Mind” we added an interview
that James did with the Italian Metal Hammer last summer (thanks Vincenzo).
More soon! Stay tuned!