The Skinny: A song from the upcoming Mantas Death By Metal collection has been released online. The track “Evil Dead” is taken from the band’s first ever 1984 demo, recorded in the basement of death metal legend, pioneer and groundbreaker Chuck Schuldiner. Death By Metal is the next chapter in Relapse’s Death reissue campaign, compiling Chuck Schuldiner’s pre-Death material from his first band Mantas into one deluxe collection containing the group’s first two demos and a rehearsal. 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).
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.