CONTROL DENIED: The Fragile Art Of Existence First Ever Official Vinyl Release Announced
CONTROL DENIED, the progressive heavy metal brainchild of legendary DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, released its first and only album The Fragile Art of Existence in 1999 to massive critical acclaim. Now available for the first time ever as an official vinyl release, The Fragile Art of Existence has been fully remastered with additional bonus tracks and demos plus deluxe repackaging. The vinyl will see it’s official release on June 1st via Relapse Records.
Available as a gatefold 2xLP, double picture disc and deluxe 3xLP boxset featuring over an hour of rare material (extra tracks and early demos previously only available on the Relapse deluxe 3xCD reissue), this is the definitive edition of this timeless classic.
Watch the official vinyl promo video featuring “Expect The Unexpected” on YouTube HERE.
Pre-Order The Fragile Art of Existence on 2xLP and deluxe 3xLP boxset via Relapse.com AT THIS LOCATION.
Stream the deluxe reissue of The Fragile Art of Existence on all digital platforms HERE.
The Fragile Art of Existence is the sound of traditional metal stepping into a new century; an album where the experiences and inspirations of trail-blazing, world-class musicians coalesced under the watchful eye of one of the genre’s master craftsmen.
The Fragile Art of Existence (3xLP Boxset) Tracklist:
2. Breaking the Broken
3. Expect the Unexpected
4. What If…?
5. When the Link Becomes Missing
7. Cut Down
8. The Fragile Art of Existence
1. Consumed – 1999 Demos
2. What the Link Becomes Missing – 1999 Demos
3. Breaking the Broken (with Chuck Schuldiner on Vocals) – 1999 Demos
4. Believe – 1997 Demos
5. The Fragile Art of Existence – 1996 Demo
6. Expect the Unexpected – With Chuck Schuldiner – 1996 Demo
7. What If…? – With Chuck Schuldiner on Vocals – 1996 Demo
8. Cut Down – With Chuck Schuldiner on Vocals – 1996 Demo
Since its formation in 1983, Chuck Schuldiner was the creative center of the influential heavy metal band, DEATH. Combining strong songwriting with powerful, brutally delivered lyrics, the band was anything if not extreme. Seeking a project a little closer to his classic metal roots, in 1996 Schuldiner assembled CONTROL DENIED, a band which borrowed most of DEATH’s personnel and added the strong and clear vocals of Tim Aymar. Aymar had provided vocals for a string of successful metal bands, including Psycho Scream and he suited the more melodic approach that Schuldiner was looking for. To Schuldiner, CONTROL DENIED part of a vision — he acted much like a director or coach in bringing that vision to fruition. He maintained tight creative control, yet allowed the creative talents of musicians like Aymar and bassist Steve DiGiorgio to shine through. The project produced one album, The Fragile Art of Existence, in 1999, issued by Nuclear Blast America and now reissued in a deluxe package by Relapse Records in 2018.
Written by Stacia Proefrock