DEATH – ‘Human’ Deluxe Reissue

Relapse Records is excited to announce the vinyl reissue of DEATH’s legendary, fourth album Human! The reissue will be available as a standard single LP and a limited edition deluxe 2xLP boxset. The deluxe version has been packaged into a super limited (500) vinyl box set containing the full Human album remastered on the first LP plus a bonus 2nd LP featuring instrumental studio tracks and demos from ‘91 (on vinyl for the first time) and is housed in an exclusive jacket with expanded art. Both LPs are pressed on Bone White and Aqua Blue Merge with Blood Red and Bronze Splatter. The box set is accompanied with an album art slipmat, a 22” x 22” album art poster and a 8.5” x 8.5” magnet sheet containing all of DEATH’s iconic album art and logos. Full LP pressing information is available below.

Watch a trailer for the reissue at this location.The Human vinyl reissues are due out March 31st on LP/Deluxe 2xLP Boxset via Relapse Records. Pre-orders are available now through Relapse.com. The album can be streamed in full via DEATH’s Bandcamp.

DEATH, the heavy metal institution founded, realized, and helmed by legendary guitarist Chuck Schuldiner, released its legendary fourth studio album Human (1991) to massive worldwide critical acclaim. The album’s complex and progressive music and introspective lyrics marked a massive stylistic change away from the more primitive early material for the group, and Human went on to become one of the most influential metal records in the history of the genre. Remixed under the watchful eye of longtime DEATH producer Jim Morris, Human represents the fully-realized version of this epic album.  Available on vinyl for the first time in over 7 years!Human First Relapse Press (Standard 1xLP):

3800 x Black Standard Gram

500 x Metallic Gold Standard Gram *Retail Exclusive* (Not available through Relapse.com)

500 x Blood Red Standard Gram *European / Rough Trade Germany Exclusive* (Not available through Relapse.com)

500 x Black and Blood Red Merge Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*

300 x Clear with Blood Red, Bronze and Aqua Blue Splatter Standard Gram *Relapse.com Exclusive*

300 x Picture Disc *Relapse.com Exclusive*

Over the course of more than a decade and seven increasingly accomplished albums, Chuck Schuldiner, the architect behind the ubiquitous DEATH, became a bona fide heavy metal icon. Now widely recognized as the father of death metal (if a single candidate must be chosen, his résumé is about as good as it gets), Schuldiner’s singular drive and ruthless creative vision guaranteed that DEATH would ever represent the cutting edge of the style’s development. Indeed, while the savagely raw aggression contained in DEATH’s first three albums proved crucial to spearheading the first generation of death metal bands, the astounding musicianship and increasingly sophisticated songwriting found on their later-day efforts surely influenced even more groups to explore the limits of extreme metal’s most progressive outposts. By all accounts a force to be reckoned with on-stage, DEATH also logged more frequent flier miles than perhaps any other band of their ilk, undertaking numerous far-reaching tours despite suffering from continuous and often acrimonious musician turnover within their ranks. Throughout this long journey and drastic evolutionary curve, Schuldiner was to be the only constant, the effective mastermind behind DEATH’s continually groundbreaking career, and, as proven by his near-canonization at the time of his untimely passing, arguably unequalled in stature within one of rock’s most uncompromising style.

Human Reissue Tracklisting:

LP 1

Flattening Of Emotions
Suicide Machine
Together As One
Secret Face
Lack Of Comprehension
See Through Dreams
Cosmic Sea
Vacant Planets
God Of Thunder (Bonus Track)
LP 2

Human – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks

Flattening Of Emotions – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Suicide Machine – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Together As One – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Secret Face – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Secret Face – Part 2 – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Lack Of Comprehension – Basic Instrumental Studio Track
“Felt Good” – Studio Snippet – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
See Through Dreams – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
See Through Dreams – Part 2 – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Vacant Planets – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Cosmic Sea – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Cosmic Sea – Part 2 – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
God Of Thunder – Basic Instrumental Studio Tracks
Human Demos – March 25, 1991

Flattening Of Emotions – Demos – 3/25/91
Lack Of Comprehension – Demos – 3/25/91
Suicide Machine – Demos – 3/25/91
Together As One – Demos – 3/25/91
See Through Dreams – Demos – 3/25/91
Secret Face (Instrumental) – Demos – 3/25/91
Vacant Planets (Instrumental) – Demos – 3/25/91

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