Control Denied first came into being in 1996, shortly after
mainman Chuck Schuldiner decided to disband that group in favor
of a slightly more melodic direction.
Later, he shelved the project and reformed Death instead, with
both members and songs from CD moving on to what would
eventually become The Sound Of Perseverance
Finally, Chuck decided to pick up the project early in 1999
(whether as a separate project from Death, or a continuation, has
never been made quite clear), and the debut album was quite worth
The Fragile Art Of Existence
is very much a continuation of
late-period Death, with the obvious exception of the very well-done
vocals by Tim Aymar -- really an excellent release.
Work had begun on a followup, tentatively entitled
When Machine And Man Collide
, but Chuck's death in December 2001
put a stop to the recordings.
Since then there have been several efforts to release those later
works (completed or not), though legal wranglings have prevented this
But in May 2010 there are new reports that an agreement with the
Schuldiner family has been reached, and so new recordings may yet
see the light of day.
vocals (ex-Pharaoh) RIP: February 13, 2023, age 59
guitars (ex-Death, ex-Voodoocult) RIP: December 13, 2001, cancer, age 34
bass (Act Of Denial, ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, guest for Iced Earth, guest for Megadeth, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Quo Vadis, ex-Sadus, ex-Scariot, ex-Soen, Testament, guest for Vintersorg)
drums (ex-Acheron, ex-Burning Inside, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Leash Law)