Richard Christy: “Everything in my life has been touched by the influence of Chuck Schuldiner, and I think about that every day.”
December 13, 2011, marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic early passing of Chuck Schuldiner, leader of the bands Death and Control Denied. Only 34 years old at the time, Schuldiner left behind a fifteen-year metal legacy that began with the crude groundbreaking death metal of Mantas, expanded tremendously over more than a decade with Death, and ended unresolved with the virtuoso metal of Control Denied.
On this week’s “Bloody Roots” heavy metal history show on the Sirius XM Liquid Metal channel, host Ian Christe (“Sound of the Beast”) will be joined by Schuldiner’s longtime bandmate and friend, drummer Richard Christy (Death/Control Denied/Charred Walls of the Damned/Howard Stern) to pay tribute to a fallen icon with memories and merciless metal by Mantas, Death, Autopsy, Massacre, Cynic, Charred Walls of the Damned, and Control Denied.
Says Richard Christy: “Nobody would know who I am in the metal world if it wasn’t for Chuck giving me a chance with Death. I was really just some unknown guy from Missouri. That led to me being in Control Denied, and even Iced Earth. I really owe everything to Chuck as far as my life in metal. Chuck even had a connection with me now being on the Howard Stern show, because I learned how to use recording software from being in the studio with Chuck and Jim Morris. Everything in my life has been touched by the influence of Chuck Schuldiner, and I think about that every day.”
The broadcast dates and times for Bloody Roots on Sirius XM Liquid Metal are as follows:
Saturday, 12/10 @ 6pm ET
Sunday, 12/11 @ 2pm ET
Tuesday, 12/13 @ 3pm ET
Thursday, 12/15 @ 9pm ET