Mantas Exclusive Song Stream And Download: “Death By Metal”

Get it tomorrow

Today was already glorious but now, it is straight fucking stupendous.

At the end of this post, we are not only streaming the title track from the new Mantas compilation Death By Metal, but we’re also letting you — compliments of the long-awesome Relapse Records — download that very song.

This is not a joke, people. See for yourself.

The aforementioned Mantas compilation will be in stores tomorrow.

Mantas, of course, is the band Chuck Schuldiner was in before Death. The set features songs recorded in Chuck’s Florida basement some 30 years ago.

These songs are older than most of your girlfriends, which is nuts, if you think about it for a good ten seconds.

Raw and balls-to-the-wall brutal, Death By Metal features the earliest recordings from the death metal legend, and marks the first time the recordings have been legitimately available since their original release as the Death By Metal demo tape in 1984.

So, listen to Mantas, or download the song “Death By Metal” from the new compilation, which, again, comes out tomorrow. And then come over to Facebook and tell us how awesome it is.

In other news, it still fucking blows that Chuck is gone. Those guitars…man. If you haven’t already gotten tickets for the Death To All Tour, go here for dates and make sure your ass attends.

Death By Metal

To download this track, click here.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.