Chuck Schuldiner founded Death, the metal band, in 1983. The guitarist and singer started the Florida-based band after his old band, Mantas, broke up. They released their debut LP Scream Bloody Gore on Combat in 1987. This was arguably the first ever death metal release. Death continued on until Schuldiner's death in 2001, releasing six more albums and basically changing the entire landscape of metal in that time. Their sophomore album was entitled Leprosy and was released by Combat in 1988. This original and rare Death shirt, professionally repaired and altered in great condition, is from the Leprosy era. Again, this shirt has been altered so please refer to our measurements for exact sizing.