In 1986 metal band Death is just a duo: singer/guitarist Chuck SChuldiner and drummer Chris Reifert. When Schuldiner decides to leave San Fransisco and return to Florida, Reifert decides to stay, so both friends split up. Reifert played drums on Death's official debut album "Scream Bloody Gore" though.
In Florida Chuck rejoins forces with three-fourths of Massacre including Bill Andrews on drums. In 1987 they play their first tour already performing some "Leprosy" songs, even at the Milwaukee Metalfest.
The next two years several line-up changes take place and before the release of their third album "Spiritual Healing", the only remaining members are Chuck Schuldiner and drummer Bill Andrews.
The other members of Death decide to tour Europe, against Chuck's wishes. The line-up features Death guitar tech/soundman Walter Trachsler and Louie Carrisalez (Devestation) on vocals while Chuck is absent. Obviously this causes a hug rift between Chuck and his former band members.
Despite the fact that the press has printed many rumors and outright lies circulated by his ex-bandmates, Chuck is determined to rise again with Death, his band. According to some rumours Cuck was starting a glam band, others claimed he was in an insane asylum.
In 1991 Chuck recruits new band members with Sean Reinert on drums, replacing Bill Andrews. With this new line-up Death starts recording "Human", their fourth album, in April 1991.