Control Denied is an American progressive heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. The band was formed in 1995 by Chuck Schuldiner, leader of the band Death. They never went on a tour because Chuck Schuldiner quickly fell ill (died December 13, 2001 of a brain tumor). He had already composed a large part of the second album. After his death, the other members considered finishing it, without anyone knowing since.
The band was formed in 1995> by Chuck Schuldiner as a side project to his main band Death. Schuldiner is the guitarist, composer and arranger of the group. He recruits a first singer, B.C. Richards, who is soon after replaced by Tim Aymar (ex-Psycho Scream). The band released a first demo called A Moment of Clarity in 1996, followed by a debut studio album titled The Fragile Art of Existence, published on the Nuclear Blast label.
In May 1999, Chuck Schuldiner was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which he succumbed to on December 13, 2001. Control Denied remained inactive during Chuck's care, and was disbanded after Chuck's death. A second studio album, When Man and Machine Collide, which was in preparation, will never be published.