Mantas changes their name to Death
Together with Kam Lee (Barney Lee), and Rick Rozz (Frederick DeLillo), Chuck Schuldiner started to compose songs that were released on several rehearsal tapes in 1984.
These tapes, along with the Death by Metal demo, circulated through the tape trader world, quickly establishing the band's name. In 1984, Schuldiner dissolved Mantas and quickly started a new band under the name Death. Its members included the same Rick Rozz and Kam Lee. Another demo was released, called Reign of Terror.