Chuck Schuldiner started the metal band Control Denied as an outlet for his primary activities with Death. He was working on Control Denied's second album with producer Jim Morris when he passed away in 2001. A legal dispute between Schuldiner's estate and the record company Karmageddon Media ensued and was resolved in late 2009. Former band members helped complete the album. The album When Man and Machine Collide finally saw its release amidst the reissue of other Schuldiner works, including the digital release of his Death albums and an expanded version of Control Denied's first album The Fragile Art of Existence.