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Formed: 1987
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Deicide News

Below is our complete Deicide news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Deicide Releases New Music Video

The time to repent is here - the "End The Wrath Of God" music video is upon us! Deicide has partnered with InvisibleOranges.com to premiere of the band's new video.

"End The Wrath Of God" is the first video from Deicide's new release "In The Minds of Evil," and you can check it out below.

Released November 24th, just three days before Thanksgiving, "In The Minds of Evil" is the highest charting debut of the death metal band's career, entering the Billboard Heatseekers chart at #3 with first-week sales of 2,706.

Says Deicide frontman Glen Benton of the new album: "What better way to celebrate a bunch of religious pilgrims coming to America than with 'IN THE MINDS OF EVIL'? Pass the gravy!" More...

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Broken Hope Buries The Hatchet With Deicide

After a series of online posts and interviews attacking each other following the end of the No Salvation tour, Broken Hope and Deicide have reached out to each other, made apologies, and mended friendships. Broken Hope comments:

"Glen Benton, Shaun Glass, and Jeremy Wagner have been good friends for 20 years and the blow-up in El Paso was completely unnecessary and the situation could have been rectified if all parties talked it out as friends.

"Moreover, there were some very low-blows lobbed in an effort to maim Glen Benton, and a number of those words were very unfair and very immature, so to that end, we apologize.

"That said, both bands have extended olive branches to each other in order to retain their longtime friendships, and to rise above all the worthless drama, finger-pointing, and scandalous fallout that’s plagued both bands.

"We’re glad to once again have Benton’s friendship and to have Deicide as brothers. FRIENDSHIP and MUSIC are ALL that matters here.

"We ask all fans to please embrace our effort to revive our friendship with Glen and Deicide, and as we all take a higher, more positive road. "

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Deicide Posts New Lyric Video

It's Halloween, and metal legends Deicide are embracing the spirit by dropping their "Thou Begone" lyric video.

"Look up... Look down... Look all around.... Right his wrong! Thou begone!" cackles Deicide frontman Glen Benton about the diabolical "Thou Begone" lyric video. Check it out below.

"Thou Begone" is the second track to be released from the band's upcoming new studio album "In The Minds of Evil," which will hit stores November 25th in North America via Century Media Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. In The Minds Of Evil (streaming here)
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God More...

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Fan Stabbed At Broken Hope Show

Broken Hope is currently out on the road with Deicide on the "No Salvation" tour and has posted the following message online about a fan having his throat cut during a show:

"Broken Hope just learned a fan got their throat cut with a box cutter during Broken Hope's set tonight in El Paso. Cops and paramedics are all over the place. Please send warm wishes to this fan."

A local news organization, KTSM.com, also reported on the situation:

At least two people were hospitalized after a fight at a metal concert in Downtown El Paso.

It happened at Tricky Falls on South El Paso Street near East Overland at about 11 last night. Police said at some point, a fight broke out and at least one person was stabbed in the neck.

One person who was there said he saw two people fighting in the mosh pit during the Deicide concert and then people pulled the two away from each other.

Paramedics took at least two people to University Medical Center with serious injuries. Police were investigating.
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Deicide Streaming Title Track Of New Album

Demonic forces have returned from Florida...as Deicide streams the title track to the upcoming album "In The Minds Of Evil." The album drops on November 25th in North America via Century Media Records.

The track listing is:

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God

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Deicide Reveals New Album Details

Deicide will release "In The Minds of Evil" this coming November 25 in North America via Century Media Records, and frontman and founding member Glen Benton couldn't be more proud of his latest offering of evil incarnate.

"Do you hear that? It's the sound of Satan singing along to the new Deicide!" boasts Benton of the new release, adding that "'In The Minds of Evil' is like King Kong taking a shit on a daisy."

The album is the eleventh studio recording of an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, and is produced by Jason Suecoff. The album's jarring cover was taken from Australian artist Simon Cowell's painting "Power Of The Mind" and offers a fitting face to the album's 11 tracks.

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Fallen To Silence
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God

Decibel Magazine joined Deicide n the studio earlier this year, reporting: "Expect a super-brutal blast to the cranium. Longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired from the almighty Legion effort." With drummer Steve Asheim adding, "we're going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal." More...

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Deicide Announces New Album Release Date

Deicide has now revealed new album "In The Minds of Evil" is due out November 26th, 2013 through Century Media. The track listing will be:

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Banished By Evil
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God More...

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Deicide Announces New Album Title

Deicide will release "In The Minds of Evil" this fall via Century Media Records.

The album is the eleventh studio recording of an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years, and is being produced by Jason Suecoff. The complete track listing is as follows:

1. In The Minds Of Evil
2. Thou Begone
3. Godkill
4. Beyond Salvation
5. Misery Of One
6. Between The Flesh And The Void
7. Even The Gods Can Bleed
8. Trample The Cross
9. Banished By Evil
10. Kill The Light Of Christ
11. End The Wrath Of God

Decibel Magazine joined Deicide in the studio earlier this year, reporting: "Expect a super-brutal blast to the cranium. Longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired from the almighty Legion effort." With drummer Steve Asheim adding, "we're going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal."

Deicide is: Glen Benton (vocals and bass), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Steve Asheim (drums) and Jack Owen (guitars).

The band will preview "In The Minds of Evil" on the road this fall on the No Salvation Tour with fellow Century Media labelmates Broken Hope in support. Also opening are Disgorge and Necronomicon.

The North American tour launches October 2nd in Atlanta, GA, and ends October 24th in Austin, TX. Highlights include a convergence with the Delaware Death Fest October 5th, as well as stops in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Complete dates are listed below. More...

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Deicide Issues Album Update

Deicide will be releasing a new album this fall via Century Media, which follows the 2011 album "To Hell With God." The band has now checked in with the following update about the album's recording process:

"Studio Update - Vocals done! Steve goes in this week to complete drum edits and then the mixing process begins and then on to mastering, Century Media will be doing a press release shortly to announce the title and track listing and cover art...cant wait to unleash this beast upon you..."

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Roadrunner Records To Release Box Set

Roadrunner Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a retrospective box set:

"On October 1, we'll be releasing 'XXX: Three Decades of Roadrunner Records,' a four-disc box set that chronicles our first thirty years in existence.

"Each disc in the set will reflect a period in our history, with artists such Mercyful Fate, Deicide, Brujeria, Suffocation, Type O Negative, Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Opeth, Gojira, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, and Rush being represented.

"Furthermore, the set will feature liner notes written by Decibel contributor Chris Dick in addition to quotes from founder Cees Wessels; legendary A&R guru Monte Conner; and artists such as King Diamond, Sepultura/Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy mastermind Max Cavalera, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy, Opeth leader Mikael Åkerfeldt, Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, and more."

Further details can be found at this location. More...

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Deicide Announces "No Salvation Tour" 2013

Metal icons Deicide are returning to the road this fall on their No Salvation Tour 2013 - a headlining run with fellow Century Media label mates and death metal favorites Broken Hope. Also in support will be Disgorge and Necronomicon.

The tour launches October 2nd in Atlanta, GA, and ends October 24th in Austin, TX. Highlights include a convergence with the Delaware Death Fest October 5th, as well as stops in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Complete dates are listed below.

Deicide will be touring to promote the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled studio release, due out this fall on Century Media Records. The album will be its second for Century Media, and the follow-up to "To Hell With God" in 2011.

Decibel Magazine joined Deicide and producer Jason Suecof in the studio earlier this year, reporting: "Expect a super-brutal blast to the cranium. Longtime fans will pick up on nuances inspired from the almighty Legion effort." With drummer Steve Asheim adding that "we're going to get down and dirty this time around, so expect the lyrics to be brutal."

Broken Hope releases "Omen Of Disease" October 1st, and the album will be its first studio record in nearly 15 years. Disgorge will release a fifth studio album in late 2013 on Unique Leader Records, while Necronomicon is touring in support of "Rise Of The Elder Ones" (reviewed here), released June 10th via Season Of Mist. More...

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Deicide Added To Spread The Metal Fest

Spread The Metal Festival is proud to announce the addition of American death metal band Deicide to its Halifax edition this coming August.

Deicide will be performing the band's only Atlantic Canada show of 2013 on the first day of the fest on August 24th alongside Erimha and Augury among many others at the Marquee Ballroom. Being held on August 24th & 25th, the fest will also feature The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more.

All profits from the festival will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

August 24th:
BOTB Winner - TBA
Severed Reign
Ear To Ear
Cottus
Burnt Church
Terratomb
Deathpoint
The Catalyst
Erimha
Augury
Deicide More...

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Destinity To Support Deicide On Tour

Destinity is proud to announce the band will be supporting Deicide on "The End of the Word Tour 2013." Also on the bill will be Karnak, Sweetest Deilvry, and Arvas (March 1st - March 10th only). Details on the run are available below.

Destinity will be touring in support of new album "Resolve in Crimson" (reviewed here).

01.03.2013 (POL ) Wroclaw / Madness
02.03.2013 (POL) Bielsko-Biala / Rudeboy
03.03.2013 (POL) Warsaw / Progresja
04.02.2013 (UKR) Lviv / Millennium
05.03.2013 (SK) Nitra / Nova Pekaren
06.03.2013 (CZ) Praha / Nova Chmelnice
07.03.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Blue Hell
08.03.2013 (ROM) Bucarest / Fabrica
09.03.2013 (BUL) Sofia / RBF Club
10.03.2013 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
13.03.2013 (CH) Lyss / Kulturfabrik
14.03.2013 (CH) Zurich / Alte Kaserne
15.03.2013 (A) Wels / Alter Schlachthof
16.03.2013 (ITA) Piacenza / Fillmore
17.03.2013 (FR) Paris / Divan du Monde
18.03.2013 (UK) Norwich / Waterfront
19.03.2013 (UK) Bristol / The Fleece
20.03.2013 (UK) London / Underworld
21.03.2013 (UK) Nottingham / Rescue Rooms
22.03.2013 (HOL) Nijmegen / Doornroosje
23.03.2013 (GER) Essen / Turock
24.03.2013 (HOL) Steenwijk / Buze
25.03.2013 (HOL) Rotterdam / Baroeg More...

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Deicide Announces European Tour Dates

American death metal veterans Deicide has announced a string of headlining shows across Europe, which will take place this March. The tour has been dubbed the "End Of The World" tour and will also feature appearances from Destiny, Karnak, Sweetest Devilry and (for the dates of 1st - 10th,) Arvas.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 1 - Wroclaw, Poland - Madness
March 2 - Bielsko-Bia?a, Poland - Rudeboy
March 3 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
March 4 - Lviv, Ukraine - Millennium
March 5 - Nitra, Slovakia - Nova Pekaren
March 6 - Praha, Czech Republic - Nova Chmelnice
March 7 - Budapest, Hungary - Blue Hell
March 8 - Bucarest, Romania - Fabrica
March 9 - Sofia, Bulgaria - RBF Club
March 10 - Thessaloniki, Greece - 8ball
March 13 - Lyss, Switzerland - Kulturfabrik
March 14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Alte Kaserne
March 15 - Wels, Austria - Alter Schlachthof
March 16 - Piacenza, Italy - Fillmore
March 17 - Paris, France - Divan du Monde
March 18 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
March 19 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
March 20 - London, UK - Underworld
March 21 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
March 22 - Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
March 23 - Essen, Germany - Turock
March 24 - Steenwijk, Holland - Buze
March 25 - Rotterdam, Holland - Baroeg

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Sunday Old School: Deicide

With Christmas two days away, it’s more than likely that by now, we’ve all seen the "Keep Christ in Christmas" stickers/posters/statuses on Facebook, but most non-believers are well aware of Christmas being a Christian festival and don’t want to remove Jesus from this time of the year. However, if there’s one band that seems intent on removing Jesus from everything, it’s one of Florida’s many legendary death metal bands, Deicide. Deicide were formed in the city of Tampa in July 1987, initially under the name Amon, by vocalist/bassist, Glen Benton and guitarist Brian Hoffman, who soon recruited his brother, Eric to be the band’s second guitarist. With the lineup rounded out by drummer Steve Asheim, the group recorded an eight track demo entitled, "Feasting the Beast." After gigging sporadically around their home city, the band recorded a second demo, "Sacrificial" at Morrisound Studios with producer, Scott Burns, a place and man who would go on to be instrumental in the development of death metal.

Following the recording, Amon changed their name to Carnage and began performing live more regularly. Very soon, Carnage, or rather, Benton, gained notice from Roadrunner Records, when he reportedly barged into the office of an A&R man and aggressively demanded that they sign his group. The next day, Carnage were offered contracts by the label, but were urged to make a name change, leading them to settle on their current moniker, Deicide. They teamed up with Scott Burns again to record their self-titled, debut album, which was released in 1990. The album went on to become one of the best selling death metal albums of all time, being listed by Soundscan as the second highest shifting unit of the genre, behind the third Morbid Angel album, "Covenant." They followed this effort two years later with, "Legion," a much more ambitious album, which focused more the technical area of death metal. It was well received by fans, but was met with a mixed reception from critics, and only the song, "Dead but Dreaming" would go on to feature prominently in future live sets. More...

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Deicide Members Record Dayglo Abortions Cover

Steve Asheim (Order Of Ennead), Glen Benton, and Jack Owen (Ex-Cannibal Corpse) of Deicide joined Cannibal Corpses's Rob Barret to record a cover track that will be included on an upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation.

The cover will be mixed by producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross and was recorded at DEG Entertainment Studios in St Petersburg, FL. The tribute compilation, presented by Cruzar Media, is being produced by Shallcross and is slated for release early next year. Last month 3 Inches of Blood also recorded a Dayglo Abortions cover track with Rob Shallcross that will appear on the compilation.

Earlier this year Cruzar Media and intergalactic shock rockers Gwar teamed up to bring fans a tribute to the Dayglo Abortions 1993 anti-censorship anthem "Isn't This Disgusting," which was recorded by the late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (aka 'Flattus Maximus') at his Karma Productions studio in Virginia. "Isn't This Disgusting" is being released in memory of the late Cory Smoot and all proceeds from the single will go to the Smoot Family Fund. Donations to the fund can be made at this location.

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Rachel Maddow Talks Tampa Death Metal

In a recent "Debunktion Junction" video clip covering claims about Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention, liberal political commentator Rachel Maddow discusses the city's status as a famous death metal gathering place.

Check out the clip below (the part about death metal bands starts at 3:50, but if you want to hear about claims of the city being the strip club capital of the U.S. start at about 2:30) which also features a brief music video segment from Deicide. You can also check out the clip over at NBCNews.com here. More...

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Pit Stories: Vampire Nazi Boot Stomp at Deicide

Each week Metal Underground.com offers our readers a new Pit Story. Usually, these tales originate from band members. This time, however, I’m going to recount one of the bloodiest, most violent pits in my twenty years of attending metal concerts. Skinheads gathered in hundreds at concerts in Detroit during 1995-1996. When a band finished a song, a sea of arms extended outward forming the Nazi salute, “Sieg Heil.” The huge number of shaved, white skulls marked a stark contrast to the mostly African American environments outside of venues such as Harpos and Saint Andrews Hall.

The racism was not the scariest aspect of these shows for those in attendance. Skinheads flailed knees and elbows in the pit, often leading to fellow moshers leaving the circle with bloody noses or worst—being knocked down and stomped by lead-weighted boots. The violence at those shows has never been duplicated at any venue I have attended across the country. I will never forget the first time I experienced this chaos: More...

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Dew-Scented Confirmed For Summer Breeze

This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:

"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!

"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."

The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock 2012

The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands to appear at this year's festival:

"After last week’s headliner announcement - where we revealed the mighty Machine Head will be letting fans pick the songs at their first ever UK festival headline slot - Bloodstock and Machine Head are now ready to take requests.

"If you head to Facebook you can now submit your suggestions via a poll. Each fan can pick five songs from Machine Head’s incredible debut 'Burn My Eyes,' and the five most popular tracks will be performed at Catton Hall this summer.

"Bloodstock can also reveal a further three acts for the Sophie Stage and one for the Ronnie James Dio Stage. Headlining the Sophie Stage on Thursday night, raucous rockers Viking Skull bring their loud and proud metal to Bloodstock, alongside Belfast metalheads Sweet Savage. Hotly tipped newcomers Death Valley Knights show why in just a few short months their powerful metal has earned them a much coverted spot at Britain’s most metal festival, and finally Canada’s Kobra & The Lotus make their Bloodstock debut opening the Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday." More...

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