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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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Sebastian Bach's Guitarist Fills In On Deicide

Guitarist Ralph Santolla (Sebastian Bach) will join Deicide for their upcoming US tour, which kicks off at the end of May. He replaces Jack Owen, who has returned to Cannibal Corpse duties.

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Misery Index Dropped From Deicide Tour

Misery Index have apparently been dropped from the upcoming Deicide, Immolation, Skinless, and With Passion tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late-May. According to the band, they've "summarily booted" from the tour "due to persistent issues and problems over the last few months with the booking agent." Instead, look for Misery Index on the road in the Northeast with Magrudergrind and Rotten Sound in late-May.

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Eric Hoffman Putting Together "New Deicide"

Despite an announcement to the contrary on UNHOLY GHOST's web site, former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that he "never played with [UNHOLY GHOST]" and "did not join" the group.

Hoffman is currently involved in a legal dispute with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton over the rights to the long-running Florida-based band's name.

"My brother [Brian Hoffman, ex-DEICIDE guitarist] and I are working on getting a new DEICIDE together," Hoffman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "The court will decide who gets the name DEICIDE."

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Immolation To Support Deicide On Upcoming Tour

IMMOLATION will be touring as direct support to Deicide on their tour in late May/June. Immolation will be touring in support of their latest album, Harnessing Ruin, which features the recording debut of drummer Steve Shalaty, and the band’s most crushing yet clear production to date, compliments of longtime producer Paul Orofino. When asked about the tour and the release of the group's latest masterpiece, Harnessing Ruin, the band could hardly hide their enthusiasm.

"We are really excited about the release of Harnessing Ruin. It is the darkest, heaviest and most emotionally charged album we have ever done!! We are also really looking forward to the upcoming tour with Deicide. Together, along with Skinless, Misery Index, and With Passion, we are all going to crush the US and Canada!!! For us this will be our most extensive run through Canada, so we are really interested in checking out the mid western areas that we have not been able to hit in the past! Prepare for one of the most devastating tours of the year!"

Here's a list of confirmed tour dates so far: More...

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Former Deicide Guitarist Joins Unholy Ghost

UNHOLY GHOST have announced the addition of former DEICIDE guitarist Eric Hoffman to the group's ranks. "Eric is an amazing guitarist and we are all very excited to be working with him!!" reads a posting on the group's web site.

Hoffman joins the band as the replacement for founding member/lead guitarist Kelly McLauchlin, who left the group last month in order to continue on with PESSIMIST and other musical interests.

UNHOLY GHOST are currently in pre-production for their sophomore album, tentatively titled "Blasphemy of the Grand Devine". New songtitles include "Venomous Habitation" and "The Suffering Church".

UNHOLY GHOST's debut album, "Torrential Reign", was released last April through Olympic/Century Media Records. The CD was recorded at D.O.W. (Diet Of Worms) studios in Seffner, Florida with producer Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (MORBID ANGEL).

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Deicide Guitar Being Auctioned Off

A brand new BC Rich Beast guitar purportedly made for former Deicide guitarist Brian Hoffman is currently being auctioned off via eBay at this location. According to a posting on the auction page, "this guitar has a solid mahogany neck thru body and wings with an ebony fretboard. It has very colorful abalone diamond inlays (mostly blue/green), 24 medium jumbo frets, and custom opaque dark, dark red paint! It is equipped with DiMarzio super distortion pickups, and an original Floyd Rose tremolo. This guitar is brand new and in perfect condition! Hardshell case included."

Auction ends on December 3. The starting bid for the guitar is $2,099.

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Part Of Deicide's European Tour Postponed

Contrary to reports from the Portuguese date of Deicide's European tour, Deicide have not cancelled the rest of the trek but have instead postponed part of the tour in order to accodmodate drummer Steve Asheim, whose father has just died. The group's booking agent, Adam Elfin of First Contact Agency, has sent BLABBERMOUTH.NET the following statement regarding the situation:

"At 3am after the Madrid show, the tour discovered that (Deicide's drummer) Steve Asheim's father had died. Despite that the band played the show last night in Porto. However, they have flown back to the States today [Saturday, Nov. 6], to allow Steve to be with his family and make the necessary arrangements at this most difficult of times. Therefore, due to completely unforeseen and obviously unavoidable circumstances, Deicide are postponing PART of the current tour.

"Both Steve and the rest of the band are determined to not let the promoters, venues and fans down, and therefore to continue the tour as soon as circumstances will allow and Steve feels comfortable to return to gigging. To that end we are looking at moving some of the shows from the beginning of the tour, to the end of the tour. These dates will remain where they are: More...

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Deicide Cancel European Tour

Deicide have cancelled the remaining dates on their European headlining tour due to a "family crisis" (believed to be the death of drummer Steve Asheim's father). The group's last live appearance took place on Friday, November 5 at at the Hard Club in Porto, Portugal, where the band reportedly performed for less than 45 minutes. Joining founding members Asheim and Glen Benton (bass/vocals) in the group's touring lineup were guitarists Jack Owen (Adrift, ex-Cannibal Corpse) and Dave Suzuki (Vital Remains). No further information is currently available.

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Grave To Embark On European Tour In January

Legendary Swedish death metallers Grave are currently working on a European tour, which is scheduled to start in early January 2005. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

As previously reported, Grave will be supporting Deicide at the Stockholm stop of their European tour on November 16 at Mondo (Club Aggression). Other bands appearing on the bill are Arkhon Infaustus and Relevant Few. Grave have also been confirmed for the sixth edition of the 2000 Decibel festival, set to take place on May 21, 2005 at Valhall in Bengtsfors, Sweden (180 kilometres north of Gothenburg).

Grave's latest album, "Fiendish Regression", was released in August through Century Media Records. The group's sixth full-length effort was recorded and mixed at Abyss studio with producers Tommy and Peter Tägtgren. 11 tracks were recorded for the album, including nine brand new songs, a cover version of the Saint Vitus classic "Burial At Sea" and a re-recording of a old Grave song "Autopsied", which was originally written and recorded for promotion in 1989.

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Deicide Taps Cannibal Corpse Guitarist For Tour

Cannibal Corpse guitarist Jack Owen has been brought in by Deicide for their upcoming UK/European shows. He'll temporarily replace Brian Hoffman, who can't do the tour for 'unavoidable personal reasons'.

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Deicide Joined By Former Cannibal Corpse Guitarist

On the eve of their forthcoming European tour, DEICIDE have been forced to rearrange the first three dates whilst last minute stand-in Jack Owen (formerly of CANNIBAL CORPSE) gets up to speed with the formidable DEICIDE back catalogue in order to fill in on live guitar duties. Showing true death metal solidarity, Jack has stepped up to the plate to cover for long term guitarist Brian Hoffman who is unable to play on the tour for unavoidable personal reasons. DEICIDE's first European show featuring Jack is now at Havana in Toulouse on Tuesday, November 2.

Fans need not be disappointed, because the three affected shows, in Hassalt, Haarlem and Paris, have all been rescheduled for the end of the tour, which will now take shape as follows. Original tickets are of course valid for the rescheduled dates.

DEICIDE w/ ARKHON INFAUSTUS tour dates: More...

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Deicide: San Diego Show Cancelled

Deicide have cancelled their previously announced show on October 4 at 4th & B in San Diego, California. No reason was given for the cancellation. Goatwhore, Cattle Decapitation, Jungle Rot and Gutrot will be doing a make-up show without Deicide on the same night at Brick By Brick in San Diego for only $7. A flyer for the concert can be viewed at this location.

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Preview The Headbangers Ball Vol 2 CD Online

Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here

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Deicide Confirm European Tour In The Fall

Earache have announced that DEICIDE will be touring Europe this fall after the much publicized cancelation of overseas dates this past June. The support bands will be announced very soon as will dates in Sweden and Finland.

Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Jungle Rot Tour w/ Deicide & Cattle Decapitation

Wisconsin-based death metallers Jungle Rot have been added to the upcoming U.S. tour featuring headliners Deicide alongside openers Cattle Decapitation and Goatwhore. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sep. 17 - The Masguerade - Atlanta, GA
Sep. 18 - Jesters Pub - Fayetteville, NC
Sep. 19 - Thunderdome - Balt, MD
Sep. 20 - B.B.Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY
Sep. 21 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 22 - Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Sep. 23 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburg, PA
Sep. 24 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Sep. 25 - The Arena - East Dubuque, IL
Sep. 26 - Ascot Room - Minn, MN
Sep. 27 - House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
Sep. 29 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Oct. 01 - Graceland - Seattle, WA
Oct. 02 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
Oct. 03 - The Pound - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 04 - 4th and B - San Diego, CA
Oct. 05 - House Of Blues - Los Angeles, Ca
Oct. 06 - Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Oct. 07 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 08 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 09 - Bricktown Live - Oklahoma City, OK
Oct. 10 - Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
Oct. 11 - El Palacio Ballroom - Corpus Christi, TX
Oct. 12 - Mary Jane's - Houston, TX

Jungle Rot's latest CD, "Fueled by Hate," was released this summer through Olympic/Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Dead and Buried" reportedly sees the band "staying with the formula of memorable songs and catchy groves while still having the heaviness to live up to [and] exceed the current requirements for extreme music."

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Kult Ov Azazel To Open For Deicide

KULT OV AZAZEL have issued the following annnouncement:

"It has been confirmed and sealed in blood; we will open for DEICIDE on September 16th at the Culture Room. So after 2+ years of silence we will once again storm Ft. Lauderdale with unholy vengeance and blasphemous hatred!! We'll be covering a good portion of material from '99 up to the last album, Oculus Infernum, which the legions of South Florida have yet had a proper introduction to. The ritual will begin before Deicide and will most likely be the last local performance for another long period of time. Come and worship!!!"

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Upcoming Goatwhore Shows

Upcoming Goatwhore shows:
07/25 Dallas, TX Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Deadman Circus, and Demonseed)
07/26 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary (w/ Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder)
07/27 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)

Dates with Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watch Them Die
07/28 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
07/29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
07/30 Milwaukee, WI Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
07/31 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's
08/01 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
08/02 Omaha, NEB Ranch Bowl
08/03 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew's
08/04 Toledo, OH Masonic Auditorium
08/05 Reading, PA The Silo
08/06 Irvington, NJ Cricket Club
08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
08/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
08/09 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
08/10 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun
08/11 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
08/13 Portland, ME The Asylum
08/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/16 Hagerstown, MD Wilson Ruritan
08/17 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot More...

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Headbangers Ball CD Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...

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Deicide Re-Sign To Earache Records

DEICIDE have re-signed with Earache Records for a worldwide two-album deal. After witnessing Earache's results with "Scars Of The Crucifix", the band have decided to extend their relationship with the label for two more albums.

Since DEICIDE originally signed with Earache in 2003 for "Scars Of The Crucifix", the band and the label have made great strides together. In its first week out, "Scars Of The Crucifix" debuted at No. 18 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart and No. 24 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart in the U.S., hitting both charts higher than any other metal band. In 2004, "Scars" has sold more copies worldwide than any other Earache release this year. Earache commissioned DEICIDE's first-ever video, for the title track off "Scars", and saw to it that it aired on MTV2, Fuse, Kerrang TV, and Scuzz TV.

Earache's Al Dawson had this to say about the re-signing: "DEICIDE are a great band who have stood the test of time. They're super cool guys and we're psyched to continue working with them."

DEICIDE's Brian Hoffman declared: "I am very happy to be on the best death metal label there is."

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Glen Burton Vs Paul Booth 1-On-1 Interview

DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton and legendary tattoo artist Paul Booth — two of the most blasphemous, controversial pillars of the metal scene today — will go head-to-head in a live interview on Sirius Satellite Radio this Friday night (March 26) at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Booth, a world-renowned tattoo master dubbed "The New King of Rock Tattoo" by Rolling Stone magazine, hosts his own weekly show on Sirius, entitled "Beneath the Needle: Tattoo Radio with Paul Booth". Booth also recently leant his artistic talents to DEICIDE for the cover art of their Earache debut, "Scars Of The Crucifix".

"Beneath the Needle: Tattoo Radio with Paul Booth" features phone calls and special appearances by authorities in both the tattoo and metal music demographics. Anyone can participate on the live show, airing Fridays at 10:00 p.m. EST on "Hard Attack" on Sirius Radio. Tattoo and metal stories as well as Tattoo trivia and calls from fans of two arts are aired weekly and on-location broadcast events, like a summer-long presence on Ozzfest 2004, are planned as well.

In other news, DEICIDE are the latest band confirmed for Dynamo Open Air, a one-day Dutch heavy metal festival scheduled to be held Saturday, June 5 in the Goffertpark in Nijmegen, Holland. Also scheduled to appear are headliners SLAYER, plus LIFE OF AGONY, DIMMU BORGIR, NIGHTWISH and CHILDREN OF BODOM. There will be a total of 14 bands appearing on two stages, "pretty much in the same set-up as in the year 2000 when Dynamo was held at the same location," according to a posting on the festival's official web site. Tickets are 50 euros. The gates will open at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and the first band goes on at 1:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.dynamo.nl.

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