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From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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."
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...
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.
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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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
The 2012 edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival will take place this coming August 9th - 12th, and the organizers of the festival have now issued the following statement about confirming Machine Head:
"It is with tremendous excitement that we can now reveal our final headliner to be Oakland metal titans Machine Head, who will make their first ever UK festival headlining appearance on Saturday, August 11th on the RONNIE JAMES DIO main stage.
"Machine Head first graced UK shores in the wake of their landmark debut album 'Burn My Eyes' in 1994 as main support to Slayer. Fan reaction to Machine Head’s signature brand of crushing metal was so intense that the band would return immediately afterward to headline their own sold-out shows at many of the same venues, launching a massive swell of passionate fan support that continues to this day.
"Seven albums, a Grammy nomination and countless tours later, UK fans continue to champion and support Machine Head as feverishly as they did at those first shows, and this year, at Bloodstock Open Air 2012, they will be given the unprecedented opportunity to influence Machine Head’s set list!
"Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Machine Head’s first-ever live performance at their roadie Mike Scum's getting-evicted-from-his-house party - for which they performed five songs – Bloodstocker ticket holders will be given the opportunity to vote for the five 'Burn My Eyes' songs they most want to hear Machine Head play during their headline set Saturday night, with the five that receive the most votes included in the set list (details to follow)!
"Anyone that’s ever witnessed Machine Head live will attest to the fact that the raw, unbridled energy of their performance is unlike anything else you’ll ever see. With countless legendary UK performances already on record, and a first-ever fan-influenced setlist, it goes without saying that Machine Head’s headline set at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 is going to go down in metal history as one of those festival performances that you’ll forever be glad you got to see. Keep an eye on the official Bloodstock Facebook page for your chance to vote on the songs YOU want to hear."
The current Bloodstock lineup is as follows: More...
The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:
"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!
"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"
The Bloodstock 2012 organizers have announced a further three acts for the Sophie stage at this year's festival.
Returning to Catton Hall, Witchsorrow threatens the British summer time with downtuned doom and gloom that echoes metal greats such as St Vitus, Candlemass and Trouble. Says mainman Necro Skull: "We are truly honoured to be returning to cast a shadow over Bloodstock once more. We promise you total doom annihilation, a celebration for the damned as the end of the world looms at the end of this wretched annum. To be in the company of such excellent bands as Watain, Alice Cooper, Orange Goblin, Grand Magus and Winterfylleth is a grand thing indeed. God curse us, every one!"
Returning for the second year in a row, London loud-louts Dripback take a break from the studio to come back to the Sophie stage with their seething mix of hardcore and death metal. The band commented, “For us it’s all about being intense in tents, so this really is the perfect festival slot for Dripback. We’re all so buzzing about playing with Crowbar, Hatebreed, Testament and all the other awesome bands, this really is the best festival."
Finally, Swiss thrashers Battalion make their UK debut at Bloodstock. The Thrash Maniacs check in to say: “It's the first time for us to play in England! What a fucking start! We're looking forward to kick some ass there!!! See ya Bloodstock! Cheers from Zurich, the Battalion-Bastards.”
Finnish pagan metal outfit Moonsorrow and German power metal group Freedom Call have been confrmed as the latest two bands to take part in this years edition of the British metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air, which will take place at Catton Hall in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire from August 10th-12th.
Speaking on the confirmation, Moonsorrow stated: "We are truly excited to take part in Bloodstock Festival 2012. It's been way too long since we played on the British soil in 2008 and we know that lately there has been a huge demand for Moonsorrow to play in the UK. So, all our loyal fans in the UK, we want to see a massive crowd of insane berserks during our set. Don't let us down because we promise we don't let you down, cheers!"
Freedom Call added: "The Bloodstock Festival is the pulsating heart of Heavy Metal...a great audience, which knows exactly to revel."
The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...
With a plethora of metal talent already on offer - including Alice Cooper, Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, Hatebreed and loads more - Bloodstock Open Air has another addition to it’s main stage, in the form of New Orleans sludge-monsters Crowbar. The organizers of the festival commented:
"The epitome of heavy, Kirk Windstein and co have been showing the world that speed isn’t everything since their debut 'Obedience Thru Suffering' stunned the metal world in 1991 with its downtuned, slow-paced yet punishingly heavy sound. With nine studio albums under their very large belts, Crowbar have mastered the art of the riff, continually delivering irresistible sludgey metal via a sound uniquely their own. With mammoth sludgey slabs such as 'I Despise,' 'All I Had (I Gave),' 'Time He’s Nothing,' 'Like Broken Glass,' 'Nothing' and many more, the Ronnie James Dio Stage will be put to the test at Crowbar’s only UK festival of 2012.
"Over on the Sophie stage, additions come in the form of homegrown extreme symphonic metallers and Metal 2 The Masses winners Saturnian, fellow countrymen and Melo-death thrashers Bloodshot Dawn, as well as Finnish melodic death metallers Re-Armed."
Fallen Martyr has posted a cover version online of the Deicide track "Serpents Of The Light," which can be heard in the player available below. Fallen Martyr will also be releasing an upcoming full-length album titled "Shadows" through Siegen Records, with full details coming shortly.
The track listing for the upcoming "Shadows" album is as follows:
1. Revelry and Reverence
2. Wake up, Its time
3. Therian Premonition
5. The Restless king
6. Passing through the Veil of The Exterior World
7. Body of Light
9. Cognitive Dissonance and the Children of Hamelin
10. The 8th Circle
11. Soul Left Bare
12. (Cast Me Out)
Amazon is celebrating March the right way with the March is Metal Month campaign. Lasting for the whole month, the promotion features a number of metal albums all available digitally for under seven dollars.
Included in the digital promotion are twenty-one albums from Century Media artists. A full list of albums can be seen below so be sure to take advantage of this sale by clicking one of the purchase links below!
Aborted - Global Flatline
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
Architects (UK) - Here And Now
Deicide - To Hell With God
Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading
In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland
Insomnium - One For Sorrow
Intronaut - Valley of Smoke
Krisiun - The Great Execution
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Sleeping Giant - Kingdom Days In An Evil Age
SS-Kaliert - Subzero
Suicide Silence - The Black Crown
TesseracT - One
The Devastated - Devil's Messenger
The Great Commission - Heavy Worship
Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
Winds Of Plague - Against The World
American black metal outfit Abigail Williams' latest tour is now currently underway. Billed as support for almighty death metal legion Deicide on the March Of Death 2012 tour, Abigail Williams is performing all new material from the band's recently released third LP "Becoming" (reviewed here) released worldwide via Candlelight Records in January.
With Jungle Rot and Lecherous Nocturne also providing support for the entire trek, this shall prove to be one of the year's heaviest tours so far as it storms across the continent through the end of the month. The updated tour routing is as follows:
3/03/2012 Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
3/04/2012 Foufoune's - Montreal, QC
3/05/2012 Imperial de Quebec - Quebec City, QC
3/06/2012 Opera House - Toronto, ON
3/07/2012 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
3/08/2012 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
3/09/2012 Blondie's - Detroit, MI
3/10/2012 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
3/12/2012 Osbourne Village Inn - Winnipeg, MB
3/13/2012 The Exchange - Regina, SK
3/14/2012 Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB
3/15/2012 Dickens - Calgary, AB
3/16/2012 Rutland Centennial Hall - Kelowna, BC
3/17/2012 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
3/18/2012 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
3/19/2012 Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
3/20/2012 Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
3/21/2012 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
3/22/2012 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
3/23/2012 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
3/24/2012 Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
3/25/2012 Trees - Dallas, TX
3/27/2012 Emo's East - Austin, TX
3/28/2012 The Hangar - New Orleans, LA
3/29/2012 Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
Starting March 1st, death metallers Deicide will be back on tour in North America for their headlining "March Of Death 2012" trek, presented by SMN News. With Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne also along for the run, Deicide will be touring in support of their latest release, "To Hell With God," and their new music video from the album, "Conviction."
Directed by David Brodsky and Tim Kellen (Brodsky also handled editing duties while Kellen animated the video) and produced by MyGoodEye LLC, "Conviction" tells the story of front-man Glen Benton and his pursuit of Jesus, claymation-style. To watch their hellish descent into the depths of the underworld (and to read an exclusive interview with Deicide's own Steve Asheim), head over to SMN News. The video is also available in the player below. More...