Band Photo: Deicide (?)
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.
DEICIDE's rescheduled fall tour will now take place with DESOLATION, with the first date to be released being as follows:
October 15 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
DEICIDE's latest video, "Homage for Satan" is now available for viewing online. The video was commissioned by Scrambled Awesome, who have also done work bands such as Evergreen Terrace, and features a zombie themed plot that is sure to boil and true metal lovers' blood.
DEICIDE's Ralph Santolla offers up his personal statement regarding the events of July 14 in Laredo, Texas . DEICIDE are currently preparing for their fall headlining tour with JUNGLE ROT and HURTLOCKER and are set to release "The Stench of Redemption" on August 22, which is being called some of their best work since "Legion".
His account is as follows:
"We pulled up a at the hotel in Laredo around 4 o' clock in the afternoon. One of the local promoters, Liz, tells us to be downstairs at 6:30 to go to the venue. After we sit outside waiting for 45 minutes in the heat, we decided to go on our own. The first thing I see when we get there is this Liz chick sitting on her ass in their venue. I said "Hey thanks for leaving us sitting around waiting for you to pick us up". Not a great start. Things were bad from the beginning - there was no stage and tons of gear everywhere. The promoter said,'We'll set you guys up after all the other bands, right before you play.' We were like, that's not how it works, they can set up in front of us. Thats pretty normal. It took these people an hour to figure out how to move 1/2 a drum set out of our way. A bad start. We asked for 2 hours for our rider, but this Liz girl wasn't capable of giving straight answers to anything and was a lot more concerned with her local band buddies concerns than putting on a show. We should never have been booked there in the first place. Right before we go on stage, they tell us their not paying us what they agreed top in the contract. A lot of promoters who aren't experienced don't seem to understand a guarantee means just that, a guarantee. If they risk their cash to put on a show, and then they don't promote or whatever, no matter who's fault it is, they take the hit - not the bands. They never complain when they make a lot of extra cash, but they squeal like a stuck pig when they don't. This is our career and we were ripped off - you can't go into Wal Mart and just take whatever you want without paying."
"We go on stage and the power starts cutting out instantly. They didn't provide a venue, enough power, a stage, the money, or a working PA. We had to stop every 30 seconds and finally somebody says they're making us stop, so we go off stage. I went upstairs on the balcony top find my cigarettes. I'm standing there talking to the guys from Ringworm, and I turned around and a police officer pepper sprays me and throws me on the ground. They didn't say "Stop, get on the ground," nothing - just ran up to me and sprayed me. They threw me down, and I said "Why am I being arrested" and one of them says, " you threw a beer bottle at me." I replied, "ME??", and one of the other cops starts yelling " SHUT THE FU*K UP, SHUT THE FU*K UP, I SAW YOU I SAW YOU." Then one of them puts his knee into my neck and puts all of his weight on it and starts grinding my face into the ground. Now, the thing is, this whole time, I'm just laying there being still. I can't see, I can't breathe - nothing. So it's not like I was struggling or resisting. If you've never been pepper sprayed, it fu*king hurts. Now my hand is all fu*ked up and i've got a loose tooth. Jack Owen told me the next day that he saw somebody in the crowd throw a beer up in the air. It bounced off off something and hit the ground near the cop and then all the cops went running up the stairs. That's it. I've done a lot of stupid things, but throwing bottles at cops isn't one of them."
Deicide spent 12 hours locked up in baking Floridian conditions last weekend while they filmed the video for the skin-flaying new track 'Homage For Satan'. In temperatures reaching almost 100º Fahrenheit, the band ripped through the track again and again with a level of energy and enthusiasm that would destroy many less committed bands, drummer Steve Asheim in particular pulling of the almost inhuman feat of playing for 12 hours straight in broiling conditions without dropping a beat.
Never one to be outdone, Glen Benton then upped the stakes considerably by donning the now legendary God deflecting armour, last seen at the Roadrunner All Stars show, and performing the latter part of the video shoot effectively wearing a second skin. Add to that some blistering guitar work from Jack Owen and Ralph Santolla and the climactic scene of the video where Glen is seen spewing forth bile and you just know that this might just be one of the most intense videos of 2006. Directorial duties on 'Homage For Satan' are handled by Detroit based crew Scrambled Visual, who will be filming some additional Christ-baiting material back in Detroit this weekend.
Expect 'Homage For Satan' to be hitting your TV screens later this month, if you can't wait that long, head on over to iTunes where you can currently download an exclusive early mix of 'Homage For Satan' as part of 'The Stench Of Redemption 666 EP'. The album 'The Stench Of Redemption' will be in stores August 21st (UK/ Europe) August 22nd (USA).
Deicide have added announced more tour dates for their upcoming tour with Jungle Rot, Hurtlocker, and Desolation. Added dates are as follows:
October 1 - Cudahy, WI @ Vnuk's
October 3 - St. Paul, MN @ TBA
October 4 - Rapid City, SD @ TBA
October 5 - Denver, CO @ TBA
October 6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
October 7 - Boise, ID @ TBA
October 8 - Seattle, WA @ TBA
DEICIDE have released an advance snippet of "Homage for Satan" from their forthcoming August 22nd release, "The Stench of Redemption." You can listen to this snippet on their MySpace page.
DEICIDE will also be filming the video for "Homage for Satan" over the weekend. "Homage for Satan" (666 Mix) and "Crucified for the Innocence" (666 Mix) are currently available in their entirety for download at the iTunes music store for $1.99.
DEICIDE, JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER, and DESOLATION will be teaming up for a North American tour beginning in late September. According to a representative for DEICIDE's booking agency, Taylor Touring, the following dates have been confirmed so far:
Sep. 20 - Huntington Music Hall (Monkey Bar) - Huntington, WV
Sep. 21 – Jaxx - Springfield, VA
Sep. 22 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Sep. 23 - Sterling Rock Room - Allentown, PA
Sep. 24 - Bottoms Up - Flushing, NY
Sep. 25 - Mark's Place - Manchester, NH
Sep. 26 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Sep. 27 - Big Bop/Reverb Room - Toronto, ON
Sep. 28 – TBA - Detroit, MI
Sep. 29 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Sep. 30 - Clearwater Theater - Dundee, IL
Sep. 31 - Vnuk's - Cudahy, WI
More shows will be announced soon.
Deicide's latest album "The Stench Of Redemption" will not be ready for the unholy date of 6.6.06, so the band have decided to release a 2-track downloadable EP on that date to preview the material. The two brand new studio tracks will be available exclusively online via the iTunes Music Store on Tuesday 6 June 2006. The Stench Of Redemption (666) EP is priced at $1.99. The tracks included are:
1) Homage For Satan (666 mix)
2) Crucified For The Innocence (666 mix)
These digital download-only songs were forged by the band with co-producer Jim Morris, in Morrisound Studios, Tampa, FL, and mark the devastating Deicide debuts of new axemen Jack Owen (formerly of Cannibal Corpse) and Ralph Santolla (ex-Death/Iced Earth). The EP also offers a glimpse of the disturbing album imagery which will accompany the retail release.
The new full-length album "The Stench Of Redemption" is due for release on CD through Earache Records instores across the world on August 21/22.
Contrary to what had been scheduled before, ANCIENT RITES will not play on Friday, June 23rd, on the Metaldome stage of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, but on Saturday, June 24th, on the Marquee 1 stage.
The reason is that Gunther Theys and his troops were granted the slot initially alotted to death metallers DEICIDE, who recently cancelled their European tour. According to the GMM organisation, ANCIENT RITES is the perfect substitute to fill this slot. While the band will not headline, they all feel it's worthwhile to make the exchange, since the Marquee 1 stage is the second biggest of the GMM.
In related news, ANCIENT RITES mainman Gunther Theys recently spoke to the Terrorverlag.de webzine about the controversy surrounding the band's recent appearance at the Ultima Ratio Festival in Krefeld, Germany.
Commented Theys: "Things really need to be cleared up around this. Our management had been at the festival long before we arrived. Suddenly Flemish fans came to tell us rumours had been spread that we refused to play because the time schedule was not respected, that people were angry on us. We were informed that on stage was announced that ANCIENT RITES would not play and that the audience were offered a choice between us and the other bands. Later on we ran into one of the promoters who said he had been having trouble with us but that he always had been a fan and would regret if we didn't play. We knew nothing of the whole situation. All got cleared up when we heard that our management and the organization had been in a fight over the delayed schedule and that without consulting us the management had threatened ANCIENT RITES would not be playing at all. We did not like this situation at all and after the show our management resigned. We understood the management tried to get us on stage on time, they panicked as they saw how late it was but this was a wrong judgment, a wrong move and not at all in harmony with the ANCIENT RITES attitude or spirit. As a result we played too late anyway but on top many people were angry on us because they believed we were boycotting the fest and the other bands. When the P.A. people dismantled the stage many people believed we had ordered this so other bands could not play their show, others thought that we packing to leave. The P.A. people also were dealing with time pressure. By the time the stage was finally ready for our show many thought we had left for home and others were too angry to watch us. We started a quarter to two in the morning. There was a die-hard crowd of ANCIENT RITES fans still present who never doubted us. So it still turned out great. However, the next day I read angry posts on German forums of people accusing us of rock-star attitudes etc... A pity these misunderstandings had to happen and backfired at us while we honestly had no idea about what was going on. Our management resigned but we were left with the trouble. Ironic, isn't it? I would like the other bands and all people attending the fest to know that cancellation never has been our way or a weapon we would use to put pressure on anyone. Only rock stars and spoiled brats would behave in such a manner and that would be an insult to the underground character of our band. Of course it was a pity we hit the stage far too late but we are used to difficult situations and play with heart and soul no matter how many people are present or regardless what time it is. I hope this is settled."
Read the full article at Terrorverlag.de.
Jungle Rot have posted the following update:
The official release date for our new album "War Zone" is now set for June 27th on Crash Music Inc. Be sure you check out the lead-off track, "Victims Of Violence", from the new album at our MySpace page. Plans are in the works to have a record release party at EXIT in Chicago on June 25th. More details about that soon.
Jungle Rot has been named as direct support for Deicide on their upcoming U.S. tour! We'll be hitting the road in support of "War Zone" on September 20th with Deicide and our brothers in Hurtlocker and Desolation! The tour should be hitting pretty much every major market in the U.S., as well as some smaller ones. We're counting on you, the fans, to come on out to these shows and support, as we need it now more than ever! More details coming soon as well as all dates and locations!
We are still slated to appear at this years Central Illinois Metalfest in Urbana, Illinois on the weekend of July 21st-22nd. We will also be performing on Friday, August 25th, 2006 at Nite Cap Lounge in Chicago supporting our buds in Origin! In the coming months we will be looking to book a few shows in and around the Chicagoland and Wisconsin areas. Details will always be posted here and at our MySpace page.
We would like to thank everyone that made our recent European trip a complete success! We had a great time and met and made many new fans this time around! We appreciate all the support! Thanks to the bands Macabre, Whorecore, Impaled Nazarene, Xenomorph, Disparaged, Structural Defect, Deface, all our friends overseas, and to our crew Jorg, Locke, Alex, Matt, and Speckmann for all their invaluable help! Pictures will be posted soon!
The official website will be getting a facelift in the next month!
DEICIDE have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Stench of Redemption", due on June 6 via Earache Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).
"The Stench of Redemption" (view cover artwork at this location) track listing:
01. The Stench of Redemption
02. Death to Jesus
04. Homage for Satan
05. Never to Be Seen Again
06. The Lord's Sedition
07. Walk with the Devil In Dreams You Behold
08. Crucified for the Innocence
09. Not of this Earth
Some editions will contain a bonus track — a cover of DEEP PURPLE's "Black Night", with lyrics that were re-written by DEICDE frontman Glen Benton.
As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. The will also be embarking on a full U.S. tour beginning around September 20 and running through October 31. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.
JUNGLE ROT, HURTLOCKER and DESOLATION have been confirmed as the support acts for DEICIDE on their fall 2006 U.S. tour. The trek, which will kick off September 20 and run through October 31, will include stops in the following cities, among others: Virginia Beach, Va.; Allentown, Pa.; Manchester, N.H.; and Cleveland, Oh.
As previously reported, DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of their new album, "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. Plans also exist for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.
The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix", "The Stench of Redemption" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).
The cover artwork for the new DEICIDE album, "The Stench of Redemption", has been posted online at this location. The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).
DEICIDE have confirmed an all-ages CD release show commemorating 06/06/06 (June 6) and the release of "The Stench of Redemption". The concert will take place at the Iliff Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado, near Denver. The will also be embarking on a full U.S. tour beginning around September 20 and running through October 31. Plans also exis for DEICIDE to head over to Japan before the end of the year.
Floridian death metallers DEICIDE will be embarking on a full U.S. tour beginning around September 20 and running through October 31. In addition, the band are confirmed to perform at the Iillif Park Saloon in Aurora, Colorado on June 6 — whch coincides with the projected release date of the band's new studio album, "The Stench of Redemption". The follow-up to 2004's "Scars of the Crucifix" was recorded at Morrisound in Tampa, Florida and marks the first recording with the new DEICIDE lineup following the departure of the Hoffman brothers. Joining frontman Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim in the new formation are guitarists Jack Owen (ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (ex-ICED EARTH, DEATH).
Oregon-based death metalers DESOLATION have been added to the West Coast featuring DEICIDE, VITAL REMAINS and CREMATORIUM.
DESOLATION recently completed a U.S. trek with DEICIDE, GOATWHORE, JUNGLE ROT and CATTLE DECAPITATION, and will also be apearing at the Northwest Death Fest on May 28 with OBITUARY, SADUS, DEEDS OF FLESH, SEVERED SAVIOR and more.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/desolation666.
Following the band's successful appearance at Los Angeles Murderfest 2.0 in February, Los Angeles' CREMATORIUM is locked in as a support act for Deicide's upcoming West Coast tour in April. With only a limited number of dates across the western United States, the band is privileged to be selected alongside Vital Remains to support the Florida death metal legends.
Having parted ways with guitarist Frank Perez, Crematorium will bring the band's brutal, groove-heavy signature brand of metal (dubbed murdercore) on the road as a four piece. "Since we've been playing as a four piece, we've been a more aggressive unit live with both our stage presence and our sound," vocalist Daniel Dismal says. "We're not planning on replacing Frank anytime soon, unless the right person comes along for the job." Meanwhile, guitarist Mark Uehlein will take up lead guitar duties that once fell on Perez's shoulders.
In addition to the line-up change and dates alongside Deicide, Crematorium will be hard at work throughout 2006, continuing to drum up support for The Process of Endtime, the band's latest record through Prosthetic, out on the road. The band has live dates before and after the Deicide tour, and is also planning a tour through Canada and a Mexican tour in the fall alongside Aborted. While out on the road, Crematorium will continue playing new songs which are tentatively set to appear on the band's follow-up to The Process of Endtime.
CREMATORIUM tour dates:
3/26 Paso Robles, CA - The Masonic Temple (with A Dying Memory)
(with Deicide, Vital Remains)
4/05 Santa Ana, CA – The Galaxy Theatre
4/06 Corona, CA – The Showcase Theatre
4/07 El Paso, TX – House of Rock N Roll
4/08 Phoenix, AZ – Bulldog’s (Metal Devastation 2 Fest)
4/09 Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory
4/10 Modesto, CA - Fat Cats Music House
4/11 Seattle, WA – Studio 7
4/12 Spokane, WA - Fat Tuesdays
4/13 Portland, OR – Rock ‘N Roll Pizza
4/14 Concord, CA – Bourbon Street
4/15 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
4/16 San Marcos, CA – The Jumping Turtle (early show)
4/17 Las Vegas, NV - Celebrity Club
4/29 Tempe, AZ - The Acme Roadhouse (with Vehemence, Rebirth)
4/30 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe (with VIII Fraud)
J. Bennett of Decibel magazine (web site) recently conducted an interview with DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton. An excerpt from the chat follows:
Decibel: Has it been weird writing songs without the Hoffman brothers [Eric and Brian, former DEICIDE guitarists]?
Benton: "It's been the fucking greatest thing in the world. Those two are a couple of idiots, man. I hate Eric and Brian Hoffman more than anything in this world, and I will not rest until I put shit straight with the fans. Up 'til now, everybody thinks I kicked them out of the band, but nobody kicked anybody out. They quit on their own, and I wanna set the record straight in regard to those two fuckin' pricks."
Decibel: What happened exactly?
Benton: "It's real simple: Eric Hoffman has a fucking steroid problem, and he's bi-polar. Brian married some young broad who's running his life for him. What initially happened is that when our publishing deal ended with Roadrunner, and our new deal started with Earache, we put them on notice that our publishing was no longer gonan be split four ways — it's gonna be based on who writes what. That's the industry standard. Brian writes one song for the album, Eric writes two songs and they wanna get paid for all the songs Steve [Asheim, drums] wrote. That's not fuckin' fair. And I wrote all the lyrics, so I'm entitled to 50% of the publishing. Why should I give those two money? They've been losing thousands of dollars for me and Steve for ten years now. If it was one of those things where they showed up and did their jobs, we wouldn't have a fucking problem. That's why the deal we signed [with Roadrunner] in '90 was set up like that. Back then, everybody wrote and contributed and it was a fuckin' group effort. But now me and Steve are the Lennon and McCartney of the band, doing all the writing, and those two wanna get paid for our hard work. Fuck that."
Decibel: So they quit?
Benton: "When they got their first publishing checks and didn't get paid for all the songs me and Steve wrote, they fucking quit. And now we gotta deal with Eric threatening Steve, driving to his house and screaming outside his window at 10:30 at night, making threatening phone calls, talking shit on Blabbermouth about Steve's dad dying, and all this other bullshit. Eric knows better than to come over here, though — he knows I shoot first and ask questions later."
Decibel: Didn't he get busted for steroids?
Benton: Yeah, Eric got busted, and when it happened, he put the drugs in his brother's bag and then his brother got busted. [Laughs]"
Benton: "Yeah, they're real nice guys. We're in the process of suing them right now — for slander and everything else, dude. They're going around telling people I'm addicted to methamphetamine. You know what? Who hasn't experimented with a few things in their life? Big deal. So what if I experimented? They did, too! But, look, I don't even drink anymore, man. I mean, I'll have a Heineken every once in a while, but I was drinking a bottle of Jack Daniel's every night before I went onstage and another bottle while I was playing. That starts catching up with you real quick, and I started going blind in my right eye. So after a nice scare at the doctor's office about four years ago, I stopped."
Decibel: Aren't the Hoffmans suing you for the rights to the band name?
Benton: "They can't do a goddamned thing to me, dude. I own the fucking name. They went behind my back and filed on my trademark, so I'm in the process of suing them to get their names off it. And I will win. They abandoned their jobs, and now they wanna come back. Well, there's no coming back, man. Sorry. It's a better band now because they're gone. They're just a couple of losers, and they rode on me and Steve's coattails for all these years."
Decibel's entire interview with Glen Benton can be found in the magazine's April 2006 issue, available on the newsstands right now.
Deicide have declared 6.6.06 the release date for their upcoming album on Earache records. The album, titled "The Stench of Redemption", is tentatively set for release on the date that coincides with the mark of the beast.
The album is currently in the preliminary stages as the band are gearing up to enter the studios with Jim Morris of Morris Sound. The band have demoed 10 songs which Glen Benton is locked away preparing his signature twisted lyrics to coincide with the brutally heavy tracks. This album marks the bands first recorded album with an all-new line-up who has been igniting audiences so far. The two-guitar attack of Deicide now comprises of Jack Owen of Cannibal Corpse fame and Ralph Santolla of Iced Earth and Death fame. The band are very excited to release this album, as Glen Benton has reported that this is one of the best death metal albums in years.
Initially, Benton reported that the album had Earache head Digby Pearson banging his head and jumping up and down like a young metalhead.
The band are currently preparing for a South American stint that will send the band through 6 countries at a light-speed rate. Deicide is excited to reach their South American fans that have always gone crazy for the bands performances in the past. Speaking of that South American tour, some slight adjustments to the tour dates have been made which can be seen on the
Earache tour dates page. Following the release of "The Stench of Redemption" a full European tour is planned
Check out the band's all new Myspace site for tracks off their upcoming album.
Tampa, Florida based Metal Legends DEICIDE have been confirmed as the headliners of the Arizona Metal Devastation Fest 2006. set to take place April 7-8 at Bulldogs in Glendale, Arizona. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 7:
HE WHO BINDS HIMSELF
JOB FOR A COWBOY
Saturday, April 8:
VITAL REMAINS (w/ Glen Benton)
SANITY IN DEATH
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/azmetaldevastationfest
DEICIDE, IGNITE and CATARACT are the latest confirmed bands for this year's Metalliga Open Air festival, set to take place June 16-17 in Dornbirn – Lustenau, Austria. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
BORN FROM PAIN (Netherlands)
DARK FUNERAL (Sweden)
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS (Germany)
PROJECT PEACEMAKER (Germany)
V8 WANKERS (Germany)
More confirmations will be announced soon.
The two-day ticket will cost €38 (camping included). Pre-sale starts in February.