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Deicide Gets Jack Owens And Ralph Santola

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Earache Records has posted the following message on DEICIDE's recent happenings:

"Things are going good." stated a good hearted Glen Benton when
asked how things were going with DEICIDE. The band has alot coming up, a tour of the UK and Europe, new band members and alot more on the horizon. Some new blood has entered DEICIDE in the form of Jack Owens (Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE) and Ralph Santolla (Ex-DEATH, ICED EARTH). Jack and Ralph will be the new ax-wielders of the sinister DEICIDE and Glen Benton looks forward to the new lineup; "Everyone is getting along great. I'm excited to get out there and play again without any hassles," stated Benton.

When spoken to recently, Glen expressed excitement about the upcoming DEICIDE UK and European Tour. A devastatingly brutal 23 shows in 23 days spanning across the England, Ireland, and much of continental Europe, this tour promises to fulfill all the dark wishes of their European fans. DEICIDE are just about ready to be back on top and bringing their satanic metal to the masses and they start with this tour which is sure to leave Europe in rubble following the "dark mass" that occurs when DEICIDE performs.

Following the tour the band are looking forward to putting some newly written material onto record. "The new material is the heaviest shit we've ever written." said Benton, "This is sure to be heaviest record Since Legion." Along with an upcoming recording session, the band have tentative plans to tour South America come January and February which should truly spread the heart of darkness throughout the continent.

The band who set the standard for Death Metal more than a decade ago are prepared to re-write that standard for a new century and school a whole new generation on just how its done. We look forward to everything DEICIDE has to offer us in the last months of 2005 and the oncoming 2006 year.

Source: sin's Metal News

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1. heavy hepp writes:

whatever happened with brian and eric? and who replaced jack owen in cannibal corpse

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2. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Creative differences I guess between Glen Benton and the Hoffman brothers and i
believe that Rob Barrett that used to play in Malevolent Creation replaced Jack Owens
in Cannibal Corpse im really looking forward to hearing Jack playing death metal
again.

# Oct 26, 2005 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. heavy hepp writes:

aw i see i like owens and ralph is good too but the hoffman brothers were pretty much Deicide werent they

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4. HA HA writes:

CANNIBAL CORPSE BLOWS CHUNKS

# Oct 31, 2005 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

The brothers left because (rumor has it) one of them had a semi-severe drug habbit that was getting in the way of touring/recording. And one wasn't getting kicked out with the other...bloods thicker than water or deathmetal I suppose....

I'm not the biggest fan of Deicide but they are the first death metal band I've ever heard so I wish them all the luck.

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6. theresshitonthewalls writes:

There was a big war of words between Benton and the Hoffmans months ago. Both sides accused each other of having major drug habits, which as RememberMetal? noted was getting in the way of touring. It is supposedly the reason that Deicide have become notorious for playing extremely short sets.

The Hoffmans also said that Benton was married in a church (hahaha) and claimed he can't play bass for sh**. I find it difficult to believe that you'd put up with someone that useless for 18 years. The initial replacements for the Hoffmans were Dave Suzuki and Tony Lazaro from Vital Remains, but at some point that fell through.

It's strange that Jack ended up joining them permanently (he was a touring member only immediately after the Hoffmans left), because I thought he quit Cannibal because he was tired of playing Hyperspeed Death Metal. Kmadd is right, Rob Barrett is indeed back in Cannibal Corpse for the first time in nearly a decade.

In all, it's a unfortunate that things had to go this way, because Scars of the Crucifix was their best release in a f***ing decade. Whatever the case, we can hopefully look forward to a bright future with Jack and Ralph on board.

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7. backintotheworld writes:

i think that the brake up of deicide was due to eric hoffsman's steroid use,either that or the hoffmans were just getting too old.

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8. RememberMetal? writes:

Yeah big-hoffman is scary. His arms probably weigh 50 lbs each. I'll bet noone f***s with him.

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