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Deicide's Glen Benton Hates Hoffman Brothers "More Than Anything In This World"

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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]"

Decibel: Amazing.

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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. |COF| writes:

Thats crazy, Eric and Brian didnt wast time signing to Fred Dursts new label. Still I cant see them having anything to do with Limb Bizkit, thats some funny sh**. I know there not in the band, but being on there label isnt much better. Guess they are money hungry fools!!

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2. .. writes:

well i hate glen even more

# Mar 3, 2006 @ 5:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. GrindTillAIDS writes:

We'll see who's lying when The Stench Of Redemption comes out, I guess.

# Mar 3, 2006 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. death metal666 writes:

whoo decide rocks..

# Mar 3, 2006 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. RememberMetal? writes:

Of all the substances to get incarcerated over....steroids...THAT is some funny sh**....

# Mar 3, 2006 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. graveland writes:

lmao the "lennon and mccartney" of deicide. that was f***ing rich.

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7. Rulin Kmadd writes:

they should do a cover of helter skelter LOL.

# Mar 3, 2006 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Symbolic writes:

They signed to Fred Dursts label?? what??? explain please.

# Mar 3, 2006 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. War Ensemble writes:

DEICIDE f***in kickass!!!!!!

so he hates the hoffmans more than God...lol!

looking foreward to there new kick a$$ cd!!!

# Mar 4, 2006 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. peh typical!!! writes:

deicide is another typical nu-metal band and there not even heavy at all, deicide is more nu-metal than korn is!!!

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11. War Ensemble writes:

lol. YOUR'RE A fa**ot~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 4, 2006 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. timothy writes:

glen f***ing rulz fu ck u who commented bad about him

# Mar 10, 2006 @ 5:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. timothy writes:

ne metal dude you are a dumb a$$ they have been together 4 a long time. i bet you havent heard of vital remains.you stupid sh**

# Mar 10, 2006 @ 5:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Snake - Kill the Christian (AND JEW) writes:

lol i love deicide but i cant really say it speaks much for metal heads when they cant even ignore someone's statement designed deliberately to get a response. i doubt you'd do much if he said it to most of your faces either.

# Mar 18, 2006 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. A7X24/7 writes:

i like the hoffman brothers
i want to suck their d***s

# Mar 18, 2006 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. A7X24/7 writes:

avenge sevenfold>;decide
anytime

# Mar 18, 2006 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. War Ensemble writes:

LOL sevenchurchs!

# Mar 19, 2006 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. sevenchurches writes:

dammit

trying to ruin that sh** tards reputation. he acually thinks possessed is gay and avange 7fold is better
what a f***ing a idiot. lol

# Mar 19, 2006 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

glenn'll eat you if you speak shlt about him. that motherfvcker's worse than fvcking norris, man!

# Mar 19, 2006 @ 7:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. daemon writes:

i still love their 1st album deicide and 2nd legion more than any album after that,but i will wait for latest album,sad that eric and brian are out of deicide

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21. BLACKDOG writes:

Yeah let's waite and see.

# Mar 22, 2006 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. bradispissed writes:

\m/ legion


this band has sank into hasbeen territory

# Mar 23, 2006 @ 12:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. |COF| writes:

Thats gonna suck being on Fred Durst's label, but thats the truth, they signed!

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