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Deicide Frontman Glen Benton Converts To Christianity

Hundreds of hardcore Deicide fans are expressing their outrage today after band leader Glen Benton revealed that he has decided to convert to Christianity. Fans have stated everything from acceptance to disgust over Benton's decision. A posting from the frontman on the bands official website reads as follows: "Yes it's true. I have accepted Jesus Christ into my life as my Lord and Saviour. Obviously I looked into the Bible for previous lyrical inspiration but I never looked into the uplifting, positive messages it gives. I see now just how closed minded I had been. Don't worry, Deicide will continue and our new album will be released later this year as scheduled. The name Deicide know has a new meaning to me though. It now represents the killing of false idols. The removal of the obstructions people face that stops them from finding Christ.

"I hope you enjoy what will be the most brutal Christian death metal album ever released. God bless you all!

"Glen"

Deicide are expected to begin a headlining tour of America along with Living Sacrifice and Demon Hunter later this year.

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1. LordAssenfroth writes:

now thats funny

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Caveman1 writes:

Praise Jesus!!! We've converted a heathen!!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. EvilBlueThing writes:

happy april fools day!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Red writes:

I swear, this one is hilarious...I remember my first april fool on mu I believed that Tom Araya from Slayer was putting out a Christian metal album out. Since then nobody can get me...so far...

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Thrashbanger writes:

Ah HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

GOOD ONE!!!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. KanadianKoRn writes:

Hahahahahahaha that is seriously funny! but is it a joke? cause i hope the fu(k so!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. That_One_Guy writes:

LMFAO! Benton converting to Christianity? That just cracks me up.

Now playing: Dimmu Borgir - "Spellbound (By the Devil)"

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. sahaubutie writes:

I love April Fool's Day on MU. It's like christmas! I woke up this morning and ran downstairs to see what DB and all his elves left for us on this the greatest of days.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. cannibalcradle writes:

had me their for a sec
WTf is wrong with me
April Fools Day at Metal Underground is Awesome

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Anubiz writes:

Bhahaahhaa, this is pure gold. You've made my day MU XD

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. haha writes:

stupid joke.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Terrorizing The Terror writes:

so did he really do it, or is it just a joke. if it is a joke, i think its f-ing horrible to joke about something like that.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. That_One_Guy writes:

Terrorizing the Terror -- It's April Fools Day. MU does stuff like this every year. It's just to get a laugh, so relax.

Now playing: The Faceless - "Prison Born"

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. V writes:

what about that tour is that part real?

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. thepumpkin2 writes:

What a joke I'm a new fan of Deicide and the anti religion ideals of the band were part of the attraction. Christian Death Metal F U.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. bloodofmyenemy writes:

Wow. This is my first day on MU, and it got me. I texted 3 of my friends already p***ed as hell, wondering what is going on in glen's head. I mean...."I hope you enjoy what will be the most brutal Christian death metal album ever released. God bless you all! is not something he'd say at all....april fools lol...
-Kill the christians

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SHREDDER13 writes:

Hahahahahahaha!!!.....nice one Oz. I read the headline and laughed my a$$ off into outer space.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. mtdoomivxx writes:

That would be funny as f*** if Deicide toured with some christian death metal bands

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. TimW writes:

Nice try.......not really.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. metalhead213@yahoo.com writes:

I would hate him forever if he really did convert. Imagine Deicide touring with shiity Christian bands like Underoath or P.O.D.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Androphobic writes:

haha that happening would end the world. lol deicide? christian band? lmao!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. XWigglesX writes:

Hahaha

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Dee writes:

Lol!!!!!!!!! I hope he isn't serious though.

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. jayballer14 writes:

Wow i forgot its was april fools, when i say this i was like this cant be real. No way no how, then i looked at the date and it him me. lol nice one

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Leigh writes:

Hopin' it's real!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Fuck_A_Name writes:

y'know, it almost sounded believable up until the last line.

"Deicide are expected to begin a headlining tour of America along with Living Sacrifice and Demon Hunter later this year"

I call total bullsh** on that one! even a christian reformed Glen benton has more musical taste than to be seen with demon hunter

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. megalife through prayer writes:

too funny

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. cyanotic writes:

my question is WHAT THE f*** IS HE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE INVERTED CROSS ON HIS FOREHEAD???

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Malevolent Doug writes:

haha the best joke ever! ....or atleast it better f***in' be!!

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Fuck_A_Name writes:

"my question is WHAT THE f*** IS HE GOING TO DO ABOUT THE INVERTED CROSS ON HIS FOREHEAD???"

....Learn to walk via handstand.

Now Playing: Origin- Ubiquitous

# Apr 1, 2009 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. cruor writes:

I'm gonna laugh really hard when we disregard a huge, shocking, and controversial bit of news from this site because it happened to be posted on 4/1.

# Apr 5, 2009 @ 3:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. That_One_Guy writes:

Good point cruor.

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34. murder667 writes:

haha that really got me goin

# Apr 5, 2009 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. cruor writes:

Even if it was true you couldn't expect me to believe that he would still perform under the name Deicide could you? Reformed Christian playing under a band moniker that means the death of god.

# Apr 6, 2009 @ 5:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Iron Maiden is almighty god writes:

Christian metal isnt that good.But anybody that denies the talent of Tourniquet and drummer Ted Kirkpatrick is crazy or ignorant. Extol is good too.Iron Maiden is also very spiritual.Apocolyptic...but spiritual.

# Apr 7, 2009 @ 6:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Debauchey101 writes:

It makes me sick that there actually are Christian death metal bands, Like Impending Doom and a few others. Incorporating christianity into death metal is just wrong, They just dont mix. Death metal is not a form of christian music. Funny thing is I saw their CD being sold in a christian store, I doubt any heavy christian following would be thrilled to check out their music. Its still a pretty brutal album.

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Iron Maiden is almighty god writes:

True christianity is not about ''praise jeebus!''Its about slaying dragons and empowerment. Mutilating the enemies of our Warrior God!

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^lol

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. khanate writes:

Sorry they have a track called to "Death to Jesus" this is ridiculous stick to what you belive in ffs!!

Now Playing - Death Metal is a sh** genre!!

# Apr 9, 2009 @ 8:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Blindgreed1 writes:

^LOL! Here it is 9 day's into April and people are still falling for this.

# Apr 9, 2009 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Khanate:
I could call dark ambient metal sh** music, but I do not. Dont call one of the fastest, most technical, physically demanding genres of metal sh**, and I wont call one of the most atmospherically compelling yet boring(to me) genre's of music sh**.

Thank you.

oh yeah, and it's an april fools article Khanate.

# Apr 9, 2009 @ 11:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. khanate writes:

Sorry man don't know why I said that, there's nothing wrong with Death Metal.

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