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Deicide @ The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA 2006 DEICIDE an American death metal band. The word “deicide” means “the killing of deities” or, in the Christian era “the killing of God or Jesus Christ”. http://www.earache.com/bands/deicide/deicide.html
The word can also mean “one who kills God”. The band has sold close to 500,000 releases (taking into consideration both CD and VHS sales) in the USA since the SoundScan era, making them one of the best selling death metal bands of all time. http://www.archive.org/details/Glen_Benton_Vs_Bob_Larson_Phone_Calls
Their albums Deicide and Legion are also ranked second and third place in best-selling death metal albums of that era.
Deicide was formed in Tampa, Florida in 1987, first playing under the name Carnage. After Glen Benton joined the name was changed to Amon. During this time they released two demos: Feasting the Beast (1987) and Sacrificial (1989). In 1989 the band’s name was changed to Deicide by force of Roadrunner Records, as Amon was the name of the house in the King Diamond album “Them”. Deicide then released their self-titled debut album in 1990.

The band’s original lineup consisted of Glen Benton on bass and vocals, brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman on guitars, and Steve Asheim on drums. Both Eric and Brian tended to play complex solos at fast speeds and with overlapping riffs, which gave Deicide the definitive heavy sound and complex song structures. This lineup remained intact until November 25, 2004 in the wake of increasing animosity between Glen Benton and the Hoffman brothers – allegedly in regards to royalties and publishing. http://www.myspace.com/thestenchofredemption
The guitar roles were then filled by ex-Cannibal Corpse guitarist Jack Owen, and Vital Remains guitarist Dave Suzuki. Following the tour, Suzuki was replaced by Ralph Santolla, formerly of Death, Iced Earth and Sebastian Bach. Santolla stated he is a Catholic and this has received a small amount of shock and ridicule from some metal fans. In spite of this, Deicide’s eighth studio album The Stench of Redemption album received rave reviews, and is one of their biggest sellers yet.[citation needed]

On May 24th, 2007, it was announced that Ralph Santolla had left Deicide.[2] He has since joined Florida death metal formation Obituary. Santolla appears on their new album “Xecutioner’s Return” – replacing the unavailable Allen West – and will be touring with them in support of this album.

On July 20th, 2007 guitarist Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse) announced that “Deicide is on hiatus” and he has joined Ohio based death/thrash combo Estuary for touring purposes.[3] The band will head out on a Balkan tour, dubbed “Balkans AssassiNation Tour”, in October 2007 alongside Krisiun, Incantation and Inactive Messiah. The tour organised by acclaimed Polish booking agency Massive Music.

Earache Records president Digby Pearson confirmed Earache received eight new Deicide songs in demo form. The band — Glen, Jack, Steve and probably Dave Suzuki of Vital Remains (ex-guitarist Ralph Santolla might just appear as guest soloist?) will more than likely enter Morrisound Recording in September 2007 to record the new album. Earache Records will officially announce its release nearer the time, probably in stores around January 2008. Deicide has received considerable controversy relating to their albums and lyrics, which include vehement anti-Christian themes. This was reinforced by frontman Glen Benton branding an inverted cross into his forehead.

Ostensibly in order to prove his genuine Satanic nature, Benton claimed in the early 1990s that he would commit suicide at the age of 33. However, he passed that age in 1997 and did not commit suicide.[5] In 2006, he stated that these statements had been “asinine remarks” and that “only cowards and losers” choose to kill themselves.[6]

Deicide has been banned from playing in several venues (such as Valparaiso, Chile over a promotional poster featuring Jesus Christ with a bullet hole in his forehead [1]) and with various festivals such as Hellfest, after several graves had been spray-painted with “When Satan Rules His World”, which is a song from Deicide’s 1995 album Once Upon the Cross. More recently, their music video for “Homage for Satan”, which features blood-splattered zombies on a rampaging mission to capture a priest, was banned from UK music TV channel Scuzz. [2]

In the early 1990s, Deicide was on tour in Europe with Gorefest, a Dutch death metal band. In Stockholm, and after the first band performed, a bomb was detonated in the club they were playing in. Many people blamed animal rights activists who were angered at Deicide’s lyrical themes of animal sacrifice, but Glen Benton blamed the incident on the fanatical black metal fans.

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    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #1

    everyone can …
    everyone can express yourself … death metal, gospel, blues, grindcore. all is expression.all is culture!

  2. MurakamiYok
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #2

    I watched this …
    I watched this movie last night on 97 M o Vi E s. C o M it was such a good movie! I love stories like this, they really affect me!

  3. dodeaap11
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #3

    vital remains+ …
    vital remains+deicide=Glen Bentonn ownage

  4. mrpreece
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #4

    “who gives a …
    “who gives a about the lyrics”. hmmm, i don’t know, perhaps people that expect the bands they like to not be horribly in certain aspects. but i expect to the demographic of people like you (ignorant that don’t care about important protests not being taken seriously) don’t care so why bother.
    stupid cunt.

  5. lossofthoughts6
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #5

    I think it’s …
    I think it’s because Glenn is just strait to the point! A no need to dress it up all nice and pretty, just come out and say it kinda attitude.

  6. swiftubag1001
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #6

    evil as a bag of …
    evil as a bag of chips!

  7. watami10
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #7

    no your just a …
    no your just a faggot

  8. XOdenXHorusXZeusX
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #8

    The world would be …
    The world would be a much better place without Christians anyway.

  9. allhailgrindcore
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #9

    Who gives a flying …
    Who gives a flying about the god lyrics just enjoy the music asshole.

  10. AnDyPCLAM
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #10

    yeh but its …
    yeh but its illiterately expressed hatred. funding the stupid attitude towards anti-theism that people have. but yeh, deicide still kick ass.

  11. santanoose
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #11

    well considering …
    well considering its glen
    and his hatred for jesus
    it was only a matter of time

  12. AnDyPCLAM
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #12

    bit of a wack song …
    bit of a wack song name really innit?
    come on guys, we all love deicide but ‘kill the christian’? bit childishly obvious.

  13. oldschoolhunter
    February 3rd, 2010 at 11:59 | #13

    this party is …
    this party is waaaaay tamed from when i saw them and morbid at the masqurade in atlanta in 93′

  14. StormyMonday1961
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #14

    What absolute …
    What absolute garbage, this is.

  15. shredder1965
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #15

    Cookie Monster …
    Cookie Monster should sue his poser for copywright infringement.

  16. josherz79
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #16

    lol he should burn …
    lol he should burn different things in his forehead, like a smiley face or the ghostbusters emblem.ftw

  17. dantesblackrose13
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #17

    Whether or not your …
    Whether or not your agnostic has nothing to do with evidence, it’s about a belief, not an accepted fact of life

  18. dinglenutzz
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #18

    True f*ucking raw …
    True f*ucking raw vocal growling. Put some of that on a bagel and you get a morning of hate and “get the f*ck outta my way i’m late for work”

    Hail Deicide

  19. TheRavenBlood666
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #19


  20. ClioHughes
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #20

    This video makes me …
    This video makes me vomit. And not because the great Deicide, but for that zoom in zoom out zoom in zoom out of the moron who recorded it.

  21. hostileerection666
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #21


  22. yLLibyLLib19
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #22

    no one can kill …
    no one can kill jesus!!!

    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #23

    que los maten a …
    que los maten a todos!!!! arghhh

  24. Grakbonedust
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #24

    Garbage? …
    Garbage? yourself and die.

  25. g00nd0
    February 3rd, 2010 at 12:00 | #25

    Kill the Christian! …
    Kill the Christian!!!!

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