Photos and Article by David Sgalambro
Where the heat is as hot, as the Hell they claim to be from, Florida’s Deicide are still the reining kings of the Death Metal scene. With almost thirty years of blood, sweat and grime under their claws, the underground Legends continue to ride their demonic wave of success right into 2016 as they announce a new tour titled ‘In The Name of Satan’. They will be out trekking across the west coast of the United States once again performing their fan favorite metal classics, along with promoting their latest best-selling album ‘In the Minds of Evil’.
The unholiest of bands spawned its immortal form in capital of the world) back in 1987 by vocalist / bassist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. These two original members continue to conjure up the darkest and most blasphemous lyrics to the absolute best blast beats around. Along with the help from their axe wielding henchmen, Jack Owen (ex-Cannibal Corpse, Adrift & current band member since 2004) and Kevin Quirion (Order of Ennead, Shadow Society & permanent band member since 2011), the band has been able to maintain their furious speed throughout the years, satisfying their harshest and most brutal fans to date.
Since their debut album in 1990, has released eleven studio albums with their first two albums Deicide and Legion respectively ranking second and third in the best-selling death metal albums of the SoundScan era. With two live DVD’s ‘When London Burns’ and ‘Doomsday L.A.’ added to their malevolent resume, the Florida fiends have immorally and visually captured the souls of many fans around the world.
Since their demonic birth, the band has kept their controversial anti-Christian reputation growing steadily with the creations of such song titles as “Homage to Satan”, Kill the Christian” and “Scars of the Crucifix”, among many others. The bands front man Glen Benton, is still determined to get his infamous evil messages across loud and clear to every God worshiping fanatic across the globe “Death to Jesus.” Still banned in several countries, such as Valparaiso Chili over a promotional poster of Jesus with a bullet hole in his head, to having their videos pulled from UK music TV, the band continues to march confidently in the name of Satan despite all the haters and all the religious groups they find battling against them.
Deicide will embark on a west coast tour starting late April through mid-May with support from their co-evil friends Season of Suffering (from Oregon), who are out promoting their latest album ‘Evolve to Extinction’. The nefarious acts will be stopping in some of the towns and cities less frequented this time around, so check online listings for dates, local times and the closest locations. The In the Name of Satan tour will bring their Satanic Salvation in the midst of Colorado, Utah and Montana, besides their usual stops in California. So get down off your crosses and go see Florida’s Death Metal Legends - Deicide, as they bring their form of maniacal mayhem back to your Godforsaken area. Hails!!!