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Deicide

Deicide is an American death metal band. The word deicide means "the killing of a god", analogous to suicide meaning "the killing of the self" or homicide meaning, literally, "the killing of a man".

The band was formed in 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 ...read more

Deicide is an American death metal band. The word deicide means "the killing of a god", analogous to suicide meaning "the killing of the self" or homicide meaning, literally, "the killing of a man".

The band was formed in 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 has been plagued by controversy relating to their heavily anti-Christian, lyrics. This was only reinforced by such stunts as frontman Glen Benton branding an inverted crucifix into his forehead (which he most likely did with a heated piece of cross. shaped metal).

The band's original line up consisted of Glen Benton on bass and vocals, brothers Eric Hoffman and Brian Hoffman on guitars, and Steve Asheim on drums. Both Eric and Brian tended to play complex solos at fast speeds and overlapping riffs, which give Deicide the definitive heavy sound and complex song structures which are ultimately recognized as theirs. This line up remained intact until 25 November, 2004 when Glen Benton announced that the Hoffman brothers had been ejected from the band for repeatedly cancelling shows and walking out on tours. For the remainder of that tour, the guitar roles were 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 once stated he is a Catholic and this has received a small amount of shock and ridicule from some metal fans. Eric Hoffman replied to Benton's claim of them being kicked out of the band and stated that they actually left on their own. He also claimed Benton was unproffesional, could barely play bass guitar and was not a true satanist. Benton later replied to his claims but interestingly stated that the Hoffman brothers were never kicked out.

Deicide almost exclusively perform songs with anti-Christian themes, and are banned from various places like other bands of their kind. « hide

Similar Bands: Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Demigod, Vital Remains, Vader

LPs
In the Minds of Evil
11/26/2013

3.3
90 Votes
To Hell With God
2011

3.3
168 Votes
Till Death Do Us Part
2008

2.8
205 Votes
The Stench of Redemption
2006

3.8
370 Votes
Scars Of The Crucifix
2004

3.3
220 Votes
In Torment In Hell
2001

2.5
131 Votes
Insineratehymn
2000

2.9
161 Votes
Serpents Of The Light
1997

3.6
186 Votes
Once Upon the Cross
1995

3.9
291 Votes
Legion
1992

4
366 Votes
Deicide
1990

4.1
462 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Nottingham
2010

Doomsday L.A.
2007

When London Burns
2006

When Satan Lives
1998

3.3
8 Votes
Compilations
The Complete Roadrunner Collection
11/19/2012

The Best of Deicide
2003

3
11 Votes
Amon: Feasting the Beast
1993

3.7
20 Votes

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