DEICIDE: Limited Copies of New Album to Include Free Patch

DEICIDE‘s forthcoming new album, ‘Till Death Do Us Part, will include a limited edition release packaged with a free “Glen for President” woven patch. Pre-orders are available through the Earache Records website at http://www.earachestore.com/store/preorderdeicidetilldeathdouspart.html.  The album will also be available as a standard CD, limited edition 12″ picture disc LP, and a limited edition 12″ color vinyl LP.

DEICIDE Announce “Make a Viral Video” Competition

Legendary Florida death metallers DEICIDE have announced a unique and exciting competition for fans to create and upload their own video clip for a new DEICIDE track called “In The Eyes Of God” taken from their upcoming album, Till Death Do Us Part.

Using the track “In The Eyes Of God,” fans are invited to make their own video for the song, using whatever means at their disposal. The clip can be filmed, animated, drawn or compiled from already existing images or footage. Anything goes so get as creative as you like.

The winner will be judged the clip with the most views on YouTube by the closing date of April 28th 2008 and will win the grand prize – an Ibanez bass guitar fully signed by the band.

Fans can download “In the Eyes of God” and get full details on how to enter the competition at earache.com/DEICIDEvideo

All submissions must feature the song in its entirety, and must be uploaded via YouTube stating “DEICIDE IN THE EYES OF GOD COMPETITION” in the title and description.

Please submit the YouTube video URL link of your entry to [email protected]

Submissions are welcomed starting now.

DEICIDE Post New Song from Til Death Do Us Part

DEICIDE have uploaded a preview of the song “In the Eyes of God,” taken from the forthcoming album Till Death Do Us Part, to the band’s myspace: www.mypace.com/thestenchofredemption

A release date of 28th April in Europe and May 13th in the US has been set for Till Death Do Us Part.

The full tracklisting for Till Death Do Us Part runs as follows:

01. “The Beginning of the End
02. “Till Death Do Us Part
03. “Hate of All Hatreds
04. “In the Eyes of God
05. “Worthless Misery
06. “Severed Ties
07. “Not As Long As We Both Shall Live
08. “Angel of Agony
09. “Horror in the Halls of Stone
10. “The End of the Beginning

DEICIDE Commence Recording of Till Death Do Us Part

Legendary death metal outfit DEICIDE have begun work on their ninth studio album at Florida’s Morrisound Studios, the follow up to their 2006 Billboard charting album, The Stench of Redemption.

With a confirmed title of Till Death Do Us Part, the record promises to be DEICIDE‘s most savage and aggressive to date. Drummer Steve Asheim has begun the process by laying down drum tracks on a set of tracks that retain all the high speed intensity of the last album, but throw in a few surprises along the way.

Asheim himself has this to say on the process so far:

“The songs will have a very evil and chaotic nature to them and will include the extensive arrangements and riffage that made Stench… so great.”

Fans worried about recent stories concerning the demise of the band can rest easy according to Asheim.

“There’s no mistaking…it’s DEICIDE. It feels like a cross between Stench… and Legion, and is definitely the next logical step for DEICIDE.”

Once the music is down, the final stage will be for Glen Benton to contribute his unique vocal approach, with recordings scheduled for completion as early as November. Till Death Us Do Part is expected to be released early 2008.

“We keep pushing what we do,” concludes Asheim. “The guitars are even more sinister…the drums even more brutal. DEICIDE fans may be shocked at how fast this came around, but they’re going to eat it up.”

Look at pictures of Steve in the studio laying down drums at Morrisound Studios in Florida:

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VITAL REMAINS – Icons of Evil

Since VITAL REMAINS apparently can’t resist any opportunity to create a death metal album filled with as much anti-Christian fervor as possible (simply look at the cover art for this release), it should come as no surprise that Glen Benton of DEICIDE fame returned to reprise his role performing vocal duties on the new VITAL REMAINS album titled Icons of Evil. The approach this time around is much more straightforward (think Into Cold Darkness), rather than the over-the-top, somewhat pretentious angle taken with the prior release of Dechristianize. The majority of songs on Icons of Evil are more reminiscent of the newest DEICIDE album, except with longer, more versatile sections. However, those who thoroughly enjoyed the constant melodic solos, guitar harmonies, and technical expertise of Dechristianize should have no fear. About half the album still uses a similar songwriting formula to that found on the previous release, and songs such as the title track, “Scorned,” “Hammer Down the Nails,” and “In Infamy” display this gloriously. Also, apparently the band took some prior criticism to heart concerning the drum production, thus gone is the background drum “clicking” now replaced by only thundering bass as expected from such high quality production. It is still refreshing to hear how tracks like “Born to Rape the World” and “Shrapnel Embedded Flesh” simply steamroll the listener without as much care for guitar dramatics, and Icons of Evil does an excellent job of melding the old with the new. Many songs are still over seven minutes in length, so the epic feel of the songwriting also still survives. The cover of Yngwie Malmsteen‘s “Disciples of Hell” is also very satisfying. With the unholy blessing of DEICIDE‘s frontman, VITAL REMAINS is poised to take the lead in the top metal albums of 2007 with Icons of Evil. (Century Media Records)

DEICIDE’s Glen Benton Confirmed to Sing on New VITAL REMAINS Album

VITAL REMAINS, who are set to head out on tour with DISMEMBER, GRAVE, DEMIRICOUS, and WITHERED offered a quick note on the tour as well as details on their forthcoming new album:

“Just checking in with everyone right before VITAL hits the road again.  Going out with DISMEMBER and GRAVE is going to be killer! These are two great old school death metal bands that really helped define the Swedish Death Metal sound. A brutal assault; Death Metal the way it was meant to be, fast and heavy!!

“I know people have been wondering about the new record…well, it’s just about 100% written. More importantly, it looks like Mr. [Glen] Benton [DEICIDE] is going to be doing vocals for us once again! We were able to work around DEICIDE‘s crazy touring schedule, and we’ll be hitting the studio by the end of the year. We’ll keep you posted on all the info and if you haven’t already, go pick up DEICIDE‘s Stench of Redemption…it’s an amazing record. Hope to see everyone in the underground come out and as always, thanks for the support!”

DEICIDE – The Stench of Redemption

Everyone knows that Glen Benton and his merry band of hell raising mischief-makers have been writing songs about hating Jesus and killing Christians for a long time, but after a series of mediocre and otherwise seemingly forgettable releases on Roadrunner Records there is one question that seemed to haunt this band – does anyone care? With the reinvigorated songwriting and supercharged rhythms on The Stench of Redemption, DEICIDE is going to make you care.

Although their 2004 release Scars of the Crucifix marked a return to form of sorts on Earache Records, it took a line up change and rebuilding of this band’s sound from the ground up to create the aural assault in The Stench of Redemption. Gone are the production hiccups that appeared on Scars…, and Brothers Brian and Eric Hoffman bowed out to be replaced by ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Jack Owen and guitarist Ralph Santolla of ICED EARTH. The result is excellent production with a plethora of roars, riffs and blasts that explode with thrash-infused death metal goodness. The band freely admits that this is the fastest material they have written, and their determination to write what is potentially the best DEICIDE release to date shines through. Tracks such as “The Lord’s Sedition” demonstrate that Glen picked up a few pointers on atmosphere and mood during his time working with VITAL REMAINS, though nothing on this album is as pretentious as the songwriting that appeared in Dechristianize.” Ralph and Jack most notably showcase their talents with solos on “Desecration,” “Crucified for the Innocence,” and “Death to Jesus.” Select versions of the album also include an interesting cover of DEEP PURPLE‘s “Black Night,” which has more blasting drums than Deep Purple could ever have imagined.

Some may say this album only serves up the best parts of those songs in DEICIDE‘s early career, but anyone with an ear for reinvention will recognize this release as representing the expression only hinted at in 1992. Let the earth quake, skies fall, and gods tremble with The Stench of Redemption. (Earache Records)

DEICIDE Announce Fall Headlining Tour

Death metal stalwarts, DEICIDE, have announced a fall headlining tour with DESOLATION in support of their recently released new album, The Stench of Redemption.  Here is the latest set of tour dates:
Oct. 14 – Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
Oct. 15 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Oct. 17 – Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
Oct. 18 – Buffalo, NY @ The Icon
Oct. 19 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Down Under
Oct. 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ North Six (Deathtoberfest 2006)
Oct. 22 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Oct. 23 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Oct. 24 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
Oct. 25 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Big Bop
Oct. 27 – Toledo, OH @ Club Bijou
Oct. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Nov. 01 – Topeka, KS @ The Static Barr
Nov. 03 – Aurora, CO @ Hubba’s Pub
Nov. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Nov. 05 – Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
Nov. 07 – Sacramento, CA @ The Kennel Club
Nov. 08 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Nov. 09 – Riverside, CA @ TBA
Nov. 10 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Nov. 11 – Scottsdale, AZ @ The Venue of Scottsdale
Nov. 12 – El Paso, TX @ Chics
Nov. 18 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Salsa 54
Nov. 19 – Mexico City, MX @ Circo Volador