DEICIDE have announced a run of European tour dates which are set to commence this summer
The 15-date run will see the Florida death metal veterans kick off their brutal trek on August 2 at the Beyond The Gates festival in Bergen, Norway and eventually wrap up on August 18 at the Motorcultor festival in Saint-Nolff, France.
A full list of tour dates can be found on the poster below.
DEICIDE recently completed recording its long-awaited new studio album.
In the late 1980s, DEICIDE emerged from the vibrant death metal scene in Tampa, Florida. Their self-titled debut album, “Deicide,” was released in 1990 and immediately garnered attention for its brutal sound and controversial themes. The album showcased the band’s technical prowess, with fast and intricate guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and Glen Benton‘s distinctively deep and guttural vocals.
Their second album, “Legion,” released in 1992, further established their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the death metal scene. The album’s lyrics, which openly denounced Christianity and organized religion, sparked considerable controversy and led to protests from religious groups. Despite the controversy, “Legion” received critical acclaim and solidified DEICIDE‘s position as a prominent death metal band.
Throughout the 1990s, the group released a series of albums that showcased their aggressive musical style and controversial lyrical themes. Albums like “Once Upon the Cross” (1995) and “Serpents of the Light” (1997) continued to solidify the band’s status within the death metal community. DEICIDE‘s music was characterized by intricate guitar work, fast and precise drumming, and Benton’s menacing vocal delivery.
In addition to their musical output, the group became known for their intense and often confrontational live performances. Glen Benton‘s inverted cross-branding and anti-Christian imagery, including his infamous “666” carved into his forehead, further added to the band’s notoriety.
Over the years, DEICIDE experienced various lineup changes, with band founders, the Hoffman brothers, departing the group in 2004. Despite these changes, Glen Benton remained the driving force behind DEICIDE, ensuring their continued presence in the death metal scene.
DEICIDE‘s discography spans over three decades and includes influential albums such as “Deicide,” “Legion,” “Once Upon the Cross,” and “The Stench of Redemption” (2006). Their music has inspired countless death metal bands and continues to resonate with fans of extreme music around the world.
Despite the controversies and internal challenges, the band remains an enduring and influential band within the death metal genre. Their uncompromising musical style, dark imagery, and controversial themes have solidified their place in the annals of extreme metal history.