Death Metal icons, DEICIDE, has returned with Overtures Of Blasphemy, which sees the band return to their roots to create a stellar and uncompromising extreme metal masterpiece! The effort was produced by the world-renowned Jason Suecof at Audio Hammer Studios and will be released through Century Media world-wide on Sept 14th. A new music video for “Defying The Sacred” can be viewed now at the link below and was directed by the renowned Scott Hansen (Animals As Leaders, Whitechapel). Overtures Of Blasphemy was released today via Century Media Records.
Glen Benton (vocals, bass), Steve Asheim Drums), Kevin Quirion (guitars), Mark English (guitars)
Of the new record, Benton states:
“This album came together over time, meaning we didn’t want to rush it. A few people might remember an interview where Steve Asheim (original member, drummer/songwriter) said ‘the material is done, but it’s just not there yet.’ Well, that was the jumping off point of when this album truly started taking shape and the songs became what they are now…complete, compact and effective. As the band pushed forward, so did the writing process and a few other processes which made the record and the band stronger. The result is Overtures Of Blasphemy, perhaps the group’s strongest release to date.
“Jason Suecoff lended his considerable talents and attention to detail in making the tracking of the songs as great as they can be and the final mix as sonically brutal, yet as listenable as possible. An arduous process, but one well worth the time and effort.”
After 30 years, it’s plausible to think DEICIDE would want to slow down and soften the message. None of that is happening on new album Overtures of Blasphemy. In fact, Deicide, with head demon Glen Benton and co-conspirator Steve Asheim at the helm, are only becoming darker, heavier, and more extreme.
I originally thought that the older I got the more mellow I’d get,” says Benton. “That’s not the case. I would say I’m darker now than I ever was. What I’ve been through over the years has definitely darkened my heart and soul.”
Lyrically, Overtures of Blasphemy continues Deicide’s crusade against, not just Christianity, but all religions. Benton says the lyrics also dig deep into my own personal darkness.
It’s what I am. Death metal is what I do.”
“This is a fiery, bold and extremely diverse record full of brilliant nuance and merciless old-school pummeling!
— Decibel Magazine
“It’s old-school DEICIDE for a new generation!”
“Overtures of Blasphemy walks the line expertly between melodic and balls-out insanity for a focused and potent death metal record to solidify that Deicide are still the kings!”
— Metal Nexus
“Overtures of Blasphemy is definitely DEICIDE’s strongest release in quite some time. It puts everything into a pristine, pummeling form.”
— Dead Rhetoric