Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by drummer Steve Asheim and guitarist brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman as "Carnage" hiring bassist/vocalist Glen Benton and becoming "Amon". They would change the band name to Deicide in 1989; the band rose to mainstream success in 1992 with their second album Legion, is credited as the second best-selling death metal band of the Soundscan Era, after Cannibal Corpse. Since their debut album in 1990, Deicide has released twelve studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums and two live DVDs. In November 2003, their first two albums and Legion, were ranked second and third place in best-selling death metal albums of the SoundScan era. Deicide is known for their lyrics, which cover topics such as Satanism, anti-Christianity and blasphemy, their lyrics have resulted in bans and criticism from religious groups and the public. Deicide was formed in Tampa, Florida on July 21, 1987, after guitarist Brian Hoffman called Glen Benton, replying to an advertisement the latter had placed in a local music magazine.
Hoffman and his brother, along with drummer Steve Asheim, had played together as the band "Carnage", in need of a bassist and vocalist. Carnage played cover songs by Slayer, Celtic Frost and Dark Angel; the new band, called Amon, consisted of Benton, Hoffman's brother Eric and Steve Asheim. Within a month, they had recorded the Feasting the Beast 8-track demo in Benton's garage and had started playing the occasional gig in the Tampa area. In 1989, Amon recorded Sacrificial, at Morrisound with producer Scott Burns. Malevolent Creation guitarist Phil Fasciana recalls an early Carnage show: "It was like Slayer intensified a thousand times." "I guess Carnage had hollowed out a mannequin and filled it with fuckin' blood and guts from a butcher shop... and they threw the fuckin' thing on the floor. Morbid Angel had these pit bulls with them back and they were just tearing the meat up, it was a weird scene, man. There was blood and meat everywhere." Benton stormed into Roadrunner Records' A&R man Monte Conner's office and presented him with the demo, saying, "Sign us, you fucking asshole!"
The next day contracts were issued to the band. In 1989 the band's name was changed to Deicide at the request of Roadrunner Records. Deicide released their self-titled debut album produced by Scott Burns at Morrisound, in 1990, their debut featured re-recorded versions of all six of the Sacrificial tunes that had secured them their record deal. Both the Hoffman brothers tended to play technical solos at fast speeds and with overlapping riffs, which gave Deicide the definitive heavy sound and complex song structures; this lineup remained intact until November 25, 2004, in the wake of increasing animosity between Glen Benton and the Hoffmans in regards to royalties and publishing. The Hoffman brothers went on to reform Amon. Shortly after, the guitar roles were filled by ex-Cannibal Corpse guitarist Jack Owen, Vital Remains guitarist Dave Suzuki. Following the tour, Suzuki was replaced by Ralph Santolla of Death, Iced Earth and Sebastian Bach. Santolla stated he is a Catholic and this has received a small amount of shock and ridicule from some metal fans.
In spite of this, Deicide's eighth studio album The Stench of Redemption album received rave reviews. In January 2007, Benton left the European tour and returned home to the United States as a result of legal issues at home. Asheim announced that Seth van Loo, from opening act Severe Torture, Garbaty "Yaha", from the Polish death metal band Dissenter, would be replacing Glen Benton starting on January 9 in the Netherlands, until Benton could rejoin the tour. Benton rejoined in Paris on January 13. On May 24, 2007, it was announced. Subsequently, he joined Florida's Obituary and appears on their album Xecutioner's Return as well as the tour. On July 20, 2007, guitarist Jack Owen announced that Deicide is "on hiatus" and he has joined Ohio based death/thrash combo Estuary for touring purposes; the band did a Balkan tour, dubbed "Balkans AssassiNation Tour", in October 2007 alongside Krisiun and Inactive Messiah. By November 2007, Deicide began work on its ninth studio album at Florida's Morrisound Studios.
Entitled Till Death Do Us Part, the follow-up to 2006's The Stench of Redemption promised to be Deicide's "most savage and aggressive to date," according to a press release. Drummer Steve Asheim recorded drum tracks and Benton started recording vocals in December. By April 2008 two songs off this album were posted online, it was released on April 28, 2008. As the record was coming out, Benton considered retiring from music, in the midst of personal matters including a custody battle. On January 6, 2009, Deicide posted a blog on their official Myspace page saying they had signed a worldwide record deal with Century Media, with Ralph Santolla returning to the band for a European tour, they were said to be working on material for a summer 2010 release. In early 2009 they toured with Vital Order of Ennead. Guitarist Kevin Quirion of Order of Ennead joined the band in the summer of 2009. In June 2010, Glen Benton revealed, it was produced by Mark Lewis at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford and was released on February 15, 2011.
Deicide released their eleventh studio album, In the Minds of Evil, on November 26, 2013. In November 2016, it was apparent that guitarist Jack Owen had been replaced by Monstrosity guitarist Mark English without an official announcement made by the band. Owen went on to join Six Feet Under in February 20
Sacrifice is a Canadian thrash metal band from Toronto, Ontario. The band was formed by guitarists Rob Urbinati and Joe Rico in 1983. Sacrifice played a prominent role in the 1980s underground metal scene in Toronto, along with Voivod and Annihilator, they are considered one of the "Big 4" of Canadian thrash metal; the band released four studio albums before parting ways in 1993. After coming back together to play a reunion concert in 2006, they released their fifth studio album The Ones I Condemn on Brazilian label Marquee Records in 2009. Although the band faced numerous lineup changes in their early days, founding guitarists Urbinati and bassist Scott Watts recorded every studio album and demo and drummer Gus Pynn on everything but the Apocalypse Inside demo and CD. Friends and guitarists Rob Urbinati and Joe Rico decided to form a metal band in 1983, playing cover versions of some of their favourite songs, they recruited Rico's friend Scott Watts to play bass, Andrew Banks on drums, replaced by Craig Boyle.
Singer John Baldy, a friend of Boyle's joined the band. Together they recorded a pair of rehearsal tapes — featuring their first original song "Turn in Your Grave", along with a variety of covers of songs by bands such as Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. By early 1985, the majority of the band had decided to move towards a heavier and faster direction with Urbinati on vocals, ousting Baldy and Boyle, were therefore in need of a new drummer. Ernst Flach filled the position for only a few live shows before leaving, as his drumming style did not fit the fast pace the band wanted to play, it was not until Gus Pynn had contacted the band for an audition that they found a permanent drummer. Now that they had a complete lineup, local record store employee Brian Taylor approached Sacrifice and local friends Slaughter to finance the recording of demos for these two bands in exchange for the profits made by selling the tapes at his shop. Both bands agreed, Sacrifice released The Exorcism demo featuring new original songs.
That year, Sacrifice opened a show in Toronto for Exodus, who were on their first North American tour. Sacrifice credits the growth of their band and the Toronto underground metal scene in general to their appearance at this show; as a result, the band signed a contract with Diabolic Force. In the fall of 1985, the band entered the Future Sound studio, to record the debut album Torment in Fire; the album was released in the same year in Canada on Diabolic Force, in 1986 on Metal Blade Records in the United States and on Roadrunner Records in Europe. Until the album was released, the band worked on new material and finished it at the end of 1985. In July 1986, the band recorded another demo in the Open Sound Studio; this was followed by an appearance in Kitchener, with Megadeth as the opening act for King Diamond. In September they played in Quebec City and the No Speed Limit Festival at the Spectrum in Montreal together with Possessed, Voivod, D. R. I. and Agnostic Front. In November 1986 Sacrifice opened up for Slayer on their Reign in Blood tour at the Concert Hall in Toronto.
In January 1987, the first appearances outside Canada followed with concerts in Chicago. There followed further appearances in Canada until April 1987; the Band entered Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, to record the album Forward to Termination. It was released again on Metal Blade and Roadrunner Records for the US and Europe. A music video for the song "Re-Animation" was filmed; these were followed by the Milwaukee Metal Festival in July 1987 along with bands such as Death Angel and King Diamond. In November 1987, they played with Nuclear Assault. Appearances in Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal followed in December. In December 1988 the band went into the Studio to record a new demo. A few days Sacrifice performed as opening act along with the Goo Goo Dolls for Motörhead in Buffalo and Rochester. In 1989 the band recorded another demo. A few months the band entered Phase One Studios in Toronto to record another album, it was produced by Brian Taylor. Again released on Diabolic Force, the album was titled Soldiers of Misfortune.
The album was released in 1990 in Canada, on March 5, 1991 in the United States. They released a video for the album's title track. Towards the end of the year a tour followed with Razor. Drummer Gus Pynn left the band and was replaced by Mike Rosenthal of Dark Legion. In 1991 the band toured the U. S with British band Bolt Thrower and American thrash band Believer. In 1993 Sacrifice went back to Phase One Studios to record the album Apocalypse Inside, released on Metal Blade records, it was co-produced by Dave Carlo. During that summer bassist Scott Watts parted ways with the band and was replaced by Kevin Wimberley. After a tour of the United States in the same year in which the band supported Death, Sacrifice called it quits. Urbinati went on to form Interzone and War Amp. In 2004 Brazilian record label Marquee reissued the band's first 3 albums on CD. Although the band faced numerous lineup changes in their early days, founding guitarists Urbinati and Rico and bassist Scott Watts recorded every studio album and demo and drummer Gus Pynn played on everything but the Apocalypse Inside demo and CD.
In 2006, the band reunited and performed in Toronto at the'Day of the Equinox II' festival, their reunion show of which a DVD, Live Reanimation, was planned but not released yet. In August 2006, they released a compilation, 198666, it has the three demo's and live track's from early years. In 2008, they entered Rouge Valley
Kill is the tenth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released on March 21, 2006. This release marks the return of guitarist Rob Barrett, who had played on The Bleeding and Vile; the European version of the album comes with a live DVD filmed in Strasbourg in 2004 called Hammer Smashed Laiterie. The album was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan. Music videos were produced for the tracks "Make Them Suffer" and "Death Walking Terror". In the week following its release, Kill became the second Cannibal Corpse album to make an appearance on the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at number 170; the album cover is one of only three Cannibal Corpse album covers to not feature explicit graphic violence. Alex Webster, in an interview, stated that they decided to have an album cover such as this because all the band members couldn't agree on a cover for the album, he stated that they wanted their fans to focus on their music and not to be distracted by a violent cover.
He stated "this time they wanted to do something different.""The original art that Vince gave us was cool, but we didn't think it would make the best cover. We decided to use it as interior art, just have a simple band logo/album title type cover; the main focus of our band should be music anyway, so I don't think it's a big deal that the cover's not a blood soaked scene of carnage the way our others have been. This doesn't mean we won't have more bloody covers in the future though." The album has been received quite positively by critics: AllMusic gave it a 3.5 out of 5 rating, stating that "Kill doesn't break any new ground for the veteran sickos, but if it ain't broke don't fix it -- just turn it up louder", while commenting that the songs are "13 aural assaults that will be welcomed by fans with open mouths". In 2018, Kill was inducted into Decibel Magazine's Hall of Fame via a special Cannibal Corpse issue. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Pat O'Brien – lead guitar, rhythm guitar on "Submerged In Boiling Flesh" Rob Barrett – rhythm guitar, lead guitar on "Submerged In Boiling Flesh" Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Erik Rutan – backing vocals on "The Time to Kill is Now" Erik Rutan – production, mixing Shawn Ohtani – additional engineering Alan Douches – mastering Vincent Locke – cover art Brian Ames – design Alex Solca – photography Mana Recording Studios, St. Petersburg, FL, USA – recording, mixing West Westside Music – mastering Kill at AllMusic Kill at Metal Blade Records
The Bleeding (album)
The Bleeding is the fourth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released in 1994 through Metal Blade Records. It is the last album featuring singer and founding member Chris Barnes and is the first album featuring guitarist Rob Barrett. According to Soundscan numbers, The Bleeding is the fifth top-selling death metal LP in the United States, amassing over 98,300 copies sold; the Bleeding is Cannibal Corpse's most successful album to date. A video was made for the song "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead". A re-mastered version of The Bleeding is available and features new cover art, a bonus track and the music video of "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead"; this music video would be featured in Beavis And Butthead. This album signified a few changes for Cannibal Corpse the change in speed; the reason for this was. For this album, he chose a more "groove" style similar to what he was doing in Six Feet Under over Cannibal Corpse's previous material which focused more on blast beats and speed.
Vocally on The Bleeding Chris had decided to go for a more "decipherable" approach instead of his inhuman grunting he had executed on previous Cannibal Corpse albums. This same "groovy" death metal style was the foundation for vocalist Chris Barnes' new band, Six Feet Under; the album is notable for a much more technical approach for the guitar work, a more prominent bass. The original 1994 cover art, a departure for a Cannibal Corpse album, appeared to depict a tapestry of raw flesh and muscle, rather than it featuring graphic violence; the uncensored cover art for the 2006 reissue, reveals the original artwork was a part of a greater whole. In reissue artwork, a man is standing in an intimate gathering of zombies, with an expression of ecstasy on his face; the man has been stripped of skin from the chest down. The corpses are entwined with a veiny, blueish growth, reminiscent of a root system; the exposed muscle and bone of the man's lower body exhibits a fresh growth of this ropey-material, suggesting he is becoming one of them.
The original 1994 cover art was a close-up of the skinless ribcage and musculature of that man's midsection. "Pushed the envelope in every imaginable way, from cover art to song titles to the music itself. Scott Burns gives the album a wonderful sheen that sets Cannibal Corpse apart from most of the other death metal bands out there The riffs grind, just as the rhythms pulverize and the vocals thunder. One of the standout death metal albums of the mid-'90s". All lyrics written by Chris Barnes. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. Chris Barnes – vocals Jack Owen – rhythm guitar Rob Barrett – lead guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums Scott Burns – production, engineering, mastering Vincent Locke – cover art Brian Ames – design Frank White – photography Joe Giron – photography Morrisound Recording, Tampa, FL, USA – recording, mixing Fullersound – mastering The Bleeding at AllMusic The Bleeding at Metal Blade Records
The Wretched Spawn
The Wretched Spawn is the ninth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. The cover art is by Vincent Locke; this is the last studio album to feature Jack Owen, one of the band's founding members, up to 2012's Torture, the last with an album cover depicting violence and gore. The album was distributed with a making-of DVD produced by Nick Sahakian; the Wretched Spawn is Cannibal Corpse's fourth album to be named after one of the tracks on the album, after Butchered at Birth, The Bleeding and Gallery of Suicide. "For songs like "Nothing Left to Mutilate", "Decency Defied", I looked to friends for ideas they had. "Decency " was based on a friend who had a nightmare that her tattoos were being torn off while she was still alive. "Nothing Left " was based on ideas from a friend, studying pheromones in college, told me all about how a woman's scent drives men crazy. So if my imagination doesn't kick in, I draw from other things. "Slain" was based on the Eastwood film High Plains Drifter.
And "Festering in the Crypt" is my own idea of dealing with the finality of death."- Jack Owen Cannibal CorpseGeorge "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Jack Owen – rhythm guitar Pat O'Brien – lead guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drums The Wretched Spawn at AllMusic The Wretched Spawn at Metal Blade Records
Monolith of Death Tour '96–'97
Monolith of Death Tour'96–'97 is a DVD by American death metal band, Cannibal Corpse. It was released in 1997 on VHS, but was re-released 5 years on DVD in 2002, it features footage from various concerts during the Monolith of Death Tour. Perverse Suffering Monolith Pulverized Fucked With a Knife Bloodlands Gutted A Skull Full of Maggots Mummified In Barbed Wire Orgasm Through Torture Devoured By Vermin Stripped and Strangled Hammer Smashed Face Tracks 1-4: Recorded on October 10, 1996 in Krakow, Poland Track 5: Recorded on February 3, 1997 at Berkeley, California Tracks 6-7: Recorded on June 4, 1996 in Montreal, Canada Tracks 8-10: Recorded on February 2, 1997 in Hollywood, California Tracks 11-12: Recorded on August 18, 1996 in San Francisco, California Bonus interview footage Discography Photo gallery Uncensored video for "Devoured By Vermin" Monolith of Death Tour'96–'97 at AllMusic. Retrieved 14:09, 17 May 2016
Bloodthirst is the seventh studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse. It was released in 1999 through Metal Blade Records. Writing and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes. Cannibal CorpseGeorge "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – vocals Jack Owen – rhythm guitar Pat O'Brien – lead guitar Alex Webster – bass Paul Mazurkiewicz – drumsProductionColin Richardson – production Justin Leeah – engineering Bobby Torres – studio assistant Eddy Schreyer – masteringArtwork and designVincent Locke – artwork Brian J. Ames – graphic design Alex McKnight – photography Village Productions, Tornillo, TX, US – production Oasis Mastering – mastering Bloodthirst at AllMusic Bloodthirst at Metal Blade Records