"Deicide" (pronounced ''day-e-side'') is an American death metal band. The word ''deicide'' means "the killing of a God".
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 (or perhaps blessed) by controversy relating to their heavily anti-Christian lyrics. This was only reinforced by such stunts as frontman Glen Benton branding an inverted cross into his forehead.
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...
|years active||1987 – Present|
|music genre||Death metal|
|current members|| Glen Benton,|