Deicide Release Date For New Album “Overtures Of Blasphemy” Set For September

Deicide‘s new effort “Overtures Of Blasphemy” will be out September 14th via Century Media. The group worked with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder) at Audio Hammer Studios on this latest outing. Artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem) created the cover art for the new full-length, which can be seen below.

Comments vocalist/bassist Glen Benton of the effort:

“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 Suecof 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.”

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Deicide Drummer On Jack Owen’s Departure: “He Was Never Nailing It & Kind Of Left One Day And Just Never Came Back”

Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with Deicide’s drummer Steve Asheim . Explains Asheim Jack Owen’s departure from Deicide:

“We were just kind of writing the record, and we were going over the songs. Me and Glen, we were, like, ‘We wanna redo the songs.’ It’s like we had completed them – about 9 or 12, whatever how many songs. They were all right, but we weren’t really psyched about them. So we decided to rewrite them. And Jack didn’t really like it. And he kind of left one day and just never came back. So that was that. He’s not on the new album. I haven’t talked to the guy in almost a year.”

You can now watch the entire chat below.

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Deicide Has Already “A Couple Of Songs Kind Of Framed Out” For Next Album

Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with Florida death metal veterans Deicide’s drummer Steve Asheim at the Oakland Metro in Oakland, California.

States Asheim on Deicide’s plans for 2015: “We got picked up for another record, so we’re gonna start working on some new stuff, which we’ve got a couple of songs kind of framed out already. So we’re gonna be busy again all through next year – next couple of years, it looks like. We’re gonna work on a record and some more shows. It seems like they’re gonna happen, so I’m looking forward to all that.”

Continues Asheim on Deicide’s longevity: “It’s good to see that it is still going. It’s weird when you hear kids talk about the band: ‘We listented to you in high school.’ It’s like you hear that for years about how kids are listening to us in high school. So it’s, like, we’ve been an ever-lasting presence in high schools for 20 years now. So, as we become multi-generational, it’s, like, we have 50-year-old fans and then we still have 15-year-old fans that roll up. It’s like the thing that… When I was a kid, Black Sabbath was, it’s, like, that’s what we’ve become – not in a selling sense, but in a how-people-think-about-your-band sense. I don’t know… It’s just a wild thing to have happened.”

You can now watch the entire chat below.

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Origin Drummer John Longstreth Signs With Reversed Records

Reversed Records is pleased to announce the signing of Origin drummer John Longstreth (Gorguts, Crator). Longstreth will join forces with manager/producer/engineer Rob Shallcross and the growing list of Reversed Records clients that includes Gene Hoglan, Steve Asheim (Deicide, Order Of Ennead), West of Hell, Meldrum, and Cocaine Moustache. The label comments:

“John Longstreth, is currently considered one of the most proficient drummers in the modern Death Metal musical scene. Longstreth has spent his career performing live and recording with the likes of Origin, Dimmak, Crator, Gorguts, Dying Fetus, The Red Chord, Exhumed, The Jason Morley project and Imperial Foeticide. Displaying incredible technique (such as seemingly unattainable blast beats, astonishing speed, control and endurance) as well as a solid command of versatility behind the drums, John is quickly becoming a highly reputable influence in the world of drumming.”

John Longstreth comments on signing with Reversed Records Management: “Well, ladies n’ gentlemen, what can I say?! I’m extremely happy here! As you can see this is a pretty interesting announcement and we are all very excited about it. Rob and I have been going back and fourth over the phone and Internet for a couple of months, the discussions keep getting better and better. How could I not feel completely honoured to be part of a family that includes the legendary and influential likes of Steve Asheim and Gene Hoglan?!?

“If you’ve followed my work in the past then it should make perfect sense as to why I would take on personal management. I’ve never been a person to sit still and I tend to wander. It always feels like there’s one more little thing I can do behind the kit that takes me in a different direction. For me different directions are fun. I feel that they are healthy and essential for personal growth. Lastly to keep everyone up to date, at the moment I am writing for my newest project Crator, Origin hits the studio in 2013, there are also plans to expand my career into global education and session work in the coming years.”

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Deicide Members Record Dayglo Abortions Cover For New Tribute Album

Steve Asheim (Order Of Ennead), Glen Benton, and Jack Owen (Ex-Cannibal Corpse) of Deicide joined Cannibal Corpses’s Rob Barret to record a cover track that will be included on an upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation.

The cover will be mixed by producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross and was recorded at DEG Entertainment Studios in St Petersburg, FL. The tribute compilation, presented by Cruzar Media, is being produced by Shallcross and is slated for release early next year. Last month 3 Inches of Blood also recorded a Dayglo Abortions cover track with Rob Shallcross that will appear on the compilation.

Earlier this year Cruzar Media and intergalactic shock rockers Gwar teamed up to bring fans a tribute to the Dayglo Abortions 1993 anti-censorship anthem “Isn’t This Disgusting,” which was recorded by the late GWAR guitarist Cory Smoot (aka ‘Flattus Maximus’) at his Karma Productions studio in Virginia. “Isn’t This Disgusting” is being released in memory of the late Cory Smoot and all proceeds from the single will go to the Smoot Family Fund. Donations to the fund can be made at this location.

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