Jessie David from Metal Wani had a chance to chat with Deicide’s lead singer Glen Benton about the upcoming album ‘Overtures of Blasphemy’ ” It’s set to drop September 14th via Century Media. This is their 12th studio album, the follow up to 2013’s ‘In the Minds of Evil’
Glen described this album as being a fun album. The name came from Kevin and Glen going back and forth, each saying a word until ‘Overtures of Blasphemy’ was born.
A big struggle for musicians and bands is keeping their music fresh so it doesn’t suffer from repetition. During the interview, the question was brought up on how Decide keep their sound fresh so it continues to shock listeners and longtime fans. Glen said “Bringing back the friendly competition, I’ve started writing some of the album to show the guys the direction I want to go.” He also mentioned that focusing on the groove and the hooks is a big part of it. Also bringing back old ideas and turning them into new ideas. When you listen to the new album you can hear the old ideas that Glen is talking about. There are hints of classic Deicide with that new music punch.
Guitarist Jack Owen is no longer with the band. Owen who is one of the founding members of Cannibal Corpse joined Deicide in 2004 and played on the bands last four studio albums. Owen was replaced by Mark English (Monstrosity). Glen touched on how the process has been with Mark saying “Mark’s great he came in after the album was written and immediately took over started writing leads and did a great job”
Exciting news was brought up during the interview! Glen did say that Deicide do have a tour coming up. Right now they’re putting feelers out there when it comes to supporting bands but Glen said “ I would like to do an old school metal package with some new bands in their too. Bring back somebody from the past that has maybe resurfaced.
‘Overtures of Blasphemy’ took a few years to come out. Glen reassured fans that the next album won’t take as long and he and Steve already have some ideas and material flowing right now.
There is a lot to look forward to when it comes for Deicide but I highly recommend listening to the upcoming Deicide album ‘Overtures of Blasphemy’ which hits stores September 14th.