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Deicide Free Music


Effective period / Period of releases: 1990 - 2018

Members: Glen Benton, Jack Owen, Ralph Santolla, Eric Hoffman, Brian Hoffman, Steve Asheim, Dave Suzuki, Mark English (2), Kevin Quirion

Death metal band from Tampa, Florida (USA).

Formed in 1987 by drummer Steve Asheim and guitarist brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman as "Carnage", then hiring bassist/vocalist Glen Benton and becoming "Amon". They would later change the band name to Deicide in 1989. The band rose to mainstream success in 1992 with their second album Legion,[1] and is credited as the second best-selling death metal band of the Soundscan Era, after Cannibal Corpse.

Deicide is known for their lyrics, which cover topics such as Satanism, anti-Christianity and blasphemy. Their lyrics have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticism from religious groups and the public.

Glen Benton - Vocals & Bass (1989-present)
Steve Asheim - Drums (1989-present)
Kevin Quirion - Guitars (2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2011-present)
Chris Cannella - Guitars (2019-present)

Original line up consisted of Glen Benton & Steve Asheim with Eric Hoffman & Brian Hoffman on guitars. The Hoffman brothers left the band and reformed the predecessor band Amon (18).

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