Favorite

Deicide 

Thursday, October 19, at Peabody's.

How evil is Deicide? Sure, the group's name is Latin for killing God. And sure, it's one of the longest-running bands in the genre; formerly known as Carnage, and later Amon, it's been composed of professional blasphemers since 1987. And their feel-good catalog includes odes like "Where Heaven Burns" and "Death to Jesus" (seriously). And the lead single from their new album, The Stench of Redemption -- a warp-speed return to form that's full of vintage thrash grooves and Cookie Monster vocals -- is titled "Homage for Satan." And, yes, the video for the song draws parallels between being a zombie and being religious. And the clip, available at www.earache.com, features a fast-moving zombie running down a priest. And singer-bassist Glen Benton, a card-carrying satanist, wears an inverted cross on his forehead. But how evil is Deicide, really? In the mid-'90s, Benton was implicated in a squirrel-shooting scandal. As Slayer put it, "Evil has no boundaries."

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by D.X. Ferris

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • John Caparulo @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Nov. 23
  • Cleveland Comedy Festival @ Playhouse Square

    • Wed., Nov. 29
  • Brandon T. Jackson @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., Nov. 30

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation