Has it really been 30 years since Florida’s bastard sons of crushing death metal Deicide released their debut record? Yep, it sure has.  Originally formed as Amon, the band cut two demos, Feasting the Beast and Sacrificial, the latter of which landed them a record deal and a new name: Deicide.

As the story goes, lead singer Glen Benton, confronted Roadrunner Records’ A&R man Monte Conner in his office. Not breaking his stare with Conner, Benton slammed his demo on his desk and told him, “Sign us, you fucking asshole!”  Well, not to procrastinate, contracts were signed the next day, and the band’s name was officially changed to Deicide at the behest of Roadrunner Records.

Deicide’s self-titled debut was produced by death metal engineer- and icon Scott Burns at Morrisound Studios. Their debut predominately featured re-recorded versions of all six Sacrificial demo tunes.

in 1990, their debut dropped, and into the history books Deicide went.  Fast-forward 30 years, and we’re still talking about them AND their legendary debut record which has influenced countless death metal bands since. Perfection in blasphemy.

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Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites horrornews.net, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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