Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE will embark on a short U.S. tour in May.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
May 19 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
May 20 – Panama City, FL – Dungeon Tavern
May 21 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
May 22 – Baltimore, MD – Sparta Inn
May 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
May 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
May 25 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
May 26 – Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
DEICIDE last year parted ways with longtime guitarist Jack Owen and replaced him with Mark English (MONSTROSITY).
One of the founding members of CANNIBAL CORPSE, Owen joined DEICIDE in 2004 and played on the latter band’s last four studio albums: “The Stench Of Redemption” (2006), “Till Death Do Us Part” (2008), “To Hell With God” (2011) and “In The Minds Of Evil” (2013).
DEICIDE is putting the finishing touches on its next studio album, due later in the year via Century Media.
DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim told Metal Wani back in May 2016 about the musical direction of the band’s new material: “It seems like we’re gonna be taking the same approach. I mean, we’re not gonna fix what isn’t broken, as far as what we do. You know, we’ve been writing heavy riffs. We’re just gonna make ’em heavier as work [on] them together.”
He continued: “It was weird. When we did the last record, I was, like, ‘Eh, I’m really not that psyched about these songs,’ and the album turned out being great. And the way the new material is, it’s funny, I’m kind of, like, ‘Eh, it could be better.’ So we’re just gonna be hashing some more stuff out and really make it intense, because we know we did a pretty good one and we’re gonna have to beat it. But we’re gonna work on it hard, make sure it’s good.”
Asked what inspires DEICIDE to keep making new music, Steve said: “Well, you know, just wanting to be heavy. We have a nice, steady band lineup that is focused, and we feel that we can really do some good work now that everyone’s kind of on the same page. So as long as we focus our riffs and focus our energies on making the songs good and doing good tours, it’s gonna give us another few years, another few records, and a good number of years left ahead of us to keep doing this. It still feels good, it’s fun, and we’ll keep at it as long as we can keep going.”
“In The Minds Of Evil” sold 2,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release.