Soundworks Touring, Australia's premier extreme touring company, has issued the following statement:
"The scheduled April Australian/New Zealand tour of Florida death metal legends DEICIDE has unfortunately been postponed due to conflicting recording schedules for the new album. Soundworks Touring and DEICIDE deeply apologize for any inconveniences and disappointments to fans. Both parties guarantee 100% that the tour will go ahead and is set to be rescheduled for October 2009, following the release of the new album on Century Media Records. Rescheduled dates to be announced within the next 48 hours. Purchased tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled shows or can be returned from point of purchase for refund. Any further queries can be directed to Soundworks Touring at [email protected]"
DEICIDE last year inked a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band has been working on its new album at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHIMAIRA).
In a recent interview with Express Night Out, DEICIDE bassist/vocalist Glen Benton stated about the status of the band's next CD, "The new record is already recorded; the only thing left is for me to go in and do vocals and my bass tracks. ... [Drummer and composer] Steve [Asheim] had all that [music] done within about six or seven months of the last record being turned in to Earache. He writes stuff quickly. It's a little bit different from what we've done. It's a little less melodic, a little more blast-beat, chaotic-sounding stuff. ... Until I sit down and start writing, to me it's just a bunch of noise until I start separating it with vocal lines and stuff. I have to listen to the stuff over and over and over to figure out how to put the vocal parts on it. ... When I write, I can't go anywhere or do anything. I just sit there in front of my laptop with my headphones on and just write."
DEICIDE's current touring lineup includes returning guitarist Ralph Santolla, who is also a member of OBITUARY. His lengthy resume also includes stints with ICED EARTH, DEATH and SEBASTIAN BACH.
Santolla was a member of DEICIDE between 2005 and 2007. He played on the 2006 album "The Stench of Redemption" and he made a guest appearance on last year's "Till Death Do Us Part".
"Till Death Do Us Part" sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.