DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton recently spoke to music journalist Mark Prindle about the production of the group's early albums, their split with Roadrunner, their new CD, Benton's future work with VITAL REMAINS, and more.
When asked to name something he thinks is truly evil in the world right now, Benton said, "You look at some of these guys that run these fuckin Churches of Satan and shit, I look at them and I'm like, 'You know what? You guys are doing us the worst fucking injustice.' You know what I mean? Why not just put a pair of Mickey Mouse fuckin ears on. So I say it for all of them: Leave the theatrics at home. Read books and shit. If you wanna fight God, fight Christianity, do it with words. Actions only make us look stupid. Burning churches down, all the other bullshit that came out of Norway and shit. They're all 17-year-old kids fuckin' bored fuckin' rebelling against Mom and Dad and shit. What kind of life do you have in a place like Norway? What do you have to talk about in an interview? 'Oh uhh… I killed a reindeer last night. Then I shoveled the driveway.' " Asked if he likes any of the Norwegian black metal groups, Benton said, "Yeah, some of the bands. I think IMMORTAL when they were around — I think they were a good band. Musically wise, they were a good band. But a lot of it — most of it — all it is is a bunch of fuckin' 'blur metal' is what I call it. Like 'B-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-L!' There's no texture, there's no nothing. There's just blastbeats and guitar riffs that don't even make sense. It's just 'AR-RAR-RAR-RAR! B-L-L-L-L-L! AR-RAR-RAR-RAR- ROWR-RAR-RAR-RAR! B-L-L-L-L-L! 'AR-RAR-RAR-RAR!' It's like, come on, man. How can you listen to that shit?" Read the rest of the interview here.