Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE have resumed recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s “In The Minds Of Evil” LP. The band wrote on Facebook on Saturday: “Back in the studio, wrapping up the new album. Stay tuned for further updates.”
DEICIDE drummer Steve Asheim told Metal Wani last year that the band’s upcoming disc would be “heavy as shit.” Regarding DEICIDE‘s musical approach on the new album, Steve said: “The challenge was just trying to, as always, not repeat yourself too much — come up with something catchy, but not blatant, and something that is not overly technical but kind of sounds technical. But there was this one thing that everyone was saying… I demoed this one song, and they were, like — and don’t get me wrong when I say this — they were, like, ‘Dude, that kind of sounds like JUDAS PRIEST.’ And I was, like, ‘That’s interesting.’ ‘Cause, I mean, it’s fast and heavy and it’s just an onslaught, but there was a catchiness in the riff writing, with the big chords and the change that was kind of reminiscent of PRIEST, I guess. I’ve heard that from two separate people. Glen [Benton, DEICIDE frontman] said that and [producer Jason] Suecof said that. And I never knew Jay to be a huge PRIEST fan by any stretch, but he picked up on it. And I just remember the one particular riff was… I’d been working out the line for a while, figuring out how to get it just right. All the pieces are there, and I don’t wanna use too much of it and I don’t wanna use too little of it, and I wanna arrange it just right and play it properly and then get the most out of it. So I hit on it one night. I was, like, ‘That’s it.’ It’s almost like a church hymn, how it’s arranged. A three-chord thing, that repeats, then you shift to one chord, then it comes back, and you just use the same pieces to mix it up; you don’t have to go too far. Three chords — that’s it. It’s just how you arrange that. It was powerful. So I’m waiting for people to hear that, yeah. It’s gonna be awesome.”
DEICIDE in 2016 parted ways with longtime guitarist Jack Owen and replaced him with Mark English (MONSTROSITY).
“In The Minds Of Evil” was released in November 2013 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2011’s “To Hell With God” was recorded at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof.