Published Jun 28, 2018Five years on from releasing their In the Minds of Evil LP, Deicide have lifted the curtain on a full-length follow-up effort.
Titled Overtures of Blasphemy, the group's 12th studio album will arrive September 14 through Century Media. The album was produced by Jason Suecof (Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium) at Audio Hammer Studios. You can find the album's artwork from Zbigniew Bielak above.
Vocalist/bassist Glen Benton elaborated on the wait between albums in a statement:
This album came together over time, meaning we didn't want to rush it. A few people might remember an interview where Steve Asheim (original member, drummer/songwriter) said 'the material is done, but it's just not there yet.' Well, that was the jumping off point of when this album truly started taking shape and the songs became what they are now...complete, compact and effective. As the band pushed forward, so did the writing process and a few other processes which made the record and the band stronger. The result is Overtures of Blasphemy, perhaps the group's strongest release to date. Jason Suecoff lended his considerable talents and attention to detail in making the tracking of the songs as great as they can be and the final mix as sonically brutal, yet as listenable as possible. An arduous process, but one well worth the time and effort.
A press release notes that a new track and additional album details will arrive in the next few weeks. The band's former guitarist, Ralph Santolla, passed away earlier this month at age 51.