Voted on by death metal fans around the world, Deicide's insanely impressive Roadrunner Years 9LP box is now available for pre-order from Run Out Groove. The release includes all of the band's studio and live albums on the Roadrunner Records label from 1990 through 2001, plus the Feasting the Beast EP!
This is the first time that all of Deicide's Roadrunner albums are collected in one vinyl box and features the first official worldwide vinyl releases of In Torment In Hell, Insineratehymn, and When Satan Lives, and the first North American vinyl releases of Serpents Of The Light and Once Upon The Cross. Also included is a special customized outer box, 7 single LPs and 1 double LP, an exclusive poster, an insert with tracks/credit information and a Deicide sticker sheet in an envelope.
Deicide's Roadrunner Years Box is available to pre-order until July 31st, and then will be individually numbered and limited to a one-time pressing. A limited quantity of an alternate "Red Box Edition" with red color vinyl and an alternate box cover can be purchased exclusively from RunOutGrooveVinyl.com, while supplies last.
Both the red and standard black version are priced at $199.98, and are expected to begin shipping on February 17th, 2023.
Deicide is an American death metal band formed in Tampa Florida in 1987 by drummer/composer Steve Asheim, and guitarist brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman as Carnage. They then hired bassist/lyricst/vocalist Glen Benton and became Amon, later changing the band name to Deicide in 1989. Prior to becoming Deicide, the band recorded the Feasting the Beast 8-track demo in Benton’s garage and started playing some local gigs in Tampa. In 1989, they recorded their second demo, Sacrificial at Morrisound with producer Scott Burns. Benton reportedly stormed into Roadrunner Records’ A&R man Monte Conner’s office and presented him with the demo, saying "sign us, you fucking asshole!" The next day contracts were issued and the band’s name changed to Deicide at the request of the label.
Deicide released their self-titled debut album in 1990, which was also produced by Scott Burns. The debut featured re-recorded versions of all six of the Sacrificial tunes that got them signed. Both Hoffman brothers played technical solos at fast speeds with overlapping riffs, which gave the band the definitive heavy sound and complex song structures. This lineup remained intact until November of 2004, in the wake of increasing issues between Glen and the Hoffmans, allegedly regarding royalties and publishing. The Hoffman brothers later went on to reform Amon.
The band rose to mainstream success in 1992 with their second album Legion, and is credited as the second-best-selling death metal band of the Soundscan era, after Cannibal Corpse. Since their debut in 1990, the band has released twelve studio albums, one live album, two compilations and two DVDs. In November 2003, their first two albums, Deicide and Legion, were ranked second and third place in best-selling death metal albums of the Soundscan era. The band is known for their controversial lyrics, which cover topic such as Satanism, anti-Christianity, and blasphemy. Their lyrics have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticism from religious groups.