Unlucky 13 for Tampa death metal fiends Deicide, who have a wicked new video for us from their demented 13th album ‘Banished By Sin’. ‘From Unknown Heights You Shall Fall’ is another DM scorcher of the highest order, with a video you have to sign in for to match. Blasphemous? You got that right. ‘Banished By Sin’ has just been released on Reigning Phoenix Music, and is available online and in stores now.

‘From Unknown Heights You Shall Fall’ showcases Deicide’s masterful blend of thunderous riffs and explosive drum work, complemented by Glen Benton’s powerful demonic vocals. The song explores themes of religious corruption leading to ultimate downfall, echoing the relentless intensity this death metal institution are celebrated for. The music video is both dark and compelling, featuring symbolic representations of suicide and fall from grace. Due to its graphic content and intense themes, viewer discretion is strongly advised.

We’ve heard it already, and this album really does represent Deicide ascending to new heights, with 12 tracks that delve into themes of darkness, sin, and corruption, as is their custom. The album promises to be a significant addition to the band’s storied discography, offering both new and long-time fans a profound listening experience. Hell, if you used to hammer 1992’s ‘Legion’ or 1995’s ‘Once Upon The Cross’ as much as we did back in the day, you will surely be captivated by this unholy onslaught of old school death. The album is a testament to the band’s unwavering commitment to their craft, promising a collection of tracks that are both ferocious and unapologetically blasphemous.

“I’ve been sitting in a dark corner for several years now,” states Benton. “A few things have come into my life that have shaken and changed me. I got inspired writing this new record – it was like flipping a switch. I no longer have the aggravation of other peoples’ hang-ups interfering with what I have and want to do. I stopped chasing everybody else’s happiness a long time ago. The guy who started this shit is back! And it’s good to be back! Musically, we’re back to the 1990s style. There’s modern stuff in there, too. It’s Deicide the way it was meant to be. My hooky songs are there, Steve’s prog-styled songs are there, and we got Kevin’s theme-styled songs. Having Taylor in the band has impacted us greatly. He’s a fantastic songwriter and player. He can do anything. The four of us contributed three songs each. I’m back with the high screaming and layering. I’m just absolutely going off on this one. I’ve been told it’s one of my best vocal performances. I’m like Rumpelstiltskin – here to spin your hay into gold. Everybody’s going to be pleasantly surprised.”

Deicide stand ready to challenge the faithful and reward the wicked. Join them in their blasphemous crusade and prepare to be ‘Banished By Sin’.

The album is available now from Reigning Phoenix Music.

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