DEICIDE in writing mode, says guitarist Chris Cannella
In a new interview with Jason Saulnier, guitarist Chris Cannella of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE discussed the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to the band’s 2018 album “Overtures Of Blasphemy”. He said: “Since I moved out (to Florida from Arizona) a year ago, we were writing a lot of music, and then we kind of started over when I got out here and I was able to rehearse all the time rather than just meeting up when I was commuting for work. (Cannella works as a product manager for Dean Guitars, in Florida.) So we’ve been really focusing and writing just really — in my opinion — some amazing stuff. And when we do record it, you will definitely hear a different vibe with the band, because the camaraderie is so strong. I mean, the four of us in a room, we just have a great time. We love being around each other, and we like writing music together. You’re gonna hear a lot of that. It’s just a really strong, aggressive… A lot of guitar work, a lot of cool drumming. Glen’s (Benton, bass/vocals) stuff that he is working on — it’s great. It’s exciting. I couldn’t be happier.”
DEICIDE will embark on a U.S. tour at the end of the summer. Support on the 23-date trek will come from KATAKLYSM, INTERNAL BLEEDING and BEGAT THE NEPHILIM. The tour will kick off on August 5 in Tampa, Florida and make stops in Austin, Chicago, and New York before concluding on August 29 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In 2019, DEICIDE parted ways with guitarist Mark English and replaced him with Cannella. English joined DEICIDE in 2016 following the departure of longtime guitarist Jack Owen.