Glen Benton has undeniably been one of metal's most controversial, and misunderstood front men. As a dual vocalist and bass player for Florida's pioneering death metal band Deicide, Benton has withstood religious protests and death threats, numerous line up changes and inner turmoil over the years within the band, and media hype labeling him as satanic and evil.
But, after more than a quarter of a Century since the band formed, Deicide (featuring Benton on bass and vocals as well as guitarists Jack Owen & Kevin Quirion and drummer Steve Asheim) rages on, having unleashed its unholy wrath upon the world in the form of a fast, violent blast of Hellish death metal with brutal drumming and sped up shredding riffs and inhuman, guttural vocals. Angry, violent Anti-Christian, even satanic themes have been prevalent throughout each of the bands 11 studio albums.
Recently, Benton took time to speak with the Weekly about the band's current tour, his feelings about living life with no regrets, being the father of teenagers, the nature Evil in the world, living life with no regrets, his concern about the Ebola Virus, and the bands that got him into playing heavy metal music in the first place.