DEICIDE’s GLEN BENTON: ‘The Web Has Made The World A Actually Silly Place’

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In a brand new interview with Sense Music Media, Glen Benton of Florida dying metallic veterans DEICIDE addressed the truth that social media is commonly blamed for exacerbating incivility and partisan polarization world wide. He mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I feel the Web has fucking utterly made the world a very silly place. I feel it is generational however the politicians and the spiritual individuals, it is actually became an actual circus during the last 15 years, man. And I feel we endure from an absence of integrity on this planet.

Referencing the truth that individuals supply their opinions on hot-button points, able to argue with anybody who disagreed, Glen mentioned: “You’ll find a battle wherever, man, on this world proper now. Everyone is able to throw down, man. The world is actually on edge, man. It is simply the way in which the world is, with inflation and the economies of the world, persons are indignant, man.”

Benton went on to debate the truth that there was a backdrop of political polarization because the U.S. enters the 2024 election season, with many individuals incessantly taking their grievances to the streets.

“I am preparing for it, ‘trigger it is an election 12 months right here within the States. And it turns into no matter,” Glen mentioned. “Any and each cause, man, to have the ability to destroy property and loot and rob and simply riot and shit, persons are simply on the lookout for any cause. And me, I feel it is personally funded, man, as a result of they do it religiously each election 12 months, simply to make whoever’s sitting within the [White] Home look dangerous. It is a bizarre factor, man. I attempt to keep out of the politics of it and shit. However this nation — the state of Florida is a sweaty rest room seat, and the remainder of the nation is the bathroom. Just about.”

Requested who he thinks goes to win the U.S. presidential election in 2024, Benton mentioned: “I am with all people else. I feel all the things is a fucking repair, man. I come from that outdated hippie college of shit, man, the place it is, like The Man, that shadow authorities shit, man.

“As a lot as I hate organized faith, I hate politics,” he continued. “Everyone that discusses politics. I can simply be, like, ‘You already know what? You are an asshole.’ And I at all times say that politics are for assholes, as a result of it is such a ineffective and wasteless fucking matter as a result of it doesn’t matter what, all people… I have been listening to about change and all this shit since I used to be a little bit child, and It is nonetheless the largest fucking dumpster fireplace that that had ever been. So I might relatively take a stroll or go trip my bike or do one thing extra helpful with my fucking ideas than take into consideration a few outdated fucking dudes fucking fisticuffed behind a fucking shed someplace. It is simply silly.

“I hope the very best for our nation, and I hope that issues can flip round,” Glen added. “And I imply, you have received one man who’s, like… I do not even suppose he is alive. I do not even know if he is respiratory or not at instances. After I take a look at him, I am simply dumbfounded, as a fucking nation, that we’d elect any person that is so outdated that they can not even full a sentence or stroll. It is horrible, man. And it simply makes us look ridiculous as a rustic. And I simply that we are able to by some means attempt to flip issues round a little bit bit right here, ‘trigger it is gotten uncontrolled.

“I used to be up in Pennsylvania this weekend,” Benton mentioned. “I am trying to discover myself a home up within the mountains and get the fuck away from individuals, man… I watch about 30 seconds of the night information and I flip the fucking shit to ‘Seinfeld’.”

On the subject of how partisan media’s position in America has grown, with the creation of “information bubbles,” the place political ideology drives information choice, relatively than goal protection and free-flowing data, Benton mentioned: “It is all bullshit, man. It is all fucking bullshit. I used to be telling a buddy of mine. He sits there and he watches that Fox Information horseshit, and it is, like, you have received one which bullshits you blind, and then you definitely’ve received one other information company that is making an attempt to invoke your anger and shit. And I informed him, I mentioned, ‘Man, all that point you are losing on that bullshit, you may be spending it along with your youngsters.’ I mentioned, ‘On the finish of the day, man, what’s extra essential? Listening to any person who’s fucking ruffling your feathers and stoking the flames of hatred, or fucking go and take your youngsters for a stroll or go to the park or some shit,’ you understand what I imply? So I mentioned, ‘You are losing your shit on that stuff.’ So, you’ll be able to flip it round. Simply flip it off. I simply do not give a fuck about it. I might relatively take heed to outdated music or some shit or stand round and get excessive and do my fucking factor and be silly and Web store and browse eBay or regardless of the fuck. It is, like, cease losing your fucking thoughts on that shit since you’re by no means gonna fucking change it, man. I imply, you’ll be able to go and vote and do your finest and shit, however on the finish of the day, it is that shadow authorities shit, man. They’re gonna put there who they need there… It is all bullshit. You’ll be able to’t consider a fucking factor. So do what you need. Go away me the fuck alone. And the world works higher that manner.

“After we had been youngsters, we did not find out about politics,” Glen added. “We did not give a fuck about that stuff. And life was fucking nice. I did not give a fuck. Let it burn. That is the way in which I take a look at it now: let this fucking factor burn. You wanna burn it, burn it. I am unable to cease ya.”

When the interviewer touched upon the truth that social media drives battle and the alignment of identities alongside partisan strains, Glen mentioned: “The Web dictates what you are able to do, say or no matter. You have gotta stroll on pins and needles round all these woke people and that. And I simply do not give a fuck anymore, man. Banish me to hell. I do not give a fuck, man. I am not gonna let the Web or some 12-year-old child from New Jersey fucking dictate how I ought to do, look, no matter, say and all the things. I preserve my fucking beliefs and my shit to myself, man. I do not push it down anyone’s throat. I imply, I write the music that I write similar to Stephen King writes the books that he writes. I simply do what I do as a result of that is simply who I’m. I do not give a fuck what you consider in, who you have got intercourse with, who you fucking idolize, worship, who you suppose you wanna be. I do not give a fuck about any of that stuff. Simply depart me the fuck alone with it. I do not come to you with it. Do not come to me with it.”

DEICIDE‘s new album, “Banished By Sin”, was made accessible on April 26 through Reigning Phoenix Music.

This previous February, DEICIDE launched the second single from “Banished By Sin”, a tune referred to as “Sever The Tongue”. The monitor was recorded at Smoke & Mirrors with engineer Jeramie Kling, whereas the blending and mastering was handed by Josh Wilbur.

DEICIDE collaborated with David Brodsky from My Good Eye: Music Visuals for a visually arresting video for “Sever The Tongue” that enhances the monitor’s blasphemous undertones.

To shut out 2023, DEICIDE celebrated Christmas with one other blasphemous tune referred to as “Bury The Cross…With Your Christ”.

DEICIDE performed its first present with new guitarist Taylor Nordberg (THE ABSENCE, INHUMAN CONDITION) on Might 21, 2022 on the Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Earlier DEICIDE guitarist Chris Cannella amicably left the band in January 2022 after a three-year run.

Chris joined DEICIDE in 2019 following the departure of guitarist Mark English.

English grew to become a member of DEICIDE in 2016 after the exit of longtime guitarist Jack Owen.


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