Glen Benton is Bitter That Slipknot Never Took Deicide Out on Tour
For a hot second, it seemed like maybe Deicide frontman Glen Benton had grown up a little. The guy was squashing beef, urging fans not to mosh so violently, and embracing fun, traditional devil imagery — maybe the incendiary Glen of old had become a new, more balanced, less publicly angry Glen.
But no dice, as Benton recently used an interview on the Talk Toomey podcast to go after Slipknot for saying they’d take Deicide out on tour without ever doing so.
“Not to fucking bust balls, but I’ll bust balls. Slipknot: ‘Oh we’re going to take you guys out man, we’re going to take you guys out dude.’ Yeah blow me. That’s what I say to you. Fucking blow me Corey Taylor and all you fags. OK. ‘Oh we’re going to take Deicide out on tour with us and blah blah blah.’ Blowing air up our asses, back in the day You know what, you never did a fucking thing for us. You introduced us at a show once. Great thanks. How about a fucking tour? How about fucking helping us out a little bit? I mean we’ve only been doing this for several years. You guys were like ‘Dude you were what got me started.’ Well you know what, return the fucking favor. You know what I mean?”
Hoo-ray for the homophobic death metal fan stereotype rearing its ugly fucking head! We missed you, big guy.
I get why Glen’s disappointed, seeing as a Slipknot tour would’ve been huge for Deicide and would’ve made them a ton of money. But… dude, you’re the forefather. You’re the originator. You’re angry at the young bucks courting the mainstream for not bringing you out as an opener? That seems small and petty.
But then Benton implies that they were offered a tour, just not a satisfactory one:
“This is how they get away with getting out of having you on a tour. They offer you a shitty amount of money where it’s virtually impossible to do it, so you end up declining or cancelling or whatever the fuck and then you look the like the idiot.”
To which one asks, Well, what’s unsatisfactory? The exposure and merch sales from a Slipknot tour alone feel like they would be a huge reward for Deicide. How little were they offered upfront to make the whole thing not worthwhile?
But, of course, after all that bellyaching, Benton makes it clear that it doesn’t matter, because he, like, doesn’t fucking care anyway, man.
“I’m not trying to bust balls, but when bands like Slipknot and shit, they fucking… say they’re going take us out and shit… It’s just one big fucking puff of air up your ass. Not that I give a fuck about opening for them, you know what I’m saying? Because I don’t. I’ll tell ya this about our band, we’ve done it our way, we’ll always do it our way and the success we’ve achieved, we’ve earned every little bit of it. We don’t compromise, we’re not about to kiss corporate America’s ass so that’s why we’re still underground man.”
So, Benton is angry a mainstream metal band whose members like Deicide but never took them out on tour (though they maybe offered, but couldn’t front enough money, which isn’t always the band’s decision), but at the same time he’s not about money or mainstream attention and therefore, fuck them? Riiight.
Look, Deicide are an incredible band with a sterling legacy, and are currently more popular and legendary in metal than they’ve ever been, so what Benton is complaining about exactly is unclear. Earlier in the interview, he does talk about how anti-PC he is, so maybe his anger was sparked by the recent political stances of Slipknot and Corey Taylor. Or maybe it’s bitterness over how the Metal Alliance tour fell apart while Deicide were on it.
Anyway, we’ll see if Slipknot respond, though they might be too busy touring and living their lives. In the meantime, Benton hopefully won’t rip his ass taint over this.
[via The PRP]