Homegrown death metal giant Deicide plays Orpheum Ybor City on Thursday

The band still features two original members.

click to enlarge Deicide, which plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on Aug. 5, 2021. - Century Media Records
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Deicide, which plays Orpheum in Ybor City, Florida on Aug. 5, 2021.


Death metal giant Deicide plays a hometown show in Ybor City which knows founding members drummer Steve Asheim and bassist-vocalist Glen Benton—the last two original members from the late-’80s inception—well.

Denton was in hot water in 2018 over a homophobic slur he used in a spat with Slipnot's Corey Taylor, but has since called the incident a learning experience. It’s been two years since the controversial band has played the Ybor venue—and three years since the release of a new album—so expect a greatest hits show with a lot of blasphemy and buddying up to Satan (our kind of Thursday).

Deicide w/Kataklysm/Internal Bleeding/Begat the Nephilim. Thursday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. $25-$50. The Orpheum, Ybor City. eventbrite.com

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Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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