Glen Benton

Glen Benton

Bass guitarist and vocalist for Florida death metal band Deicide
Date of Birth: 21.09.1967
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Glen Benton
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Contributions to Deicide and Other Bands
  4. Controversial Image and Symbolism
  5. Continued Musical Journey

Biography of Glen Benton

Glen Benton is a well-known figure in the music industry as the bassist and vocalist of the Florida death metal band Deicide. Born on June 18, 1967, Benton has made a name for himself with his unique style and controversial beliefs.

Early Life and Career

Growing up, Benton developed a strong interest in occultism, which he attributes to his aunt. This fascination with the occult fueled his anti-Christian beliefs and later influenced his music and persona. However, Benton does not align himself with organized cults such as the Church of Satan or partake in any specific rituals.

Contributions to Deicide and Other Bands

Benton's most notable contribution is his role as the bassist and vocalist of Deicide, a position he held for 11 albums, including their latest release, "Till Death Do Us Part." He is also known for his work with other death metal bands, such as Vital Remains, where he provided vocals for their albums "Dechristianize" (2003) and "Icons Of Evil" (2007). Benton has also collaborated with Napalm Death on the song "Unfit Earth" from their album "Harmony Corruption" and with Cannibal Corpse on tracks like "Vomit the Soul" from "Butchered at Birth" and "Skull Full Of Maggots" from "Eaten Back To Life." He was even featured on Roadrunner's 25th-anniversary album.

Controversial Image and Symbolism

Benton is well-known for his dedication to Satanism and anti-Christian beliefs. He is often seen with a tattoo of an inverted cross on his forehead, a symbol he burned into his skin to ensure it accompanied him wherever he went. This infamous scar is clearly visible in earlier photographs of the musician.

Continued Musical Journey

Despite his earlier declaration in the song "Sacrificial Suicide" from Deicide's self-titled album in 1990 about planning to commit suicide at the age of 33 to live in defiance of Christ, Benton chose to continue his musical career instead. He has since stated that he has no intention of ending his life and has remained committed to his music and artistic expression.

With his deep growls and powerful screams, Benton's vocal style has evolved throughout his career, leaving a mark on every album he has released. Although Deicide faced challenges in releasing their new album on June 6, as many death metal bands often do, their album "Stench of Redemption" was eventually released on August 22, 2006.

Throughout his career, Glen Benton has left an indelible mark on the death metal genre, both through his musical contributions and his controversial image. He continues to be an influential figure, captivating audiences with his intense performances and unwavering dedication to his craft.