There are 89 humanitarian awards handed out every year, according to Wikipedia. That’s a lot of awards, but you don’t have to worry about Deicide’s Glen Benton winning any of them, judging from his recent appearance on the Talk Toomey podcast. Apparently at some point, Slipknot said that they were inspired by Deicide and promised to take them out on tour. That didn’t happen, and Glen isn’t happy about it:
“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?”
Hey Glen, it’s 2016. Maybe don’t use homophobic slurs. Most of the rest of the world has caught on, and even though you’re almost 50, that doesn’t give you an excuse. Sounds like sour grapes that Slipknot didn’t take the band out, but it’s questionable if they were ever serious about the offer in the first place, or maybe they did offer, but didn’t offer them enough money:
“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.”
Benton doesn’t say if that’s actually what happened, but if so, he can’t be that upset. Tons of bands would love the exposure they’d get from opening for Slipknot, and would probably try to make the tour happen, even if it meant losing money. At any rate, the band is going to start working on an album later this year, so we can look forward to more Deicide in 2017. You can listen to the whole podcast here.