Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the relationship between tourmates Deicide and Broken Hope was irreconcilable. Kicked off the tour with only two dates to go, Broken Hope got really personal, going into their side of what had happened, and calling Deicide frontman Glen Benton a “lazy, jealous, jaded, ungrateful, unprofessional, egomaniacal bully.” A few days later, Benton responded, chalking the disagreement up to “rock star bullshit” and placing some of the blame on Broken Hope’s Shaun Glass. Regardless, a few days later, cooler heads prevailed, and Broken Hope have apologized. From their Facebook page.
BROKEN HOPE and DEICIDE have reached out to each other, have made apologies, and mended their friendship after the debacle at the end of the NO SALVATION TOUR.
Glen Benton, Shaun Glass, and Jeremy Wagner have been good friends for 20 years and the blow-up in El Paso was completely unnecessary and the situation could have been rectified if all parties talked it out as friends. Moreover, there were some very low-blows lobbed in an effort to maim Glen Benton, and a number of those words were very unfair and very immature, so to that end, we apologize.
That said, both bands have extended olive branches to each other in order to retain their longtime friendships, and to rise above all the worthless drama, finger-pointing, and scandalous fallout that’s plagued both bands.
We’re glad to once again have Benton’s friendship and to have DEICIDE as brothers. FRIENDSHIP and MUSIC are ALL that matters here.
We ask all fans to please embrace our effort to revive our friendship with Glen and DEICIDE, and as we all take a higher, more positive road.
Now all they have to do is figure out what made some douchebag freak out and wound three people with a box cutter at the El Paso show.