Justin M. Norton of Metal Sucks recently conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Glen Benton of Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Metal Sucks: What about a guy like Rick Santorum, who has some of the same views as your old foe Bob Larson?
Benton: He has as much of a chance of winning as I do [laughs]. Y’know? I can tell you the Democrats are rallying behind Obama and the Republicans are struggling, but will rally around Romney. I hate to say it, but get ready for four more years of Obama.
Metal Sucks: Would you vote Republican?
Benton: I voted for Reagan and I voted for Bush.
Metal Sucks: Did you vote for Bush II?
Benton: Once. I voted for Gore the first time. I was one of the lost Florida votes for Gore [laughs]. I also voted for Obama because I wanted to see change in the country. I travel around the world and don’t need to hear fucked up opinions about us. But they are opinions about the guy running the country. We need to bring all our kids home, get the hell out of all these other countries and focus on making this the best country in the world. Why can’t we do that? We’re falling apart fast. I’m a child of the ’70s and I was lucky I was able to taste that innocence.
Benton: He’s a prolapsed rectum. One minute you’re in, the next you’re out. Let’s just say prolapsed rectum.
Metal Sucks: Do you get recognized outside of a metal audience or can you do your own thing?
Benton: I’m one of those people that until you get a glimpse you don’t recognize me. But I do get recognized. When I’m on my Harley people might pull up. Some people who see me are at a loss for words, like in the supermarket. Is this guy going to beat me to death with a head of lettuce? I have a few fans at the local supermarket so I’m actually treated well.
Metal Sucks: What about all the Internet haters?
Benton: They’re a bunch of thirteen-year-old kids with smartphones that have nothing better to do than to go around hurting people’s feelings. I think they are the cancer of society that’s eating away at the goodness of our country and our moral integrity. They are immature and arrogant. When I was growing up, I was told if you have nothing bad to say about something don’t say it at all. If you want to go around saying rotten, horrible things about people you’ve never met then whatever. I can honestly say I don’t read reviews. I don’t read interviews. I don’t readBlabbermouth. I don’t read any of that shit. I watch Fox Channel 13news, that’s it. If you think you are going to affect me, go fuck yourself. Because the only thing you are doing is making yourself look retarded. I’m not exposed to it and my family isn’t, either.
Read the entire interview from Metal Sucks.