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Posted on February 12, 2008

10 YEARS AGO IN ROADRUNNER HISTORY…Deicide’s ‘Once Upon The Cross was spawned. And as preposterous as it may sound, this was the most commercial death metal record ever. True. The band’s A&R Rep here at Roadrunner remembers fondly about this release: “Pound for pound, it’s right up there with the first album as Deicide’s best work. I often joke about this being the most commerical death metal record ever and it really is. The songs are all 3 minutes long and perfectly arranged with a simple verse/chorus/verse/chrous structure. There is no fat anywhere and each song has a huge hook that sticks in your head. It contains many of their all-time classics and features an awesome vocal performance from the head demon (that’s Mr. Benton). The production and mix is by far the best sounding of any Deicide album. Let’s not forget the awesome cover art as well.” Indeed…for more on this releases and other classic RR releases year-by-year leading up to 1995, check out www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/25/ (more additions year-by-year coming soon). More info to come…


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