Deicide's self-titled debut album was released in 1990. It is known for containing mostly Satanic or blasphemous lyrical themes, while "Lunatic of God's Creation" and "Carnage in the Temple of the Damned" are about cult leaders Charles Manson and Jim Jones, and "Dead by Dawn" deals with the plot of the 1981 horror film, The Evil Dead. "Deicide" is considered to be one of the bestselling death metal albums of all time.
Deicide is a death metal band that was formed in 1987 in Florida, originally under the name "Amon." They later changed the band name to Deicide in 1989. The band rose to success after their first two albums, which were ranked second and third place in best-selling death metal albums in 2000. Deicide is well known for their lyrics, which talk about Satanism, anti-Christianity, and blasphemy. This has resulted in bans, lawsuits, and plenty of criticism from religious groups and the public. They have received the most controversy relating to their albums and lyrics, which include vehement anti-Christian themes, such as "Death to Jesus", "Fuck Your God", "Kill the Christian", "Behead the Prophet" and "Scars of the Crucifix", among others. The lead singer of the band has repeatedly branded an inverted cross into his forehead on at least 12 different occasions and has professed that he follows theistic Satanism even going on to say he held beliefs in demonic possession and that he himself was possessed.