Tag: Despised Icon

Interview: Despised Icon talk “Déterré” with Heavy New York!

After some digging in their archives Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon will be releasing an EP of five demos from 2004 titled “Déterré” via Nuclear Blast on 28th October ahead of new music in 2023. Guitarist Eric Jarrin spoke to Heavy New York about that new burnt offering, two decades of aggression and the evolution

NEWS: Signs Of The Swarm escape the “Hollow Prison”!

Undisputed Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon have lent vocalist Alex Erian to Signs Of The Swarm for blistering new single “Hollow Prison“. The cut is one that will be appearing on their upcoming fourth studio record, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Shadow of Intent, Cryptopsy, Ingested). Set for 24th September via Unique Leader, “Absolvere” is

Review: “LV-426” by Hideous Divinity

Deciding on James Cameron’s “Aliens” as a theme for their latest offering, Italian Technical Death Metal force Hideous Divinity have chosen to concentrate on the story of Rebecca ‘Newt’ Jorden, the 6-year old girl rescued on the alien infested planetoid LV-426 by Ellen Ripley in the film. As the listener, we live the story from her point

Bootleg: Ion Dissonance in Maryland!

Starting life as a Mathcore act, Ion Dissonance dropped “Breathing Is Irrelevant” back in 2003, produced and mastered by Despised Icon guitarist Yannick St-Amand before evolving into a more Groove oriented sound in later life. The Montréal Québec Canadians were caught on camera back in May 2005 by Rick Shirk on a tour run that

Bootleg: Despised Icon in Maryland!

“Guns and knives can hurt physically or even cause your demise, While speech and illustrations can mentally hurt and guide to suicide, The eye of satisfaction disappears to give place to arrogance and discontent” ~ April 2005 saw the sophomore album “The Healing Process” from Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon drop like a granite block

Review: “Projections” by Across The Swarm

Italian Death Metallers Across The Swarm formed in 2013 and rose to prominence with a reputation for an exciting and charged live show after sharing stages with the likes of Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery, Electrocution, Hideous Divinity and Hate. The bands self titled EP appeared December of the same year and when they

Throwback: “Get Real” by Obey The Brave!

Following the news last week the Canadian Hardcore outfit Obey The Brave were calling time on their career after 8 years and four albums, three of which were released via Epitaph Records, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane to one of the bands finest moments. From their debut album “Young Blood” in

Riff Police! Pull Over! #102: HellgardeN Vs Pantera!

There are bands that influence a generation of musicians or create a new subgenre of music… and then there is Pantera. One of the most influential Metal albums of 90’s and arguably their best record, “Vulgar Display Of Power” remains exactly that to this day. 28 years after it first appeared, it still sounds as good

Playthrough: “Unbreakable” from Despised Icon!

It has to be said that the sixth album from Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon delivered the goods. All the promise and all the talk before hand had us fearing that “Purgatory” wouldn’t live up the hype but it smashed through that barricade like a hot knife through butter. Drummer Alex “Grind” Pelletier has paid tribute