Tag: Despised Icon

Playthrough: “Light Speed” from Despised Icon!

Whether the success and critical acclaim of their sixth studio album “Purgatory” will see Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon perform more shows in 2020 remains to be seen but it’s safe to say we think the album is seriously impressive stuff. In this latest clip, sticksman Alex “Grind” Pelletier has recorded a drum playthrough of

Playthrough: “Deadweight” from Despised Icon!

Sebastian Piche, Ben Landreville and Eric Jarrin, three parts of Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon got together with Chris Kelly of FTB Visuals to record a guitar and bass playthrough for “Deadweight” from their phenomenal new album “Purgatory“. It’s out now via Nuclear Blast so if you haven’t heard it already, shame on you.

Documentary: Record Shopping with Despised Icon!

While in Los Angeles California, Despised Icon vocalist Alex Erian took a tour of Ameoba Records with the Nuclear Blast cameras rolling. He talks about not only some of his favourite records, but also those of his friends, peers and influences while we get snippets of “Purgatory”, the title track from the Deathcore heavyweights in

Interview: Despised Icon talk Vocalists!

Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon are back with a bang as new album “Purgatory” is an absolute belter. We reviewed that beauty last Friday and it has to be said, hats off to them, they decimate their rivals. Vocalist Alex Erin talks to Nuclear Blast about his favourite vocalists and influences in this freshly released

NEWS: Despised Icon reach “Light Speed”!

No sooner have we reviewed “Purgatory“, the new album from Canadian Deathcore heavyweights Despised Icon than Nuclear Blast have shared a release day lyric video for one of its stand out moments. Given the title “Light Speed”, they’ve gone the obvious space age route… The album’s an absolute banger, in our humble opinion. Other opinions

Review: “Purgatory” by Despised Icon

It’s time for the hype around the sixth studio album from Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon to end and the albums reality to grab you by the throat and drag you kicking and screaming down the street. If you think that the rest of the band are going to allow Alex Erin a clean sung chorus

Interview: Despised Icon talk “Purgatory”!

Alex Erian of Despised Icon and Obey The Brave talks about being in one of the first bands to pioneer the Deathcore sound in this new interview with label Nuclear Blast. Their sixth studio album “Purgatory” is out on 15th November! Whether that means more shows from them in the foreseeable future, only time will

Review: “You Got Me All F***ed Up” by Deez Nuts

If you look at it there are a fair amount of comparisons you could make between Alex Erin and JJ Peters. They both might come from opposite ends of the Globe with Peters hailing from Australia and Erin from Canada but they both have a similar look facially with baseball caps and designer stubble. They

Interview: Despised Icon talk “Snake In The Grass”!

Alex Erin of Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon talks about the bands recent single “Snake In The Grass” in this latest link in the chain of interview snippets around the bands upcoming 15th November drop “Purgatory”. It’s going to be in court via Nuclear Blast though wether it means a flood of live shows from

Bootleg: Kublai Khan in Atlanta!

Bringing the famed Texas heat, Metallic Hardcore quartet Kublai Khan dropped their anvil heavy boot to the face of an album “Absolute” via Rise Records last week. Check out our review! Including new songs “Boomslang”, “Self Destruct” and “The Truest Love”, here’s an almost complete set from the 6th October stop of their run with