DESPISED ICON – discuss the the writing process for “Purgatory”!

Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON are back to reveal their 6th full length album, »Purgatory,« which will be released on November 15th via Nuclear Blast. Today, Alex Erian discusses how the band went about writing »Purgatory« and how it differs from »Beast« as well as from other bands. Watch the second trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQmq0mOV3Zg

Alex Erian comments, “All in all, with this record, I feel like we acknowledged every era of the band a lot more. So, if you’re more into »The Ills Of Modern Man« or »Day Of Mourning,« we have lot of those elements on the new record. We always try to stay one step ahead of the pack so we introduced new ideas here and there.”

Pre-order »Purgatory« in the format of your choice: nuclearblast.com/despisedicon-purgatory
Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Purgatory’ instantly (via amazon and iTunes only) or pre-save it via SpotifyDeezer & Apple Musichttps://nblast.de/DespisedIconPreSave
Listen to ‘Purgatory’ in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

»Purgatory« will be available in the following formats:

– Jewelcase CD
– Grey w/ Black Splatter Vinyl

More on »Purgatory«:
‘Purgatory’ OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsTdkJWvu3A
Trailer #1 – The Title Track, ‘Purgatory’:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j63mDe7bkw0

»Purgatory« – Track Listing:

01. Dernier Souffle
02. Purgatory
03. Light Speed
04. Slow Burning
05. Snake In The Grass
06. Vies D’Anges
07. Moving On
08. Unbreakable
09. Apex Predator
10. Legacy
11. Dead Weight

»Purgatory« was produced by Yannick St-AmandEric Jarrin and Alex Erian. The music was recorded by DESPISED ICON‘s former guitar player, now current front of house engineer Yannick St-Amand while the vocals were recorded by close friend Antoine Lussier of ION DISSONANCE. Mixing and mastering were completed by CRYPTOPSY‘s very own Christian Donaldson at The Grid in Montréal. For the album artwork, the band selected Eliran Kantor to create a piece that echoed the themes and concepts of »Purgatory.«

Without a doubt their most dynamic venture to date, DESPISED ICON have a fresh and energy filled arrangement just waiting to see the light of day in the form of »Purgatory.« For many years, they have laid the foundation of deathcore and spearheaded different sounds and movements within the genre.

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DESPISED ICON live:

w/ KUBLAI KHAN, INGESTED, SHADOW OF INTENT, I AM
27.09. USA Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
28.09. USA Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
29.09. USA Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
30.09. USA Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
01.10. USA Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02.10. USA Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03.10. USA Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill* (w/ DEVOURMENT)
04.10. USA Houston, TX – Warehouse Live* (w/ DEVOURMENT)
05.10. USA New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
06.10. USA Atlanta, GA – Hell @ The Masquerade
*no I AM

w/ SUFFOCATION, KUBLAI KHAN, INGESTED, SHADOW OF INTENT
08.10. USA Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
09.10. USA New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
10.10. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
11.10. CDN Montréal, QC – Club Soda
12.10. CDN Québec, QC – Impérial Bell
13.10. CDN Toronto, ON – The Opera House

30.07. – 02.08.2020 RO Rasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

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DESPISED ICON is:
Alex Erian | vocals
Steve Marois | vocals
Eric Jarrin | guitar
Ben Landreville| guitar
Sebastian Piché | bass
Alex “Grind” Pelletier | drums

More info:
www.despisedicon.com
www.facebook.com/despisedicon
www.instagram.com/despisedicon
www.twitter.com/despisedicon
www.nuclearblast.de/despisedicon

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