DESPISED ICON announce album details for “Beast”

Montreal based deathcore pioneers, DESPISED ICON, will release their Nuclear Blast debut, Beast, on July 22.The album was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth, Nevermore). Artwork was created by Alexandre Goulet.

“It’s been 7 years since our last record and our batteries are fully recharged,” comments the band. “The O.G. line-up is back and the new shit hits hard. You’ll hear sounds of our older slammin’ death metal days blended with the speed and technicality of our latest records. Cheers to everyone that has stood by us after all these years. Can’t wait to unleash the Beast.”


Beast track list:

  1. The Aftermath
  2. Inner Demons
  3. Drapeau Noir
  4. Bad Vibes
  5. Dedicated To Extinction
  6. Grind Forever
  7. Time Bomb
  8. One Last Martini
  9. Doomed
  10. Beast


For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they’ve subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released Consumed by Your Poison the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.


Now DESPISED ICON have returned with their upcoming album entitled, Beast. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalog, Beast is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.



09/04/16 – USA, Austin @ Texas Independence Festival

22/04/16 – Germany, Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle, Impericon Festival

23/04/16 – Germany, Leipzig @ Agra, Impericon Festival

24/04/16 – Germany, Trier @ Exhaus, Never Say Die! Open Air Festival

25/04/16 – Czech Rep, Prague @ Meet Factory, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

26/04/16 – Poland, Krakow @ Rotunda, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

27/04/16 – Hungary, Budapest @ Dürer Kert, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

28/04/16 – Germany, Schweinfurt @ Stattbahnhof, Never Say Die! Spring Edition

29/04/16 – Belgium, Meerhout @ Groezrock Festival

30/04/16 – Germany, Hamburg @ Knust, Progression Tour

01/05/16 – Netherlands, Amsterdam @ Melkweg, Impericon Festival

02/05/16 – UK, Manchester @ Academy, Impericon Festival

03/05/16 – UK, London @ 02 Forum Kentish Town, Impericon Festival

04/05/16 – France, Paris @ Cabaret Sauvage, Impericon Festival

05/05/16 – Switzerland, Zurich @ X-Tra, Impericon Festival

06/05/16 – Austria, Vienna @ Arena, Impericon Festival

07/05/16 – Germany, Munich @ Zenith, Impericon Festival

24/05/16 – Canada, Montebello @ Amnesia Rockfest

25/05/16 – Canada, Montebello @ Amnesia Rockfest

07/08/16 – Canada, Montreal @ Heavy Montreal Festival


Photo credit: Charlie Baron

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