Despised Icon To Celebrate 20th Anniversary With New Rarities EP “Déterré”

Despised Icon will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a new rarities EP titled “Déterré.” The effort will be available on October 28 and it will feature the following tracks: “Warm Blooded,” “Bulletproof Scales,” “One Last Martini,” “Oval Shaped Incisions,” and “Sever The Ties.”

Vocalist Alex Erian commented:

“2004 was a definitive year for Despised Icon. After switching from drums to vocals and recruiting Alex Grind behind the kit, we started experimenting more and more, blending various elements of Death Metal and Hardcore together. Eager to get our name out, we played every show we could jump on and quickly recorded demo versions of ‘Bulletproof Scales‘ and ‘Warm Blooded‘.

After uploading both tracks to Myspace and mailing a few hand-assembled CD-R promo copies to labels, people were finally starting to notice. The next thing we knew, we were booked on our first US tour with Deicide and were in the studio working simultaneously on a split CD for Relapse Records and on our sophomore album ‘The Healing Process‘ for Century Media.

Unearthed after 17 years and available on tape and 10” vinyl formats for the very first time, the 5 demo tracks on ‘Déterré‘ capture the energy and excitement of that era. We hope you enjoy this limited edition EP and look forward to sharing new music with you in 2023.”

Oceano To Replace Brand Of Sacrifice On Upcoming Despised Icon, Decapitated, Etc. European Tour

Brand Of Sacrifice have dropped off of their upcoming European/UK tour with Despised Icon, Decapitated, Distant, and Viscera. Oceano will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Hannover, GER – Faust
10/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
11/01 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
11/02 Bristol, UK – SWX
11/03 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
11/04 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Fest (no Oceano/Viscera)
11/06 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/08 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/09 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/10 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/11 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/12 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/15 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/16 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/17 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/18 Tilburg, NET – O13
11/19 Bochum, GER – Matrix

Decapitated, Despised Icon, Brand Of Sacrifice, Distant, & Viscera Announce European/UK Tour

Decapitated and Despised Icon have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Brand Of Sacrifice, Distant, and Viscera will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/29 Hannover, GER – Faust
10/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
10/31 Brussels, BEL – Botanique
11/01 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
11/02 Bristol, UK – SWX
11/03 Birmingham, UK – The Mill
11/04 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Fest (no Brand Of Sacrifice and Viscera)
11/06 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/07 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/08 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/09 Munich, GER – Backstage
11/10 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/11 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/12 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/13 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
11/14 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/15 Leipzig, GER – Felsenkeller
11/16 Berlin, GER – SO36
11/17 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/18 Tilburg, NET – O13
11/19 Bochum, GER – Matrix

Despised Icon Have Over Ten New Tracks Written

Despised Icon currently have over 10 new tracks written for their next album. The band tweeted the following about that:

Despised Icon Writing New Album

Despised Icon are about “halfway done” with the writing process for their new album. Frontman Alex Erian confirmed the news in the below tweet:

[via The PRP]

Despised Icon Announce Expanded Reissues Of “Consumed By Your Poison” & “The Healing Process”

Despised Icon will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with new expanded reissues of “Consumed By Your Poison” and “The Healing Process.“ Both albums will be available on January 7 and they can be pre-ordered HERE.

The band commented:

“To commemorate our 20th anniversary, we are releasing our debut album ‘Consumed By Your Poison‘ as well as our sophomore album ‘The Healing Process‘ again. ‘Consumed By Your Poison‘ is out on vinyl for the very first time and with the original artwork. ‘The Healing Process‘ comes with a completely different mix and mastering, a long lost mix version Yannick St-Amand did at the end of the recording session in June 2004. We hope you enjoy these pieces of the band’s history that changed our lives forever…”

“Consumed By Your Poison” (reissue) Track Listing:

01. “Compelled To Copulate”
02. “Poissonnariat”
03. “Grade A-One”
04. “Le Chêne et le Roseau”
05. “Dead King”
06. “Absolu”
07. “Fashionable”
08. “Interfere In Your Days”
09. “Clef de Voûte”
10. “Despise The Icons”
11. “Poissonnariat” (re-recorded version 2006)
12. “Compelled To Copulate” (re-recorded version 2006)
13. “Compelled To Copulate” (live in Montreal 2008)

“The Healing Process” (reissue) (alternate mix) Track Listing:

01. “Bulletproof Scales” (alternate mix)
02. “Silver Plated Advocate” (alternate mix)
03. “Immaculate” (alternate mix)
04. “Warm Blooded” (alternate mix)
05. “Retina” (alternate mix)
06. “The Sunset Will Never Charm Us” (alternate mix)
07. “As Bridges Burn” (alternate mix)
08. “Harvesting The Deceased” (alternate mix)
09. “End This Day” (alternate mix)
10. “The Sunset Will Never Charm Us” (live in Montreal 2008)
11. “Retina” (live in Montreal 2008)
12. “Harvesting The Deceased” (live in Montreal 2008)
13. “Immaculate” (live in Montreal 2008)
14. “Warm Blooded” (live in Montreal 2008)
15. “Bulletproof Scales” (live in Montreal 2008)

Despised Icon Premiere “Snake In The Grass” Music Video

Despised Icon have premiered a new video for their new song “Snake In The Grass.” This track is from the band’s new album “Purgatory,” which will be released on November 15. Alex Erian commented:

“Stoked to share more new music with you all. Here’s the slammiest track off our new record. Bringing back the pig squeals! ‘Purgatoreeeeee’ is out next month!”

Despised Icon Premiere “Purgatory” Music Video

Despised Icon have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “Purgatory.” That effort will be released on November 15 and the group had the following to say about it:

“At long last, we finally have new music for you! This is the most time we’ve ever spent writing and recording. We could go on and on about how this is our heaviest, fastest and most diverse album yet but we’ll let the music do the talking. We’ve been a band for 17 years and are thankful to have such a loyal and supportive fan base. Prepare for ‘Purgatory.’”

“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. “Unbreakble”
09. “Apex Predator”
10. “Legacy”
11. “Dead Weight”

Despised Icon Add Three More Dates To Upcoming North American Tour

Despised Icon have added a few more dates to their fall North American tour. You can find their updated schedule below. As previously reported, the band will be joined by Kublai Khan, Ingested, and Shadow Of Intent on this run. Suffocation, Devourment, AngelMaker, I AM, and I Declare War will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Saskatoon, SK – Coors (feat. AngelMaker)
09/21 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room (feat. AngelMaker)
09/22 Calgary, AB – Dickens (feat. AngelMaker)
09/23 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret (AngelMaker only)
09/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (feat. I Declare War)
09/25 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. I Declare War)
09/27 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (feat. I AM)
09/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (feat. I AM)
09/29 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar and Billiards (feat. I AM)
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (feat. I AM)
10/01 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater (feat. I AM)
10/02 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (feat. I AM)
10/03 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey (feat. Devourment)
10/04 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (feat. Devourment)
10/05 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall (feat. I AM)
10/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (feat. I AM)
10/08 Philadelphia, PA – TLA (feat. Suffocation)
10/09 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater (feat. Suffocation)
10/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (feat. Suffocation)
10/11 Montreal, QC – Club Soda (feat. Suffocation)
10/12 Quebec, QC – Imperial Bell (feat. Suffocation)
10/13 Toronto, ON – Opera House (feat. Suffocation)

Despised Icon Announce North American Tour With Kublai Khan, Ingested, Etc.

Despised Icon have announced a fall North American tour with Kublai Khan, Ingested, and Shadow Of Intent. Suffocation, Devourment, AngelMaker, I AM, and I Declare War will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Saskatoon, SK – Coors (feat. AngelMaker)
09/21 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room (feat. AngelMaker)
09/22 Calgary, AB – Dickens (feat. AngelMaker)
09/23 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret (AngelMaker only)
09/24 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (feat. I Declare War)
09/25 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. I Declare War)
09/27 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver (feat. I AM)
09/28 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (feat. I AM)
09/29 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar and Billiards (feat. I AM)
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (feat. I AM)
10/01 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater (feat. I AM)
10/02 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad (feat. I AM)
10/03 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey (feat. Devourment)
10/04 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (feat. Devourment)
10/05 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall (feat. I AM)
10/06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (feat. I AM)
10/08 Philadelphia, PA – TLA (feat. Suffocation)
10/09 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater (feat. Suffocation)
10/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (feat. Suffocation)