Despised Icon, Voivod, Comeback Kid, Etc. Set For Envol et Macadam Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Envol et Macadam Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at Stade Canac in Quebec City, QC on September 9-11 and it will feature the following: Despised Icon, Souldia, Voivod, Grimskunk, The Planet Smashers, Comeback Kid, Mute, Drogue, Boundaries, Sensei H, Aeternam, Robert’s Creek Saloon, Hopeful Sixteen, Alie Sin, Wesbroom, TV-Q, MCM, Hate It Too, and The Bridgetsens.

Signs Of The Swarm Premiere Music Video For New Song “Hollow Prison” Featuring Despised Icon’s Alex Erian

Signs Of The Swarm have premiered a new video for their new song “Hollow Prison.” This track features Despised Icon’s Alex Erian and it will appear on the band’s new album “Absolvere,“ which is set to be released on September 24.

Signs Of The Swarm’s David Simonich commented:

“‘Hollow Prison’ is one of our collective favourites on the album. It brings together all the key elements of Signs of the Swarm, while expanding to complement Alex Erian’s vocal style and delivery. That’s not to say this is Despised Icon worship, though all deathcore kind of is in a way, rather we siphon that through what makes us who we are. It’s one of the moshiest songs we have.

Lyrically, it talks about being captive in our mortal shell, awaiting the inevitability of death as repetition slowly eats us away. Add the cycle of despair to ‘death and taxes.’ It’s a challenge to everyone to break that cycle and transcend disillusionment.”

Erian added:

“I said yes as soon as I heard the song, and I don’t agree to features often – especially these days. Despised Icon was on a break due to lockdown, things at work were also on hold, and I was spending way too much time home alone. Collaborating on this track with David and the boys was my outlet. I hope you dig it. Signs of the Swarm are the future of deathcore in my book.”

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”

Obey The Brave Recruit Despised Icon’s Ben Landreville As Their New Bassist

Obey The Brave have officially welcomed Despised Icon guitarist Ben Landreville to the band as their new bassist. The group commented:

“It’s with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Ben Landreville as Obey The Brave‘s new bass player! On top of playing in Despised Icon with Alex for a decade, Ben has been killing it on tour with us all year. We’re so stoked to have him on board and are excited for the next chapter!”

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)

Dying Fetus, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Etc. Added To 2019 Heavy Montreal Festival

Dying Fetus, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Demolition Hammer, Dopethrone, The Great Sabatini, and Harm’s Way have all been added to the 2019 Heavy Montreal festival. On top of that, organizers have also revealed that the yet to be announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup will be added to the event as well. The festival will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

July 27: Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Steel Panther, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Beartooth, Kataklysm, Quiet Riot, Municipal Waste, Watain, Metal Church, Dying Fetus, All That Remains, Cancer Bats, Devin Townsend (acoustic), Fever 333, Galactic Empire, Harm’s Way, and The Summer Slaughter Tour.

July 28: Slayer (final Quebec show), Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Anthrax, In This Moment, Skillet, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Atreyu, Despised Icon, Stick To Your Guns, Beast In Black, Corrosion Of Conformity, Knocked Loose, Counterparts, Terror, Fu Manchu, Skalmold, Demolition Hammer, Dopethrone, 3TEETH, Metalachi, The Great Sabatini, Dirty Honey, and Mountain Dust.

Slayer, Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Etc. Set For 2019 Heavy Montreal Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Heavy Montreal festival. The event will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28 and it will feature the following: Slayer (final Quebec show), Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Anthrax, Steel Panther, In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Beartooth, Hatebreed, Skillet, Atreyu, Quiet Riot, Watain, Kataklysm, Despised Icon, Municipal Waste, Metal Church, All That Remains, Fu Manchu, Beast In Black, Knocked Loose, Cancer Bats, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Counterparts, Fever 333, Skalmold, 3TEETH, Metalachi, Galactic Empire, Mountain Dust, Dirty Honey, and Heavy Mania.

Despised Icon Announce 2018 European/UK Tour With Malevolence, Archspire, & Vulvodynia

Despised Icon have announced a European/UK tour with Malevolence, Archspire and Vulvodynia. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

02/08 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
02/09 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/10 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
02/11 London, UK – The Dome
02/12 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
02/13 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
02/14 Chelles, FRA – Les Cuizines
02/15 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/16 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
02/17 Cesena, ITA – Vidia Club
02/18 Munich, GER – Backstage
02/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
02/20 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
02/21 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
02/22 Berlin, GER – SO36
02/23 Hannover, GER – Faust
02/24 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo