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DESPISED ICON - »Beast« out now!

DESPISED ICON - »Beast« out now! - 2016-07-22

2016-07-22 - "Modern death metal on a top-notch entertainment level!"
METAL HAMMER (D), Thomas Strater

"This album is a well-oiled, cold, calculating machine mixed with a brutal, unrelenting predator. It will crush you, and you will enjoy it."
HEAVY MAG (AUS), Steve Jenkins

"This album may have been seven years in the making, but there'll be no DESPISED ICON fan out there who won't consider »Beast« worth its gruesome wait."
BLABBERMOUTH, Ray Van Horn, Jr.

Montreal based deathcore pioneers, DESPISED ICON, release their Nuclear Blast debut, »Beast«, today. 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.

Order the album now:

Pre-order the digital version here: http://nblast.de/DespisedIconDownloads

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.

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