Despised Icon to release new studio album “Purgatory” on November 15th 2019

Despised Icon Purgatory cover
Canadian deathcore pioneers Despised Icon are back to reveal their 6th full-length album, “Purgatory”, which will be released on November 15th, 2019, via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band releases the first single and title track from the album. Directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkick, the video can be seen below.

Despised Icon comments: “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” will be available in the following formats:
• Jewelcase CD
• Grey w/ Black Splatter Vinyl

Pre-order “Purgatory”, in the format of your choice, here.

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-Amand, Eric 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.

Canadian Tour Dates 2019:
20.09. CDN Saskatoon, SK - Coors Eent Centre
21.09. CDN Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
22.09. CDN Calgary, AB - Dickens
23.09. CDN Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Angelmaker only)
(w/ Kublai Khan, Ingested, Shadow Of Intent, Angelmaker)

US Tour Dates 2019:
24.09. USA Seattle, WA - El Corazon*
25.09. USA Portland, OR - The Bossanova Ballroom*
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 - no I Am)
04.10. USA Houston, TX - Warehouse Live* (w/ Devourment - no I Am)
05.10. USA New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall 8 (no I Am)
06.10. USA Atlanta, GA - Hell @ The Masquerade 8 (no I Am)
* (w/ Kublai Khan, Ingested, Shadow Of Intent, I Declare War)
** (w/ Kublai Khan, Ingested, Shadow Of Intent, I AM)

North American Tour Dates 2019:
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
(w/ Suffocation, Kublai Khan, Ingested, Shadow Of Intent)

Festival 2020:
30.07. - 02.08.2020 RO Rasnov - Rockstadt Extreme Fest

Alex Erian | Vocals
Steve Marois | Vocals
Eric Jarrin | Guitar
Ben Landreville| Guitar
Sebastian Piché | Bass
Alex "Grind" Pelletier | Drums