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Friday, July 15, 2016

NEWS: Despised Icon release new music video ahead of new Nuclear Blast album Beast

MONTREAL based deathcore pioneers, Despised Icon, will release their Nuclear Blast debut, ‘Beast’, on July 22nd. Today, the band has released a music video for the track ‘Bad Vibes’, (watch it  below) directed by Jessy Fuchs of Slam Disques (Obey The Brave, Simple Plan).

"We've often been vocal about the classic death metal bands that have influenced us throughout the years but have rarely discussed the grindcore and hardcore elements in our music," states vocalist Alex Erian. "Our new single 'Bad Vibes' is raw, straight forward and reminiscent of bands like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Biohazard, and Madball. The 90's were a defining decade for us and so we opted for that old school look when putting together this new music video. ‘Beast’ comes out in a week. Get into it!"

‘Beast’ 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.

Limited Edition Gatefold Green Vinyl at the official Nuclear Blast UK store: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconGreen
Limited Edition Vinyl: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconVinyl
CD: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconCD
Pre-order digitally on iTunes to receive the title-track as an instant grat: http://bit.ly/DespisedIconiTunes

‘Beast’ track list:
01. The Aftermath
02. Inner Demons
03. Drapeau Noir
04. Bad Vibes
05. Dedicated To Extinction
06. Grind Forever
07. Time Bomb
08. One Last Martini
09. 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 catalogue, ‘Beast’ is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.

More on ‘Beast’:
The Aftermath’ music video https://youtu.be/AECzwseIYwo
Making ‘Beast’ part 1 https://youtu.be/2g4BeWgCI0Q
Making ‘Beast’ part 2 https://youtu.be/PlYPuwdqx5Y
Making ‘Beast’ part 3 https://youtu.be/taNTeeJWBog

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