DESPISED ICON have unveiled details about their upcoming studio album Beast!
DESPISED ICON have announced they will be releasing Beast on 22nd July, their first release through Nuclear Blast. The album was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BEANEATH THE MASSACRE, NEURAXIS) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, OPETH, NEVERMORE).
The teaser for the album can be found below.
When they formed in 2002 there was little intersection between sounds of classic death metal and the brutal force of hardcore. Many extreme music fans it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON given the massive they’ve subsequently had on the genre. DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdown, part of an emerging new sound.
They are now returning full charged, reawakened to recapture their crown with their upcoming album.
“It’s been 7 years since our last record and our batteries are fully recharged,” comments the band, “The O.G. line-up is back and the new shit hits hard. You’ll hear sounds of our older slammin’ death metal days blended with the speed and technicality of our latest records. Cheers to everyone that has stood by us after all these years. Can’t wait to unleash the Beast!”
DESPISED ICON UK tour dates:
2nd May – Manchester @ Academy, Impericon Festival
3rd May – London @ O2 Forum Kentish Town, Impericon Festival
For more information on DESPISED ICON, visit their Facebook page.