Montreal, Canadian death metal pioneers, Despised Icon, have announced several upcoming reunion shows this Spring, this coming from their 2010 announcement that the group would be disbanding. While no album or full tour is planned, the members of the group are just happy to be back on stage performing together. Vocalist, Alex Erian comments:
It’s been over 3 years already since we played our last shows and long story short, we genuinely miss it. After a few talks and a couple of beers, we decided to get back together temporarily to play a handful of shows. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be returning to Europe in April on the Impericon Festivals in Vienna, Manchester and Cologne. To our friends in Canada and the US, we’ll have some good news for you as well in a few weeks. Thanks for sticking around with us after all these years. Can’t wait to see you all and crush the stage, one more time. Keep it brutal.
A video message was also filmed for the fans and can be seen here.
Confirmed dates thus far:
4/25/14 Vienna, AT Impericon Festival
4/27/14 Manchester, UK Impericon Festival
4/30/14 Koln, DE Impericon Festival
Having created quite a buzz with their debut album, 2002’s Consumed By Your Poison, Despised Icon’s brand of technical death infused hardcore matured and developed over the years, arguably reaching its peak with 2007’s classic, The Ills of Modern Man. The band has sold over 150,000 albums worldwide and have influenced countless number of bands in the metal and hardcore scene today.
Despised Icon disbanded in 2010 after a series of sold out farewell shows across their home country.
Alex Erian – vocals
Steve Marois – vocals
Eric Jarrin – guitar
Ben Landreville – guitar
Sebastien Piche – bass
Alex Pelletier – drums
2002 Consumed By Your Poison
2004 Syndicated Murderers (EP)
2005 Despised Icon/Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus (split EP)
2005 The Healing Process
2007 The Ills of Modern Man
2009 Montreal Assault (dvd)
2009 Day of Mourning