Tag Archives: Despised Icon

Metal By Numbers 8/10: The science of album sales

Posted by on August 10, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. August is kind of like the Sunday of months. If you’re a student or teacher, you’ve only got a precious amount of time left before you have to exchange your beach chair for a […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/3: A crown atop the charts

Posted by on August 3, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I just got back from vacation and after having not done the charts for two weeks lets just say that the pace at which I completed this particular edition felt similar to playing a […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 22nd – Stranger Things

Posted by on July 22, 2016

After a couple of weeks of quiet, the release calendar has come roaring back, with a deluge of new items appearing to form a list that is the very definition of eclectic. You’re not likely to find a list as diverse as this for awhile, so be prepared to jump around in different genres for […]

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Despised Icon unleash the beast in new music video

Posted by on May 20, 2016

Since they announce their return as a full-time band, Despised Icon have been pushing their upcoming album titled Beast, which will be released on July 22nd via Nuclear Blast. After the announcement of their European tour, they released a teaser for what we can expect from Beast, but now, it’s time to get some actual new music […]

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Despised Icon sign deal with Nuclear Blast, announce new record

Posted by on April 12, 2016

Earlier this year, we talked about Despised Icon getting back together full-time and announcing a handful of tour dates in Europe to get back on track to play live shows after their long hiatus announced in 2010. At the time, we were hoping to hear about any more news, particularly about new music coming. As expected, […]

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Amnesia Rockfest announces lineup for 2016 as Cavaleras battle

Posted by on March 24, 2016

Canada may not be on the same level as Europe when it comes about rock and metal festivals but they are working their way there with massive festivals across their maple-y country. Amnesia Rockfest is one of the biggest festivals our northern neighbors have and, aside from being the set of cheesy porn videos, they […]

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Heavy Montreal unveils lineup, including Nightwish, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage & more

Posted by on February 3, 2016

After teasing a few headliners, the annual Heavy Montreal festival announced their full lineup for the festival taking place on August 6th and 7th. The lineup, as always, is stacked this year, with Five Finger Death Punch and Disturbed headlining. In addition, Nightwish will be playing, performing their full-on European Festival format. That’s not the […]

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Despised Icon are back in action, announce tour dates

Posted by on January 18, 2016

Let’s all go back to 2010 when Canadian deathcore juggernauts Despised Icon decided to call it a day and gave their farewell tour to properly thank their fans for their support and go on their merry way. Fast forward to 2014, when the band announced a set of reunion shows across Europe which later got extended to […]

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Obey the Brave bravely working on new album

Posted by on October 13, 2015

Featuring former Despised Icon singer Alex Erian, Obey the Brave have been working on their third full length since forming in 2012. The Canadian metalcore kept busy this year, touring Japan and Latin America, and even formally replacing two band members back in April. Now it’s onward to new material for a 2016 release on Epitaph Records. Said […]

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Obey the Brave won’t go Up in Smoke

Posted by on February 5, 2015

Obey the Brave have just released their video for “Up In Smoke,” from their latest album Salvation, out now on Epitaph Records. Said vocalist Alex Erian, who used to front Despised Icon, on the their second full-length album: “Salvation represents us more accurately, as people, lyrically and musically. It’s got a bit more punk rock influence, a […]

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