DESPISED ICON Release "Snake In The Grass" Music Video

October 11, 2019, 7 months ago

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DESPISED ICON Release "Snake In The Grass" Music Video

Canadian deathcore pioneers, Despised Icon, are back with their sixth full length album, Purgatory, out on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the second single, "Snake In The Grass". For the music video, the band once again used Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkicks.

Vocalist Alex Erian comments, "Stoked to share more new music with you all. Here’s the slammiest track off our new record. Bringing back the pig squeals! 🐷 Purgatoreeeeee is out next month!"

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 Montreal. 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.

Purgatory will be available in the following formats:

- CD Jewel
- Vinyl
- Grey with Black Splatter Vinyl

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

Purgatory tracklisting:

"Dernier Souffle"
"Light Speed"
"Slow Burning"
"Snake In The Grass"
"Vies D'Anges"
"Moving On"
"Apex Predator"
"Dead Weight"

"Purgatory" video:

Despised Icon are currently on a 22-date North American trek which will conclude in Toronto on October 13 at The Opera House. Tour dates here.


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


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