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Despised Icon, etc. members launch new band

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:49 PM PT

Official press release:

Obey The Brave is a brand new metal and hardcore band featuring ex-members of Despised Icon (Century Media) and Blind Witness (Mediaskare). Originating from Montreal and Ottawa, the band slowly took shape during the past year and was officially announced yesterday along with a first string of East Canadian dates.

Singer Alex Erian comments: "Stoked to finally show you guys what we've been up to! It feels great to be playing music again with a few good friends. I can't wait to get this show on the road. We're doing everything DIY for now so help us spread the word if you like what you hear. Not trying to reinvent the wheel. We keep it simple. We keep it real."

OTB just released a sample from its first upcoming single "Live and Learn" and will be posting more songs, videos and show dates in the next few weeks. Visit www.facebook.com/obeythebrave for further updates.


1/18/2012 6:58:09 PM
By the way, to all our friends in Quebec:

1/18/2012 7:03:46 PM
This is great shit! Can't wait for a full-length album! Hopefully this will come real soon...

1/18/2012 7:04:59 PM
This made my fcking night! Finally some real news.

1/18/2012 8:04:09 PM
gay shit

1/18/2012 8:26:32 PM
fcking stoked

1/18/2012 8:39:30 PM
lol drinking Tim Hortons... why don't you do a triple deke while you're at it

1/19/2012 12:36:40 AM
Stoked as hell.

1/19/2012 1:40:45 AM
but will there be breakdowns?

1/19/2012 3:25:44 AM
This will rule harder than anything else that comes out this year.

1/19/2012 5:34:44 AM
I still love everything DI made. But this?! This is not what I expected. I will wait to hear the entire thing but this is not sounding promising to me. A lot of Blind Witness influences.

1/19/2012 6:19:40 AM
I'm interested in hearing more.

1/19/2012 6:23:49 AM
Wait, is this the metal singer, or the one from Jersey Shore?

1/19/2012 6:42:03 AM
Worst name ever. Obey the Brave? Rolls off your tongue like a wad of stuff

1/19/2012 6:43:15 AM
^^^^^ Only you would know

1/19/2012 6:55:49 AM
Stop complaining start a band - make the news - no one care ever.

damn you're bitchy.

1/19/2012 6:56:27 AM
I love how people hide behind the internet to make their "big" comments

This band will rule so hard and be a huge success, while the rest of you miserable fcks will continue to live in your mother's bastuffts, surfing the net all day to make pissy comments on websites LOL

1/19/2012 7:06:12 AM

1/19/2012 7:19:34 AM
fckin right!

1/19/2012 7:35:05 AM
was never a BW fan but always loved DI...they can do no wrong

1/19/2012 7:37:01 AM
Good band , theirs songs sounds good but I agree that the name is bad as hell !

1/19/2012 8:30:26 AM
Stoked for this as well, but as far as the best thing that will come out this year? Meshuggah.

1/19/2012 8:48:45 AM
too many fcking smiles...i already hate them.

1/19/2012 9:02:57 AM
Red solo cup...I fill you up...

1/19/2012 9:40:13 AM
worst band name, potentially good band

1/19/2012 9:52:30 AM
No drummer from DI therefore no care

1/19/2012 10:04:11 AM
Dig some of BW but always loved DI. Alex knows what's up; this will be epic.

1/19/2012 10:16:14 AM
ughh do something creative, when i think of people starting a metalcore band i think of 12 yr olds who can't keep a beat. You're grown ass men, play something meaningful to yourself, not this same redundant sound. This reeks of a gimmick, i can already see the block letter sweatshirts with bad grammar.

1/19/2012 10:28:17 AM
keep that flq fleur de lis bullshit out of music. plus miguel still looks like donkey kong, get better posture man

1/19/2012 10:58:20 AM
You are all just giant crease's just waiting to get fcked! On a side note... That name does kinda suck. But they're Canadian. Maybe it sounds better in french? "obéir à des braves"

1/19/2012 11:58:26 AM
4 hours ago
I love how people hide behind the internet to make their "big" comments

says the dude posting ANONYMOUSLY. just couldn't take it anymore could ya?! these mean internet people! time to take a stand and make generic "mom's bastufft" insults! butthurt fggt. get slapped by the first amendment.

1/19/2012 12:19:59 PM
look at the hair on the gay with the tattoos. what happens when one of these bands has to change a tire on their van? they call their dads and they refuse to help them because they're ashamed of their gay son in his gay band for pssy c*nts. c-m junkys.

1/19/2012 12:21:20 PM
Nice try altheeagle but it would be 'Obeit Au Brave!.

1/19/2012 1:02:41 PM
posting anonymously is gay

1/19/2012 2:01:30 PM
fcking google translate. What a crock of shit!

1/19/2012 3:15:37 PM
this fcking sucks. you suck. suck me.

1/19/2012 3:39:37 PM

1/19/2012 4:11:26 PM
Bummed, DI was awesome.
This just sounds like Bury Your Dead meets For The Fallen Dreams and every other band that has created this new "melodic heavy metal" out there.

1/19/2012 4:49:27 PM
Sixteen year old wiggerslams who shop at Hot Topic and West 49 are stoked

1/19/2012 7:11:45 PM
I love that people can judge an entire band by a 30 second clip. No fcking homo

1/19/2012 7:38:43 PM
Shut up you idiotic gay^

1/19/2012 8:08:47 PM
Why does Stevie look like Blake from Workaholics in the promo pictures?

1/19/2012 10:31:50 PM
@shaolinlambkiller dude. I'll beat your mom in the ass while you watch and jerk your dad off at the same time you silly fcking gay. Eat aids you stupid scene fck!!!

1/20/2012 12:08:26 PM
"Stoked for this as well, but as far as the best thing that will come out this year? Meshuggah."

Meshuggah or Converge. It will be close.

1/22/2012 12:07:50 PM
First this is translate as : Obéis aux braves

Second : if you don't like that, and you are still masturbating to despised icon- furtive monologue. Then do it, stick and in live in the past those dudes did not release anything yet, beside a 30sec preview.

Go reads books, go to school and someday you will be able to acheive something good in life. good luck.

1/22/2012 9:23:33 PM
Exactly! " those dudes" have not released anything yet but a 30 second audio clip so why make your judgment on an entire band based on 30 seconds? Kill yourself you fancy word gay! I guarantee if we were talking to each other face to face you wouldn't being saying this shit. You'd be picking your teeth up off the ground, bitch.

1/22/2012 9:30:11 PM
Btw I have achieved more in my life than most of you shit heads. My bands cd was released internationally and we have toured all over. Not to mention I own two businesses and a legit recording studio. fcking anonymous posting gays! You scared bro?

1/23/2012 12:21:39 AM
the ghost inside is sorta stoked

2/1/2012 11:14:21 AM
i hope they pay Alex Erian to play with those gays