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Despised Icon to release new album 'Purgatory' in November

Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:33 PM PT


Despised Icon Purgatory

Influential deathcore unit Despised Icon will release their sixth studio album and follow-up to Beast (2016) this fall.

Though it has yet to be announced, the new outing is titled Purgatory and will be available on November 15 through Nuclear Blast Records. Its cover art can be seen above, while its track listing is below. The album's title track can now be heard here:





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 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.


Purgatory track listing:

01. Dernier Souffle
02. Purgatory
03. Light Speed
04. Slow Burning
05. Snake In The Grass
06. Vies D'Anges
07. Moving On
08. Unbreakble
09. Apex Predator
10. Legacy
11. Dead Weight


24 comments


anonymous
313 days ago
fck yeah. I'm not even a deathcore fan but Beast was god damn incredible. Hope this album picks up where Beast left off.

anonymous
313 days ago
Stoked for plenty of breakdowns, blast beats and high/low vocals!

anonymous
313 days ago
best vocals in the genre. We need a new ion dissonance record as well

anonymous
313 days ago
Purgatory from NWI doesn't know what to make of this

anonymous
313 days ago
GAAAAAAAAAAAY!

anonymous
313 days ago
Oceano is stoked they can finally copy some new material and call it their own

anonymous
313 days ago
Their last album was too short for me to give a shit! Back in the day, they did more with their sound and gave me more of an Ion Dissonance vibe at times with some unexpected fast hardcore breakouts. Then they became standard deathcore. I hope this is a return to earlier sound...

anonymous
313 days ago
Ion dissonance is such a stupid fcking name

313 days ago
I think I said some other band was the only decent deathcore band still going not too long ago, I guess I forgot about Despised. Stoked like Brooke Reeves for this.

313 days ago
Also to the goon complaining, there was plenty of hardcore influence on Beast. They're old and wanna play mostly metal.

anonymous
313 days ago
What attracts people to this music? Demons screaming too loud and being angry! Not of Christ.

313 days ago
Honk honk. Band rulez

anonymous
313 days ago
Ion dissonance is such a stupid fcking name

^^^^^

It was also a stupid fcking band.

anonymous
313 days ago
Purgatory from NWI doesn't know what to make of this

Not to be confused but the above is a trash ass band who will break up within a year

anonymous
312 days ago
This band is literally the last track on Purgatory. Dude's in gym shorts are stoked.

anonymous
312 days ago
Remember when we made fun of Deathcore jon so much he stop posting here.

REmember his boyfriend beatdown jon also got handled.

Where id SRJ of SOD fame go?

Bitches lately or Donovan banning the GOATS. Either way everyone who posts in forums are pssy. Real dogz stay in the newz.

anonymous
312 days ago
real dawg here in these newz.

anonymous
312 days ago
Purgatory from NWI doesn't know what to make of this

Not to be confused but the above is a trash ass band who will break up within a year

fck WHAT YOU THINK MIDWEST HARDCORE FOREVER PULL UP AND GET fckED UP BITCH. COME THRU GARY AND SAY THAT BITCH

anonymous
312 days ago
I love going to Concerts

anonymous
312 days ago
Attila members almost get into fight at Atlanta restaurant

anonymous
312 days ago
Who asked for this? Why would these guys think this would be a good idea? I can't wait for the poetry of these retards pushing 40 years old playing an extremely tired sound. Extremely cringy and embarrassing

anonymous
311 days ago
So crushing! DESPISED ICON FOREVER!

anonymous
311 days ago
fck WHAT YOU THINK MIDWEST HARDCORE FOREVER PULL UP AND GET fckED UP BITCH. COME THRU GARY AND SAY THAT BITCH

^^Matt Anderson^^

anonymous
310 days ago
The poetry, lol. I remember the first time I read the lyrics and immediately cringed. Also, why does it take 2 guys to do vocals in this band?