Canadian deathcore destruction squad DESPISED ICON will embark on a European tour in August with CEPHALIC CARNAGE. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Aug. 14 - Germany, Dinkelsbhl @ Summer Breeze
Aug. 15 - Czech Republic, Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
Aug. 16 - Germany, Essen @ Turock
Aug. 17 - UK, Hull @ The Welly Club, Horror Fest
Aug. 18 - UK, Cardiff @ Clwb ifwr bach
Aug. 19 - UK, London @ The Borderline
Aug. 20 - Holland, Rotterdam @ Baroeg
Aug. 21 - Germany, Hamburg @ Hafenklang
Aug. 22 - Germany, Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
Aug. 23 - Switzerland, Muotathal @ Mountains of Death Fest
Aug. 25 - Portugal, Oporto Porto Rio (DESPISED ICON only)
DESPISED ICON recently announced the departure of bassist Sebastien Pich. "We're all sad to see Sebastien go," the band said in a statement. "He's been with us since the very start, dedicating over six years of his life to this band. With his first child on the way, a new house and a real full-time job, Seb decided he could no longer sustain the touring lifestyle. We're all proud of everything he's accomplished and thankful for his contribution to DESPISED ICON. Merci pour tout man!"
The group added, "Stepping in on bass is our friend Max Lavelle from GORATORY. Our guitarist Al [Glassman] and him have known each other for over 10 years and have shared quite a few bands together. After filling in for Seb on the last four tours, Max proved to be the ideal guy for the job. He's got it all, from mad bass skills to big muscles. Welcome on board Max!"
DESPISED ICON released a "deluxe edition" of its "The Ills of Modern Man" album on June 24 featuring a bonus DVD composed of a live set from a monumental hometown performance, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. The live footage includes the following songs: "A Fractured Hand", "Bulletproof Scales", "Harvesting The Deceased", "Immaculate", "Retina", "The Sunset Will Never Charm Us" and "In The Arms Of Perdition". A trailer for the release can be viewed below.