DESPISED ICON Begins Recording New Album, Prepares To Hit The Road

Montreal-based deathcore six-piece DESPISED ICON has entered the studio to start laying down tracks for its third full-length album, tentatively due late spring/early summer via Century Media Records. The CD is being produced by the group's former guitarist, Yannick St-Amand, and will be mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, MEGADETH) at his Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England.

DESPISED ICON will hit the road in Europe with UNEARTH and JOB FOR A COWBOY beginning late March. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Mar. 20 - Lemon Grove - Exeter (UK)
Mar. 21 - Rock City - Nottingham (UK)
Mar. 22 - Academy 2 - Manchester (UK)
Mar. 23 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton (UK)
Mar. 24 - Mean Fiddler - London (UK)
Mar. 26 - Zodiac - Oxford (UK)
Mar. 27 - Garage - Glasgow (UK)
Mar. 28 - Sugarmill - Stoke (UK)
Mar. 29 - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth (UK)
Mar. 30 - TJ's - Newport (UK)
Apr. 01 - Hof Ter Lo - Antwerp (B)
Apr. 03 - Live Music Hall - Cologne (D)
Apr. 04 - Matrix - Bochum (D)
Apr. 05 - Gr√ľnspan - Hamburg (D)
Apr. 06 - Kato/Columbia Club - Berlin (D)
Apr. 08 - Ajztalschock - Chemnitz (D)
Apr. 09 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg (D)
Apr. 10 - Backstage - Munich, D
Apr. 11 - Planet Music - Vienna (A)
Apr. 12 - Rockhouse - Salzburg (A)
Apr. 13 - Estragon - Bologna (I)
Apr. 15 - Rohstofflager - Zurich (CH)
Apr. 16 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg (F)

DESPISED ICON's recently completed Monsters of Mayhem tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, FIRST BLOOD, NAPALM DEATH, EXODUS and HATEBREED was the band's sixth trek in support of its highly acclaimed album, "The Healing Process", which is a relentless slab of sheer aggression matched with impeccable time changes that quickly raised the bar for their peers. They completed a very successful run last spring on the Monsters of Chaos tour with MORBID ANGEL and labelmates BEHEMOTH and KRISIUN.

DESPISED ICON shot a video for the track "The Sunset Will Never Charm Us" with acclaimed director Jean-Philippe Bernier (A PERFECT MURDER) and you can check it out at this location.

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