Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON are back to reveal their 6th full-length album, ‘Purgatory,’ which will be released on November 15th via Nuclear Blast.

Today, Alex Erian discusses how the band went about writing ‘Purgatory’ and how it differs from ‘Beast’ as well as from other bands. Watch the second trailer here: https://youtu.be/EQmq0mOV3Zg

Alex comments. “All in all, with this record, I feel like we acknowledged every era of the band a lot more. So, if you’re more into The Ills of Modern Man or Day Of Mourning, we have lot of those elements on the new record. We always try to stay one step ahead of the pack so we introduced new ideas here and there.”

Watch the music video for  ‘Purgatory‘ which was directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs, of Les Films 37 Superkickhere: https://youtu.be/hsTdkJWvu3A

‘Purgatory’ will be available in the following formats:
– Jewelcase CD
– Grey w/ Black Splatter Vinyl

Pre-order ‘Purgatory’ in the format of your choice: nuclearblast.com/despisedicon-purgatory
Listen to ‘Purgatory’ in the NB New Releases Playlists:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases / http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

‘Purgatory’ was produced by Yannick St-AmandEric 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 Montréal. 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’ – 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. Unbreakable
09. Apex Predator
10. Legacy
11. Dead Weight