Montreal, Quebec deathcore greats Despised Icon have announced that they’ve signed with Nuclear Blast and will be releasing their first new album in seven years. The upcoming full-length is titled Beast and while a date has yet to be revealed, it’s set for release this summer. Despised Icon comment via Facebook:
It’s official, we just signed to Nuclear Blast! It’s been 7 years since our last record and our batteries are fully recharged. Our new album “Beast” comes out this summer. You’ll hear sounds of our older slammin’ Death Metal days blended with the speed and technicality of our latest records. Cheers to everyone that has stood by us after all these years. Can’t wait to unleash the “Beast.”
Nuclear Blast head of retail Roy Culver comments:
“I signed DESPISED ICON to Century Media back in 2004 after hearing their debut record Consumed By Your Poison. The band perfected the mix of ferocious, technical death metal with a modern take on hardcore and their first record for the label, The Healing Process, broadened the minds of a whole new generation of metal heads. I love these guys and couldn’t be happier to be working with them again here at Nuclear Blast. The Icon is back!”
More info is to come, but in the meantime check out the album teaser below.