DESPISED ICON: Release Guitar/Bass Playthrough for “Dead Weight” 

Announce PURGATORY Tab Book Available Here:
Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON released their sixth full length album, PURGATORY, via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band releases a guitar and bass play through for “Dead Weight” featuring Eric Jarrin, Ben Landreville and Sebastien Piché. Watch the play through here:

Eric Jarrin comments, “We chose ‘Dead Weight‘ because we feel it’s one of the most complete songs on the album, musically speaking. It showcases technical riffs, slam parts, tremolo picking, breakdowns, a guitar solo and even a bass solo! It has everything.”

Last week, the band announced the release of their very first tab book courtesy of their friends at Sheet Happens Publishing. The printed & digital books come with an instant download pack containing the print-ready guitar book PDF (eBook) and the complete guitar pro files. Purchase your DESPISED ICON PURGATORY tab book 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 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 Montreal.

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.

Order your copy of PURGATORY here:
Watch the music video for the second single “Snake In The Grass” which was produced by Jessy Fuchsof Les Films 37 Superkicks, here:

PURGATORY is available in the following formats:

  • CD Jewel
  • Vinyl
    • Grey W/ Black Splatter Vinyl

Order PURGATORY in the format of your choice here:

PURGATORY track list:
1.    Dernier Souffle
2.    Purgatory
3.    Light Speed
4.    Slow Burning
5.    Snake In The Grass
6.    Vies D’Anges
7.    Moving On
8.    Unbreakable
9.    Apex Predator
10.    Legacy
11.    Dead Weight

Alex Erian | Vocals
Steve Marois | Vocals
Eric Jarrin | Guitar
Ben Landreville | Guitar
Sébastien Piché| Bass
Alex “Grind” Pelletier | Drums

WATCH: “Lightspeed” Lyric Video
WATCH: Snake In The Grass” music video

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