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Despised Icon Plan Final Tour With Misery Index
Canadian deathcore peddlers Despised Icon will close the file on their career with a final tour. After four full-lengths and the type of touring schedule that will make you weary just looking at it, the band will do a victory lap with on final U...
Iwrestledabearonce Treated Like Royalty in Europe
These days, there are metal bands of all kinds operating on all kinds of budgets, from barely-indie level all the way to major label productions. In Europe, though, no matter how big or small you are, a metal band can get the whole nine yards when they tour there -- a situation recently experienced …
Richy Nix Blends Metal With Rap
The genre of rap rock isn't new, but it isn't exactly common for an artist to make the leap from hardcore rap to metal, either. Enter singer and lyricist Richy Nix, a Detroit-area rap/metal hybrid. From humble beginnings of playing with beats and earning a name for himself around Michigan,…
Despised Icon Call It Quits
Montreal extreme metallers Despised Icon have taken to their MySpace page to reveal some rather disheartening news: They're throwing in the proverbial towel after eight long years together.
"The time has come for us to move on," reads the post...
Hard Rock and Metal New Releases — March 2
Another week down and another week of decent sales! Story of the Year scanned 14,000 records with 'Constant,' while Carnifex moved over 3,000 units in just a week on the shelves. Brand newbians Chelsea Grin also moved 1,500 pieces in their first week, which is very healthy for a brand new …
Despised Icon Don’t Love or Despise Halloween
Modern day death metallers -- they don't like the 'death core' tag and they told us so when they visited our offices -- Despised Icon enlightened American metalheads about the holiday in their country. Yes, they celebrate Halloween. But they're not super duper Halloweenheads...

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