Despised Icon Rock Axe Body Spray and Subway While on Thrash & Burn
Montreal's Despised Icon were one of the featured attractions on the Thrash and Burn Tour, with seven bands appearing before them and two performing after them. While the band loved their time on the tour, it wasn't a walk in the park. "We've been doing a lot of night drives and not showering," vocalist Alex Erian told Noisecreep during the tour. "So I just do a sink shower, where I wash my face, put deodorant on and Axe body spray. I 'Axe' it up."
Despite the Axe commercials, which equate using Axe to being utterly irresistible to women, Erian hasn't bought into the company's egregious advertising and uses the product strictly for economic purposes, only! He said, "I actually don't like Axe, but it's the only thing I can afford right now! But you'd be surprised. A lot of girls think it does smell good, even with three day old body odor underneath it."
The tour may have been rigorous, but Despised Icon, who will release 'Day of Mourning' next week, are enjoying it. "You get used to it," Erian admitted. "You can be a bit edgy at times and get on each other's nerves, but that's life. I'd be bulls---ting you if I say it's all fun and games. I am sick of eating Subway all the time, which is the only healthy alternative on the road, but when I was a teenager, I thought, 'This is what I want to do when I grow up,' and we're doing it. You've probably not met a lot of Montreal bands, but we're living the dream, making the most of it while it lasts, however cheesy it sounds! It's good times and I feel fortunate to be able to travel and meet people."
Oh, and here's a little tidbit for all the Despised Icon fans who purchased the basketball jersey the band was selling a while back which sports the phrase 'Ta Yeule' on the back. "It means, 'shut up,' and we say it all the time," Erian revealed. "We needed to get the shirt produced and we needed to put something on the back, so I just told our graphic designer to throw that phrase on there. There are hundreds of American kids wearing this shirt with this saying, and they don't know what it means! We get hit up all the time, with kid asking us, 'What does that mean?!' 'Well, shut up!'"