Despised Icon Break Up
2010-04-07 by supertouchox2 | 114 Comments

Canadian deathcore act Despised Icon have split after eight years and four albums.

The band announced the news in a statement posted on their official website. It reads: "The time has come for us to move on. Some of us have recently reached a new chapter in their lives, starting families, buying houses and pursuing other careers to make it all happen.

"Writing music, touring and leaving home for months at a time is slowly becoming impossible because of that. We all decided that it’d be best to pull the plug now and end things right.

"It’s hard to believe we started this band almost 10 years ago already. At first, Despised Icon was mostly just an excuse to hang out, write brutal slam riffs and play local shows once in a while. With your support, we got the opportunity to actually play music for a living, make friends around the world, be MVPs and travel to places we never even dreamed of visiting in our lifetime. Thank you all for some of the best times of our lives.

"We’re currently working on setting up our final tours in Canada, USA and Europe. Expect to see us in a town near you sometime before the end of the year. If all goes as planned, we’ll also be touring Australia and Asia for the first time in the fall. We’ll keep you posted on everything. These last shows will be fucking epic! See you guys then!"


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Zip
April 7th 2010

5312 Comments


FUCK!

ThePalestMexican
April 7th 2010

2816 Comments


......you've got to be fucking kidding me

Zip
April 7th 2010

5312 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK! Why???? Now I have to get a new shirt because my old one got set on fire. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck fuck. All my fave deathcore bands are biting the dust lately! First Animosity now this!

intothepit83
April 7th 2010

2316 Comments


at least they have the common decency to have one last huge goodbye tour

cvlts
April 7th 2010

8954 Comments


as much as one couldve saw this coming, still sucks massive donkey dick.

8bit
April 7th 2010

3315 Comments


FUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK

BlackRoseBurial
April 7th 2010

17 Comments


The Ills will always have a special place in my heart. they went downhill from there, so i'm not that sad about them breaking up. still, it shocked me to read it.

demigod!
April 7th 2010

44130 Comments


FUCK! the only good deathcore band, breaks up. ruin my day.

Digging: Failure - Magnified

BlackRoseBurial
April 7th 2010

17 Comments


animosity? all shall perish? oh right, they're dead, too :/

randomguitarist
April 7th 2010

158 Comments


Gah! Terrible news. Thank god I saw them with The Acacia Strain in Demember. I'm definitely hitting up one of the Canadian dates.

Thor
April 7th 2010

10183 Comments


This is a great day for metal.

Phantom
April 7th 2010

8930 Comments


yep

intothepit83
April 7th 2010

2316 Comments


all shall perish ain't dead. they have a new album coming out this summer, as well as the best of the bunch, class gasket

HugCrewLoveRoll
April 7th 2010

612 Comments


Fuck! where's my post about this?

Zyhaal
April 7th 2010

193 Comments


Never liked the band. Never saw the point of having 2 vocalists sounding excactly the same (DoM) and both suck, much like Sonic Syndicate.

Infernis
April 7th 2010

398 Comments


Thor, you're my hero. All Shall Perish are next to disband...

Zip
April 7th 2010

5312 Comments


Fuck you.

IRAI
April 7th 2010

1567 Comments


i sure hope Alexgrind will be involved in music somewhere. he's an ace drummer.

iranscam
April 7th 2010

469 Comments


lol

jesusjuice1179
April 7th 2010

1784 Comments


good, good...now to break up the rest of the deathcore bands




Muahahahahahahahhaha!

anuspudding
April 7th 2010

403 Comments


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.....

Thor
April 7th 2010

10183 Comments


In other news: fitted hat and gym short sales now at an all time low

Crymsonblaze
April 7th 2010

7479 Comments


One less deathcore band polluting music.

bigguy69
April 7th 2010

199 Comments


as one of the better deathcore bands out there their stuff is still pretty average

cvlts
April 7th 2010

8954 Comments


In other news: fitted hat and gym short sales now at an all time low


a buyers market.

only no ones buying.



HugCrewLoveRoll
April 7th 2010

612 Comments


For each deathcore band breaking up there's 2 forming anyway.

combustion07
April 7th 2010

5343 Comments


lol exatly what I was thinking. Even though I did like The Ills of Modern Man or whatever. Their last album was shit imo, haven't listening to them for at least a year though

Carnifex
April 7th 2010

1918 Comments


FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

GenNarain
April 7th 2010

781 Comments


Yay!

DonTheReader
April 7th 2010

121 Comments


WUT THE FUCKING FUCK

syco722
April 7th 2010

492 Comments


This sucks :[

Derkyle
April 7th 2010

184 Comments


This is no good. ONE of the only good deathcore bands out there and now they're nothing. This is just too bad.

TheSpirit
April 7th 2010

17701 Comments


One down, a trillion to go

Digging: Venus Star - Nigredo Expulsion

AbyssalCreation
April 7th 2010

2041 Comments


This sucks.Definitely going to the farewell tour.

Bleekill
April 7th 2010

832 Comments


Maybe Deathcore is burning out. It's about time.

Volt2187
April 7th 2010

241 Comments


No big loss since they were going down hill anyways.

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


the ills of modern man deserves to live on, most recent was shit. can't say i'm really affected one way or another

Carnifex
April 7th 2010

1918 Comments


Maybe Deathcore is burning out. It's about time.

Upon A Burning Body, Whitechapel, Carnifex, Suffokate, nahhhh.

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


the first gen deathcore is burning out. that's a bit more accurate

eternium
April 7th 2010

16337 Comments


So one of the best deathcore bands broke up.




Too bad even the best bands still suck.


ThePalestMexican
April 7th 2010

2816 Comments


Deathcore isn't burning out anytime soon, it's gotten into the scene kid population. As much as I love the genre, it's become a fad.

Carnifex
April 7th 2010

1918 Comments


the first gen deathcore is burning out. that's a bit more accurate

Alright, agreed.

underdog22
April 7th 2010

85 Comments


My favorite deathcore = Animosity

Very few bands in that genre are above average, a lot of them are boring, and even more are shit.

botb
April 7th 2010

9646 Comments


old stuff was great deathcore. new stuff, not so much.

anuspudding
April 7th 2010

403 Comments


burning the masses = best deathcore.
but despised icon was pretty sick. it's a shame, but at least theyre calling it early instead of being around for 20+ years and sucking horribly

Ire
April 7th 2010

41753 Comments


yay

iBosley
April 7th 2010

268 Comments


bout fucking time

Xenophanes
Emeritus
April 7th 2010

10592 Comments


Someone tell me, is it even worth it getting into this band?

tomr4
April 7th 2010

192 Comments


well this is unfortunate.

anuspudding
April 7th 2010

403 Comments


"Someone tell me, is it even worth it getting into this band?"

i would say if youre thinking of getting into Despised Icon, check out their earlier stuff, like 'The Healing Process' album. that one is easily their best.

iamSeraph
April 7th 2010

860 Comments


1st of april is over dude... t_T

Mags172
April 7th 2010

127 Comments


Never really cared for this band, but it sucks to seem em go.

FeralMemories
April 7th 2010

680 Comments


Listened to Ills today in commemoration

Aaron
April 7th 2010

651 Comments


Based on the replies here they really are a Despised Icon.

asaf
April 7th 2010

885 Comments


that's a shame... never got the latest one.

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


don't bother, it sucks

HeVimetalaras
April 7th 2010

6 Comments


the last one is great

HeVimetalaras
April 7th 2010

6 Comments


Screw all the metal purists denying the genre because of some sort of kid fad ruining this kind of music.

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


wut

eternium
April 7th 2010

16337 Comments


lolwut
People hate on the genre because it sucks. You can't tell the difference between most of the bands, since they all sound exactly the same.

Chug, chug, chug, fast metalcore riff, breakdown, chug, breakdown, fast metalcore fast, breakdown, chug, chug, breakdown, breakdown, all with the same high pitched - deep growl vocals that are boring.

HeVimetalaras
April 7th 2010

6 Comments


yes, Altough i admit the genre sucks major ass, with valid reasons. Purists include all deathcore band in the same lot stating that they suck because of all that repetitive breakdown crap that every deathcore kid seem to have an orgasm on. However some band like Despised icon separated themselves from the trend with a more technical sound, progressive, and thoughtfula and worked lyrics. All albums of DI were personally great. The last one is my favorite and ive been listening to them since ''Consumed by your poison''. Its sad too because those guys knew how to talk with the fans without being rockstars.

eternium
April 7th 2010

16337 Comments


Everyone has deemed them one of the better deathcore bands and that they do stick out.
However, I still don't like them. They're just better than the other bands.

nychicano
April 7th 2010

310 Comments


Good riddance.

iwrestledabigmaconce
April 7th 2010

251 Comments


At least Glass Casket are still together...

asaf
April 7th 2010

885 Comments


ill take your word for it blooz... btw x3ni, from the shallows album never showed up when i ordered it and got my money back from amazon. is it worth the trouble to get it again?

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


yes it is worth the trouble, and yes they have broken up as well.

Uranium
April 7th 2010

7078 Comments


I am very angry but that last statement brings me hope to see them before it's all said and done

zaruyache
April 7th 2010

6227 Comments


As much as I don't love this group, it's a bit of a shame that one of the _decent_ bands of the genre is calling it quits. I guess the scene kids will have to just wait for the next Devil Wears Prada album. Shivers

Digging: Emerald Weapon - Part II: Earth Encrypted

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


does anyone actually listen to them?

8bit
April 7th 2010

3315 Comments


if you lived in quebec or anywhere near there, you might understand that this is a huge loss for mtl deathmetal. now all thats left of mtl dm is beneath the massacre and ion dissonance.

bloozclooz
April 7th 2010

1770 Comments


dunno what province they're from, but you better not fucking forget about "neuraxis"

TheNewWhack
April 7th 2010

1472 Comments


Just when they started to get good.

8bit
April 7th 2010

3315 Comments


IOAMM was better than DOM imo.

Flatliner
April 7th 2010

668 Comments


In other news: fitted hat and gym short sales now at an all time low

^ this

Essence
April 7th 2010

3583 Comments


agree with everything thor said

InFiction
April 7th 2010

3651 Comments


This is actually quite depressing.

Infernis
April 7th 2010

398 Comments


"Despised Icon Breakdown."

Xxplosive
April 7th 2010

126 Comments


This sucks, I love these guys.

ButcheredChildren
April 7th 2010

5591 Comments


WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dryden
April 7th 2010

12928 Comments


awsome, another shitty band is gone

Bow2LeperMessiah
April 8th 2010

224 Comments


If All Shall Perish go next, it will make me sad.

All Shall Perish > Despised Icon

anuspudding
April 8th 2010

403 Comments


^^false

Shredzilla
April 8th 2010

501 Comments


Sad. One of the only purely Deathcore bands that actually sounded decent. Oh, well. Hopefully this genre will die out.

BassDemon333
April 8th 2010

3364 Comments


I never really got into these guys. Sad news though.

Digging: Mudvayne - L.D. 50

weareshadenow
April 8th 2010

175 Comments


you weren't metal enough to get into them.

flaffy
April 8th 2010

157 Comments


this is good news.

Ray91
April 8th 2010

150 Comments


Fuck no!
This comes extremly unecpected.
I always liked the band better than a lot of other deathcorebands
Ruins my day really

LG
April 8th 2010

3049 Comments


YEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

bosty
April 8th 2010

4 Comments


What the fuck is wrong with you guys ? You think if your listening to some cannibal corpse or megadeth your true fuckin metal or what ? U gotta be kidding , i love deathcore and so i love all other metal. And i dont give a fuck if fuckin small emo dick doing it for fuck sake ... Music is music. Scene kids ruin metal and deathcore , not deathcore itself. And im not scene kid , im just a normal dude , who likes hard riffs.

ianjulian
April 8th 2010

625 Comments


WTF

Digging: Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence

burnafterbreeding
April 8th 2010

1466 Comments


great guys. tis a shame.

buddhaabdi
April 8th 2010

103 Comments


last album was fucking great, too bad about this. still, they quit on top of their game.

Subrick
April 8th 2010

46 Comments


No no no no no. One of the few good original deathcore band around today breaks up. Further drives the genre into even MORE genericity.

GoldenGod
April 9th 2010

46 Comments


Amazing News! Perrrrrrrrrrfect...

UberRetroBanana
April 9th 2010

5 Comments


this was definitely the best time to break up for them, they couldn't really top Day of Mourning

anuspudding
April 10th 2010

403 Comments


in response to now the second person ive seen here comparing despised icon to all shall perish saying ASP is far better:
all shall perish BLOWS. they have one generic bland and boring album, one decent album in which made the band accepted among the metal community, and then one GOD-DAMN AWFUL album.
THAT is the ASP discography right there(in the order of release), as much as anyone is concerned.
despised icon at least made an effort to push harder with each album. i'm almost certain the majority of people who despise this band only do so because their vocalists dress like wiggers (them, being the only two people in the band who do so)

krig9412
April 10th 2010

794 Comments


That's weird. I feel absolutely no emotion about this whatsoever. Hmm

WvaSkittle
April 13th 2010

326 Comments


well this does suck they were a good band that i was just recently getting into.

WvaSkittle
April 13th 2010

326 Comments


just dont let this happen to all shall perish, or the red shore

MotherBrain
April 14th 2010

64 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

MacWeener
April 15th 2010

288 Comments


Whadda shaaame

SepticReAnimate
April 26th 2010

182 Comments


do not care

Carnifex
April 26th 2010

1918 Comments


do not care

Your post was necessary.

anuspudding
April 28th 2010

403 Comments


lol, silent potato is a cool dood

anuspudding
April 28th 2010

403 Comments


whos main argument, i must point out, is the fact my username is anuspudding.
i could easily argue back that your name is "silentpotato" and it would have just as much effect.

anuspudding
April 30th 2010

403 Comments


you know it, though your current picture does cut you some slack

anuspudding
May 1st 2010

403 Comments


lol its all good bro.
a name is a name really. when i made this account i didnt really care so i just put down the first thing to pop into my head that wasnt already taken, haha.

landonius
May 5th 2010

70 Comments


Their newest album was their best. fuck.

fairplay
November 15th 2010

1 Comments


Fuck dude, this sucks.

ShadowRemains
November 15th 2010

20521 Comments


happened april 7th....

climactic
November 15th 2010

18667 Comments


......

Xenophanes
Emeritus
November 15th 2010

10592 Comments


News travels slow apparently...

Uranium
November 15th 2010

7078 Comments


little chilly out tonight

XfingTheSullen
February 5th 2011

2485 Comments


I only liked their last album a bit, because it didn't have pig squeals. At last the fuckers realized how stupid, pointless and immature pig squeals were. And then they broke up. Oh well, probably would have started listening to them. Or maybe not - I fail to see the point in listening to deathcore, when you have pure death metal and melodic death around.



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