As much as we admire the gumption of the Imperial Never Say Die! tour to bring so many bands out on the road together, there’s something about having to put an exclamation mark in the middle of a sentence that has always irritated us a bit. We’re ot sure if it irritates our top photographer, Gary Wolstenholme though, even after he went down to shoot the tour when it hit Sheffield last weekend.
Despised Icon is a Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec. Formed in 2002, the band is noted for the use of two vocalists; Alexandre Erian, takes use of a mid-range screaming technique, and Steve Marois for the low growling vocals, and high pitched screamed vocals. Despised Icon was known for its work in the underground music industry and have been considered one of the founders of the deathcore genre. In April 2010, the band announced that they would be disbanding and from there Read more on Last.fm
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September 24th, 2009
Day of Mourning
21 September 2009
by Tom Gibbons
It’s tempting to write this review using the amusing garbled French-English mash-up speak preferred by Quebec’s finest deathcore deniers, Despised Icon. The twin vocals of Alexandre Erian (screamy man), and Steve Marois (death-growler man), render the new album’s lyrics audibly indecipherable anyway, so why didn’t they just verse in their native French? Were they trying to sell more records that way?
November 19th, 2008
The Altamont Never Say Die! Tour has a lot of gumption putting seven bands – and good bands at that – onto a single bill. It’s almost too much to take in, a full five-solid hours of murderous intent, spat out from the stage with all the ferocity of a rutting rhino.
Support bands have wet dreams about crowds like tonight’s– rather than barging each other out the way at the bar, they’re packing the floor with a whirling-dervish hardcore pit. Carnifex and Whitechapel both respond by dropping breakdown after bloody breakdown.