A few years ago, Despised Icon announced an indefinite hiatus and we were bummed. Recently, they've been slowly coming out of that hiatus with festival dates, and then some touring and now they are making it official.
The band announced today that they have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records for a new album this summer called Beast. They posted this teaser with 30 seconds of new music:
Oh, hello! We can't wait to hear more. Here's the official release:
Nuclear Blast is pleased to announce the signing of Montreal based deathcore pioneers, Despised Icon!
Now DESPISED ICON have returned with their upcoming album entitled, Beast. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band’s now classic death metal catalog, Beast is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.
"Beast" is tentatively scheduled for a Summer 2016 release. More info to follow soon.