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Despised Icon Breaks Up and Announces Future Farewell Tours

Despised Icon has decided to break up. The band has issued the following statement on their decision:

"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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acacia's avatar

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1. acacia writes:

man this is sh** news

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. toxicclown writes:

wat

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xRoryx writes:

Sad sad day for deathcore.

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 12:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Pacer writes:

Sad day for Deathcore and good day for everyone else

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Andrewdmfc writes:

well you know, alexgrind is 28, if he follows Paul Mazurkiewicz example he should have at least 20 more years of grind in him. Despised Icon is definitely one of my favorite bands, I think this is a good opportunity for those who never listened to them to check them out, all 4 of their albums are amazing.

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. livingDeaDbeat00 writes:

Darn?

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. josh from northwest indiana writes:

this blows a$$ man seriously

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metalfan653 writes:

Um is this bad news?

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. PuckettJp2 writes:

never really cared much about these guys

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. TheLegend writes:

Where will I get my pig squeals now?!?

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ from any OTHER deathcore band.

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DeathInEye writes:

or your local pig farm

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. b.bristowe writes:

Aw crap now what am I going to listen too....Oh yeah, something better.

NP: Nevermore - The Seven Tongues of God

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 7:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. MeggidaanSummit writes:

What the f***! Ill definently see their last show here in Seattle then. This sucks...

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. pinto_beans writes:

Did Christmas come early this year or somethin??

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. eraserhead writes:

Good these guys suck major d*** anyways.

# Apr 7, 2010 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. erik writes:

you guys are p***ies. despised icon is f***ing sick. worst day ever.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Damn I'm a bit disappointed actually, I rather liked this band. Not a fan of deathcore but always thought these guys were pretty good. Of all the countless bands to play this typical style they definitely had it right, always liked the dual vocals and could actually play some pretty catchy and interesting stuff. I think so anyways.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Jimmy Gore writes:

Far out i am shocked at the news of this. a decent band just left the music scene.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Goompaw1 writes:

what terrible news to start the morning...

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 8:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. illadelph benz writes:

f*** yall DI haters. they f***ed sh** up on a daily basis and made sh** that made your ears and p***ys bleed.. and you know it!!

keep it f***ing brutal

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Karnage writes:

They sukk. Heavy Metuuuul rules. German Metuuuul. Scorpions.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Natsquatch writes:

I'm not as disappointed as I am surprised. They were better than 99% of the other deathcore bands out there, and I have to give them credit for being one of the original bands in their sub-genre, but I can still think of a handful of other deathcore bands that I like much better. I might go check out their farewell tour just for the hell of it.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Deathcore sucks writes:

f*** Despised Icon. I hope their families are crucified.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 1:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metalmeister writes:

i can breathe easily now.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. B00B tha T00b writes:

Ah, they want to go down the boring old "rgular Guy" route....

Oh well. God bless 'em and so on...

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. B00B tha T00B writes:

"Regular"

My deepest apologies, my Spelling-Nazi blokes...

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. deathfreak writes:

That came out of no where. They were ok. I might hit the show If I have nothing else to do.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. xDecapitation writes:

What's with all the hate? Despised Icon was not just another typical band in their genre, if any of you actually checked them out or saw them live I'm pretty sure you would be pleasantly surprised.

This is some pretty sh**ty news for me, they were one of the first bands I saw live and they killed it, but I stopped listening to them when I couldn't make it to their latest show.

This was not expected. :\

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. WalkingTruth writes:

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!
so upset about this. Truly one of the most powerful, aggressive and emotional bands of the last decade. Deathcore at its finest. :(

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Yeah these guys were one of the originators of the "deathcore" genre, and though the "pig squeal" vocals get annoying at times, they were doing it before Job For A Cowboy's Doom EP hit myspace. They were trendsetters not followers and for that they get my props. Also their latest album, Day Of Mourning, was easily the best deathcore album I've ever heard, actually it's gotta be the only one I've ever listened to all the way through. It's also the only one I've ever purchased.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. RTB writes:

Post 22 LMAO.....
I luv germany....GO BAYERN MUNICH!!!!!!!!

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. eraserhead writes:

These guys sucked and thats all there is to it. You guys can pretend all day that they were a decent band but when it comes down to it the were a sh**ty band with no musical talent and their music showed a complete lack of energy. Just a sh**ty band that had to call it quits cause no onne liked them andthey finally realized it.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. eraserhead writes:

These guys sucked and thats all there is to it. You guys can pretend all day that they were a decent band but when it comes down to it the were a sh**ty band with no musical talent and their music showed a complete lack of energy. Just a sh**ty band that had to call it quits cause no onne liked them andthey finally realized it.

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

^why the hell would you post that twice, CHOAD!!!!!!

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Jerald510 writes:

Damn this sucks

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 9:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. DeathCrush writes:

i don't like deathcore, so this news has no effect on me

# Apr 8, 2010 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. thedynasty writes:

@ post 33: really? no one liked them? I mean, you may dislike them just like every other "tr00 metal pvrist" who hates close to EVERYTHING on the music scene. But to say that no one liked them is absolutely ridiculous, and I think you know that.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 12:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Metalbleed writes:

Hmmm, I am Very sad hear this. This is One of My Favourite Deatchcore band.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 2:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Mikey88 writes:

I don't understand the hate for dearhcore. I love all metal. From sepultura to judas priest. f*** my favorite band of all time is pantera! I grew up with the sh**! and yes I do like death core. Have the haters actually listened to how crazy the riffs and drums are?And how talented these musicians are for most of them being in their early 20s? Go look up a tab for a despised icon or veil of Maya or a beneath the massacre tune. Serioussly.

Idk maybe it's just a generation gap but sometimes metalheads are so close minded with things.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. metalrox555 writes:

Mikey88 - My thoughts exactly! And coincidentally, my favorite band is also Pantera. I am sad that they broke up and anyone excited about it or any of the hate on here are just dumb in my opinion. Even if you don't like the music I still think they had great musical talent. At least they're doing a fairwell tour case I plan to go and f*ck sh*t up.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

Yeah I dunno how people can say they aren't talented, listen to the song VIP off their latest effort Day Of Mourning, quite techy and very catchy.

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. stuff writes:

post 33 you are a complete fvcking retard if no one liked them why are they doing a farewell tour?

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. RTB writes:

Maybe cause im a little buzzed right now but ^43 LOL

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 6:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. stuff writes:

well what I said makes sense because if they are going on a tour they know that people like them and want to see them or else they would have know it would be a waste of time and not even planed a farewell tour

# Apr 9, 2010 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. biiiitch writes:

"ceci est la fin de quelque chose beau"

cheers dudes!

# Apr 10, 2010 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. d writes:

Anyone who hates them listen to their first album consumed by your poison more death metal than deathcore.

# Apr 11, 2010 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

^YES, exactly, finally someone with a brain.

# Apr 11, 2010 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. sarnmain writes:

verrrrryyyy upset about this... :( i'm sure that the sh**ty comments aren't needed dude they are already broke up...

# Apr 12, 2010 @ 3:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. corona420420 writes:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is horrible news!!!!! I love these guys maybe after a year they will miss it and get back together..

# Apr 13, 2010 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. XxSorrowxX writes:

that sux! but i kinda figured!

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