I just got off the phone with Alex Erian, lyricist and one of two vocalists for the recently reunited Canadian band Despised Icon. Absolute monster / legend of the genre.
The band have a new album, “Beast”, their first for Nuclear Blast records, out July 22nd, and fans can get a taste of it with two music videos already out for the singles, “The Aftermath” [youtube] and “Beast” [youtube].
Alex mentioned he’d love for the band to tour down our way, or rather Aussie, but given the bands new look on life as a touring act, I’m paraphrasing & over simplifying but they’re taking things a bit easier for Despised Icon- maybe they could be convinced to spend a wee bit of time in picturesque Wanaka…
This interview will be featured on an upcoming episode Heavy Metal Wanaka.