Despised Icon Comments On “Beast” Hitting U.S. And Canadian Chart Positions

Montreal based deathcore group Despised Icon is celebrating the band’s highest first-week sales yet with new album “Beast.” After seven years and in a down music market, the band managed to outdo the first-week sales for previous 2009 release, “Day Of Mourning.”

“Shout-out to the fans for picking up Beast and making this our strongest debut,” stated vocalist Alex Erian. “Your support after all these years gave us the motivation we needed to get back together and create this record. We’re slowly but surely working on a world tour and hope to see you on the road in the near future. Keep it brutal,”

New album “Beast” was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Beneath The Massacre, Neuraxis) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth, Nevermore). Artwork was created by Alexandre Goulet and the album nabbed these chart positions:

U.S.
#63 Top Current Albums (Former Billboard Top 200)
#2 Heatseekers
#7 Hard Music
#22 Rock
#13 Independent Current Album

Canada
Top Albums Р#119 (Canada’s Top 200)
Hard Music – #11

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