Montreal's Despised Icon Breaking Up

Montreal's Despised Icon Breaking Up
Some unfortunate news in Canuck metal today: Montreal deathcore dudes Despised Icon have announced that they are calling it a day.

As of Tuesday (April 6), the band's MySpace blog currently says "Despised Icon is breaking up." According to Blabbermouth, there was much more written on there earlier in the day, but the post has since been taken down.

The original message read:

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!

Despised Icon formed in 2002 and put out records on reputable Canadian indie Galy Records and bigger American metal label Century Media Records. They were known for combining death metal and hardcore with a big emphasis on groove and became one of the leaders of the deathcore movement, which caused quite a bit of concern to death metal types who like to stick to tradition.

Despised Icon's last album was 2009's Day of Mourning.