Surreal Productions & Zandra Productions Presents
Thursday November 8, 2007The Locust
The Discord Of A Forgotten SketchThe Exchange 2431 - 8th Ave.
ALL AGES/LICENCED EVENTAdvance Tickets $15
World of Trout
What did you want, sonic inducer, sheep in wool coats dumpster diving for forever hidden treasure? What did you think, summer cesspool sleeper, English wasn't a language conceived for business? Allow me, please, to introduce New Erections, the third full-length from the Southern California decade-plus young endeavor, The Locust, as a post-futurist to primitive again strangled tongue-shearer just 'cause the business is lickin' pretty bad.
Circumstances prohibiting, if the Locust could've soundtracked the previous two World War's they probably would've. Time ain't always on our side. Fortunate for ears and unfortunate for Earth, this procession leader of an album is a hell of a charm with New Erections clocking in at twenty-three minutes proving a potent and primal alarm that sludges along peach hairs before this breaking levy.
Here is New Erections, eleven tracks deep and somehow totally anthemic, throbbing in the void of those past limps crumbled by planes and bleak brains, blanketed by soft skulls with electric socket glory holes for eyes that worship the steel wool pulled over them.
New Erections, a celebratory prost! to the old photos of you, mid-twenties, with friends pissing on GG's shallow grave now under-exposed by the current you, over-miserable hollow white-collar power-slave.
New Erections, later Saddam, hey Gomorrah...No more goose-stepping around the issue, DURRRRR! No more domes stuffed with down tissue, right?
New Erections, find you pill synthetic sweat sympathetic, poker-face vague with Viagra, on your knees praying of drawing that magic card and hard up for hard-ons.
New Erections, mighty kind of your snitching hairy palms to loosen the grips on strangling blood-filled phallic police tips.
New Erections, with the world's voluptuous vomit crashing in all around, towers a true testament in the inevitable wake of tidal sewage.
C'mon stiffs, we must demolish and level together... in the dead of everything...in the cold-sweat of the night, heat of the freon freedom fight, New Erections is exactly what we wanted.
After catching people's attention with 2005's acclaimed The Healing Process, the Montreal-based death/grindcore six-piece DESPISED ICON have upped the ante with The Ills of Modern Man, a savage and uncompromising yet dynamic new effort that is sure to resonate throughout the genre for years to come. Each track on this album pummels the listener with sheer aggressiveness backed with impeccable time changes, scathing blast beats and devastating breakdown assaults. These Canadians walk a fine line between the death metal and grindcore genres, resulting in an exciting juxtaposition that will leave all fans of extreme music begging for more.
Alex Erian (vocals) states: "This is as tight as we could possibly get. Some of the parts on this record are faster then anything we've done in the past. Expect more blastbeats and gravity blasts! We've drilled holes in our heads and came up with loads of inventive breakdowns. I know this is the type of stuff that all bands say, but trust me, you won't be disappointed.?
In early 2007, DESPISED ICON recorded their highly anticipated sophomore Century Media release with acclaimed producer/former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (Beneath The Massacre, Ion Dissonance, Neuraxis), which was then mixed by the renowned Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Opeth). The group was clearly determined to deliver an album that will leave people astonished, as they further establish their position as one of the genre's most devastating new acts. They kicked off The Ills of Modern Man touring cycle with a sold-out North Amercian tour as direct support to Job For A Cowboy, which also marked the first appearance of their new guitarist Al Glassman (Goratory, ex-Burn In Silence).
This trek was immediately followed by their first European tour alongside Unearth and Job For A Cowboy. The group returns to the U.S. on tour alongside The Red Chord and Through The Eyes of The Dead this summer with a slew of major activity to follow throughout the remainder of the year.
DESPISED ICON was formed in 2002 by members of Neuraxis, In Dying Days and Heaven's Cry. The group's first album, Consumed By Your Poison, originally released by the Canadian-based Galy Records, and reissued by Century Media in 2006 quickly sent shockwaves throughout the underground metal community. From that moment on, the group played countless shows on a quest to establish their stronghold as one of the genre's finest.
In 2004, DESPISED ICON made a career defining decision as original drummer Alex Erian took on the lead vocal duties next to Marios while brining in new drummer Alexandre Pelletier, and quickly returned to the studio to record the Syndicated Murderers EP. 2005 proved to be a turning point in the young band's career, as it marked the release of their split CD with Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus on Relapse Records and a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.
DESPISED ICON's highly anticipated sophomore release, The Healing Process, was produced by St-Amand, mixed by J-F Dagenais (Misery Index, Kataklysm) and mastered by Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Dillinger Escape Plan). The album, a relentless slab of sheer aggression and impeccable time changes, quickly raised the bar for their peers while garnering massive acclaim. They would tour throughout the year alongside such death metal elite as Deicide, Cryptopsy, Suffocation, Aborted, Immolation and Vader.
DESPISED ICON kicked off 2006 by touring alongside Through The Eyes of The Dead and Ed Gein, further proving that their unrelenting stage presence could win over any crowd. This undying work ethic quickly help them develop a rabid and loyal underground following, and the buzz immediately carried over to promoters across the country, helping the band land even higher profile tours alongside such esteemed acts as Hatebreed, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Napalm Death and Exodus.
In 2007, DESPISED ICON have delivered an album that will leave people astonished as they further cement their status as one of the genre's most devastating new acts.