Despised Icon

despised_iconDespised Icon is a Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2002. The band is noted for the use of two vocalists, Alexandre Erian, who sings using a mid-range screaming technique, and Steve Marois for the low growling vocals, high pitched screams, and exhaled pig squeals. Despised Icon is known for its work in the underground music industry, having been met with both critical acclaim and appraisal for its efforts in deathcore music.

Despised Icon was formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in January 2002, shortly after their formation signed with Galy Records, and released the debut album Consumed by Your Poison, in October of that year. The following year, they has undergone several changes in their lineup. In early 2004, the group returned with a new formation, comprising of two vocalists Steve Marois and Alexandre Erian, guitarists Yannick St-Amand and Eric Jarrin, bassist Sebastien Piche, and drummer Alexandre Pelletier, and recorded a self-financed EP entitled Syndicated Murderers, followed by a split EP with Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus, issued through Relapse Records.

Other Information

  • Origin: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Genre: Deathcore
  • Years active: 2002-present
  • Labels: Century Media Records, Galy Records, Relapse Records
  • Associated acts: Ion Dissonance, Neuraxis, The Crimson Syndicate
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Alexandre Erian – vocals
  2. Steve Marois – vocals
  3. Eric Jarrin – guitars
  4. Ben Landreville – guitars
  5. Max Lavelle – bass
  6. Alexandre Pelletier – drums



  • Consumed by Your Poison (2002)
  • The Healing Process (2005)
  • The Ills of Modern Man (2007)
  • Day of Mourning (2009)


  • Syndicated Murderers (2004) – Features
  • Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus/Despised Icon (2005) – Split with Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus
  • Demos 2002 & 2004 (2006) – Split with Ion Dissonance


  • Montreal Assault (2009)



~ by molco on May 27, 2009.

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