Alex Erian of Despised Icon on The Metalsucks Podcast #152
Alex Erian, vocalist for recently reactivated deathcore pioneers Despised Icon, guests on the podcast this week. In our exclusive interview we delve into the reasoning behind the band breaking up and moving on and then, after a short time, making the decision to come back together. We talk about their new record Beast and how recording with two bands at one time creates headaches for him. We find out there might actually be a hip hop beat behind one of the songs on the new record and about how they’ve been able to retain their fanbase despite what looked like the end for the band. Maybe all bands — and couples — need to break up and get back together.
We also talk about the recent editorial on Decibel about “SJWs” in metal that turned the metal internets into a firestorm. With opinions ranging from “SJWs are tearing our scene apart” to “nazi metalheads must die,” is there a real discussion going on right now, or are we all just picking sides while trying to reinforce whatever we believe already and refusing to hear anything that might challenge those opinions? Is there a real problem, a perceived problem, or are we missing the target altogether?
Despised Icon – “The Aftermath”
Be’lakor – “Roots to Sever”