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I think most metal videos these days are pretty lame, but Despised Icon’s clip for “In the Arms of Perdition” is bad assed, doncha think? I mean, the film geek part of me just thinks the director did a nice job with the use of negative space in his anamorphic widescreen, but beyond that, there’s just the fact that ice looks cool and that the cold is BRUTAL (seriously – every NY winter I have to try to remember why I ever put up with this shit instead of just moving to LA or something). We always see metal bands playing, like, out in the middle of desert or some shit, but how many bands film their videos in their parkas?

ANYWAY, I bring it up because as excited as I am to finally see these dudes live this Friday night as part of this year’s otherwise kinda blah CMJ Music Marathon here in NY (read our review of Despised Icon’s The Ills of Modern Man here), I’m pretty bummed that there’s no other band on the bill I really care about (Death Before Dishonor? The Chariot? Yawn.).

Our European readers won’t have any such problem, as DI just announced a co-headlinging tour with Misery Index (Beneath the Massacre will provide support). Now that sounds like a tour worth seeing – why the fuck is this thing not coming to the States?

Tour dates after the jump.

25.01.2008 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
26.01.2008 Germany Essen @ Turock, Death Feast
27.01.2008 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
28.01.2008 UK Brighton @ The Engine Room
29.01.2008 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
30.01.2008 UK Newport @ TJs
31.01.2008 UK Manchester @ Music Box
01.02.2008 UK Glasgow @ Soundhaus
02.02.2008 UK Milton Keynes @ The Pitz Club
03.02.2008 UK Leeds @ Rios
04.02.2008 UK Nottingham @ Junktion7
05.02.2008 UK London @ Underworld
06.02.2008 France Dunkerque @ 4 Ecluses
07.02.2008 France Paris @ Nouveau Casino
08.02.2008 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
09.02.2008 Italy Prato/Florence @ Siddhartha Club
10.02.2008 Austria Wien @ Arena
11.02.2008 Germany München @ Feierwerk
12.02.2008 Germany Giessen @ MUK
13.02.2008 Germany Berlin @ K17
14.02.2008 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle, MarX
15.02.2008 Holland Tilburg @ 013
16.02.2008 Germany Trier @ Exhaus


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