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UPDATE from the Road 2/9:
The tour has been insane so far! Some of the shows have been selling out so be sure to get your tickets to upcoming shows! Check out the pics to below to see whats in store for you…Carnifex is also playing a ripping Slipknot cover that is Corey Taylor approved!

IndieMerchstore is thrilled to be sponsoring this Carnifex and Despised Icon co-headlining tour! Fellow IMS bands Fallujah and Rings Of Saturn (Unique Leader Records) along with Lorna Shore and She Must Burn will be support on one of the best tour packages of the year. Despised Icon Jumps on 3/18 which is soon! To celebrate, we are giving away a pair of tickets to EVERY date of the tour! Click on the banner below to enter! We have drawn winners for the first dates so far but there are still plenty of entries to win!



This tour is shaping up to be something special, as Carnifex is playing one of their longest sets as a band, covering material from their latest release “Slow Death” along with classics from their extended catalog. Despised Icon will be playing places in the US that they haven’t toured in years and will be playing selections off “Beast” and fan favorites. You can snag merch from these bands along with Fallujah and Rings of Saturn by heading to the link below or clicking on any of the images:







Despised Icon is set to release their highly anticipated comeback album “Beast” courtesy of Nuclear Blast! Alex Erian took some time to answer some questions about the comeback and what to expect off the new album. Big thanks to him and the rest of the band for getting back together.

Pre-order “Beast” here:

1. When you announced that the album would be coming out on Nuclear Blast it seemed like the perfect fit. How did signing with them come about?

What originally was supposed to be a 5 song independently released EP rapidly became a full length on Nuclear Blast. We didn’t know if we still had it in us to be honest. We hadn’t written anything together in 7 years but ideas flowed as soon as we sat down to write. We only reached out to one label, Nuclear Blast, and they offered us a deal right away. They’ve been treating us like family already. Great to be working with people that actually care about our band, music and legacy. We’re label mates now with Suffocation, Hatebreed and Slayer. Unreal.

2. What was the process like getting everyone back together to record/play shows with all the busy schedules with other bands/familes/etc. ?

Fucking complicated haha All the guys are dads now and have family and job obligations. They can’t just throw it all away and get back on the road full time. We ARE back though and we have a bunch of short tours in the works around the world. All this time away made us realize how much we loved doing this band and how lucky we were to be given this opportunity. That spark that went missing somewhere along the way is definitely back. Shout out to the fans for sticking around all this time. You rule.


3. What is your favorite piece of Despised Icon merch that you have put out for tour/online?

The original all black DI new era fitted cap, definitely. We just brought it back as a snapback on our store. It’s just as nice and a lot more affordable. The new bio monster long sleeve is death metal as fuck but I think my favorite new item is the white pullover hoody. I like the simple stuff. We’re rocking our MTL DM logo (Montreal Death Metal) on a lot of the new merch. Represent.



4. One of my favorite things about this pre-order for “Beast” is the exclusive bone colored vinyl. Are you or anyone else in the band vinyl collectors? If so, have any holy grails in the collection?

We only printed 300 of the bone coloured vinyls, on sale exclusively via Indiemerchstore. Sold half already! Funny how vinyl became cool all of a sudden. I remember selling ours live and people would ask “Hey, how much for that calendar?”. I’m not the biggest vinyl fan but I can still picture myself in my parents’ basement, back in the day, discovering my dad’s collection. That’s how I heard Sabbath, Hendrix, Led Zep, Santana, etc. for the first time. You could say that my gatefold of Cryptopsy’s “None So Vile x Blasphemy Made Flesh” and Trapped Under Ice “Big Kiss Goodnight” are two stand outs in my collection.


5. What can fans expect from the rest of the songs off “Beast?”

The name says it all: BEAST. Lots of slam parts mixed with fast and technical riffs. We’re definitely keepin’ it brutal.

Big thanks to Alex for taking the time to answer some questions for us! Hope you guys are as stoked as we are for this album to release.


Carnifex’s headlining tour starts next week in SD! I Declare War, Here Comes The Kraken, and Assassins will be opening the show so be sure to cruise out. You can get VIP tickets and general admission by clicking HERE.

02/21/14 Soma – San Diego, CA
02/22/14 Nile Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
02/23/14 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/24/14 Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
02/26/14 Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
02/27/14 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
02/28/14 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
03/01/14 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
03/02/14 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
03/04/14 Nashville, TN @ The End
03/05/14 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/06/14 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
03/07/14 Empire – Springfield, VA
03/08/14 Wilmington, DE @The Harmony Grange Hall
03/09/14 Revolution – Amityville, NY
03/10/14 Albany, NY @ Bogies NY
03/11/14 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
03/12/14 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
03/13/14 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
03/15/14 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
03/16/14 Skyway Theatre, Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
03/19/14 Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
03/21/14 Jub Jubs Showroom – Reno, NV
03/22/14 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/23/14 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
03/24/14 The Hop – Spokane, WA
03/26/14 Assembly – Sacramento, CA
03/27/14 The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
03/28/14 Industry Theatre – Lancaster, CA
03/29/14 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

Pre-orders for their new album “Die Without Hope” are also moving very quickly. Be sure to pick up yours today by clicking the link below:


They’re back. Carnifex has returned with a plethora of awesome news. Signing to Nuclear Blast? Check. New album? Out early next year. Fresh merch with IndieMerchstore? Definitely. We are thrilled to have these guys on board and look for more awesome news coming soon.

Choose from a ton of killer designs, including shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and more.

Carnifex official merch store.

We are pleased to announce that Swedish folk metal masters Eluveitie has set up shop with IndieMerchstore! The band has been winning over fans worldwide with their infectious blend of folk and death metal. Check out their song “Thousandfold” below:

Choose from a ton of fresh designs, including “Meet The Enemy” shirt and “Quoth The Raven” zip up. Enjoy!

Eluveitie official US merch store.

Australian tech-death metal band Psycroptic have posted the first update on the recording process of their highly anticipated new album titled “The Inhereted Repression.” The album drops February 7th on Nuclear Blast so be sure to keep checking back for further updates. For now, check out the update below to watch drummer Dave Haley discuss the direction of the new album as well as watch him shred a few songs on the kit. Sounds awesome!

Psycroptic official merch store.

Ex Deo’s “Romulus” shirt is only $5.99! Featuring members of Kataklysm, this Canadian six pieces focuses their albums on the Roman Empire. Their next album is rumored to be centered around Caligula, should be awesome.

Snag one here.

Pick up other legit designs from the band at the Ex Deo official merch store.

“This is where it ends,” the new album from All Shall Perish, is available now! The album is a total shredder and is currently #34 on the top Itunes charts where it is available for the cool price of $9.99. It also includes two bonus tracks, one of which is a killer Faith No More cover. Be sure to snag it and show your support! Our friends at Nuclear Blast Records continue to put out quality metal!

The band also unleashed a new video for the song “There is Nothing Left.” Check it out below!

Be sure to catch All Shall Perish on the Mayhem Festival. The IndieMerch crew saw them a couple of weeks ago and they slayed! Remaining tour dates can be found HERE.

Snag some ASP merch by clicking the link below.

Deal of the week number ten already?! Time flies when you are saving cash on legit t shirts. Australian tech metal masters Psycroptic are up next with their t shirt titled “Red Lady.” Only $5.99 this week! Supplies are limited so snag one while you can!
Click here to buy!

Pick up more items from the band at the Psycroptic official merch store.