Day of Mourning
Day of Mourning cover
Studio album by Despised Icon
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Genre Deathcore
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Language English, French
Label Century Media
Producer Yannick St-Amand
Despised Icon chronology
The Ills of Modern Man
Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning is the fourth and final studio album by Canadian deathcore band Despised Icon. It was released September 22 through Century Media Records. The album is featured in four different editions, including; the standard, the United States exclusive Hot Topic edition, the Europe Exclusive LTD digipak edition, the iTunes edition and the Japanese edition.


Day of Mourning was recorded during early 2009 at Projecson Recording Studio and was produced by their former guitarist, Yannick, St-Amand and was mixed by Andreas Magnusson and mastered by Alan Douches.[1] The album marks the first Despised Icon release to feature guitarist Ben Landreville and bassist Max Lavelle in the band.

The song "MVP" was released as the album's first single on July 17, 2009. The title track was released as the album's second single and had a music video produced for it which was directed by Montreal hip hop video production company, Kartel Films. The song "Day of Mourning" is also featured as downloadable content for the Rock Band video games via the Rock Band Network.[2]


 Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating Star fullStar fullStar fullStar halfStar empty[3]
Allmusic Star fullStar fullStar fullStar halfStar empty[4]
Blabbermouth 7/10[5]

The album reached #162 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers, selling 3,000 copies its first week of release.[6]

Track listingEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Les Temps Changent"  ErianJarrin, Erian 3:29
2. "Day of Mourning"  ErianJarrin, Erian 3:03
3. "MVP"  Erian, Marois, McCoughey, McCoughryJarrin, Pelletier 3:25
4. "All for Nothing"  MaroisLandreville, Lavelle 3:15
5. "Eulogy"  MaroisJarrin, Pelletier 3:29
6. "Made of Glass"  ErianJarrin, Erian 3:18
7. "Black Lungs"  ErianJarrin, Erian 3:02
8. "Diva of Disgust"  MaroisJarrin, Erian 3:26
9. "Entre le Bien et le Mal"  ErianJarrin, Erian 3:58
10. "Sleepless"  MaroisJarrin 4:47
Total length:

Credits Edit

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[7]

Personnel Edit

Despised Icon
  • Alex Erian – vocals
  • Steve Marois – vocals
  • Eric Jarrin – guitar
  • Ben Landreville – guitar, gang vocals
  • Max Lavelle – bass guitar
  • Alex Pelletier – drums
Additional musicians
  • Kevin McCoughey (Ion Dissonance) – gang vocals
  • Gabriel McCoughry (ex-Ion Dissonance) – gang vocals
  • Elliot Desgagné (Beneath the Massacre) – gang vocals
  • Ghyslain Fredet – gang vocals
  • Sebastien Painchaud (ex-Ion Dissonance) – gang vocals
  • Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) – gang vocals
Artwork and design
  • Felix Rancourt – artwork, layout

Studios Edit

  • Northen Studio, QC, Canada – production, engineering
  • Garage Studio, QC, Canada – recording (gang vocals only)
  • Eric Jarrin's place, QC, Canada – recording (guitar solos only)
  • Planet Red Studio, VA, USA – mixing
  • West West Side Music, NJ, USA – mastering

Charts Edit

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Chart Peak

References Edit

External links Edit

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