Icarus Witch

Icarus Witch

BandMetalRock

From the streets of Pittsburgh, the Witch rises to merge your favorite old school metal sounds with an updated twist. Iron Maiden meets Queensryche with a touch of Rush. Some heads are gonna bang -you might have a headache, but you're gonna love every minute of it! Pure Rock is back!

Biography

This dream began as a simple vision in early 2004. Two young metal fans who felt completely estranged by what had become of the "heavy metal" scene in the past decade, decided that, rather than complain about the trendy bands they didn't like, they would form an original band writing & performing with the soul of the early masters. Jason Myers, newly exiled from the trend setting mecca of Los Angeles, brought his experience as an A&R rep to his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, along with his bass and a name that had mystically come to him in California: Icarus Witch.

The types of bands Jason had been looking to sign seemed few & far between on these shores. It was a revelation when his friend (& original Witch drummer) Keith Hurka handed him a demo CD of a mind blowing, undiscovered vocal siren by the name of Matthew Bizilia. Myers & Bizilia quickly formed a powerful alliance and set about the task of building the ideal metal machine. Placing ads with headlines like "Dio & Bain seek Blackmore" wasn't ringing the phones off the hook but certainly stood out on guitar store bulletin boards littered with screamo & metal core want ads.

After a brief spell of trial & error, a fiery young shredder from the Guitar 9 school, named Steve Pollick rose above the fray, bringing his uniquely melodic 6 string wizardry to the mix.

The final member of the group, Quinn Lukas, who was studying to be a mortician, joined the group in 2006 and the chemistry is complete.

Sounds Like...the type of metal that was called metal when metal was still metal.

Influences: AC/DC, Accept, Alcatrazz, Bach, Beethoven, Sabbath, B.O.C., Alice Cooper, The Cult, The Cure, Purple, Leppard, Dio, Dokken, Dream Theater, Fastway, Fates Warning, G N' R, horror films & literature, Maiden, jazz, Journey, Priest, Kansas, King Diamond, KISS, Krokus, Anton LaVey, Zeppelin, Yngwie, Mercyful Fate, Metallica, M.S.G., Crue, Stevie Nicks, Ozzy, Floyd, Queensryche, Rainbow, Ratt, Rush, Scorpions, Sisters Of Mercy, Slayer, Thin Lizzy, Triumph, Twisted Sister, U.F.O., Uriah Heep, Vandenberg, Van Halen, W.A.S.P., Whitesnake, Witchcraft, The Who, Y&T, Yes, Zebra...

Discography

Songs for the Lost (Sept. 11, 2007)
Capture the Magic (2005)
Roses on White Lace (2005)