Ikonoklast

Ikonoklast

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Ikonoklast has devised their own curious blend of music. Everything from EBM to death metal, black metal, punk, industrial, classical, and techno is used and meticulously placed to create a violently melodic palette. www.myspace.com/ikonoklast

Biography

"Ikonoklast is a driven and highly-devoted group whose injection into the U.S. underground has pushed new boundaries in all directions and drawn the attention of even the most elite metal and industrial-heads. They pause only for an ethereal moment before pummeling the audience again with an onslaught of dark electronic sequencing, noise, and bone-crushing metal elements. It's no wonder that they'll often upstage their peers and are setting a new standard for modern metal and hard industrial groups with their mixture of "black industrial." Catch them on tour this summer and pick up their new release, "The Dawn " from the usual outlets."

-Screeching Harassment

music, photos, and video @ www.myspace.com/ikonoklast

our summer 2007 tour
Phoenix, Az f July 6th = (The Sets)
Flagstaff, Az s July 7th = (The Joint)
salt lake city, ut s July 8th
Boise, Id m July 9th = (The VAC)
Portland, Or t July 10th = (rock n roll Pizza)
Spokane, Wa w July 11th = (The Empyrean)
Missoula, Mt t july 12th = (The Broadway)
Billings, Mt f july 13th = (federation of Eagles)
colorado springs, co s july 14th = (Black Sheep)
manhattan, ks s july 15th = (pjs)
kansas city m july 16th = The Hurricane)
clinton, ia t july 17th
chicago, il w july 18th = (The Mutiny)
columbus, oh t july 19th = (high five bar and grill)
Detroit, mi f july 20th = (alvins)
cleveland, oh s july 21st = (Peabodys downunder)
washington DC s july 22nd = (festival)
New York, ny m july 23rd = (club Midway)
richmond, va t july 24th
athens, ga w july 25th = (tastey world)
orlando, fl t july 26th = (the metro)
jacksonville, fl f july 27th = (the french quarter)
new orleans, la s july 28th = (The HiHO Lounge)
memphis, tn s july 29th = (Printers Alley)
tulsa, ok m july 30th
dallas, tx t july 31th = (Tomcats)
Austin, tx w aug 1st = (beerland)
san antonio, tx t aug 2nd = (reptilez)
el paso, tx f aug 3th = (Lucky Devils)
tucson, az s aug 4th = (Hotel Congress)

the 2008 tour will be 2x bigger and way badder!

Band History:

| Name = [[IKONOKLAST]]
| Background = group_or_band
| Alias = Iconoclast
| Origin = [[Phoenix, Arizona]], [[United States|USA]] {{Flagicon|USA}}
| Genre = [[Industrial metal]] (early)
[[Black metal]]
[[Industrial metal]]
[[Alternative metal]]
| Years_active = 2000–2007

| Label = Currently Unsigned
[[Screeching Harassment Enterprises]]
(2004-2007)

| Associated_acts = [[Reburn and the Skidmarks (band)|Reburn and the Skidmarks]]
[[Hardwire (band)| Hardwire]]

| URL = [http://www.ikonoklast187.com Official website]
[http://www.myspace.com/ikonoklast Ikonoklast Official Myspace]

| Current_members =
[[Jonah Foree]]
[[Sean Winkle]]
[[Fred Newell]]
[[Ryan “the Man, the Myth, the Legend”]]
[[Joshua "Wa" Eike]]

'''Ikonoklast''' is a [[Phoenix]], [[Arizona]] based [[heavy metal music|metal industrial]] band. They formed in late 1999 and have since released one full-length album, a single, and an EP and have appeared on a number of compilations and demos as well as remixes, over the course of which they have evolved from a succession of, as well as steadily pioneered a hybrid of, the styles of [[industrial metal]], [[death metal]], [[black metal]], [[industrial]] and [[EBM]]. Ikonoklast is also notable among metal bands for their heavy use of [[living experience]] elements in their songs and albums. Their most recent album, ''[[The Dawn (album)|The Dawn]]'', described as a more experimental and atypical effort, has also contained elements of [[heavy industrial]] and [[progressive metal]].

The band has toured and/or played with the likes of [[Mankind is Obsolete]], [[Hardwire]], [[Genitorturers]], [[Mindless Self Indulgence]], [[Only Flesh]], [[Slick Idiot]], [[Razorblade Dolls]], [[Chant]], [[Inswarm]], [[The Vincent Black Shadow]], [[The A.K.A.’s]], [[Selfless]], [[The Iris]], [[Bad Acid Trip]], [[Sixstitch]], [[Chemlab]], [[Wednesday 13]], [[Paul Barkers’ U.S.S.A.]], [[AntiProduct]], [[N17]], [[Blessedbethyname]], [[Skeleton Key]], [[Creature Feature]], [[Eroticide]], [[The Strand]], [[Pelvic Meatloaf]], [[The Strand]], [[The Dreaming]], [[Opiate for Masses ]], and [[Macabre]].

== History ==
===The early years===
Ikonoklast’s roots lie in an outfit formed by guitarist [[Fred Newell]] and then keyboardist/guitarist [[Jonah Foree]] in [[Phoenix]], [[Arizona]] in Nov./Dec. 1999. Their first line-up was completed with the addition of vocalist [[Keegan Moran]], bassist Ryan Vangorder, and drummer Evan Wondergem, all high school friends. After a few practice sessions [[Keegan]] left the band and [[Jonah]] took over on vocals. They soon added additional friends, Tammi Jepson ..board, and bassist, (ask Fred for Douchebag's name), to complete the line-up and start playing out live.
They started out under the name '''Iconoclast''', because of their desire to destroy religious and political icons & ideas as well as their burgeoning new [[industrial synth metal]] soun

Lyrics

Communion

Written By: Ikonoklast

communion

arousal by aberration - eyes constrained shut

induration - lustration turns to feral lust

inert and non-viable - sowing seeds in salt-ridden earth

regressing to fetal stature - harvesting at an age so tender

the babylon harlot gives birth to the lamb - threats of damnation

progenitors denied a shuddering tongue - silent indignation

no you don't - never again

the fading past is a fading path - to which i'll never see the end

one thought destroys another - forgotten lessons, fading memories

rotting from the inside - malevolence grows faster than integrity

revulsion and revenge - fallowed fields await the season

contempt fuels the fire inside - everything happens for a reason

flames devour the crotch of christ - while a siren screams from afar

a palace of light from a temple of filth - faltering through the dark

no you don't - never again

the fading past is a fading path - to which i'll never see the end

a specter reveals itself - sterile minds breed invalidity

religion rears its ugly head - disbelief reciprocates throughout the jury

frail and frightened - a waning moon leaves an empty sky

effrontery the conviction - remaining voids denied of life

mother mary's out whoring again - while there's revolution behind the eyes

reaching out for something real - still it fades, just like the light

Recluse

Written By: Ikonoklast

recluse

living alone in a house built of misery - these aren't the only scars, you see

dismissing all the things that the fears have instilled - the recluse stares blindly

this broken halo that sits upon the world - everyone thinks they are so innocent

but these walls know a different story than you know

the words dripping from his angled mouth - as a cold, cool soliloquy

a memory so unforgiving - paling a holocaust

as heaven's cold kiss meets death's warm embrace - like a violent prayer, a piercing scream

in the last hour before sunrise

don't you fucking look at me - i don't want you to see my face

don't you fucking look at me - i can see their faces in your tears

i can feel the blade is coming - like the blade was coming for them

i can see the fires burning - as the years of neglect ignite your fears

and the recluse rambles on

as a warrant thrust through a basement door - a vengeful sun banished the night

the blood had dried - with nothing left to cry

i only gave them what they wanted - an escape from a tortured life

your sons and daughters spoke of what happens at home

a rupture from the other side - an order left denied

don't you fucking look at me - i don't want to see your face

don't you fucking look at me - i can see their faces in your eyes

i can feel the blade is coming - like the blade was coming for them

i can see the fires burning - as the years of regret ignite from inside

The Suffering

Written By: Ikonoklast

the suffering

i surround myself with sorrow - just to feel better about myself

a shallow hole in a sea of skeletons - blanketed by darkness

when the demons come calling - i just let them feed

and the screams of dreams fade into the background as they slowly die

pushed aside from the pain inside and a shameful thing called life

i drift away in a world of decay as i swallow a little more

when i give in (sin) i feel alive again, it's the suffering that makes me whole

a self-inflicted sickness - i hate myself too much to care

i crossed the Rubicon a long time ago - why does it matter anyway?

in this world of ghosts, i wander alone - the shadows pave my way

in the depths of emptiness - it's easy to get lost

tomorrow may never come

if death was a person - it would be the woman of my dreams

standing on the other side - of a wide ravine

and each day i add a brick - to build a bridge across

that will one day bring me to - her soft caress

and the screams of dreams fade into the background as they slowly die

pushed aside from the pain inside and a worthless thing called life

drifting away in a world of decay as i swallow a little more

'cause when i give in (sin) i feel alive again, it's the suffering that makes me whole

Discography

Our debut EP entitled "The Suffering" was released in October 2004. A single titled "Dead Inside" was released in 2006 as a preview to our first full length album, "The Dawn," released OCTOBER 12 of 2007. All released titles are available here and @ http://www.myspace.com/ikonoklast http://www.vampirefreaks.com/IKONOKLAST
http://cdbaby.com/cd/ikonoklast1
http://www.apple.com/search/ipoditunes/?q=ikonoklast
or locally (Phx, AZ) at Stinkweeds, Metal Devastation and all AZ + NV Zia Records locations.

music, photos, and video @ www.myspace.com/ikonoklast

Set List

We change up the set every time depending on the crowd and our time slot.