Icarus Witch

Icarus Witch

BandMetalRock

Classic metal played in the style of the early masters Dio, Maiden, Priest, Queensryche, Malmsteen, Rainbow...Not for irony or retro chic, purely for the love of metal's glory years.

Biography

Icarus Witch proudly wears our influences on our sleeve...Dio, Maiden, Priest Queensryche, Yngwie, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Savatage, Mercyful Fate, Fates Warning... This band was formed by serious metal heads who were tired of having to buy 30 year old records to hear exciting rock without the screamo/metal core/nu metal bastardizations. The philosophy is simple, imagine the '90s never happened and tap into the energy of the early days of neoclassical metal. We strive to create original music and imagery that recalls the best of the aforementioned bands, combined with the live mania of early W.A.S.P., KISS, Crue & the like.
We don't feel you have to be old or cliche to play vintage metal, so we're approaching it with a youthful fire and anyone who thinks we're not serious is about to witness the rebirth of true metal in the U.S.!

Discography

Roses On White Lace - EP (being played widely on college radio and soundscanning briskly for an indie debut)

"Roses On White Lace" (featuring Symphony X's Michael Romeo on lead guitar & Eric Klinger from Pro-Pain on rhythm guitar) - appears on Welcome To The Nightmare: An All Star Salute To Alice Cooper (also featuring Iced Earth, Children Of Bodom, Bruce Dickinson, Dio, Def Leppard, Megadeth, The Who & more.

"Falling Off The Edge Of The World" - appears on Evil Lives: A True Metal Tribute To Black Sabbath (along with Iced Earth, Jag Panzer, Vince Neil, Racer X, Primal Fear, etc.)

"Evilution" - Appears on German Tribute To Running Wild.

"Pictured Life" - on upcoming Tribute To Scorpions

Capture The Magic - full length CD to be released and heavily promoted this fall!

Set List

typical 45 minute set:
Dragon Ryder
Storming The Castle
Capture The Magic
The Ghost Of Xavier Holmes
Winds Of Atlantis
Forevermore
Soothsayer
Nemeton Forrest
S.A.T.O. (Ozzy cover)
Awaken The Mountain Giants
Curse Of The Ice Maiden