Debut album “Condemned” out now on Bullet Tooth
Kentucky’s DEAD ICONS will kick off “The Lifer Tour” this Friday with Lionheart and Thick As Blood. The tour features some of the best of the current hardcore bands on the scene! The Dead Icons guys will be playing most of their new songs off the new Bullet Tooth album “Condemned“.
Dead Icons bassist Stanley Sievers checked in to say, “We’re very excited to be part of the “Lifer” tour with Lionheart and Thick As Blood! The tour is going to a bunch of cities that we’ve played many times and it will be great to see our friends all over the country. Hopefully this tour will bring out people that have been listening to us for a while now and also allow our band to appeal to some fresh ears.”
Their debut album for Bullet Tooth titled “CONDEMNED” is out everywhere now. The album was produced at Warrior Sound Studios in Chapel Hill, NC and Jaime King (BTBAM, Deception Of A Ghost) handled mastering. Fans can watch a live video promo for the song “Folding Aces” on YouTube. The band has also released two studio update videos on Vimeo that you can watch here and here. Vocalist Will Johns checked in to say, “We’ve got 12 songs for this record and in my opinion they are without a doubt the best material we have ever written in this band. I think that people who have listened to us since the start and new fans as well will be satisfied with them, it’s got a little bit of something for everyone.” Reviews are glowing across the board so far!
“Condemned is vicious, furious and filled with the
determination and intensity that makes this genre great.
Proves that the spirit of true hardcore hasn’t
died or been 100% diluted.” – Lexington Music Press
“There is no shortage of break-neck riffs, chugging breakdowns,
and anger-filled diatribes.” – Lambgoat
“This should smash the beliefs of elitists who think that everything
good came out before they were born.” – Exclaim!
“Balancing energetic verses with enjoyable moments
of head-bobbing breakdowns.” – AbsolutePunk
“Condemned is a behemoth of a debut full-length, a 12 song pressure
cooker of fierce, TERROR-inspired jams.” – PastePunk
“This album sounds just like a fast paced hardcore album should,
heavy, filthy, and just downright mean.” – Under The Gun
Dead Icons is a hardcore band from Lexington, Kentucky and has been a band for about two and a half years. They weren’t from a prominent city in the hardcore scene, didn’t have a friend in a popular hardcore band, or have any members of any past notable bands. So instead of giving up, they set out to achieve their goals by sheer hard work and continuing to push through when times got tough and most bands would back out. The band started from members of several local bands who shared the same dream of being able to tour, and at the end of 2008 they decided to pursue their dream and released a six song demo. Shortly after this, and after a few of the members either graduated high school or dropped everything they were doing, the band completed a self booked full U.S. tour. A few months after the demo came out, Dead Icons put out five songs on a split CD with a band called Unrestrained (VT). After the release of the split, the band was featured in Amp Magazine’s “Bands You Need To Know” issue and spent the better part of 2009/2010 touring D.I.Y. as often as possible.
Commenting on signing to Bullet Tooth, Dead Icons bassist Stanley Sievers said, “We are extremely excited to be a part of this label, and especially being involved with a guy like Josh Grabelle who has such a good track record with hardcore bands (Terror, Most Precious Blood, Walls of Jericho, Despair, Another Victim, etc..) which happen to be some of the bands that got us into this type of music. Needless to say, being able to come full circle and be a part of this label is truly satisfying. We are glad that someone of this caliber took interest in our hardcore band that we started in a practice space two years ago and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”
“This record will be a milestone in our lives, and will breathe new life into our band. You can expect it to show both where we have came from musically, and the progression we have undoubtedly made over the past few years.” – Stanley Sievers.
Dead Icons has been on tour recently with Shai Hulud, A Plea For Purging, Counterparts, Murder Death Kill, and more!
Dead Icons is:
William Johns – Vocals
Stanley Sievers – Bass
Drew Cruse – Guitar
Michael Khan – Drums
“The Lifer Tour” w/ Lionheart, Thick As Blood, Dead Icons:
June 29 – Rocklin, CA @ Studio 21
June 30 – Ogden, UT @ The Basement
July 01 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
July 02 – Springfield, MO @ Springfield Skatepark
July 03 – Omaha, NE @ The Commons
July 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Beat
July 06 – Portage, IN @ Camelot Hall
July 08 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
July 09 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
July 11 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
July 12 – Montreal, QC @ Itamelodie
July 13 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
July 14 – Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13 (Matinee)
July 14 – Manchester, NH @ Rockos (Late Show)
July 15 – Holyoke, MA @ The Waterfront Tavern
July 16 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship
July 17 – Wilmington, DE @ The Harmony Grange
July 18 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
July 19 – Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
July 20 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda
July 21 – Orlando, FL @ H20 Live!
July 22 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
July 24 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats
July 25 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
July 28 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
July 29 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction