Dead Icons “Condemned” out NOW! Tour w/ Shai Hulud starts Feb 25

By on January 27, 2012

The debut album “CONDEMNED” from DEAD ICONS is available in stores and online TODAY! The band recently wrapped up production at Warrior Sound Studios in Chapel Hill, NC and Jaime King (BTBAM, Deception Of A Ghost) handled mastering. You can watch a live video promo for the song “Folding Aces” on YouTube. 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.”
You can stream the album at AOL, Spotify, or LastFM, and buy it for ONLY $5.99 (THIS WEEK ONLY) with digital booklet at iTunes. You can also pick up the CD and 12″ Vinyl versions below with EXCLUSIVE merch!
Dead Icons “Condemned” CD – $10Dead Icons “Condemned” CD w/ Seeing Eye shirt – $20
Dead Icons “Condemned” 12″ Vinyl LP (Gray Opaque) – $12
Dead Icons “Condemned” 12″ Vinyl LP (Blue Opaque) – $12
Dead Icons “Condemned” 12″ Vinyl LP (1 EACH COLOR) – $20
Dead Icons “Condemned” 12″ Vinyl LP (Gray Opaque) w/ Seeing Eye shirt – $20
Dead Icons “Condemned” 12″ Vinyl LP (Blue Opaque) w/ Seeing Eye shirt – $20
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.”
In the summer of 2010 they self released a five song E.P. called “Vultures” which was well received and is available digitally. After more touring in 2010/2011 with Grave Maker (Victory), Foundation (Bridge 9), Call To Preserve (Facedown) and more, the band is finally gearing up for their long awaited first full length record.
“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.
“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 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
Shai Hulud, A Plea For Purging, Counterparts, Dead Icons:
Feb 24 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
Feb 25 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
Feb 26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Eat Your Heart Out Fest
Feb 27 – Crofton, MD @ MACC
Feb 28 – Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
Feb 29 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Mar 1 – Sylaga, AL @ New Needle Tattoo
Mar 2 – Jackson, MS @ The Carter
Mar 3 – Plano, TX @ Tomcats
Mar 4 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 5 – El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
Mar 6 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
Mar 7 – Anaheim, CA @ Mirror Image Studios
Mar 12 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Mar 13 – Sunnyvale, CA @ Dosa Biryani
Mar 14 – Reno, NV @ The Holland Project
Mar 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Lake Foursquare
Mar 17 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Mar 18 – Evansville, IN @ The Hatch

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.