ICARUS WITCH: New Album Details Revealed

On July 3, Cleopatra Records will release the fifth studio record from Pittsburgh, PA-based melodic metallers Icarus Witch. RISE is a twelve-track album, and here’s what bassist Jason Myers has to say about it:

“On RISE, all restrictions of what we could or could not do were removed. The result is a completely fresh approach, new territory being explored, more diversity, better energy, by far the biggest progression in songwriting in the band’s history. This album took courage to create. We certainly didn’t take the safe or expected route and know that we’re rolling the dice with some bold moves.” Continues Tom Wierzbicky, “This was a very unique album that we put together. There were times where you would be pulling from the other side of the spectrum, sometimes taking yourself out of your comfort zone.”

In August, the band launches a tour with Earache Records’ White Wizzard and Pure Steel artist Widow.

9 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10 – TBA – Minneapolis, MN
11 – MoJoe’s – Joliet, IL
12 – TBA – Detroit, MI
14 – TBA – Ottawa, ON
15 – Katacombes – Montreal, QC
16 – Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
17 – Broadway Joe’s – Buffalo, NY
18 – The Studio @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
23 – Kingdom – Richmond, VA
24 – Berkeley Cafe – Raleigh, NC
25 – The 120 Tavern – Atlanta, GA

Icarus Witch is Christopher Shaner (vocals), Quinn Lukas (guitar), Dave Watson (guitars/keys), Jason Myers (bass), and Tom Wierzbicky (drums).

RISE Track Listing:

1. The End
2. (We Are) The New Revolution
3. Rise
4. Asylum Harbour
5. Coming Of The Storm
6. Tragedy
7. Say When
8. Break The Cycle
9. Nothing Is Forever
10. Pray
11. In The Dark
12. Last Call For Living

“Rise” streaming track

RISE album trailer

RISE was produced by Dave Watson (Mantic Ritual, Argus) and mastered by Mark Richardson (Baroness, The Black Keys).