Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘New Born Lie’ in2009, I.C.O.N have consistently gone from strength to strength, continuing to build their fanbase across the UK and mainland Europe.
The band have toured with and supported many international bands, while their music can also be found on the smash PC off-road driving game MOTORM4X.
Stunning, exciting live festival appearances, coupled with a strong work ethic, and literally hundreds of live shows have firmly established I.C.O.N as one of the UK’s fastest rising, hardest working, genuine, gritty metal acts. ‘New Born Lie’ has sold consistently well and the much anticipated follow-up album ‘The Blacklist’, was released in June 2015 as the band continue to hit the road within the UK and Europe.
“I have always been a fan of this band but with ‘The Blacklist’, I.C.O.N’s second album, it sees them upping the ante in spades, easily producing their best material to date and delivering an album that, without a shadow of a doubt, will be included in my end of year lists!”
[9.5/10] Brutiful Metal Radio
“‘Man of the North’ starts with swirling winter winds and then comes some great guitar and bass work. The bass line is badass here folks. No lyrics, but a “close your eyes” and feel the music moment. This is a tried and true staple of any band worth their salt. A band is nothing without the proof of their combined talents and sometimes that means even the lead singer has to sit down and respect what carries his voice to the masses.”
[9/10] Metal Gods TV
“There are no gimmicks here – no fancy production effects and no left field ballads bemoaning the loss of love, or paying homage to someone long since dead – just eleven straight ahead Metal tracks guaranteed to get the blood pumping and the head banging.”
[4/5] Metal Talk
“I.C.O.N has an uncanny ability to write great songs, an asset that a lot of their peers lack, and their songwriting has grown even stronger on the new record. I‘ve listened to this album non-stop for a week and it just doesn’t get old.”
[10/10] Metal Temple, Greece
“This is pure Heavy Metal with outstanding guitar riffs, and this must-have release has a sound that goes from the early Black Sabbath era with a contemporary touch to a lighter version of Pantera.”
[86/100] Metal To Infinity, Belgium
“Brilliant, just brilliant.”
Get Your Rock Out – Rebellion, Manchester 2015 (Live Review)
“pure undiluted metal…rock solid riffs and forceful intent”
Zero Tolerance magazine – The Garage, London. June 2015
“For honest and uncluttered, as well as seriously accomplished heavy metal, it will be hard to find anything much better than The Blacklist this year we suggest.”
The Ringmaster Review
“You would be hard pushed to find a more hard-working bunch of guys as they continue to get their faces and music out there in the old fashioned way, by gigging like crazy and getting new converts along the way. Musically the band are Heavy Metal in its purest form, as they hammer out riff after riff of bone crunching, head banging Rock that you really can’t sit still to.”