Interview With Ariel & Shawn Of US Rock Band “Icon For Hire”


Since forming in 2007, Icon For Hire – composed of singer Ariel Bloom and guitarist Shawn Jump – have quietly amassed a legion of fans. With 250 millions global streams to date and nearly 1 million followers across social platforms, Icon For Hire are no longer the sleeping giants of the modern rock scene. Having sold over 120,000 albums to date through their completely independent set up, they are one of the most successful direct to fans stories.

Talking about the album Icon For Hire say; “‘The Reckoning’ isn’t just about exploring all the dark and heavy pieces of ourselves, it’s about embracing and accepting those pieces, and using them as weapons against the gatekeepers that hold us back, even when those gatekeepers are our own self-imposed limitations.” Featuring collaborations with Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin and mixing by Joe Rickard of In Flames and Red, the album boasts Ariel’s fiercest vocals to date, and Shawn’s signature in-your-face guitar style and includes the singles ‘Ready For Combat, ‘Dismantled’, ‘Breakdown’, ‘Shadow’ and ‘Gatekeepers’.

It was a great pleasure and honor to have the awesome Ariel and Shawn for an Interview, The Reckoning is all about power, energy and a getaway from all the madness in this world, Check out the awesome album that was out on September 30 and the below YouTube coverage about these great guys.


  1. The Ascent
  2. Breakdown
  3. Ready For Combat
  4. Dismantled
  5. Fore
  6. Shadow
  7. Emo Dreams
  8. Interference
  9. Gatekeepers
  10. All I see is Darkness
  11. Sunflower
  12. Diseased
  13. Messed Up

Music Videos

The Band

Ariel Bloom – Vocals
Shawn Jump – Guitars

On Socials