ICON FOR HIRE
UNLEASH RAGING SINGLE ‘DISMANTLED’
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘THE RECKONING’
NEW ALBUM ‘THE RECKONING’ OUT SEPT 9 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
“A band that continue to push the boundaries of what they are capable of”
US rock giants Icon For Hire announce their fifth album ‘The Reckoning’ due Fall 2022 via Kartel Music Group, and unleash the second single from the project, ‘Dismantled’, a raging and powerful hard rock belter with restless, bristling vocals. Stream ‘Dismantled’ Here. Watch ‘Dismantled’ Video Here. Pre-order ‘The Reckoning’ Here.
Speaking on the track’s lyrics and meaning, lead singer and songwriter Ariel Bloomer says; “‘Dismantled’ came from a very raw and personal place, when I was at a low point. My therapist has been helping me get better at feeling my emotions, so I was sitting on the floor crying and just naming my feelings: broken, pissed off, used, like I’m being stripped for parts. I took that experience to the piano and came out with a ballad. The song totally evolved by the time we got to the studio!”. It’s this ability to deliver bristling lyrics while snaring a heavy and explosive sound that give an indication for where things are headed with Icon For Hire’s upcoming album.
Following up on the Rock Sound and Kerrang! Radio supported album ‘Amorphous’, Icon For Hire introduced ‘The Reckoning’, with the bruising single ‘Ready For Combat’. Described by Rock Sound as “a bold and belligerent piece of hard rock chaos”, the track, alongside its high-powered music video, perfectly depict the harder-edged sound and aesthetic of the upcoming album, in the band’s own words; “grittier, louder, larger”.
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.
Icon For Hire will head out on their first US tour in over two years, accompanied by Awake At Last and Sumo Cyco. They will kick off their colossal 25-city outing on June 16 at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC and will end on July 22 in Dallas, TX at Amplified Live. Tickets for the Icon For Hire US tour are on sale now, please visit iconforhire.net for tickets and information.
Since forming in 2007, Icon For Hire – composed of singer Ariel Bloomer 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. Continuing to build their legacy on their own terms, unapologetically forcing all to take note that they aren’t going anywhere any time soon, with ‘The Reckoning’ Icon For Hire are embracing their self funded freedom.
THE RECKONING TRACK LISTING
- The Ascent
- Ready For Combat
- Emo Dreams
- All I see is Darkness
- Messed Up
US TOUR DATES
June 16 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 17 – Baltimore, MD – Zen West
June 18 – Lancaster, PA – Mickey’s Black Box
June 19 – Williamsburg, NY – Sovereign
June 21 – Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
June 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Craft House
June 24 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room
June 25 – Columbus, OH – Rumba
June 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
June 28 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
June 30 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
July 1 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater
July 2 – Iowa City, IA – Wildwoods
July 3 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
July 5 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
July 7 – Denver, CO – HQ
July 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 11 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 13 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
July 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
July 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
July 19 – San Antonio TX – Paper Tiger
July 21 – Houston TX – Scout Bar
July 22 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
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