The "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) recently conducted an interview with Quinn Lukas and Ed Skero of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based melodic metallers ICARUS WITCH. Topics include the addition of Ed to the band, changing singers, touring with former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno and the future of the band.The podcast is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
Incoming vocalist and Erie, Pennsylvania native Shaner is a longtime friend and collaborator of guitarist Quinn Lukas. Before Quinn moved to Pittsburgh to join ICARUS WITCH in 2006, he had worked on various musical projects with the singer. Much like the recent acquisition of second guitarist Ed Skero, the choice to add Christopher to the band was based on a combination of what he brings to the lineup personally, musically and professionally. His powerful vocal range, sense of harmony and intense work ethic are a perfect fit for the next phase of this band. Writing for the follow-up to "Draw Down The Moon" has already commenced with the new recruits and it promises to be the band's most diverse, melodic and epic release ever.
ICARUS WITCH's new lineup will make its live debut at Pittsburgh's Hard Rock Cafe on Friday, May 28, where the band will be opening for LIZZY BORDEN. "Draw Down The Moon" was released on February 9 through Cleopatra Records. For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.