Shaner Departs The Witch

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank Christopher Shaner for seven killer years as the lead vocalist for Icarus Witch. Chris joined the band in 2010 and was immediately swept into our cycle of tours and madness. We paused a couple years later just long enough to track the Rise album before heading back on the road. Shaner delivered the goods consistently with his distinctive powerful vocal style and charismatic showmanship. 

The band took a hiatus in 2016 and returned to the stage in early 2017 with plans to write the 6th album and fire up the Witch machine once again. Christopher decided that it was time to focus on other endeavors and move on from the band. We were disappointed because we were looking forward to writing and recording with him again, but respected his decision and have always held a "Stay if you will, go if you must" policy with band members in good standing. 

We sincerely wish Chris all the best in his future endeavors and will be making an announcement in the coming weeks regarding the new vocalist for Icarus Witch. 

Blessed be,
The Witch


Farewell To Dave

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to scheduling issues Dave won't be playing the Amorphis concert with us on March 19. It's going to be a busy year for all parties involved so we can't say with certainty what capacity he will play in the upcoming album or shows to follow, but we're leaving the door open for the future.

We're all on the best of terms and wish our brother much success as well as sincere gratitude for the unparalleled role he's played in the past 7 years of Icarus Witch.


New Icarus Witch Album In The Works

While we've stayed in touch with many of you via our social media pages (linked on this site) it's been a while since we updated the news section here at While we decided to take a short hiatus last year after a decade plus push of writing recording and touring -- we're getting back into action with new tales to tell and a fresh perspective in 2017!

We're super stoked about the way the new music is flowing and think you will be too. Rather than book a bunch of shows and play the same old set, we're holding off on touring until we can add some exciting new melodic metal into the mix with the classic Witch you've come to expect. Thanks for your patience and all the love and support you feed us with on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and YouTube each day! 

 Jason and Quinn creating the skeleton of the new Icarus Witch beast

Jason and Quinn creating the skeleton of the new Icarus Witch beast