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.