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Interview: Ricky Free of ICARIA

Antihero Magazine‘s James Geiser spoke to guitarist Ricky Free of Icaria.

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Icaria is an Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band formed in 2015. Their debut album, “Transcendent” is set to be released in June 2017 by Cardigan Records.


Icaria was formed when guitarist Ricky Free (Broadcast the Nightmare/Sumerian Records) and fellow musicians Marc Harris, Ben Harris, John Patton, and Josh Davis decided to set out to create a more diverse heavier sound. In September of 2015, the band stepped into the studio to record with renowned Engineer/Producer Jamie King (The Basement Recording) Winston-Salem, NC. The result is a dynamic, exciting, metal/rock album, for the lack of a better term, played by accomplished musicians. Each member wanted to write for the sake of the song and still have a sense of technicality while allowing the vocals to be the main focus point. The band spent majority of 2016 shopping the record to labels in search of the right partner to release the album. Vocalist Marc Harris explains, “ We were put into contact with Cardigan Records through a musician who was currently on the roster. We were fortunate enough for the owner, Shane Kelly to listen to our record and believe in our band enough to take a chance on us. For that, we are forever grateful.”

The debut single, “Dilate your Mind” is featured on ITunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud. With the hard work and dedication that is being put in behind their upcoming album release the future of this band seems to be a bright one.


James Geiser

James Geiser is a former award winning Television News Photojournalist and internationally published photographer, after spending five years in the local television news media being bound by the creative restraints of content based production, he decided to leave his job in television to find his love for photography and video production again. He is a former student at Winston-Salem State University, where he majored in Mass Communications and Digital broadcast operations. He is not only just a journalist but he is also an experienced videographer, delivering a multimedia journalistic addition to Antihero Magazine

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