The Icarus Line was formed from a high school rock group Kanker Sores.[2] Tragedy struck the band in 1997, when Tim Childs, drummer and close friend, was killed in a car crash shortly after recording their Pivot EP as Kanker Sores on Recess Records, and also songs for an aborted split 7” with Treadwell. The last show Kanker Sores played together was at the Che Café in San Diego, with Jenny Piccalo and The Locust.

In 1998 The Icarus Line formed with Joe Cardamone on vocals, Lance Arnao on bass, Aaron North on guitar, and Aaron Austin on drums. Almost straight away they toured the East Coast with Ink & Dagger. Their first show ever was in New Jersey at The Melody Bar. For this first tour, they sold their demo tape containing the four Kanker Sores songs initially recorded for the Treadwell split. Soon after this they released their first EP, Highlypuncturingnoisetestingyourabilitytohate on Hellcat records. All these songs were also Kanker Sores songs. 1998 also saw the release of the Red And Black Attack EP on the New American Dream label.


The Icarus Line Announce Tour, LP Out In 2015

Los Angeles-based rockers The Icarus Line have announced a West-coast tour for this winter, which will start on December 1 at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, CA and conclude on December 12 at Soda Bar in San Diego, CA. The full list of tour dates is below, with more to be announced soon. The group has been pretty busy as of late — since the recent release of their mini-LP Avowed Slavery and their full-length Slave Vows (featuring “Don’t Let Me Save Your Soul”) before that, they’ve been hard at work:

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