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Former Atreyu Frontman Teams Up with Dead Icarus for Explosive New Track

Updated: Mar 22

Dead Icarus, the project led by former Atreyu lead vocalist and Gold-selling artist Alex Varkatzas, has made waves in the heavy rock scene with their latest singles. Varkatzas has unveiled the third single from his new project. The song, titled "So I Set Myself on Fire," is now available to stream across platforms, and it showcases Varkatzas' signature vocals and compelling songwriting skills. Fans of alternative and heavy rock will surely find something to love in this fiery new track.

"'So I Set Myself on Fire' is about finding inspiration in darkness," Varkatzas expressed. "It's about letting your inspiration consume you so fully that it changes you into something else — a driven, unstoppable force of nature."

"Sellout" is one of the band's newer releases and is a hyperkinetic slab of fast-paced, face-ripping metal that leaves no room for hesitation. The track features layered vocals and a pit-clearing breakdown that will make your heart race and your fists pump. But what sets it apart is its infusion of melody, which gives the song a catchy hook that will stay with you long after the last note fades.

Dead Icarus followed up "Sellout" with "The Vultures Circle," another brutal banger that showcases the band's unrelenting riffs and pummeling drums. Together, these singles demonstrate the band's ability to fuse melody with heaviness, creating a sound that is both crushing and infectious.

Before Alex Varkatzas formed Dead Icarus, he was the frontman of Atreyu, a band that helped define the New Wave of American Heavy Metal in the mid-2000s. With two gold albums and several gold singles, Atreyu was a staple on the Ozzfest circuit and forged a path alongside bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Lamb Of God. Classics like "The Curse" and "A Death-Grip on Yesterday" showcased Alex's distinctive scream, a defining characteristic of the metalcore genre. Atreyu's legacy lives on, and Dead Icarus is poised to carry the torch forward with its own brand of heavy rock.


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