Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by Casey

Welcome Icon For Hire To The Tooth & Nail Family!

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We'd like to officially welcome Icon For Hire to the Tooth & Nail Family! Check out a video message from the band now on YouTube.

Female fronted and hailing from Decatur, IL, Icon For Hire is comprised of Ariel (vocals), Shawn Jump (guitar) and Adam Kronshagen (drums). Since 2007, the band has been establishing their strong following by touring extensively across the Mid-West.

"We are thrilled to be joining such an established and well-respected group at Tooth & Nail,” shares the band upon their signing. “It's a label that has a history of consistently putting out good music and really working side by side with their artists. Because we've been doing this thing on our own for over two years, it feels great to partner with Tooth & Nail. We can't wait to record our debut full-length and see where this road takes us."

Icon For Hire will be hitting the studios with famed producer Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost, Acceptance) this fall. Writing for the last several months, the band is anxious to get into the studio to formulate their sound of combining heavy, rock-oriented sounds and modern pop elements with a strong focus on the production.

"We feel like it's a common misconception among new bands that once a band gets signed, the hard work is over. We're approaching this completely different, we realize that now's when the real work begins and we're up for the challenge. We're three very driven people, and we're not gonna stop until we fulfill our goals."

To check out Icon For Hire, visit the band's MySpace page.

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