ICON IN ME: More 'Head Break Solution' Album Details Revealed

ICON IN ME — the Russian/Swedish/Danish modern metal band featuring HOSTILE BREED guitarist Dmitry Frans, Danish drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (SUBMISSION, THE ARCANE ORDER, SCARVE, INSTANT CARNAGE, STRANGLER, SCARVE, SOILWORK) and Swedish vocalist Tony Jelencovich (M.A.N, ex-MNEMIC, TRANSPORT LEAGUE) — will release its sophomore album, "Head Break Solution", on July 12 via the Chicago, Illinois-based label Goomba Music.

An eight-and-a-half-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording studio can be viewed below. The clip is hosted by Jelencovich and was filmed at Grand Recording Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden and A-Lab Studios in Moscow, Russia. The video shows Tony recording vocals, guitarists Dmitry Frans and Artyom overdubbing acoustic guitars, Rob Guz (M.A.N) adding strings and Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, AMARANTHE, VILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM) recording harsh vocals.

The band has also posted four free downloads on its web site, IconInMe.com. Two of the free tracks, "The Quest" and "Tired and Broken", are from "Head Break Solution". Also included are a cover of MOUNTAIN's "Mississippi Queen" and a remix of "The Quest" by Xe-NONE.

"Head Break Solution" features guest appearances by the following musicians:

* Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND)
* Anders Björler (THE HAUNTED, AT THE GATES)
* Rob Guz (M.A.N.)
* Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE, AMARANTHE)
* Magnus Söderman (IN RAGE, SLAPDASH)
* Andy Solveström (WITHIN Y, AMARANTHE, EVILDOER, CIPHER SYSTEM)
* Oleg Izotov (TRINITY, ANJ)

The album was recorded at CBS Studio (Denmark), A-Lab (Moscow), and Grand Recordings (Sweden) and was mixed by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, DROWNING POOL, WALLS OF JERICHO) at Spiders Studio. The mastering duties were carried out by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, FIGHT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CYNIC, THERION).

"Head Break Solution" audio samples:

A video shoot for the track "Un-Slaved" took place in February in Moscow. The track features a guest guitar solo by Anders Björler of THE HAUNTED.

ICON IN ME's debut album, "Human Museum", was released in April 2009 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded in November 2007 at Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark and was mixed by Jacob Hansen.

According to the band's official bio, ICON IN ME's style can best be described as "modern metal with some thrash, death and hardcore style elements."

For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.

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