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The Icemen

The Icemen
The Icemen. - Original members of from left to right: Marco Abularach, Noah Evans, Mackie Jayson
Background information
Origin New York, New York, United States
Genres Crossover Thrash, Hardcore Punk, Metalcore, Thrash Metal, Heavy metal
Years active 1982–present
Labels Blackout Records (1996)
Reaper Records 2008,
Associated acts Bad Brains
Cro-Mags
Danny Diablo
Leeway
Madball
Website [2]
Members Marco Abularach
Noah Evans
Mackie Jayson
Past members John Gamble
Carl Demola

The Icemen is a hardcore punk and metal band from New York City, New York, USA

The Icemen were created late 1982. Founded by Guitarist and Songwriter Marco Abularach, he was joined by Noah Evans on Bass and Mackie Jayson on Drums (Bad Brains, Cro-Mags).

Abularach and Evans grew up together in the Westbeth Artists Community of New York's Greenwich Village and shared a recording/rehearsal studio there- Studio 50 otherwise known as SD50. They met Mackie in high school (The High School of Music & Art).

All of The Icemen's Music & Lyrics were written by Marco Abularach who in addition created all band related Artwork (Album Cover, Posters/Flyers, T-Shirts). Most of their recordings were produced by Evans who also has worked as producer and/or engineer as well as live sound for many other bands.

History

Early years (1982–1985)

The Icemen played their first show at CBGB 11 April 1983, a memorial for the late Patrick Mack of the Stimulators.[1] For that one show they had Miles Kelly on vocals (Guitarist of Frontline).

Next The Icemen turned to John Gamble on vocals. In 1984 they recorded a pair of songs "The Iceman" & "You Let It Go To Your Head" and at the time had hoped to release it as a 7" although that never happened. These tracks ended up being used primarily to get gigs. With this lineup (Abularach, Evans, Jayson, Gamble) The Icemen played shows through '84 and '85 in NYC mostly at CBGB and Pyramid Club. Sometime not long after that Gamble was released from the band.

Nola years (1985–1987)

What followed was a period with the band unable to find a vocalist they would accept. They continued to write songs and record at Nola Penthouse Studio where Evans worked as an engineer. Located in the Steinway Building on 57th street New York, Evans worked in the classic 24 track analog studio engineering & producing, everything from Jazz to commercial "Jingles". During this time the songs for the R.I.P. EP were written and early versions recorded.

Return of The Icemen and new release (2008)

In 2008 The Icemen returned. Having transferred all of their many original tape recordings from analog to digital, they released two formerly unreleased tracks. On Reaper Records colored vinyl 7" featuring "The Iceman" - the first ever recording by The Icemen (1984 @ Nola Studios New York) and "It'll Be Your Grave" - another of their earliest recordings, one of several sessions they recorded at Nola Studios from 1984-1986.[2]

References

External links

  • Official website
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