SICARUS is a 5 piece metal band based out of San Diego CA that takes some influences from the likes of Killswitch Engage, Iron Maiden, Bullet For My Valentine and All That Remains. The music of SICARUS has been described as having “… a nice balance…because it accents the songwriting in each track perfectly. The vocals are such a strongpoint, you wonder why this band is not huge yet. The guitar solos are just exceptional as well…”
In 2009 alone the band has shared the stage with acts such as 3 Inches of Blood, Napalm Death, Kataklysm and Toxic Holocaust and as a result of the enormous hard work and regular ticket pre-sales of 100-150, the band are first priority on opening slots for national acts at local venue SOMA. Other recent achievements include receiving major radio and internet radio airplay, having their music distributed to hundreds of thousands of fans through Metal Edge and Metal Maniacs magazines and launching the bands official website sicarus.net. They have even become one of the first bands to be featured on San Diego's Rock 105.3 Loud & Local CD featuring the best local rock acts Through dedicated work ethic and self motivation SICARUS are proving to the world that their music stands out above others in this industry of copy cat metal.
Now that the band has a strong foot hold in San Diego, SICARUS has established a plan for the remainder of 2009 which includes touring the south west region to market themselves in other areas whilst concurrently writing more songs to add to their catalogue of music. Additionally, a 2 month international marketing campaign is planned for early 2010 which will address 18 countries, targeting all forms of media to help promote the band, escalate music and merchandise sales and ultimately create enough buzz to generate interest from record labels and music publishers.
2009 is the year for SICARUS to make their mark on the world and the band has made every effort to ensure success. The music itself appeals to listeners from a variety of musical genres and continues to impress time after time. “…From sweeping, to shredding, this band has it all. For fans of old school metal, guitar shredding, mind numbing solos, and crucial breakdowns, this band is for you…” ~Metal Mark McPhee, Target Audience Magazine