We feel honored to announce that we will release the new album Resilience of the brilliant When Icarus Falls from Lausanne in April 2017 via Czar Of Bullets. Details about that will follow soon. At the same time we're excited that the band will appear at the Czar Fest on April 15th 2017. Order tickets via Starticket - 1 day 25 CHF / 2 days 35 CHF:


Formed in 2007 in Lausanne, When Icarus Falls materializes the exploration of dark musical universes, oscillating between hazy atmospheres and heavy riffs. When Icarus Falls' musicians are well known for their intense stage performances, which brought them many times on the roads throughout Europe and China. The Swiss quintet has released three albums: Over the Frozen Seas in 2009 (Get a Life ! Records), the concept album Aegean in 2012 (Headstrong Music), describing the five stages of dying according to the work of the renowned psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Circles in 2014 (BlueWave).

After over a decade focused on brutal musical landscapes, it was time for When Icarus Falls' members to change their perspective and deliver the band from its constraining universe. The band's fourth release – Resilience (Czar of Crickets Productions) – illustrates by itself the major artistic turn of When Icarus Falls. It proudly integrates and combines inspirations from touareg blues, jazz and electronic music into a post-rock framework. Recorded by Chris Noth at Bikini Test (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland), mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg, this album features aerial and transcendental music which transports the mind into imaginary and bewitching desert landscapes. Resilience highlights the maturity of the band, bringing a new breath in the gloomy world of When Icarus Falls.



Unhold live:
08.12.16 CH-Zürich Werk21, w/ ZATOKREV, Soldat Hans
09.12.16 CH-Luzern Sedel, w/ Soldat Hans, Oregon Trail
10.12.16 CH-Olten Coq d'Or, w/ Soldat Hans, Oregon Trail, Zippo , SLEEP UNIT
15.12.16 CH-Bern Rössli, w/ Soldat Hans, Wolf Counsel
17.12.16 CH-Winterthur Gaswerk w/ Soldat Hans, Khaldera



Video made by Milena Kancheva
Pure As The Driven Snow has been taken from Wolf Counsel's new album Ironclad.
We are back. Due to the great reactions for the Czar Of Crickets Festival last April we're gonna do it again in 2017 - this time it's gonna be called simply Czar Fest. 

We are proud to announce our first act, the special guest Zeal and Ardorwho will headline the Revelations Day on April 14th 2017. Zeal And Ardor is the highlight of the year and completes the Czar spirit perfectly. We are proud that this new and unique American Slave Blues Gospel Black Metal project from Basel will play its first show ever at the Czar Fest, which is gonna be the start of their Europe tour at the same time.

Check them out:

Other artists are going to be announced step by step. Stay tuned..

You can order tickets already now via Starticket - 1 day 25 CHF / 2 days 35 CHF: 

Available via Amazon,, Itunes, Spotify, other online shops worldwide or via our direct channels:

Order CD/LP at Plastic Head
Order CD/LP at the Czar Shop
Stream the entire new album on Youtube

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