Portuguese gothic metal band, formed in 1999 under the name of Blue Obsession by David Silva, Luis Ramos, Ana Miranda and Johnny Icon. They recorded a demo called ‘4 Winter Songs’, which got them a record deal with the German lable Dark-Wings Records in 2001. They recorded an EP, but quickly decided to expand this to a full album. This self-titled album was released on 15 June 2004. It included a cover version of Running Up That Hill, along with 11 self-penned tracks. The album went down very well with the listeners and the press, with Icon winning the award for the best new act for LOUD‘s readers.
Following the initial success the band split for personal reasons. In 2011 the band announced their return with a new line up. From the original line up, only Johnny Icon (vocals, guitar) remains. Other members are Lucien Yorg (guitar), Sean Rose (bass guitar), Jax Cairn (drums) and Antonio Agate (keyboards). In 2014 they released their second album ‘Thorns’.
- Icon & The Black Roses. Wikipedia, retrieved 28 August 2018.