The ShadowIcon story has begun back in 2006 when a few friends (Tomaž, Bojan, Damir and Kristjan) had an idea to form a band. Each member was influenced by different musical styles so eventually we decided to play metal. It soon became evident that their style of metal isn't for just everyone.

So in the first months of 2007 the line-up changed dramatically. All that was left of ShadowIcon were 2 guitar players - Tomaž and Bojan. But very soon Gašper filled in the rhythm section gap and so the first true ShadowIcon songs were written with just two guitars and drums. Band was in desperate search for a bass player, a keyboard player and vocalist.
One winter evening, destiny brought Bojan and Matej together. At that time Matej was a bass player who played in several bands but none of them resembled his wish - to play power metal. His wish then came true - he became the new Shadow member. The band went on, composing new material but something was still missing...

In February Bojan and Matej went to a metal concert where Divine Illusion had that very missing link that ShadowIcon needed. Pero was recruited as a new keyboard player which gave band a new boost, fresh ideas and the desire to continue. In the constant search for a vocalist, they held many auditions but nobody seemed quite right for the spot. So in the year 2008 they decided to go and record some of their songs - instrumentaly.

In October 2008 and May/June 2009 they recorded all the instrumental tracks for their first full lenght debut album entitled 'Empire In Ruins'. Unfortunately there were some major band frictions just as the band was finishing their recording in May 2009 which eventually led to Gašper leaving the band and ShadowIcon re-recording all the drums for the 'Empire in Ruins' album in June 2009. Later that year a new drummer joined ShadowIcon - Andrej Vnuk - so the band line up was again missing only a vocalist. During the rehearsals with the new drummer, band held a few auditions and met the perfect candidate to fill in the missing link. So in the fall of 2009 vocalist Ana Prijatelj joined the band. ShadowIcon was complete for the first time ever. From that time on, ShadowIcon were arranging lyrics and vocal / back vocal lines and preparing to finish the Empire In Ruins album.

In the spring of 2011 Ana recorded all the vocal tracks for the debut album. In the fall of 2011 Vid Zgonc became the new drummer for ShadowIcon.
Empire In Ruins was released in November 2011.

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