Joe Cardamone of Los Angeles band The Icarus Line will release the new Holy War project — which includes a mixtape (out 8/30) and a companion film (out 8/25) — via Dark Star. Today, the “East Side No One” video off of the Holy War Mixtape premiered with Kerrang! and is available HERE.
“For the “East Side No One” video we set out to continue the universe of the upcoming Holy War film,” shared Cardamone. “The music is some kind of cross between Travis Scott and Scott Walker getting into a gun battle. The entire story was shot in 8 hours with a bare bones crew that could move fast and paint a serious portrait of hubris, excess and ultimately fated demise. All the videos from the Holy War collection of music are connected but this chapter proved to be the most brutally violent so far. Just another hot night on the fucked side of Los Angeles.”
Cardamone began his infamous career as the ringleader of LA’s The Icarus Line, highly regarded as one of the scene-pavers for rock in Los Angeles. After the group disbanded, he turned from his own music and built a recording studio in Burbank where he cut records with pals like Ariel Pink and the Cult. He took nights for his own new material, which would later become Holy War, as a way for him to work through the grief that surrounded him.
Cardamone’s wife struggled with severe depression, Alvin DeGuzman (Icarus Line) passed from cancer, close friend and collaborator Annie Hardy lost both her young child and partner just months apart and he went on a disastrous tour with Scott Weiland, which ended with Weiland’s overdose death. Finding himself without a band or direction, Holy War was born.
Holy War’s palpable emotion took hold of an empathetic crowd as he opened for electro-Goth group Cold Cave at the Glass House in Pomona, sharing the project with audiences for the first time on an nerve-wracked evening. There are more chances to experience Holy War live in NYC, LA and more this Fall.