The Icarus Line is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. The Icarus Line was formed out of the ashes of high school punk group Kanker Sores. Tragedy struck the band in 1997, when Tim Childs, drummer and close friend, was killed in a car crash shortly after recording their Pivot EP as Kanker Sores on Recess Records, and also songs for an aborted split 7ÔØ with Treadwell. The last show Kanker Sores played together was at the Che Caf├® in San Diego, with Jenny Piccalo and The Locust. In 1998 The Icarus Line formed with Joe Cardamone on vocals, Lance Arnao on bass, Aaron North on guitar, and Aaron Austin on drums. Almost straight away they toured the East Coast with Ink & Dagger. Their first show ever was in New Jersey at The Melody Bar. For this first tour, they sold their demo tape containing the four Kanker Sores songs initially recorded for the Treadwell split. Soon after this they released their first EP, Highlypuncturingnoisetestingyourabilitytohate on Hellcat records. All these songs were also Kanker Sores songs. 1998 also saw the release of the Red And Black Attack EP on the New American Dream label.