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Classic Art-Deco styling combined with exceptional build quality makes the British Drum Co. Palladium snare strainer a solidly dependable component on the Icarus snare drum.


Inspired by the iconic Art-Deco styling of the 1930s, our high-quality chrome-plated Palladium lugs feature ThreadGrip technology for rock-solid tuning.


The Icarus features a bespoke “Flight of Icarus” design vent badge inspired by Nicko’s performance in the legendary Iron Maiden song.


The British Drum Co. Icarus name badge, in Black with red detailing, features a laser-engraved nameplate proudly displaying Nicko’s name in the iconic styling of Iron Maiden.



10 ply Black Oak Shell

14" x 6.5" Snare Drum

Nicko McBrain demands the very best. Working closely with the British Drum Co. team, Nicko’s non-compromise approach dictated that only the highest standards would make the grade for Icarus.

Nicko wouldn’t put his name to just any snare drum. Now you too can get your hands on Icarus, the wood shell snare drum that Nicko has always dreamed about.

Handbuilt in the UK using the British Drum Co.’s unique cold-press moulding process, Icarus is a 14” x 6.5” 10ply shell, crafted from Black Oak and finished in a spectacular Black Fishtail Oak veneer, creating a very special appearance reminiscent of a hand-hammered shell - but made from Oak! It really has to be seen to be appreciated.

Icarus sounds natural, deep and warm but with a bright presence under higher tension. Designed to powerfully cut through the high volume of rock and metal, Icarus responds equally well to softer, quieter playing, allowing the tonal qualities of the oak to shine through in any musical situation.

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