ICED EARTH “PLAGUES OF BABYLON”
Jan24

ICED EARTH “PLAGUES OF BABYLON”

I’ve been following Iced Earth for the bulk of their 25-plus years in the metal industry.  They have overcome a slew of personnel changes over the years and have a reputation for churning out albums that sound very similar to each other over the years.  Jon Schaffer remains steadfast in his presentation of Iced Earth and garners respect for his position on and in the band.  While Iced Earth has never garnered the popularity they...

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ICED EARTH “LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION”

I’m not a huge fan of live records.  Unless you are a super rabid fan, it just isn’t that appealing to listen to these when you can listen to the cleaner versions of the songs on the non-live releases.  I hold very few live albums in high regard; Iron Maiden‘s Live After Death, Iced Earth‘s Alive in Athens, and Kiss’s Alive I and II are among the few that I truly enjoy. With that said, I bring you Iced...

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ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE
Jun14

ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE

Iced Earth will be kicking off  their North American tour starting next week with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek.  Jon Schaffer said of the upcoming tour: “I’m completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that...

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JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 2
Mar22

JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 2

Last week I posted Part One of my interview with Jon Schaffer who talked about the upcoming Dystopia tour and recording the new album with Stu Block. In Part Two of my interview, Jon talks about touring across the globe and where the band is headed in the future.  Iced Earth is planning to embark on a huge world tour throughout Europe and the U.S.  which includes places you’ve never visited before.  What’s the feeling you...

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JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 1
Mar15

JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 1

In honor of Jon Schaffer’s birthday, below is an interview  that I conducted few months ago with Jon, as he was getting ready to go to Germany to rehearse for the World Dystopia tour which would bring them through Europe, North America and visiting places they had never played before on the path to Iced Earth World Domination. We spoke about the new album and the recording process with new singer Stu Block! Here’s Part 1...

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