ICED EARTH “PLAGUES OF BABYLON”

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...

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...
ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE

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,...
JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 1

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...
HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – MARCH 15

HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – MARCH 15

Today in metal news we wish a Happy Metal Birthday to three musicians who need no further introduction:  BRET MICHAELS The 49 year old solo artist and lead singer of Poison who is currently on his own solo tour, announced that Poison would be joining Def Leppard for a...