GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (USA) – Fury UK and White Wizzard will join Iced Earth on the European leg of the legendary metal band’s 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour.
Fury UK, a three-piece British metal band that combines the rawness of NWOBM with an aggressive power-metal vibe, has released three full-length albums, with Way of Life being their most recent. Fury UK will open the show. The band’s official website: www.furyuk.com/.
American heavy-metal band White Wizzard – with riffs, attitude, and swagger to burn – will tear it up after Fury UK leaves the stage. White Wizzard has released two EPs and an album titled Over the Top. A new album (Flying Tigers) is due later this month. The band’s official website: whitewizzard.net/.
“I’m really looking forward to touring with these guys,” said Iced Earth main man Jon Schaffer. “Both bands bring a lot of energy to the table. I know fans will enjoy seeing them as much as we will.”
Dystopia, Iced Earth’s 10th studio album, is scheduled for release in Europe on October 17th, and in the U.S. on October 18th, both via Century Media. Two bonus tracks have also been recorded for inclusion on special editions of the album. Dystopia is now available for pre-order worldwide.
The release of Dystopia will be followed by the most extensive world tour Iced Earth has ever undertaken.
The European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour has been posted on Iced Earth’s official web site, as well as on all of its official social-media sites. The tour begins October 30th in Bochum, Germany.
A concert in Cyprus – a first for Iced Earth – was just announced. The date is December 15th, 2011.
Schaffer formed Iced Earth in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Since then, he has released 9 studio albums, one live album, two compilations, three boxed sets, and several DVDs — the most recent of which is Festivals of the Wicked. With worldwide sales in the millions, Iced Earth has earned a seat in the pantheon of America’s most successful heavy-metal bands.
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