ICED EARTH: ‘Dystopia’ Performance Clip From ‘Live In Ancient Kourion’ DVD

March 12th, 2013
by EvilG

ICED EARTH’s first officially filmed headline show, “Live In Ancient Kourion”, will hit stores on April 15 in Europe and April 16 in North America via Century Media. This incredibly powerful package will come to you in various configurations and, a first for Century Media Records, also on Blu-ray disc. The limited-edition deluxe book features the main show and a plethora of bonus content on DVD and a Blu-ray disc, as well as the entire concert on a 2CD set (4 discs in total). You can also enjoy the audio version of the full concert in a 3LP gatefold vinyl package or as a 2CD set. A standard DVD and digital audio download will also be available.

A performance clip of the song “Dystopia”, taken from the forthcoming DVD, can be seen below:

Iced Earth - "Live In Ancient Kourion"

Iced Earth – “Live In Ancient Kourion”

The setlist for ICED EARTH’s August 19, 2012 concert was as follows…

01. Dystopia

02. Burning Times

03. Angel Holocaust

04. Slave To The Dark

05. V

06. When The Night Falls

07. I Died For You

08. Invasion

09. Motivation Of Man

10. Setian Massacre

11. Stormrider

12. Pure Evil

13. Wolf

14. Dark City

15. End Of Innocence

16. Dracula

17. Ten Thousand Strong

18. End Of Innocence

19. Anthem

20. Decleration Day

21. Days Of Rage

22. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)

 

Encore 1:

 

23. In Sacred Flames

24. Boiling Point

25. Damien

26. Watching Over Me

27. Dantes Inferno

28. Iced Earth

 

Encore 2:

 

29. The Hunter

 

Since ICED EARTH’s latest album, “Dystopia”, was released in October 2011, the band has been on the attack in a big way, playing more shows in the past year than in the previous ten years… combined.

Comments ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer: “I feel this is a testament to a new beginning, a new energy and a rock solid determination that will see us taking the music of ICED EARTH to every corner of the globe; spreading the awareness of our brand of metal in a way that hasn’t been done before. I’ve never been more proud of this band, our crew, and the people behind the scenes that are responsible for much of our success.”

Early on in the world tour, the band decided that they wanted to capture this newfound energy and passion on film. The biggest question was deciding where to film. There were so many great shows and audiences around the world that it was very challenging to decide which city to choose for this special event. When the offer came in to film at the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus, they were immediately attracted to that idea. The history and culture there, as well as the Cypriot audience, which the band experienced in December 2011, solidified the decision to film the DVD in Cyprus. Filming and recording a two-and-a-half-hour show in an amphitheater that is 6000 years old and is not set up for a rock concert, paired with 40-degree-Celsius heat, were just some of the obstacles to overcome. But the finished product makes up for any of the challenges that the band and crew faced on that special night.

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