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ICED EARTH Announce North American tour with SABATON and REVAMP!

November 12th, 2013
ICED EARTH Announce North American tour with SABATON and REVAMP!

ICED EARTH Announce North American tour with SABATON and REVAMP!

Iced Earth are bringing their new album to the North America homeland when the WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits North American shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support.

“We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!”, says Jon Schaffer.

Exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour will be available later today at www.enterthevault.com. Pre-sale tickets will remain on sale until December 4, when remaining tickets are made available to the general public through the traditional retail outlets (check your local venue for details). VIP packages will remain on sale exclusively at www.enterthevault.com while supplies last.

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Getaway Rock Festival 2013 at Gasklockorna Gavle,Sweden

October 15th, 2013

Getaway Rock Festival

Gasklockorna, Gavle, Sweden
8-10/8 – 2013

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

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Here comes a review of this years edition of Getaway Rock Festival in Gavle Sweden. The festival was jammed with good music like In Flames, Nashville Pussy, Deep Purple, Behemoth, Testament, System Of A Down, Lamb Of God and Iced Earth. The festival was packed with good people that didn’t seem to mind the constant rain during the first day of the festival. Unfortunately, couldn’t we be there all three days because of a broken camera caused by too much rain and moisture but read about Friday at the festival down below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Graspop Festival update: W.A.S.P. and Overkill out, Iced Earth and Steak Number Eight in

June 3rd, 2013
Iced Earth

Iced Earth, Underworld, 20-12-12

Much to our regret both W.A.S.P. and Overkill have been forced to cancel their Graspop show for Saturday 29 June.

W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has suffered a broken leg in a car crash. As a result, W.A.S.P. have been forced to cancel their 2013 European summer festival dates, including their GMM show. On the upside, we are pleased to report we have found a suitable replacement in ICED MOTHERFUCKING EARTH! Indeed, the American power metal kings are returning to the Dessel plains. Their epic and emotional performance at GMM2011 was their last Belgian show with vocalist Matt Barlow. This year they’re back with new frontman Stu Block, whose vocal skills are every bit as impressive as those of his predecessor. For the last eighteen months they’ve been touring the globe practically non-stop in support of the Dystopia album. On 29 June this well-oiled metal machine will unleash its ferocious power on the GMM crowd so warm up those neck muscles and prepare to weather the storm!

Official statement: “Blackie Lawless was injured in a vehicle related accident that resulted in him breaking a leg. Complete recovery is expected following surgery. W.A.S.P. apologizes with all sincerity and say to all of our fans that we will be back next year bigger and better than ever. Blackie would also like to thank in advance all of those who wish to make inquiries about his well-being.”

Overkill is being replaced with Steak Number Eight. Ever since they became the youngest ever winners of Humo’s Rockrally in 2008, their career kicked into high gear with three full-length releases, extensive touring across Europe and support slots for Deftones, Torche and Pelican. Their latest album, ‘The Hutch’, garnered rave reviews both in Belgium and abroad. In spite of their youth, Steak Number Eight can already be considered a top act on the European sludge metal scene.

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ICED EARTH Drummer Steps Down; Replacement Announced

May 6th, 2013
BRENT SMEDLEY promo photo from icedearth.com

BRENT SMEDLEY promo photo from icedearth.com

ICED EARTH have announced that BRENT SMEDLEY will be stepping down from drum duty in ICED EARTH for personal family reasons. The new drummer will be RAPHAEL SAINI and will be performing with the group starting this summer.

“I have family members that are elderly and frail and need my help here in Jacksonville”, Brent Smedley says. “It’s been one of the hardest decisions of my life but I simply cannot commit to the kind of schedule the band deserves and requires so I decided to ask permission to step down from my post.”

“Brent has been a valued member of the group for a long time. We thank him for his contributions, friendship and energy and wish him all the best for the future. We want to welcome Raphael with open arms and are expecting for our fans to give him the welcome he deserves” – ICED EARTH.

ICED EARTH just released a concert from their “WORLD DYSTOPIA TOUR” in many different formats, including BluRay, DVD and CD. Entitled “LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION” it shows the band playing to a rabid, packed house in an ancient amphitheater in Cyprus and storming through an encompassing setlist of both fan favourites and deep catalog material.

The summer will be spent recording and mixing a new studio album entitled “PLAGUES OF BABYLON” and playing various summer festivals. A headline tour has been announced kicking off in January 2014.

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ICED EARTH reveals new album title and track-listing

April 26th, 2013

After recently releasing their first official DVD/Blu-Ray, Live In Ancient Kourion, ICED EARTH is now ready to reveal the album title and track-listing for their upcoming album! Band leader Jon Schaffer comments about this new release:

“The new ICED EARTH studio album is expected to have a late 2013 release date. It will be titled ‘Plagues Of Babylon’ and we are very excited about how killer things are sounding this early in the writing/demo process. Below are some of the song titles that will appear on the album.

1.) Plagues of Babylon
2.) Democide
3.) Among The Living Dead

4.) The Resistance
5.) If I Could See You
6.) Peacemaker
7.) Cthulhu
8.) Parasite

I expect this album will be something very special! Stay tuned for breaking news about ICED EARTH’s mega-packed schedule and coming tour dates.

Thanks again for your continued support of the band! We love you guys!

Take care,”
–Jon Schaffer

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ICED EARTH releases new live video for “Anthem” from ‘Live In Ancient Kourion’; new CD/DVD hits stores tomorrow

April 15th, 2013

ICED EARTH’s first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, Live In Ancient Kourion, will hit stores tomorrow, April 16, in North America! For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheatre on the island of Cyprus.

In celebration of tomorrow’s release, ICED EARTH has uploaded the live video for the song “Anthem,” which offers fans yet another preview of this stunning live release: http://youtu.be/PO21sYoST2c

For more previews of Live In Ancient Kourion, click the links below:

Stormrider” live video

I Died For You” live audio

Dystopia” live video

Damien” live audio

Live In Ancient Kourion official DVD trailer

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ICED EARTH premieres live track, “Damien,” from upcoming DVD ‘Live In Ancient Kourion’

March 19th, 2013

ICED EARTH’s first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, Live In Ancient Kourion, will hit stores April 16 in North America (and April 15 in Europe)! For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheater with an incredible, unique atmosphere. To give fans a preview of this must-have DVD, ICED EARTH has now teamed up with Brave Words.com to premiere the live track “Damien”: http://www.bravewords.com/news/200770

For another preview of Live In Ancient Kourion, click here to watch “Dystopia” live from ancient Kourion; the full DVD trailer can also be viewed here.

Live In Ancient Kourion is available for pre-order now in various stunning formats here.

ICED EARTH live:

08.06.2013 – Burning Sea Festival – Croatia

20.06.2013 – Metalfest – Germany

21.06.2013 – Dokk’em Open Air Festival – Netherlands

22.06.2013 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Germany

12.07.2013 – Rock Harz Open Air – Germany

13.07.2013 – Bang Your Head Festival – Germany

08.08.2013 – Getaway Rock Festival – Sweden

 

ICED EARTH online:

www.icedearth.com  

www.facebook.com/officialIcedearth  

www.myspace.com/icedearth

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

March 12th, 2013

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

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ICED EARTH – “Live In Ancient Kourion”; Release date announced & trailer online

February 26th, 2013
ICED EARTH Live In Cyprus

ICED EARTH Live In Cyprus

Since Dystopia was released in October of 2011, ICED EARTH has been on the attack in a big way, playing more shows in the past year than in the previous ten years…combined!

ICED EARTH main man 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 2 1⁄2 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.

ICED EARTH’s first officially filmed headline show “Live In Ancient Kourion” will hit stores on April 15th (USA April 16th), 2013! This incredibly powerful package will come to you in various configurations and, a first for CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS, also on Blu-Ray disk! 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 2 CD set (4 discs in total!). You can also enjoy the audio version of the full concert in a 3 LP gatefold Vinyl package or as a 2 CD set. A standard DVD and Digital Audio Download will also be available.

Get the first glimpse of this historic ICED EARTH show by checking out the DVD trailer on ICED EARTH’s official YouTube channel:


See ICED EARTH live:

08.06.2013 – Burning Sea Festival – Croatia

20.06.2013 – Metalfest – Germany

21.06.2013 – Dokk’em Open Air Festival – Netherlands

22.06.2013 – Rock am Härtsfeldsee – Germany

12.07.2013 – Rock Harz Open Air – Germany

13.07.2013 – Bang Your Head Festival – Germany

08.08.2013 – Getaway Rock Festival – Sweden

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ICED EARTH @ The Underworld , Camden

January 17th, 2013

ICED EARTH

@ The Underworld, Camden

Support from Dead shape figure, Steel Engraved, Evergrey

20th December 2012

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Graham Hilling 

 

Iced Earth

Iced Earth, Underworld, 20-12-12

On another grey and miserable December day which hosts the weather that has sparked inspiration for many power metal songs, making it the perfect scenario for tonight’s gig in the intimate Camden Underworld. Tonight hosting a global invasion of the genres finest the scene has to offer.
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Jalometalli 2012 – Oulu Finland

October 27th, 2012

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The mighty Jalometalli Open Air Metal festival strikes back once again with a killer line-up to maintain its metallic lofty status on the Finnish festival map. The festival is known for relying on an old school metal approach offering traditional metal to extreme metal with classic metal to the extreme black metal. The festival also paid attention to young rising and local bands who played the small third stage. That was unique and thankfully most of the bands sounded killer. The Metal Rules team hit the grounds of Oulu to see several absolutely killer bands. The whole Jalometalli as a festival is so unique and one of kind that anyone reading this article should take a glance at the offering of the festival. Here is a brief article on the fest.

Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen

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BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2012

September 9th, 2012

Bloodstock Festival 2012

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

9th – 12th August

Review by Joffie Lovett

Photography by Jamie Hunter


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ICED EARTH – Brent Smedley @ Bloodstock 2012

September 7th, 2012

Iced Earth – Interview with Brent Smedley

@ Bloodstock 2012

Interview by Joffie Lovett





Bloodstock Friday, it’s nearly 7pm and I’m here with Brent Smedley drummer from Iced Earth, who just recently done their set today on the Main Stage with new singer Stu Block playing a good mixture of material old and new!  
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Former ICED EARTH, NEVERMORE Members Unveil Name Of New Project

August 28th, 2012
Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

Former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow (vocals) and Freddie Vidales (bass, guitar), along with ex-NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams, have set ASHES OF ARES as the name of their brand new project.

Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their personal influences, ideas and visions. Armed with the knowledge acquired through years of the writing, touring and recording cycle, and with the support of an army of loyal fans across the globe, ASHES OF ARES is poised to carve out a new legacy and stand alongside those who have helped pave the way.

A new taste of what is to come can be heard in the YouTube clip below.

Commented Barlow: “Well, though we are still in the early stages of progress, we are really excited about what we are hearing thus far. We hope that you have patience with us as we continue with this creative process and search for a record label that will help us bring our music to you all in the best way. Thanks for all your support…. More to come!”

Barlow announced his retirement from ICED EARTH in March 2011, citing his commitment to his family and the need for the group to tour more as the reasons for his exit.

Matt Barlow: Pic courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/redoppressor

Matt Barlow: Pic courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/redoppressor

Vidales left ICED EARTH earlier this year for reasons which were not disclosed. He says, “I know from the outside it seems nuts to leave a band with so much going for it, but from the inside it made a lot of sense to me.” He adds, “I did not leave because Matt left or so we could work on this [new project], I also did not leave because of the heavy touring. I was actually glad that the touring had picked up. My reasons are private. The guys in the band know, and that’s all who need to know.”

Williams and guitarist Jeff Loomis announced their departure from NEVERMORE in April 2011 due to personal differences with the band’s lead singer, Warrel Dane, and bassist, Jim Sheppard.

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Former ICED EARTH vocalist MATT BARLOW announces new project!

July 14th, 2012
Matt Barlow: Pic courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/redoppressor

Matt Barlow: Pic courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/redoppressor

Former ICED EARTH members Matt Barlow (vocals) and Freddie Vidales (bass, guitar) have joined forces with ex-NEVERMORE drummer Van Williams in a brand new project which is currently working on original material. A short taste of what is to come can be heard in the YouTube clip below.

Commented Barlow: “Well, though we are still in the early stages of progress, we are really excited about what we are hearing thus far. We hope that you have patience with us as we continue with this creative process and search for a record label that will help us bring our music to you all in the best way. Thanks for all your support…. More to come!”

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