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Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Iced Earth & U.D.O issue statements on John Finberg

Posted by on October 1, 2020

  More artists have come forward since MetalSucks reported a history of sexual assault, bullying, harassment, racism, etc. allegations against concert booker and First Row Talent owner John Finberg. While a few bands have yet to address the issue publicly, Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum have cut ties with Finberg. Iced Earth and U.D.O issued statements […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer unveils “Dystopia (A Narrative Soundscape)” lyric video

Posted by on September 24, 2020

  Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has premiered a lyric video for the track “Dystopia (A Narrative Soundscape).” The clip features pages taken from his first book, Wicked Words And Epic Tales, a 200-page hardcover coffee table book that collects lyrics and interviews from over 35 years of the musician’s extensive career.    Schaffer comments: “If […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer to release anthology art book

Posted by on June 18, 2020

  Iced Earth founder/guitarist Jon Schaffer has announced plans to release his first book.  Wicked Words And Epic Tales is a 200-page, hardcover coffee table book that collects lyrics and interviews from the musician’s more than 35 year career, including his work with Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Sons of Liberty and Purgatory, as well […]

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Interview: Jon & Hansi on new Demons & Wizards, plans for Iced Earth and Blind Guardian

Posted by on February 13, 2020

  Next Friday (21st), Demons & Wizards’ new album III will finally arrive via Century Media (pre-order here). This marks the first record in fifteen years from the longtime collaborative project featuring Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kürsch. The LP is the perfect collision for both Blind Guardian and Iced Earth fans […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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Demons & Wizards announce new album “III”

Posted by on December 3, 2019

Demons & Wizards will be releasing their third studio effort, III on February 21st via Century Media. The side project of Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian Hansi Kürsch last released Touched by the Crimson King back in 2005, so this will be the first taste of new music in over a decade. Schaffer expressed his excitement: “I’m […]

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Demons & Wizards announce touring lineup for upcoming summer shows

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Back in April, Demons & Wizards, the side project of Iced Earth frontman Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian singer Hansi Kürsch, announced their 2019 Summer North American tour and now they’ve revealed their touring lineup, which consists of many well known musicians. * Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Lead Vocals * Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH) – Guitar […]

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Witherfall’s Jake & Joseph talk new album, Sanctuary, scattering Adam’s ashes at 70k

Posted by on November 2, 2018

Today (2nd), Witherfall’s sophomore album A Prelude To Sorrow has finally arrived via Century Media. The heavy/progressive metal project features Iced Earth guitarist Jake Dreyer and vocalist Joseph Michael who recently replaced the late Sanctuary vocalist Warrel Dane for their North American tour, and potentially more. The follow-up to 2017’s Nocturnes and Requiems is arguably […]

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Interview: Stu Block of Iced Earth on Warrel Dane’s passing, the next Slayer

Posted by on April 4, 2018

A few weeks ago, we caught up with Iced Earth at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre and we were lucky to speak to frontman Stu Block before the festivities began. During the conversation we spoke about their style, holograms, Slayer, Warrel Dane, and more.   How was it performing with Matt Barlow at the Baltimore show? It […]

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Photos/Review: Iced Earth @ Gramercy Theatre w/ Sanctuary & Kill Ritual

Posted by on April 2, 2018

Despite going through a revolving door of lineup changes, Iced Earth has continued to deliver, and it’s all thanks to rhythm guitarist Jon Schaffer. Their resilient strength is evidently shown in their latest effort, 2017’s Incorruptible, which was the first to include the recruitment of lead guitarist Jake Dreyer as well as the return of […]

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