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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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Sanctuary to tour as scheduled w/ Iced Earth as a tribute to Warrel Dane

Posted by on January 12, 2018

When Warrel Dane passed away last month, we assumed that Sanctuary would drop off the tour with Iced Earth. However, as of yesterday (11th), the group has announced that they will carry on with the tour. The trek will be a tribute and a farewell to the late singer and Joseph Michael (Witherfall) will be […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zach Fehl’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 15, 2017

Here we are, prematurely wrapping up the dumpster fire that was 2017 and looking optimistically towards the nuclear irradiated fires of 2018. While it’s certainly been interesting in terms of world events, at least there has been a lot of good music released along the way. Having taken up writing New & Noteworthy (shameless self […]

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