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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer allegedly seen in new security footage from Capitol Riot

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Yesterday (15th), new security footage was released by CNN from the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Initially, the footage was obtained by House Impeachment managers and submitted as evidence for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. During this clip, a man having a strong resemblance to Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer can be seen […]

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Bassist Luke Appleton leaves Iced Earth

Posted by on February 15, 2021

  In addition to Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block announcing his resignation from the group, bassist Luke Appleton has also announced his departure.    “In response to recent events & circumstances, I have notified Iced Earth’s management and Jon that I will be resigning as the Iced Earth bassist with immediate effect. I would like to […]

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Stu Block quits Iced Earth

Posted by on February 15, 2021

  Iced Earth singer Stu Block has announced his departure from the group. The decision was a long time coming, but Block needed some time to process after seeing his bandmate, Jon Schaffer, participate in the January 6th Capitol Riot. Schaffer is currently facing six federal charges against him. The guitarist’s Demons & Wizards collaborator […]

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Jon Schaffer is still being held at Marion County Jail

Posted by on February 5, 2021

  Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is still being held at Marion County Jail in Indiana. According to The Republic reporter Jordan Morey, who shared the following update via Twitter:   “I’m told that Jon Schaffer is still being held at Marion County Jail. He has been there since Jan. 17.”   Schaffer has been in […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer voted for first time in 12 years during 2020 election

Posted by on February 4, 2021

  At least he voted? A new report from Indiana television station WISH-TV found that Iced Earth frontman Jon Shaffer, who was arrested recently for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, voted for the first time in 12 years during the 2020 election. That notably means that he did not […]

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Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) reportedly quits Demons & Wizards

Posted by on February 1, 2021

  The aftermath continues to unfold with Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards guitarist Jon Schaffer’s inevitable consequences after deciding to participate in the Capitol Riots that took place last month on January 6, 2021. Not only did his label, Century Media Records, appear to have dropped both projects, but it also looks as though his Demons […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer in U.S. Marshall’s custody, not a member of Indiana Oath Keepers

Posted by on January 28, 2021

  Following his arrest earlier this month for his participation in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has now been transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  Schaffer was wanted by the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia after being caught on […]

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Jon Schaffer to be extradited to Washington, D.C.

Posted by on January 25, 2021

  According to Indiana Public Media, Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards) has waived his preliminary hearing after being charged with multiple federal crimes. He will soon be extradited to Washington D.C. Schaffer, who is currently being detained in the Marion County Jail after turning himself into the police on Sunday, January 17th. Both […]

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Jon Schaffer to remain in jail throughout the week; label removes Iced Earth & Demons & Wizards from roster

Posted by on January 19, 2021

    After turning himself in, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer will remain in police custody through at least this Friday (22nd). WISH-TV reports Schaffer, who turned himself in to the police on Sunday (17th) in Hamilton County, has since moved to Marion County Jail. The guitarist is now expected to go in front of “U.S. […]

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Jon Schaffer arrested; new photos reveal guitarist carrying ‘bear spray’ during Capitol Riot

Posted by on January 18, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has officially been arrested for his participation in the Capitol Riot that took place on January 6th. Schaffer, who resides in Columbus, Indiana, turned himself in on Sunday (17th) afternoon.    Chris Bavender, public affairs specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, issued the following statement: “Jon Schaffer, Columbus, […]

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