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Iced Earth & Hansi Kürsch respond to Jon Schaffer’s Capitol riot involvement; Stu Block explains deleted post

Posted by on January 11, 2021

  This past Wednesday (6) was chaotic when a day to confirm Joe Biden as the 46th President turned into a shameful disaster when pro-Trump supporters stormed into the United States Capitol building. Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards fans were enraged when guitarist Jon Schaffer was one of those involved along with his photo […]

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Editorial: The Ripple Effect of Jon Schaffer being photographed at Capitol riot

Posted by on January 7, 2021

  You may have noticed; Metal Insider was relatively quiet yesterday. January 6th started as the day for Congress to meet in the Capitol building in Washington DC to confirm the 46th president of the United States, which is a democratic process we see every election. However, things drastically changed when President Donald Trump’s supporters […]

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Jon Schaffer and Matt Barlow share “Silent Night” video

Posted by on December 1, 2020

  Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has teamed up with former Iced Earth frontman Matt Barlow and formed the Schaffer/Barlow Project. The duo has unveiled a holiday EP titled Winter Nights, consisting of classic Holiday songs available on Kickstarter. Today (1st), Schaffer and Barlow have unveiled a lyric video for the song “Silent Night.”   Watch […]

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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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New & Noteworthy: February 21st – Everybody Loves New Music…

Posted by on February 21, 2020

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. This week features new music from one of the founders of heavy metal itself, Ozzy Osbourne, as well as the new Demons & Wizards, The Amity Affliction, and more. For last week’s […]

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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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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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Metal By Numbers 1/16: Searching for a band of gold

Posted by on January 16, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Things still haven’t quite taken off yet in the debut department here at MBN, but here’s a fun tidbit you may have heard about from another news source: the top album on the […]

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