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Tag Archives: Jon Schaffer

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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Metal By Numbers 1/9: Happy New Year, nothing’s out yet

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Hi all, and welcome back. There’s one debut this week, but that’s really it. Late December/early January is historically a sparse time for album releases. So make sure you check out Mr. Fehl’s New & Noteworthy […]

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New & Noteworthy: December 21st, 2018: Basically Just Jon Schaffer’s Purgatory

Posted by on December 21, 2018

New & Noteworthy is a weekly column in which we highlight some of the newest rock and metal releases coming out each week. Fortunately for me December makes for short work, because that cold I mentioned getting over last week turned into the flu. So my week has been fantastic. Now this week brings us […]

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Sanctuary and Iced Earth remember Warrel Dane

Posted by on December 13, 2017

While we continue to mourn the sudden loss of Nevermore/Sanctuary frontman Warrel Dane, who passed away earlier this morning from an alleged heart attack, Sanctuary shared their thoughts via Facebook: “Today I wake up to the news that Warrel Dane has died. I don’t even know what to say. My friend, brother and musical companion […]

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Interview: Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks success, Jon Schaffer collaboration

Posted by on October 22, 2014

You can count the number of big breakout rock and metal successes of the last five years on one hand (more about that here), and Volbeat is certainly one of them. Both their current album, 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and their last, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, have sold over 200,000 copies and are still going strong, […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer undergoes neck surgery

Posted by on July 15, 2014

In a highly unfortunate turn of events, Florida veteran metallers Iced Earth had to cancel their 2014 summer touring plans for their Worldwide Plagues Tour due to an ever increasing problem with guitarist Jon Schaffer’s neck. The procedure was originally scheduled to take place in September, after the tour, but the issue became so problematic […]

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