With the framework for the Armageddon of Man firmly laid with the band’s 2007 full-length release, “Framing Armageddon – Something Wicked Part I”, ICED EARTH are set to launch the next installment of Jon Schaffer’s “Something Wicked” saga with the release of their new single, “I Walk Among You”, in June of 2008. The full-length studio follow-up to “Something Wicked Part I” is due for release in Fall of 2008.
The new single and proceeding full-length studio album mark the return of
longtime frontman, Matt Barlow to the band who’s dark and sinister tones are
the perfect fit to narrate the intense and viscous annihilation of mankind
set in motion with the birth of the story’s main character, “Set Abominae”, in
“Something Wicked Part II.” The single will allow fans to get a glimpse of
the bright future for the band, and the perhaps not-so-bright future for
humanity as we now know it.
The single will feature 3 songs, an exclusive version of the song “I Walk
Alone” and a few tracks from Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1) with new vocal performances by Matt Barlow. Due to the re-tracking of the lead
vocals these tracks have been remixed and remastered. There will be an iTunes
exclusive version of the single “I Walk Among You” that features “A Charge To
Keep” which has also been re-sung by Matt, remixed and re-mastered.
The video for “I Walk Alone” is being filmed in early April.
All tracks were recorded at Jon Schaffer’s studio, Soaring Eagle Sound, and
mixed and mastered at Morrisound. The single, and following full-length
platter will be released by Steamhammer/SPV.
- I Walk Alone [Music: Schaffer/Miills, Lyrics: Schaffer]
- Setian Massacre [Music/Lyrics: Schaffer]
- The Clouding [Music/Lyrics: Schaffer]
- A Charge to Keep (exclusive iTunes track) [Music/Lyrics: Schaffer]
- Jon Schaffer | Rhythm, Bass, and Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Matt Barlow | Lead Vocals
- Brent Smedley | Drums
- Troy Seele | Lead Guitar
- Freddie Vidales | Bass Guitar
Soaring Eagle Sound – Nashville, Indiana, USA.
Produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer.
Engineered by Jim Morris.
Cover Art by Nathan Perry and Felipe Machado Franco. Interior Booklet Art by Nathan Perry, David Newman-Stump, Felipe Franco Machado. Layout by Felipe Franco Machado. Iced Earth logo designed by Jon Schaffer.
Additional information on this release including guest musicians can be found in the jackets and sleeves accompanying the officially released CD/vinyl copies.