Congratulations to the Wacken Open Air organisers for a record-breaking sell-out for next year's W:O:A -- we are excited to be there and kick some serious ass!
On a completely different note, Jon became involved in the Silver Circle Movie and Pasha and the good people at SILVER CIRCLE have put together a very cool video for SPIRIT OF THE TIMES from Jon's project
we are all happy to present another great news for all ICED EARTH supporters:
On October 11 Volbeat embark on their highly awaited arena tour in support of their critically acclaimed 5th album “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies”,
We are happy to report that tracking for the new ICED EARTH studio album has begun!
We will keep you posted of the developments here. Spread the word!
ICED EARTH have announced that BRENT SMEDLEY will be stepping down from drum
duty in ICED EARTH for personal family reasons. The new drummer will be RAPHAEL
SAINI and will be performing with the group starting this summer.
“I have family members that are elderly and frail and need my help here in Jacksonville”,
Brent Smedley says. “It’s been one of the hardest decisions of my life but I simply cannot
commit to the kind of schedule the band deserves and requires so I decided to ask
permission to step down from my post.”
“Brent has been a valued member of the group for a long time. We thank him for his
contributions, friendship and energy and wish him all the best for the future. We want to
welcome Raphael with open arms and are expecting for our fans to give him the welcome
he deserves” - ICED EARTH.
ICED EARTH are excited to announce the first part of their 2014/2015 World Tour, with the
tour kicking off on January 9, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Tickets and VIP packages for these shows will be on sale soon.
One of the many highlights of the “WORLD DYSTOPIA TOUR”, a headline show at the
historic Kourion Amphitheatre in Cyprus was recently released as BluRay, DVD and in
many other formats, entitled “LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION”.
ICED EARTH’s first officially recorded DVD / Blu-Ray “Live In Ancient Kourion” will hit the stores on April 15th (USA April 16th), 2013. The band recorded an epic two and a half hour monster of a show in a 6000 year-old ancient amphitheatre with an incredible atmosphere.
ICED EARTH teamed up with ROCK HARD Magazine (Germany) to present one full song of this DVD to you. Head over to the ROCK HARD website to watch “Dystopia” Live from Ancient Kourion:
This release is available for pre-order from now on and in various formats.
Since Dystopia was released in October of 2011, ICED EARTH has been on the attack in a big way, playing more shows in the past year than in the previous ten years...combined!
ICED EARTH main man Jon Schaffer: “I feel this is a testament to a new beginning, a new energy and a rock solid determination that will see us taking the music of ICED EARTH to every corner of the globe; spreading the awareness of our brand of metal in a way that hasn’t been done before. I’ve never been more proud of this band, our crew, and the people behind the scenes that are responsible for much of our success.”