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.”
Early on in the World Tour the band decided that they wanted to capture this newfound energy and passion on film. The biggest question was deciding where to film. There were so many great shows and audiences around the world that it was very challenging to decide which city to choose for this special event. When the offer came in to film at the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus, they were immediately attracted to that idea. The history and culture there, as well as the Cypriot audience, which the band experienced in December 2011, solidified the decision to film the DVD in Cyprus. Filming and recording a 2 1⁄2 hour show in an amphitheater that is 6000 years old and is not set-up for a rock concert, paired with 40-degree Celsius heat, were just some of the obstacles to overcome. But the finished product makes up for any of the challenges that the band and crew faced on that special night.
ICED EARTH’s first officially filmed headline show “Live In Ancient Kourion” will hit stores on April 15th (USA April 16th), 2013! This incredibly powerful package will come to you in various configurations and, a first for CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS, also on Blu-Ray disk! The Limited Edition Deluxe Book features the main show and a plethora of bonus content on DVD and a Blu-Ray Disc, as well as the entire concert on a 2 CD set (4 discs in total!). You can also enjoy the audio version of the full concert in a 3 LP gatefold Vinyl package or as a 2 CD set. A standard DVD and Digital Audio Download will also be available.
Get the first glimpse of this historic ICED EARTH show by checking out the DVD trailer on the ICED EARTH’s official YouTube channel:
I just wanted give you a quick update:
We are locked and loaded and ready to roll out for the final leg of the Dystopia World Tour.
The "Live In Ancient Kourion"-DVD will be released in early April, so I thought I would share the artwork with you.
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth and Sons of Liberty will be featured as guest vocalist
on Syrian Thrashers Anarchadia’s upcoming album „Let us All Unite“.
Schaffer performs alongside the band’s singer Nour on a track entitled „True World
Order“ which will be available as a free download.
Please check out and subscribe to Jon's personal Spotify playlist - very cool stuff!
Jon Schaffer will be appearing at this year's New York ComiCon.
Find out more here:
“It has come to my attention that Century Media is suing fans over illegal downloads of (among others) our latest album ‘Dystopia’.
ICED EARTH have been on tour this summer with VOLBEAT and HELLYEAH as well as some assorted headline shows.
Check out some cool photos of Jon jamming with Volbeat!
My metal brothers and sisters!
As some of you know, we are going to record a new DVD later this summer in the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus.
Just wanted to write a thank you to all the fans on the last leg of the tour. You guys were amazing every single night, no matter where in the world we were. It was a truly special run, and one that will remain high in my memories for years to come.