Days of Purgatory

Year: 
1997
Label: 
Century Media
Days of Purgatory

"…In this collection you will hear songs that were written in a time span from 1986 to 1994. So for some of you this will be a stroll down memory lane and for you newer fans you will hear some classic I.E. re-mixed, re-sung and on a few tunes, bass and drums re-done. All of these older songs, in my opinion, are better than what was originally released…"

"…the idea to use the word purgatory in the title...works for two reasons. 1.) It was the original name of the band from 1984-1989. 2.) It also symbolizes the many years of "suffering" and "paying dues" we have endured to get where we are now. And though we have a long road ahead of us things are definitely on the upswing…"

"…In the eyes of this artist Iced Earth and metal music are a life long commitment and we're not budging, we are metal and we're proud of it. Yes, Iced Earth will mature and we will grow, but you can count on us being ever faithful to ourselves and our art, and for this I'm sure you will always be satisfied as the listening audience. Iced Earth will always play what we believe in. Fuck Trends and Fuck Posers!!!"

Count on it and thanks for your support,

Jon Schaffer

Tracklisting:

Disc 1:

  1. Enter the Realm
  2. Colors
  3. Angels Holocaust
  4. Stormrider
  5. Winter Nights
  6. Nightmares
  7. Before the Vision
  8. Pure Evil
  9. Solitude
  10. The Funeral
  11. When the Night Falls

Disc 2:

  1. Burnt Offerings
  2. Cast in Stone
  3. Desert Rain
  4. Brainwashed
  5. Life and Death
  6. Creator Failure
  7. Reaching the End
  8. Travel In Stygian
  9. Dante's Inferno
  10. When the Night Falls

Lineup:

Jon Schaffer | Guitars, Vocals
Randy Shawver | Lead Guitar
Matt Barlow | Lead Vocals
Brent Smedley | Drums
James MacDonough | Bass Guitar

Additional Information:

Originally produced by Tom Morris and Jon Schaffer.
Re-mixed and Re-produced by Jim Morris (May 1996 - January 1997).
Recoded at Morrisound Studios between 1986 and 1994.

Artwork by Jim Ballent and Jason Jensen. 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.

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