I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish you all a very happy holiday season.

We’ve just finished the European leg of the Dystopia World Tour and it was AMAZING! The band is on fire and the chemistry is as good as it’s ever been. We are very excited to be bringing the metal on full force in the coming years. Iced Earth is back with a vengeance, and I want to thank my band mates, my crew, my management team, and my label for their hard work and commitment to excellence. But most importantly, I want to thank all of you for your dedication and belief in Iced Earth. It’s been a struggle for many years, but you’ve always been there, and that’s the best motivation I have for never giving up the fight. We are back, and we are on the right path!

I hope you all have a wonderful 2012 and we will see you on the road!

Best to you all!

Jon Schaffer