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ICED EARTH – Jon Schaffer’s Update On His Improving Health

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As written/told by the legendary Jon Schaffer and posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook:

“Hello brothers and sisters,

I’m writing to let you know that I’m healing very well. I played guitar a few weeks ago for the first time, and it immediately felt like the surgery worked. Needless to say, I was very relieved. Through many months of the Worldwide Plagues Tour I was suffering from a loss of coordination in my hands, numbness, and intense levels of pain. It was a battle every night onstage and it reached a critical point where the cervical fusion had to happen, sooner rather than later. I am happy to report that so far things are going very well in my recovery, and I expect it to stay on this path. We are in the planning stages of our next US tour, and that will very likely take place this winter. So, before you know it we’ll be back on the warpath, and before long, songwriting will commence, and another chapter of Iced Earth history will be in the making. There will be lots of updates in the coming months. We are forging the attack as I am recovering from surgery. The boys and I are ready to get back out there ASAP to lay down the metal!

Thanks so much for your concern and support!”

Jon Schaffer

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

STAY STRONG, JON SCHAFFER.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 13, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Above: Front cover for debut album RAMONES, released in 1976 via Sire Records. L to R: Johnny Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone.

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It’s an overcast and humid Sunday morning, here in Southwestern Ohio. There are thunderstorms forecasted for later today, due to the cold front coming in from the Northwest. Reports are that some of these storms may be severe. Whoa. Temperatures are to drop to the lower 70’s for this (early) coming week too. That’s early October in July!

On a somber note, everyone at Metal Odyssey expresses condolences to the family, friends and fans of the legendary Tommy Ramone. At only 65 years of age,  Tommy Ramone passed away on July 11th. He was the original drummer for the Ramones and also contributed as a producer and songwriter for the band. Tommy Ramone was the drummer on the first three Ramones studio albums. If there’s a Rock And Roll Heaven, I’m certain the Ramones are now touring up there and making some noise. God bless them all.

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On this day in Rock History, the debut and self-titled album from Queen was released back in 1973. What more can be said? The rest truly is iconic Rock History. By the way, I was only seven years old then. Whoa!

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Jon Schaffer, (legendary guitarist & founder of ICED EARTH), has recently undergone neck surgery. Below is Jon Schaffer’s latest update and good news on his situation, as posted on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Hello friends,

I’m writing to let you know that I made it through the surgery and am steadily on the road to recovery. The surgeon informed us that everything went smooth during the operation and that I should be back in action within a few months.

Thank you all very much for your support, you truly are the best fans any band could ask for.

Take care and best to you all,

Jon Schaffer

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE ROCK AND ROLL.

GET WELL, JON SCHAFFER.

REST IN PEACE, TOMMY RAMONE.

REST IN PEACE, FREDDIE MERCURY.

Stone.

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ICED EARTH – Forced To Cancel This Summer’s Festivals And Headline Shows

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported by the legendary Jon Schaffer, on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

It is with sincere apologies that I write to inform you all that ICED EARTH is forced to cancel this summer’s festivals and headline shows.

As many of you know, I underwent surgery on my neck in the year 2000, due to an onstage injury that occurred in 1996. Since that time, I have battled with this problem, and it has begun to accelerate in the past several months, causing additional issues that can no longer be ignored.

In February, while on tour in Europe, I underwent highly specialized treatment in Germany from a doctor who has helped, among many others, Tony Iommi and Eddie Van Halen. This treatment helped sustain my ability to perform so that we could complete our Worldwide Plagues Tour.

However, I am now forced to take further, more invasive action sooner than I intended in order to maintain my overall health.

Surgery was originally planned to take place in September during our break, but I have now been advised to have the procedure completed sooner rather than later.

As much as it pains me and everyone else in our camp to have to cancel these dates, this is something that cannot be put aside any longer.

Once the surgery and recovery are completed, we will be back to work – healthy, strong, and ready to bring the metal to you, our fans.

Best wishes to you all,

Jon Schaffer

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Facebook: Iced Earth

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

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GET WELL & STAY STRONG, JON SCHAFFER.

LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – Worldwide Plagues Tour North America 2014 – Info You Need!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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For complete ICED EARTH Plagues Of Babylon tour schedule: 

http://www.icedearth.com/tour

Tickets and VIP packages still on sale at: www.enterthevault.com

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ICED EARTH “Among The Living Dead” – Song From “Plagues Of Babylon” Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on January 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTHPlagues Of Babylon is the 11th studio album from America’s ICED EARTH and it’s a steamroller of True Metal to the nth degree! There’s no excuse for any fan of Metal to pass over this new ICED EARTH release! Plagues Of Babylon is mightily stocked with Metal songs that will shake the earth around you and Among The Living Dead is one of them!

Take a listen below to the powerful vocals of Stu Block and the riveting guitar talents of Jon Schaffer and Troy Seele. Turn the bass to high and allow Luke Appleton to send seismic waves through your skull. This is a damn great and eerie Metal song. This is American Heavy Metal. This is ICED EARTH. Metal be thy name. – Stone

ICED EARTH – Among The Living Dead Is Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

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* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: http://www.icedearth.com

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Website: http://www.centurymedia.com

Shop: http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – New Track “Among The Living Dead” Is Streaming Online; “Plagues Of Babylon” Pre-Orders Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTH – [SONG PREMIERE] Iced Earth have just launched another brand-new track from their upcoming album “Plagues Of Babylon”!

Get ready for a serious dose of METAL by following the links below!

Check out “Among The Living Dead” over at Metal Hammer (http://bit.ly/ITPJjY) or at Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (http://bit.ly/1bBnGNk) and bang that head that doesn’t bang!!!

Pre-order “Plagues Of Babylon” at:

CM Distro & CM Distro Europehttp://smarturl.it/icedearthcmd

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(Sources: Century Media & ICED EARTH Facebooks)

* For more info on ICED EARTH:

Website: http://www.icedearth.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL – First Wave Of Bands For 2014 Installment Posted

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Worcester, Massachusetts-based concert promotions company, MassConcerts, is proud to, once again, host the annual NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL in April 2014.

Slated for April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the 2014 installment of the massive NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL gathering will mark its sixteenth year. Since 1999, the multiple-day festival has been attracting dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the historic Worcester Palladium, that houses two stages full of music for three full days.. While the final lineup for this year’s fest is still being organized, today the first wave of bands confirmed to be taking part in the three-day massacre has come in hard.

Highlights of the three dozen NEMHF 2014 confirmations as of this week include: All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Slapshot, the final East Coast appearance of Bleeding Through, Nails, All Out War, Twitching Tongues, and the 2014 Metal Alliance Tour package still to be announced, with more than half of the lineup still to be disclosed. Tickets for NEMHF 2014 will go on sale this Black Friday, November 29th, with VIP packages to follow soon after. Final lineups will be determined very soon.

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2014 Confirmations:

All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Bleeding Through “Final East Coast Appearance”, Sabaton, Revamp, Nails, Within The Ruins, Slapshot, All Out War, Cruel Hand, Ramallah, Twitching Tongues, Lionheart, Counterparts, Harms Way, Suburban Scum, Fire and Ice, Naysayer, Colin of Arabia, Reign Supreme, Fit For An Autopsy, Born Low, The Mongoloids, Warhound, Malfunction, Alpha & Omega, King Nine, Discourse, Will To Die, Barrier, Kublai Khan, Scale The Summit and Sylar.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info:

https://www.facebook.com/metalandhardcorefest

http://metalandhardcorefestival.com

https://twitter.com/moshfest

http://www.massconcerts.com

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LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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