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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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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

STAY STRONG, JON SCHAFFER.

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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 “The Plagues EP” Limited Edition Blood Red Vinyl – Available On European Tour With VOLBEAT

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Band and Crew have gathered and we have begun rehearsals for the Volbeat Tour that kicks off this Friday in Milan. We are really excited to begin this new touring cycle even though it feels like the previous one only ended yesterday.

It will certainly be killer to see you guys out there and hang with my brother Michael and the guys in Volbeat and their team.

On another note: we have been thinking of offering something special to our fans on this tour and here it is:

• A 12” 180g Vinyl EP
• Limited, hand-numbered edition (1000 units only)
• Blood red vinyl
• Heavy duty cardboard sleeve with matte print

Featuring the world premiere of the following songs:

Plagues Of Babylon
If I Could See You
Peacemaker

This is our own project and we are really excited about it. This will be for sale only at the Volbeat shows, first come, first serve!

Please see some impromptu pack shots and an image of the front and back cover art attached.

See you down the road!
Jon Schaffer

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* For More Info On ICED EARTH:

Facebook: Iced Earth

http://www.icedearth.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE VOLBEAT.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – Reveals Album Art & Track List For “Plagues Of Babylon”

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTH have revealed the artwork for their upcoming new album “Plagues of Babylon” which will be out in early 2014!

As reported on the ICED EARTH Facebook page:

Friends,

We are proud to present you with the new cover art for “Plagues of Babylon”. This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover. I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog.

I hope you enjoy this preview! Much more exciting news coming very soon!

In Metal,

Jon Schaffer

Tracklist:

1. Plagues of Babylon
2. Democide
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
5. Resistance
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
8. Cthulhu
9. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit of the Times
12. Highwayman

Artwork painted by Eliran Kantor.

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* For More Info On ICED EARTH:

http://www.icedearth.com

Facebook: Iced Earth

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CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS:

http://www.centurymedia.com

http://www.cmdistro.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

LONG LIVE ELIRAN KANTOR.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – A Studio Update From The Legendary Jon Schaffer

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Facebook of ICED EARTH:

“Metal Heads!

We have completed recording, mixing, and mastering for the new album “Plagues of Babylon.” It’s been a long summer, but a very productive one. I am very proud of my band mates! Everyone kicked ass, and we made a really special record.

Now, it’s time to try to rest for a few “minutes” before the next chapter of world touring begins.

Best to you all! We will see our European friends on the road with our brothers in Volbeat, then the rest of you on the Worldwide Plagues Tour 2014!”

Jon Schaffer

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Jon Schaffer – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals

Stu Block – Lead Vocals

Troy Seele – Lead Guitar

Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar

Raphael Saini – Drums

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* For related ICED EARTH articles:

ICED EARTH – EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 – DATES, CITIES & VENUES ANNOUNCED!

ICED EARTH – New Studio Album “Plagues Of Babylon” Releasing October 2013

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on April 29, 2013.

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ICED EARTH – LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION IS OUT NOW! IT’S A LIVE METAL GEM!

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* For More Info On ICED EARTH:

Facebook: Iced Earth

http://www.icedearth.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

ICED EARTH – EUROPEAN TOUR 2014 – DATES, CITIES & VENUES ANNOUNCED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, Power Metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ICED EARTH – The European Tour dates, cities and venues have been announced by the legendary ICED EARTH! Check out the schedule below to see if ICED EARTH will be invading your territory with their powerful American-made True Metal! This is a massive Metal tour of Europe by ICED EARTH, my Metal brethren! Metal be thy name!

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ICED EARTH – European Tour 2014:

09 Jan: GER Saarbrücken Garage

10 Jan: NED Hengelo Metropol

11 Jan: BEL Antwerp Trix

12 Jan: GBR Birmingham O2 Academy

13 Jan: IRE Dublin Button Factory

14 Jan: GBR London O2 Academy Islington

15 Jan: FRA Paris Le Trabendo

17 Jan: ESP Madrid Sala Caracol

19 Jan: ESP Valencia Rock City

20 Jan: ESP Barcelona Razzmatazz 2

22 Jan: SWI Pratteln Z7

23 Jan: ITA Romagnano Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena

24 Jan: SLO Ljubljana Kino Siska

25 Jan: CRO Zagreb Pogon Jedinstvo

26 Jan: BIH Sarajevo Club Sloga

28 Jan: ROM Bucarest Juke Box

29 Jan: TUR Istanbul Kucukciftlik Park

31 Jan: GRE Athens Gagarin 205

01 Feb: GRE Thessaloniki Principal Club

02 Feb: BUL Sofia Mixtape 5

04 Feb: SER Belgrade Dom Omladine

05 Feb: HUN Budapest Club 202

07 Feb: GER Nürnberg Rockfabrik

08 Feb: TCH Zlin Masters Of Rock

09 Feb: GER München Backstage Werk

11 Feb: GER Berlin Astra

12 Feb: GER Köln Essigfabrik

13 Feb: GER Bochum Zeche

14 Feb: GER Osnabrück Rosenhof

15 Feb: GER Hamburg Markthalle

16 Feb: DEN Copenhagen Vega

18 Feb: SWE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers

19 Feb: SWE Stockholm Debaser Medis

22 Feb: ISR Tel Aviv Reading 3

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ICED EARTH – LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION IS OUT NOW! 

DELUXE 2-CD + DVD EDITION (Century Media)

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ICED EARTH:

Jon Schaffer – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals

Stu Block – Lead Vocals

Troy Seele – Lead Guitar

Brent Smedley – Drums

Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar

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For more info on ICED EARTH, click on the links below!

facebook: Iced Earth

http://www.icedearth.com

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LONG LIVE ICED EARTH.

Stone.

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