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Formed: 1985
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Iced Earth News

Below is our complete Iced Earth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Iced Earth Guitarist Pleads Guilty In Court

Jon Schaffer, guitarist and founder of such bands as Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards and Sons Of Liberty, has pled guilty to obstruction of an official proceeding and entering a building with a dangerous weapon, after admitting to carrying bear mace while inside Capitol Hill on January 6th of this year. The musician had been speaking with federal investigators in recent weeks and his lawyers, as well as the prosecutors have recommended a stay in prison between 3.5 and 4.5 years.

It's possible that Schaffer will be in court again soon in other cases, as his plea deal means he may testify against other rioters. More details will be revealed as soon as they become available.

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Just For Fun

Iced Earth Parody Band Take Aim At Jon Schaffer

The Flattened Earth - a new parody metal project - is taking aim at Iced Earth guitarist and founding member Jon Schaffer and premiere their new track and lyric video "The Glorious LARP".

Schaffer of course was arrested by the FBI following his participation in the U.S. Capitol Building riots on January 6, 2021.

The song is a spoof on Iced Earth's "The Glorious Burden" album, which marked the first album to feature Tim 'Ripper' Owens on vocals.


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Iced Earth's Schaffer: New Footage Released

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is thought to appear in a recently released surveillance footage from the January 6 U.S. Capitol breach. The video was submitted as evidence for former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial and was released by CNN on Monday (February 15).

A man thought to be Schaffer can be seen near the front of the mob, wearing a blue hoodie, fingerless gloves, an ‘Oath Keepers’ hat, and pointing his finger while yelling at the officers.

Jon Schaffer remains in custody while awaiting to face the below charges in Washington, DC.: More...

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Iced Earth Vocalist & Bassist Quit The Band

Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block and bassist Luke Appleton have announced their departure from the band, in the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding the group’s guitarist and founding member Jon Schaffer.

Earlier today (Monday, February 15) Block announced his resignation from the group, posting the below statement: More...

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Facing Extradition To DC

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has waived a preliminary hearing after he was charged with multiple federal crimes at on January 6th’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building. He will soon be extradited to Washington D.C.

The U.S. Department of Justice says Schaffer was part of the mob that breached the Capitol Building and engaged in “verbal altercations with Capitol Police officers inside.”

He is currently being held in the Marion County Jail after turning himself in to police last week. According to his attorney, the US Attorney and Schaffer’s legal team mutually agreed to handle all proceedings in Washington.

Jon Schaffer was photographed wearing a tactical vest and a baseball cap that read “Oath Keepers Lifetime Member.” The organization describes itself as “patriots” who believe in multiple Deep State theories that have long been disputed.

The Department of Justice described the organization as a “militia of former law enforcement and military personnel” that has often “urged President Trump to declare Martial Law in order to prevent the Congress from certifying the Electoral College Results.” More...

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Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards Dropped By CM

Neither Iced Earth nor Jon Schaffer’s other project Demons & Wizards are currently listed on Century Media Records’ page for active and former artists.

Although nothing has been made official yet, it looks like Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards may have been dismissed from their label, Century Media, in light of the recent arrest of guitarist Jon Schaffer for his participation in the U.S. Capitol breach. More...

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Update: Iced Earth Guitarist Jon Schaffer Arrested


UPDATE: According to the FBI, Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer was among the rioters who sprayed U.S. Capitol police officers with a capsaicin pepper spray known as "bear spray", as part of the rioter's attempts to push back the officers inside the Capitol and breach the Capitol building.


The Iced Earth founding member was photographed and captured on surveillance video holding "bear spray" and engaging in verbal altercations with Capitol police officers inside the D.C. Capitol building: More...

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Iced Earth Singer Explains "Misinterpreted" Post

Iced Earth singer Stu Block issues the below clarification of a post he made on Facebook on the day of the D.C. riots, January 06th, 2021. For some readers the statement below might appear to show him voicing support for last week’s U.S. Capitol Building incidents in which his guitarist and band founder Jon Schaffer was involved in: More...

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Schaffer’s Iced Earth Bandmates Issue Statement

Jon Schaffer's Iced Earth bandmates have now officially distanced themselves from the the riot at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6th, 2021. The band's guitarist and founder Schaffer is among those wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill past Wednesday.

Singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent Smedley and guitarist Jake Dreyer issued the below statement regarding the incidents: More...

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New Video Of Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer Surfaced

As reported earlier this week Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer was seemingly among those who stormed the D.C. Capitol building on January 6th. This has resulted in local D.C. police and the FBI looking for him.

Yesterday German newspaper Die Welt, now shared a clip of interviewing the musician, in which he voices his political viewpoint and almost prophetic words on what would end up happening a few months later.

You can view the entire video HERE.

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D.C. Police Now Looking For Iced Earth Guitarist

It seems like the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department are currently looking for Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer, who is thought to have been among those who unlawfully entered the United States Capitol Building on January 06th. As reported yesterday Schaffer is thought to have been among those who, as part of a pro-Donald Trump related protest contesting the results of the most recent U.S. election, to breach the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department have shared this PDF of persons of interest they are searching for in connection to the breach, including the picture thought to be of Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer.

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Iced Earth Frontman Allegedly Stormed U.S. Capitol

It seems that Iced Earth guitarist/vocalist Jon Schaffer was among the Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC on, January 06th. Shaffer allegedly confirmed his attendance at the protests to German news outlet Die Welt.


Another picture shared by CBS News below seems to display him having been among those who breached the Capitol building in Washington, wearing the same outfit in the Die Welt article. More...

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Witherfall Premiere Video For "Portrait"

Based out of Los Angeles, California, Witherfall is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Kobra And The Lotus, White Wizzard), singer/keyboardist Joseph Michael (ex-White Wizzard, Sanctuary) and the late Adam Sagan (Circle II Circle, Into Eternity).

Today the band releases their new video for the song 'Portrait' taken from their full-length debut, "Nocturnes and Requiems". The video was post-production on the video was completed by renowned producer/director Eduardo Rodriguez known for: Fright Night 2 and El Gringo.

Watch the premiere of the video below:

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Iced Earth Debut New Video "Black Flag"

Iced Earth premiere their following new music video for the track “Black Flag“. It was directed and produced by iCODE with the song taken from the band’s latest album, “Incorruptible“.

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Iced Earth, Sanctuary Announce North American Tour

Iced Earth will be joined by Sanctuary and Kill Ritual on a North American tour which will kick off in February. Dates for that run are as follows:

02/22 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/23 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
02/24 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
02/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
02/26 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
02/27 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
02/28 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
03/03 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/05 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
03/10 Anaheim, CA – Parish @ House of Blues
03/11 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/13 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
03/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/15 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/18 Charlotte, NC – Underground
03/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/21 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
03/22 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/23 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/24 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/25 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
03/26 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
03/27 Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
03/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/29 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Prior to that run, Iced Earth will be out in Europe with Freedom Call and Metaprism on most stops: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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MetalDays Tolmin Festival Reveals Running Order

The running order for MetalDays’ 2017 edition has been published today on the festival’s official website. Do you want to know when your favorite bands will be playing there and how to prepare yourself best for the party season?

Well, you can now check it out on the day-by-day line-up page of the website. Please note that this running order is preliminary and may be subject to changes in the near future.

The new map of the festival’s location has also been made available to the public. You can take note of all the changes and details by clicking here. Let us remind you that a third stage called “New Forces Stage” will make its appearance for the first time in 2017! Besides, the festival team decided to renew the project of installing a camp reserved for the single girls attending the event, among other things.

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Iced Earth Posts New Lyric Video

With three days left until the release of 12th studio album "Incorruptible," Iced Earth has unveiled a new lyric video for the latest single off the record, titled "Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)."

The 9:30 minute epic perfectly encapsulates the strength and essence of the band's forthcoming album.

Fans can still pre-order "Incorruptible" and gain access to stream the already released single tracks “Seven Headed Whore,” “Raven Wing,” “Great Heathen Army,” and “Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)."

The full track listing for the album is:

1. Great Heathen Army
2. Black Flag
3. Raven Wing (see lyric video here)
4. The Veil
5. Seven Headed Whore (song available here)
6. The Relic (Part 1)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
8. Brothers
9. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) More...

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Iced Earth Takes On The "Great Heathen Army"

Iced Earth released the third new song - "Great Heathen Army" - lifted from "Incorruptible." Check out the lyric video in the player below. The album drops on June 16th via Century Media Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Great Heathen Army
2. Black Flag
3. Raven Wing (see lyric video here)
4. The Veil
5. Seven Headed Whore (song available here)
6. The Relic (Part 1)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
8. Brothers
9. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)

Check out "Great Heathen Army" here: More...

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Iced Earth Streams New Single "Raven Wing"

Iced Earth released the second single from the upcoming new album "Incorruptible." Check out the lyric video for "Raven Wing" in the player below. "Incorruptible" is due out June 16th via Century Media Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Great Heathen Army
2. Black Flag
3. Raven Wing
4. The Veil
5. Seven Headed Whore (song available here)
6. The Relic (Part 1)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
8. Brothers
9. Defiance
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)

Check out "Raven Wing" here: More...

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