"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Iced Earth logo

Iced Earth Photo

Band Photo: Iced Earth (?)

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.

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 303 1 2 3 ... 15 16 Last

Headline News

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.

More...

Read more...  |  3 Comments - Discuss

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...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

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...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

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...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Iced Earth Posts New Song

The ripping new Iced Earth track, "Seven Headed Whore," can be streamed now via the player below.

This blistering new trash assault comes off the band's upcoming album, "Incorruptible," due out June 16th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders are online at iTunes here.

Century Media comments: "After nearly three dedicated decades, Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton and new guitarist Jake Dreyer have assembled the fiercest Iced Earth record since 1996 milestone 'The Dark Saga' and 1998’s chart-blazer 'Something Wicked This Way Comes.'"

1. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
2. Black Flag (4:56)
3. Raven Wing (6:25)
4. The Veil (4:47)
5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00)
6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
8. Brothers (4:45)
9. Defiance (4:08)
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30) More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Iced Earth Reveals "Incorruptible" Artwork

Iced Earth today reveals the cover artwork for "Incorruptible," a brand-new studio album that’s going to be released on June 16th.

The stunning artwork (as well as additional illustrations to every song of the new album) was done by David Newman-Stump from Skeleton Crew Tattoo and Roy Young. Pre-orders are also now online right here.

"Incorruptible" is Iced Earth’s twelfth studio album. Jon Schaffer (band founder) describes the new output as being on par with "The Dark Saga" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

The first two new songs will be released on April 28th and April 29th, so keep your eyes and ears open. Just three more weeks to go! The full track listing is as follows: More...

Read more...  |  3 Comments - Discuss

Iced Earth Issues Album Update

Iced Earth's new album "Incorruptible" is coming later this year, with the track listing just unveiled earlier in the week. Today band mastermind Jon Schaffer issued this update:

"Brothers and Sisters,

"Thank you so much for the warm birthday greetings. I am humbled and honored by your loyalty.
We delivered the master recordings to Century Media and now things are in motion.

"I am eager for you all to hear the new record. For me, it's something very special. I am extremely proud of the entire band and our team for the great work and passion that is going in to every step of the process.

"We're coming back with a vengeance my friends! Take care, Jon Schaffer." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Headline News

Iced Earth Unveils New Album

Iced Earth just wrapped up the mixing and mastering for a new full-length album, which will be titled "Incorruptible."

Following previous 2014 full-length studio album "Plagues of Babylon," this new release is being slated for a June drop date, with full details to arrive in the coming weeks.

Photos from the studio were posted throughout the recording process, which can be seen at the band's Facebook profile here.

Today, Iced Earth has unveiled the official "Incorruptible" track listing:

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

2 Comments - Discuss

Iced Earth Posts Year End Message

After returning form the Headbangers Ball Tour, Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer checked in with this year-end message for fans:

"I want to thank our fans for their support and the success of the MTV Headbangers Ball Tour.
We had a great time and made lots of new friends. Myself and the whole band wish you all an amazing holiday season.

"We are looking for to an incredible year with the release of our 12th studio album 'Incorruptible' and the subsequent touring that will follow. Metal will flow, be sure. I wish you all the very best." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Iced Earth Parts With Guitarist

Iced Earth guitarist Troy Seele today announces his departure from the band due to family responsibilities. Troy Seele's last gig with the band will be Knotfest in Mexico City on October 16th, 2016. He comments:

"After close to ten years as a guitarist in Iced Earth, the time has come for me to step away. Some of you know, but many do not, that I have a child with autism. In the past I had a great support system that has allowed me to pursue a career in music. That is no longer the case and it has forced me to make a difficult decision. I've always believed that family comes first, and now it is time for me to focus on that.

"The demanding life style of being in a professional heavy metal band is no longer an option for me. Knowing the band is focused on a new album and touring cycle, and given my circumstances, this is the best time for me to step down.

"Playing in Iced Earth has been a great experience. It's taken me around the world many times and given me the chance to meet many of my heroes, as well as play in front of crowds larger than I ever dreamed of.

"I personally want to thank Jon and the guys for the music and the amazing times through the years. Thank you to the fans for understanding and for your support." More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Headbangers Ball Posts Tour Trailer

The Canadian hyperblasters from Kataklysm will return to Europe in December of 2016 as part of the "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metallers Ensiferum, and US metalcore stalwarts Unearth. A teaser trailer also just came online and can be seen below.

"Headbangers Ball" - a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia - will breathe new life again and, by the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. Dates for the winter tour are available after the jump.

More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Kataklysm Joining Headbangers Ball Tour

After the band's most extensive and successful tour to date earlier this year, Canadian group Kataklysm will return to Europe in December 2016 as part of the MTV Headbangers Ball tour.

The varied line-up will be completed by U.S. heavy metallers Iced Earth, Finnish folk metal superstars Ensiferum and U.S. metalcore act Unearth. Dates are available below.

Headbangers Ball - a name that evokes pure heavy metal nostalgia - will breathe new life and, by the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. MTV Headbangers Ball, hosted by Continental Concerts, is going to tour Europe and will embody the cutting edge and timeless essence of pure fucking metal.

Wondering what a Kataklysm show in the U.K. is like? Check out our report from a London gig right here. More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Report

70,000 Tons Of Metal, Day One: "Casting Off"

When winter strikes the northern hemisphere, we know it’s time for our annual sojourn to the biggest and best floating festival on earth – 70,000 Tons of Metal. Back on its third different boat in three years, Ultimate Metal Cruises returns to destroy the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean with the most diverse and powerful lineup in its sixth voyage. This year, the boat returned to Jamaica, but a different port – Falmouth. Last year, a disastrous blizzard it the Northeast U.S. leaving many stranded on the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale upon return to Port Everglades, something I surely hope wouldn’t happen (he says with tongue firmly planted in cheek). More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Iced Earth Two New Live Videos Posted

YouTubers "Carol Bouchard et Sylvie Guay" and "Raven Lunatic" are streaming video footage of Iced Earth performing "Plagues of Babylon" and "Boiling Point" live aboard the "70000 Tons Of Metal" cruise. The 2016 edition of "70000 Tons Of Metal" set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 4 and returned on Monday, February 8.

Check out the clips now below.

More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Diamond Head Tops Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2016

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail tomorrow. Promoters UMC have declared the event a sell out and announced that the final act added to the bill is legendary UK act Diamond Head.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will sails from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you missed out on this year, be sure to check out information on the event over at 70000tons.com.

Diamond Head joins the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
Arkona
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Novembers Doom, Nervosa Named For 70,000 Tons

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this Thursday, and promoters UMC have announced all but one act to complete the lineup with the latest additions: Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation.

The clue to the 60th band to be announced is "jewel" and begins with a "D."

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation join the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

70,000 Tons Of Metal Lineup Closer To Complete

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal is about to set sail next Thursday, and promoters UMC are inching closer to completing the lineup - the latest addition is Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer)'s new act Dead Cross.

Other additions include: Abinchova, Painful, Twilight Force, Skálmöld, Raven, Koyi K Utho, Dia De Los Muertos, Distillator and Susperia.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. Also, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Dead Cross, Abinchova, Painful, Twilight Force, Skálmöld, Raven, Koyi K Utho, Dia De Los Muertos, Distillator and Susperia join the following previously named acts (with 9 still to be revealed):

Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Delain More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Eluveitie Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has added Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise, bringing the total of 41 bands of the 60 revealed. Three more acts (Hint: from Switzerland, Germany and Sweden) will be added this week.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Eluveitie joins the following previously named acts (with 19 still to be revealed):

Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Delain More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds Six More Acts For 2016

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has added 4 more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise, bringing the total of 40 bands of the 60 revealed.

The latest additions are: Jag Panzer, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Squealer, Stratovarius and Vader!

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Jag Panzer, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Squealer, Stratovarius and Vader join the following previously named acts (with 20 still to be revealed):

Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Delain More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Bloodbath, Krisiun, 2 Others Added To 70,000 Tons

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has added 4 more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise, bringing the total of 34 bands of the 60 to be announced.

The latest additions are: Bloodbath, Krisiun, Vallenfyre and Subway to Sally.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Bloodbath, Krisiun, Vallenfyre and Subway to Sally join the following previously named acts:

Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Delain More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 303 1 2 3 ... 15 16 Last