Sons of Liberty
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Sons of Liberty 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.
Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer's "one man band" side project Sons of Liberty is streaming the entire new EP "Sign of the Times," which was released just prior to the holidays on December 22, 2011 through Century Media Records.
Check out "Sign of the Times" here:
Metalinjection.net recently interviewed Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Sons of Liberty) on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. You can check out the clip below, which features Jon talking about playing the boat, if we can expect new Demons & Wizards, and what the future holds for Iced Earth.
Jon Schaffer has announced an eclectic, fan-favorite set list for Iced Earth’s upcoming limited-engagement U.S. tour.
“I wanted to give fans something really special,” Schaffer said. “So I put together songs that include some we’ve rarely played live before, and at least one that reaches back to our first album. Even long-time fans of Iced Earth are going to be surprised.”
Iced Earth kicks off its four-city U.S. tour on September 10 in Washington DC, followed by Chicago (September 21), New York (September 23), and West Hollywood (September 25).
The touring lineup for Iced Earth will be Jon Schaffer (Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals), Matt Barlow (Lead and Backing Vocals), Brent Smedley (Drums), Troy Seele (Lead Guitar), Freddie Vidales (Bass Guitar).
Schaffer’s Sons of Liberty band, featuring Schaffer on lead vocals, makes its live debut on this tour.
"Sons of Liberty is a project that is near and dear to my heart,” Schaffer said. “I'm very passionate about it. This is an opportunity for me to speak directly to the people. Hopefully, I can inspire them to look into the message and wake up to what is going on around them.”
He continued: "This isn't about me thinking I'm a great singer or front man. In fact, through the rehearsing process my respect has only grown for Matt. Doing lead vocals presents a whole new set of challenges for me."
According to Schaffer, the response to his Sons of Liberty album "Brush-Fires of the Mind" has been overwhelming. It was only officially released on July 13, but already tens of thousands of copies have been sold and given away on his web site. Hundreds more are downloaded every week.
But as popular as Sons of Liberty has become, it’s Iced Earth that takes center stage this month.
“We haven’t been this energized and passionate in a long time,” Schaffer said. “We are definitely going to kick ass, and have a lot of fun doing it.”
Preparing for the four-city tour isn’t all that’s been keeping Schaffer busy these days. He’s also working on a new Iced Earth album (scheduled for release Spring, 2011), a live DVD (scheduled for release before the end of this year), and a special project he will only say fans will “freakin’ love.”
The soon-to-be-released DVD is called “Festivals of the Wicked.” It features full-length concerts from Wacken, 2007 (with Tim “Ripper” Owens on lead vocals), Metal Camp and Rock Hard, 2008 (with Matt Barlow on lead vocals), a rockin’ road movie, a long interview with Jon, and more.
Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer has developed his new project Sons Of Liberty for the stated purpose of "spreading awareness about the current state of affairs worldwide." A video clip has been posted online of an interview with Schaffer and G. Edward Griffin (author of The Creature From Jekyll Island), which can be viewed below. The band's entire album can also be heard online now at this location.
Iced Earth brainchild Jon Schaffer has developed a new project titled Sons of Liberty for the purpose of spreading awareness about the current state of affairs worldwide. Schaffer’s goal for this project is "not to sell records, t-shirts or tickets, but rather wake people up and to get them to start researching and talking with each other."
The entire new Sons of Liberty album "Brush Fires of the Mind" can be heard now at this location. The new album is set for a July 13th release. Schaffer handles all vocals and instrumentation for Sons of Liberty but the effort also features guest solos by producer Jim Morris, Iced Earth guitarist Troy Seele, and bassist Ruben Drake.
Century Media Records to Celebrating their 20th Anniversary in North America, Century Media Records has signed a worldwide deal with one of the bands that propelled them to success - Iced Earth. This new worldwide deal sees the band rejoin the label that released the legendary albums The Dark Saga and Something Wicked This Way Comes as well as all of the early Iced Earth albums. In addition to Iced Earth, Century Media will also release Iced Earth brainchild, Jon Schaffer’s Sons of Liberty project.
Antje Lange, managing director of Century Media Records Europe, comments: “We are extremely happy and proud to welcome Jon Schaffer and his bands SONS OF LIBERTY and ICED EARTH back on the label. Schaffer is one of the most talented and charismatic musicians in metal and it is an honor for us as a label to work with him. Despite an already very successful past, we feel that an even bigger success is in the cards for the future.”
Schaffer further states: “I am excited about the opportunity to work on SONS OF LIBERTY and ICED EARTH with Century Media. This was the label where my career began and there are many memories, some of them great, some of them not. However, we all grew up and are able to see eye to eye on the mission ahead: making sure my creativity gets the best possible outlet. I am much looking forward to this team delivering the goods and releasing some killer music.”
Sons Of Liberty's "Brush-Fires of The Mind" is set for a July 13th release. Schaffer handles all vocals and instrumentation for Sons of Liberty, but the effort also features guest solos by legendary producer Jim Morris, ICED EARTH guitarist Troy Seele and world-class bassist, Ruben Drake. Born from Schaffer’s desire to stimulate curiosity about a pattern of global banking corruption that is undermining the independence of people and their countries, SONS OF LIBERTY aims to spearhead a multi-faceted and peaceful resistance of the tyranny being wrought every day on regular people. Schaffer, in turn, has reverently named his new project after a secret organization comprised of notable United States’ patriots that formed in 1765. These patriots worked fervently to expose and resist the tyranny that the colonists were subjected to, which ultimately led to the American Revolution. For additional information regarding Sons of Liberty and how you can learn more in its cause, head over to sons-of-liberty.net. More...
ICED EARTH has confirmed four North American tour dates for the Fall of 2010. Meant as an "Escape From The Studio," these exclusive dates will also get fans the chance to see Jon Schaffer's new project SONS OF LIBERTY on stage for their first-ever live performances.
Jon Schaffer comments: "It has been too long since we played North America and after the South American shows we felt we should bring a 'Greatest Hits'-set to our loyal fans in the US. I am also very much looking forward to introducing SONS OF LIBERTY to the Minions. See you out there!"
For the dates listed below, ICED EARTH will be offering a very limited number of fans the opportunity to attend the show as the band’s guest VIPs. Fans who purchase a VIP package with www.icedearth.com will receive the following:
- A General Admission Ticket
- VIP meet and greet with Iced Earth
- Autographed tour poster
- Iced Earth Flag
- Limited Edition Iced Earth T-Shirt
- VIP commemorative laminate
The VIP packages are very limited and available on a first-come/ first-serve basis. The VIP package cost is $75 including the concert ticket.
VIP packages via www.icedearth.com are available since April 21. Regular tickets sales via Ticketmaster and all other outlets will not begin until May 7 and will be subject to local service fees.
Here are the Iced Earth/Sons of Liberty U.S. tour dates:
Fri/Sep-10 - Washington DC -- 9:30 Club
Tue/Sep-21 - Chicago IL -- House of Blues
Thu/Sep-23 - New York NY -- Nokia Theater Times Square
Sat/Sep-25 - West Hollywood CA -- House of Blues
Jon Schaffer was recently on the Alex Jones show to discuss and launch his new project, Sons of Liberty. Here are Jon's comments on it, followed by a series of videos from the show.
"Just wanted to say thanks for supporting the Sons of Liberty project. I'm very serious about spreading this, so please get people to listen to it, make copies and get the word out!
"If you missed the broadcast of the release on the Alex Jones show here's a you tube link and we'll have it on the SOL site soon.
"Again, thanks for your support in this, now let's get to work on restoring liberty!"
Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer has announced a new project/solo album that he's been working on the last several months called Sons of Liberty, which he will be unveiling and talking about this Friday (December 18) on the Alex Jones show. Schaffer will be in the studio with Alex on Friday December 18th at 2pm CST. The show is broadcast from 11am to 3pm CST to over 80 stations nation wide. To find a station near you, check here or stream it LIVE for free from Infowars.com. Prison Planet members can watch the interview from PrisonPlanet.TV.
On Friday, December 18th, Schaffer will also launch a new website, www.sons-of-liberty.net, where you will be able to download and listen to this new album for free as well as purchase a high-resolution version.
Schaffer further comments: "My desire is for Sons of Liberty to become part of a much larger movement that is happening around the world. This new website will be a think-tank containing lots of interesting web-links, book and movie recommendations, and much more. This will be an ongoing process, so check back often.
"I am very proud to be invited to Alex Jones’ show and I feel this is the perfect place for me to reveal the first Sons of Liberty album entitled “Brush-fires of the Mind.
"This is about the message and not the messenger. This is a project that I encourage you to copy and share with your friends.
"I care very much about what is happening in our world, we’ve been steamrolling down this road for a long time, so I assure you this is not a politically biased message. I’m hoping to set a few brush-fires in the minds of the listeners with this one. So please, check it out, do the research and get involved!"