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Former Iced Earth Singer Matt Barlow Resurfaces In First State Force Band

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Former Iced Earth frontman Matt Barlow — who is currently employed a police officer in the Georgetown Police Dept. in Georgetown, Delaware — has resurfaced as the lead singer of the First State Force Band.

According to a posting at FirstStateForce.org, First State Force Band "was comprised of law enforcement members from different departments throughout the State of Delaware. These law enforcement members through their dedication, performed concerts several times a month to the children of Delaware using music to stress the importance of staying drug free and to stay away from violence. The band was on a serious mission. The first three years the band had performed for every school district in Delaware."

Check out a recent photo of Matt Barlow at this location. Pictures of the entire band can be found here.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. cr0wbar writes:

I wish Matt would come back to Iced Earth.

# Aug 9, 2005 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

Agreed. With all his feelings about 9/11, I'm still kind of confused why he didn't participate on such a Patriotic, historical effort like Glorious Burden. It could have been so much better with him.

# Aug 9, 2005 @ 6:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Emperor4Ever writes:

He looks so different with no hair.

# Aug 9, 2005 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Ryan writes:

I remember reading Schaafer saying that Matt's heart wasn't in it anymore, or something along those lines so he couldn't do The Glorious Burden. If this is what makes him happy, so be it.

# Aug 9, 2005 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. zMETALlica writes:

well said ryan, respect the man's wishes. i'm sick of people saying he should do IE instead of this.
it's his choice. yeah we all know we want him back in IE, but this is his choice. it may not be the best for us or IE, but its the best for him and that's what should be important.
some fans are really selfish.

# Aug 10, 2005 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Payno writes:

p***s magee says this is bull hocky

# Aug 11, 2005 @ 12:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. mosa writes:

I'm from the Georgetown, DE area and recently had the chance to meet Matt Barlow. He seems very satisfeied with his new profession.

# Aug 27, 2005 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Lara writes:

That picture makes me want to cry...Completely bald?! That's Blasphamy to metal! :( Nonetheless, Matt Barlow is and will always remain my favorit singer for Iced Earth. I long for the day for him to go back to Iced Earth. When/if that day were to happen, oh..God help us all..It will make the world a better place.

# Aug 31, 2005 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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