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Iced Earth Updates On New Single, Two-Part Album

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Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer has posted an update on the Iced Earth message boards about the new single they recorded and plans for the upcoming two-part album.

"We just finished mixing and mastering the single which will be titled "Overture of the Wicked" and should be released in late May or early June. The 4 songs that will be featured on this are as follows:

1. Ten Thousand Strong
2. Prophecy
3. Birth of the Wicked
4. The Coming Curse

"Ten Thousand Strong will be the song that we will be filming a video for in the following months, most likely in June right around the Sweden Rock festival.

"I'm very happy with the results of our efforts, we've been really working hard on delivering something special to you guys and this single is just a hint of things to come, and it's freakin' awesome.

"We will be finishing the rest of production for Part 1 over the course of the next few weeks, with plans to mix in the early part of May. The title of the full release is "Framing Armageddon" (Something Wicked Part 1) and should be out in the late August/September time frame.

"The "Framing Armageddon" tracklist will appear as follows:

1. Overture
2. Something Wicked (Part 1)
3. Invasion
4. Man's Motivation
5. The Setian Massacre
6. A Charge to Keep
7. Reflections
8. Ten Thousand Strong
9. Execution
10. Order of the Rose
11. The Clouding
12. Infiltrate and Assimilate
13. Retribution Through the Ages
14. Something Wicked (Part 2)
15. The Domino Decree
16. Framing Armageddon
17. When Stars Collide (Born is He)
18. The Awakening

"The working title of Part 2 is "Revelation Abomination" Something Wicked (Part 2) and the tracklist is as follows:

1. The Sacred Flames
2. Behold the Wicked Child
3. Minions of the Watch
4. A Gift or a Curse
5. I Walk Among You
5. Harbinger of Fate
6. Ancient Rage of the High Priest
7. A Gathering Threat / Time Marches On
8. Sacrificial Kingdoms
9. Something Wicked (Part 3)
10. Divide Devour
11. Conspiracy / Pilgrimage In Guile
12. Come What May

"The final tracking and mixing for Part 2 will take place between the festivals and world tour and will have a targeted release in February/March of 2008.

"Due to family health issues Bo Wallace will not be able to be involved with Iced Earth. I played the bass guitar parts on the single and we will be bringing Dennis Hayes, who worked with Tim on his "Beyond Fear" side project, in to play on parts of the remainder of the recording. He will be doing the live shows as well.

"Also, after many years of heading up www.icedearth.com, Neil Gregie will no longer be webmaster. If anyone out there is interested, and has the creative and technical abilities to be the new IE webmaster, please send your info and examples to webmaster@icedearth.com. Neil will forward the info on and we will be in contact if you have what we're looking for to be part of the team. We wish to thank Neil for all the years of work and time he has devoted to being involved with the site! You're the Man Neil!!!

"We'll have some more updates for you in the near future!"

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1. BodomBastard writes:

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2. anon writes:

Bring back Barlow!! Iced Earth just isn't the same without him.

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4. deathbringer writes:

I'll second the sentiments about Matt Barlow... After he left and hearing Glorious Burden, which went on the shelf pretty quickly, I've lost the anticipation for what was for a while one of my favorite bands. The high pitch wailing, screaming and falsettos just don't do it for me and Barlow made what is still in every other respect power metal very palatable to me.

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5. mike writes:

Yeah, Barlow was great. If you listen to the lasts CD, though, Ripper sounds OK when he's not trying to sing like Halford. Maybe he'll ditch the Halfrod falsetto completely for the new material.

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