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

Iced Earth Reveal New Single And Artwork

Photo of Iced Earth

Band Photo: Iced Earth (?)

With the framework for the Armageddon of Man firmly laid with the band’s
2007 full-length release, "Framing Armageddon - Something Wicked Part I", ICED EARTH are set to launch the next installment of Jon Schaffer's "Something Wicked" saga with the release of their new single, "I Walk Among You", in June of 2008. The full-length studio follow-up to "Something Wicked Part I" is due for release in fall of 2008.

The new single and proceeding full-length studio album mark the return to the band of longtime frontman Matt Barlow, whose dark and sinister tones are the perfect fit to narrate the intense and viscous annihilation of mankind set in motion with the birth of the story’s main character, "Set Abominae", in "Something Wicked Part II". The single will allow fans to get a glimpse of the bright future for the band, and the perhaps not-so-bright future for humanity as we now know it.

The single will feature three songs, an exclusive version of the song "I Walk Alone" and a few tracks from "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part 1)" with new vocal performances by Matt Barlow. Due to the re-tracking of the lead vocals these tracks have been remixed and remastered. There will be an iTunes-exclusive version of the single "I Walk Among You" that features "A Charge To Keep" which has also been re-sung by Matt, remixed and re-mastered.

The video for "I Walk Alone" is being filmed in early April.

All tracks were recorded at Jon Schaffer's studio, Soaring Eagle Sound, and mixed and mastered at Morrisound. The single, and following full-length platter will be released by Steamhammer/SPV.

"I Walk Among You" (cover artwork) track listing:

01. I Walk Alone
02. Setian Massacre
03. The Clouding
04. A Charge to Keep (exclusive iTunes track)

Source: Blabbermouth

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


13 Comments on "Iced Earth Reveal New Single And Artwork"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. stillbjorn writes:

lulz..."The Clouding" makes me think of Aqua Teens...."THE SHAVING!!" *bzzzzz*

srsly tho, Shaffer is like, the most boring guitar player on earth. And he can't f***ing mix to save his life. All his CD's are mastered like, 4 decibals quieter than any professionally made metal album.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
I_am_judas's avatar

Member

2. I_am_judas writes:

they are better with tim Owens.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
3. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

the album artwork is so badaass and tight!!!
kinda almost Dream Theater ish actually....

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. stillbjorn writes:

Tim Owens was the only reason to listen to them for the last 2 albums

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
5. Txmetalhead writes:

"Ripper" Owens is one of the best vocalists around.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. stillbjorn writes:

AAAAAAAAnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Barlow is one of the worst.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
7. hey writes:

iced earth was and is matt barlow. come on now. the guy is such a great singer. when they brought in owens it just wasnt sounding right. its like barlow taking over for bruce d***inson. its just not right. i stopped listening after horrow show but i cant wait to hear the new stuff.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
8. Westfallen writes:

Here here, hey.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
I_am_judas's avatar

Member

9. I_am_judas writes:

well if u havent heard there newer stuff then your missing out cus Owens is a really great singer.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Terminator's avatar

Reviewer

10. Terminator writes:

the ripper rules! barlow rules! hell, greely ruled!

personally, there was something that just wasnt right on "framing armaggedon". something was missing, i cant pin point it. the ripper is an awesome singer, but seemed to be stretching beyond his range on it. i thought he did a much better on "the glorious burden". vocally, i think that's the ripper's strongest album he's ever done.

cool single art btw.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 2:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
I_am_judas's avatar

Member

11. I_am_judas writes:

yea I agree with post 10...iced earth is just a great band. I preffer them with Owens but the other two singers weren't bad at all.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
12. rage writes:

Iced earth f***ing rule end of story

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
13. darenloster writes:

I agree with post 7 - Matt Barlow's voice is part of that 'Great Sound' of Iced Earth. When it was Tim singing (though Tim is a great singer too) it just didn't sound like Iced Earth anymore. For sure the 'music remains the same' but usually the Vocalist will give that extra Unique Sound a band - and this was surely the case with Iced Earth and Matt's vocals.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 9:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.