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Iced Earth Announces New Album Title As "Dystopia"

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Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer has issued the following statement revealing the band's upcoming album title:

"Hello gang! Just a quick update for you from the road. We had a great weekend playing at Sweden Rock Friday and the Rock Hard festival in Germany on Saturday. The band’s having a lot of fun, and today we begin rehearsing the new songs for the forthcoming CD, titled 'Dystopia.' We begin master tracking in Florida in 2 weeks and will be traveling between Europe and the US this summer to play festivals and finish the new album. I can honestly say that I haven’t had this many songs give me goose bumps since we recorded Something Wicked This Way Comes, way back in 1998, so this is also very exciting.

"As you can imagine, it’s a very busy time for us. I think we’re all having emotional ups and downs as we’re coming to the end of an era with Matt’s retirement, and we’re also very excited about the future with Stu coming onboard, so it’s a little bit of a roller coaster ride for us. However, we are having a killer time, and Matt is performing at his absolute best and going out with pure class and style, which is always the way he rolls.

"We also had a great time hanging out with the guys in Down last night at the Rock Hard festival. Freddie and my manager joined them onstage for a nice jam at the end of the show. It was brilliant and a lot of fun.

"We’ll be keeping you posted on updates as things move along through the summer. Best to you all!!"

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6 Comments on "Iced Earth Announces New Album Title"

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1. FUCK YEAH writes:

I'm super excited! Iced Earth is one of the best power thrashers out there! I cannot imagine though what this is going to sound like with a new singer (or without Matt Barlow for that matter). However, I think it's safe to assume that Matt Barlow has lost a lot of spark (especially with the last album: Crucible of Man)... maybe change is a good thing no?

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2. Cynic writes:

I'm pretty interested to hear what they can come up with. Stu's a great vocalist but I'm not much of an Into Eternity fan so this is perfect.

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3. Brucezombie writes:

I can dig it!

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

Agreed Cyn...dude has a phenomenal voice, but no matter how I tried, I just couldn't get 'into' Eternity. Way too random overall, and I hate the poppy 'sing-along' choruses

Am very interested to hear what the collaboration sounds like...could be fvcking gold

Jon has one of the most wicked right hands in METAL

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

Amen to that! I get carpal tunnel syndrome just thinking about touring on those riffs.

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6. Tivic writes:

can't wait to hear their new epic.

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