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Iced Earth Reveals Artwork For New Album "Dystopia"

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Iced Earth has announced the band's new album will be titled "Dystopia," and the album is currently set for release on October 17th, 2011 (Europe) and October 18th, 2011 (North America). The cover artwork for the album is available below.

The band has also previously announced that the following song titles will appear on the album, although it was not revealed if this is the final, official track listing:

Dystopia
Anthem
Days of Rage
Soylent Green
V
Boiling Point
Tragedy and Triumph
Anguish of Youth
Iron Will

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Anonymous Reader
1. hell yeah! writes:

Awesome, I wonder what this will be like without Matt Barlow :(

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Jon Loehr writes:

This album is gonna kick ass. My buddy Stu is the new singer, and singing is what he does best.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Seems to be carrying on the themes from "Brushfires of the Mind" which is sure to piss people off, but I'm looking forward to it.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. xFiruath writes:

I was going to say that exactly Cynic (heh, except perhaps minus the "looking forward to it part"). The themes are very clearly following in that same tin-foil hat "Zeitgeist" conspiracy nonsense from Brushfires of the Mind.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZMA writes:

The more I see from this new album, the more excited I get. If this album isn't good, I'm gonna be sooooooooo disappointed. I'd also be amazing if Stu did some death growls in this. But it probably isn't gonna happen.

# Jul 27, 2011 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Tivic writes:

I can't wait to hear the new cd & new singer.

In much the same way Horror Show (Iced Earth’s tribute to classic characters from literature and movies) was born, Schaffer said his interest in dystopian themes in music and movies led him to try his hand at that genre as well – even paying homage on the new album to the movies Dark City, V For Vendetta, and Soylent Green. The end result is Iced Earth meets the nightmarish offspring of Brave New World and Blade Runner.

“The opening song is a step back timeline-wise from the ‘Come What May’ track,” said Schaffer. “‘Come What May’ [the last track on Crucible] sets the scenario that it’s up to us and the decisions we make that will determine the future of the human race. These two songs [on Dystopia] take place at a time when people are in highly controlled prison-like city states, and their eventual emancipation in the closer, ‘Tragedy and Triumph’.”

# Jul 28, 2011 @ 1:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Harley writes:

The cover looks amazing, and really tells of the themes of these songs as much as the name of it. The Dark totalitarian city vibe really gives off some 1984 influence, as well as a few movies from the titles of the songs, like V for Vendetta and Soylent Green. Highly excited and curious with high hopes for the new signer Stu Block. Cannot wait! Amazing news overall :D

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