Iced Earth's drummer Brent Smedley has announced his departure from the band, owing to personal responsibilities. After recording three albums in his third, seven-year-long stint with Iced Earth, Smedley will be departing to devote more time to his older family members in Jacksonville, Florida.
After announcing the first leg of their upcoming world tour, Iced Earth are in the news yet again this time with some details regarding their new album. Mastermind Jon Schaffer has released a new update revealing that the album will be called Plagues Of Babylon and you can expect it to come out in October 2013. You can see below some of the song titles confirmed so far.
Iced Earth have announced the first European leg of their 2014/2015 World Tour, kicking off on January 9th, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The band is currently writing a new studio album with a slated release date for late 2013 and has recently released Live In Ancient Kourion. The US metallers will be recording and mixing in between a string of European festivals this summer.
Unless you have been distracted, you know by now that Iced Earth will be releasing a new DVD next month. In preparation for this release, the band has now unveiled a live clip of the song "Dystopia" from Live In Ancient Kourion. Go ahead and take a peek at the new DVD below.
Since Dystopia was released in October of 2011, heavy metallers Iced Earth has been playing more shows in the past year than in the previous ten years combined. Their first officially filmed headline show Live In Ancient Kourion will hit stores on April 15th (and April 16th in the US) and you can get the first glimpse of this show on the trailer below.
Derelict Earth's new album Below The Empty Skies was released on Bandcamp on December 16th, 2012. It is now available for download and streaming at any price (including for free) at this location. Enjoy. The cover artwork was created by Manthos Lappas.
Iced Earthhad previously announced the release of their new DVD Live In Ancient Kourion, which was filmed in Cyprus in August. It will be released in early April 2013. Now the band has unveiled its cover artwork which was created in collaboration between Nathan Perry and Felipe Machado Franco. You can check out the result below.
"The Devil Made Me Do It", a brand new video from US industrial metallers Scum Of The Earth is now available for viewing below. The song is off the band's latest output The Devil Made Me Do It which came out on August 28th via Goomba Music. The clip was directed by Tim King and produced by Splashdown Media.
Jon Schaffer, the guitarist of Iced Earth, will be featured as guest vocalist on Syrian thrashers Anarchadia's upcoming album Let Us All Unite. Schaffer performs alongside the band's singer Nour on a track entitled "True World Order" which will be available as a free download.
Unearth have announced a co-headlining US tour with Born Of Osiris, to take place this November. Opening the bill will be Obey The Brave, The Contortionist and Wolves At The Gate. Unearth's latest release was 2011's Darkness In The Light, while Born Of Osiris released The Discovery.
Iced Earth will have a busy year in 2013. Guitarist Jon Schaffer has released an update confirming that the band has plans to release a new studio album next year in the fall and will work on their upcoming DVD Live In Ancient Kourion, which was filmed in Cyprus in August and will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and CD.
As part of the World Dystopia Tour, American heavy metallers Iced Earth will be coming back to Europe in December for some very select headlining shows. The support acts will be Evergrey (Sweden), Steel Engraved (Germany) and Deadshape Figure (Finland). The band also has some European summer festivals appearances scheduled before this tour.
With a pedigree that boasts all three members of New York's cult doom act Unearthly Trance, plus founding Electric Wizard and Ramesses bassist/guitarist Tim Bagshaw, Serpentine Path should immediately top any doom metal fan's want-list. The self-titled debut is an absolutely crushing album which both references and reinterprets its members previous bands but with a decidedly more punishing death metal approach.