Iced Earth - Re-Record Dante's Inferno With New Vocalist


Iced Earth have re-recorded a fan favorite track, "Dante's Inferno", which is now available for download at this location. The track features their new singer, Stu Block, as it was recorded during the creation of their upcoming new album entitled Dystopia, to be released on October 17th via Century Media Records.

Jon Schaffer explains the reason why "Dante's Inferno" was never played live since their live album Alive In Athens: "If there's one song fans have asked us to play live more than any other it's "Dante's Inferno", says Jon Schaffer. "The simple reason why we haven't is because the original click track was erased, therefore requiring a keyboard player to do the parts live. That's OK for a special event like when we recorded Alive In Athens, but to hire a keyboard player for a full tour, for one song, just isn't financially feasible."

The almost twenty-minute song will be played live in all the upcoming shows during their 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour.


[Also thanks to CHEF METAL HEAD and BMR Monkey for sending in this news!]


Source: icedearth.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
 
Posted: 17.09.2011 by pisymbol


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17.09.2011 - 21:35
Milena
Learning To "X"
Pretty old news. Stu kicks some major ass tho'.
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17.09.2011 - 22:57
WorpeX
Written by Milena on 17.09.2011 at 21:35

Pretty old news. Stu kicks some major ass tho'.


I agree!
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17.09.2011 - 23:14
Rulatore
The new vocalist sucks hard
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17.09.2011 - 23:32
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Rulatore on 17.09.2011 at 23:14

The new vocalist sucks hard


What is it about his vocals that you don't like?
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17.09.2011 - 23:38
Sulac
I dig Stu's vocals on this track. They're pretty thrashy... I like it.
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17.09.2011 - 23:54
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Masterchief
Band shood do it whit BIRTH OF THE WICKED!!!!!!!!!
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18.09.2011 - 00:16
truenoacero
I like Stu's voice in this song. I think that Stu's going to do a great work in this album. I want this album!
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18.09.2011 - 00:23
Rulatore
Written by Angelic Storm on 17.09.2011 at 23:32

Written by Rulatore on 17.09.2011 at 23:14

The new vocalist sucks hard


What is it about his vocals that you don't like?

Just cant get into his vocals in this music, neither in the other band ( Into something, cant remember right now )

btw, I prefer the original version
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18.09.2011 - 01:46
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Rulatore on 18.09.2011 at 00:23
Just cant get into his vocals in this music, neither in the other band ( Into something, cant remember right now )

btw, I prefer the original version


When I first heard him in Into Eternity, I had major doubts about him fitting in Iced Earth. But his vocals with Iced Earth are much more multi faceted than what I heard him doing with Into Eternity. In the stuff I heard with his previous band, he didn't really sing mid-range, or low range without doing death vocals. So he's a much more well rounded vocalist than I initially gave him credit for.

I wasn't totally convinced when I heard him sing "Dante's Inferno", as I felt he lacked a bit of soul in the mid-low range that Matt had. Hearing some new songs though has convinced me that he is the right man for Iced Earth. And he seems to have no problems hitting the high notes that Matt seemed to find so troublesome in recent years. He actually sounds a bit like a hybrid of Matt and Ripper, which to me is no bad thing! hehe xD

Oh, and I prefer the original version too lol
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18.09.2011 - 02:38
Ankläger
Couldn't they just make a new click track?

I'm glad Matt's gone. I can't stand his voice. Stu sounds good.
(interested in Iced Earth for the first time in 4 years)

For anyone who doesn't want the evil monsters who are Iced Earth to have their email, here is a youtube link:
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18.09.2011 - 03:07
psykometal
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I can't wait to hear more of Stu Block era Iced Earth...
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18.09.2011 - 09:43
Mongoose2557
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People need to get over the fact that Barlow is gone. I'm pretty sure he won't come back this time so there isn't a point in holding your breath. I've heard a few songs off the new album and if you didn't tell me anything, I'd say that Barlow was still singing. Block is the closest thing fans are going to get to having Barlow back in the band. And the great thing about Stu is that he's committed. So rejoice that they have someone who really wants to be a big part of this band and continue where Barlow left off instead of being a short time replacement for someone who will only come back for one album.
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18.09.2011 - 22:04
RavenKing
Imo, Iced Earth are overdoing the re-recording gimmick.
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19.09.2011 - 05:28
Promonex
Cathemeral
Those harsh vocals at 1:46 scared the shit out me. Seriously.
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19.09.2011 - 18:56
soadbyob
Account deleted
What a blockhead
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21.09.2011 - 04:08
R'Vannith
ghedengi
The new vocalist is pretty damn good.
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