Iced Earth - Reveal First Details About New Album (Update)

UPDATE on 08.08.2013 [Thanks to D.T. Metal]: (posted on the band's Facebook page):

"Hello brothers and sisters, I'm proud to announce that we have completed all the tracking for the new album, Plagues Of Babylon. There's quite a selection of epic heaviness on your way, for release early next year. We arrived in Sweden and are heading on to Portugal for a few festivals, and then on Monday, we start the mix!

Take care and stay tuned for more updates! Jon Schaffer."

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.

In his own words: "Horns up brothers and sisters! I just wanted to write to you on behalf of myself, and the band, to say thank you for the amazing growth that has been taking place on the Official Iced Earth Facebook Page. We have reached 300,000 likes in a very short time and there appears to be no end in sight. Since we have this special occasion, I thought I might share some exclusive news with you guys, right here, straight from the source: the new Iced Earth studio album is expected to have an October 2013 release date. It will be titled Plagues Of Babylon and we are very excited about how killer things are sounding this early in the writing/demo process. Below are some of the song titles that will appear on the album:

1) Plagues Of Babylon
2) Democide
3) Among The Living Dead
4) The Resistance
5) If I Could See You
6) Peacemaker
7) Cthulhu
8) Parasite

I expect this album will be something very special! Stay tuned to this page for breaking news about Iced Earth's mega-packed schedule and coming tour dates. You will hear it here first! Thanks again for your continued support of the band! We love you guys! Take care, Jon Schaffer.

Band profile: Iced Earth
Posted: 10.08.2013 by BloodTears


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25.04.2013 - 18:01
Awesome news! always good to hear from them, and their last one was a killer for sure!
25.04.2013 - 18:41
The Nothingth
Last one was a big step up from their era of mediocrity and simply a solid album all around (maybe a little over-produced.)
I hope it lasts.
25.04.2013 - 20:01
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Titles sound promising. Hope this works out to be a good one.
25.04.2013 - 20:07
While Dystopia was good and a step up from Crucible, it felt like it was missing ... something. Stu alone should make it a good spin but I hope Jon goes for something a little more interesting.
Born Out Of Hate, Descending Upon The Earth
25.04.2013 - 20:39
Sounds epic, as always. I'd love to see another concept album which is something IE excels at. Maybe something in the vein of "Horror Story", and several of the Dystopian themed songs on "Dystopia", how they link together with a common element but are not in anyway directly related to each other. I really loved Dystopia and Stu's ability to have both elements of Ripper and Barlow, stoked to hear some new material with him.
Prepare for unforeseen consequences.
25.04.2013 - 21:50
Tristus Scriptor
Rancid Reviewer
Insanely groin-petrifying news! And really, I'd have more to say, yet schizo already said my feelings on it.
25.04.2013 - 22:21
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Nice news
26.04.2013 - 21:40
Sweet...I hope Stu can ease off on the Barlow impressions and find his own seat within the band. He's got some very strong mid range and falsettos, he needs to stick with that instead of relying on his Barlow-esque baritone

other than that I am UBER excited for this one
27.04.2013 - 22:30
I'm really hoping that for the track 'Cthulhu' they don't say it. Otherwise they have no idea about Lovecraft
"I'm rising in power through murdering rain
Stronger than Faith allows
Braver than heroes vows
...My head is bloody
but I am unbowed
I am power..."
28.04.2013 - 18:36
Count. Me. In.
29.04.2013 - 01:38
Good news I would hope for something a little better than their last but they seem to be getting back on track anyways.
01.05.2013 - 13:01
This site is great. FOR ME TO POOP ON.

reBubblefuckered !!!BAAAALEEETEEED!!!
09.08.2013 - 02:08
Awesome news, really liking the direction the band's taken with Stu Block fronting. Dystopia was an excellent album and I don't have much of a doubt that this one will deliver as well.
This is the water, and this is the well
Drink full and descend
The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within
09.08.2013 - 05:11
Stunning Cactus
I expect that this will top Dystopia. Can't wait!
"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
09.08.2013 - 23:26
Fav band releasing new tunes? Fuck Yes!
Keep it Brutal!!!
10.08.2013 - 06:34
M C Vice
So this'll probably be their last with Stu Block then?
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
10.08.2013 - 08:55
"Plagues Of Babylon and you can expect it to come out in October 2013"

..."for release early next year."
Must... get... crunchy new tunes... sooner...
Prepare for unforeseen consequences.
11.08.2013 - 01:51
Written by M C Vice on 10.08.2013 at 06:34

So this'll probably be their last with Stu Block then?

Haha, I see what you did there
Stay Br00tal!
11.08.2013 - 16:10
I hope stu can shine in his one and get away from the barlow impressions that seemed to dominate the last album
he has an awesome medium range and his falsettos just kill!

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