Iced Earth - Share New Album Cover Art


Now that Iced Earth have completed the recording, mixing, and mastering for their new album Plagues Of Babylon, it is time to share the cover art that will grace the new opus. The cover was painted by Eliran Kantor and you can feast your eyes on it right now. Appetizing, isn't it? The exact release date of the album hasn't been divulged yet but early next year is the plan. The American band promises a heavy new album.




Plagues Of Babylon tracklist:

01. Plagues of Babylon
02. Democide
03. The Culling
04. Among The Living Dead
05. Resistance
06. The End?
07. If I Could See You
08. Cthulhu
09. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit Of The Times
12. Highwayman

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
 
Posted: 25.09.2013 by BloodTears


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25.09.2013 - 21:43
Mad Arab666
Looks good to me.
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25.09.2013 - 21:44
Ornusashas
Michonne
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25.09.2013 - 22:03
blacktooth85
Deadly man!!
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25.09.2013 - 22:13
Daniell
No, you don't
Terribly ridiculous, or ridiculously terrble, as usual. I wonder whether it's a complete lack of taste on the band's side, or purposeful pandering to pre teens.
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25.09.2013 - 22:37
Risto
Wandering Midget
The zombies look kinda familiar, don't you think...
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25.09.2013 - 22:45
3rdWorld
Offline
Not bad. Gives a more aggressive aura to the album, wonder how it is gonna sound.
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25.09.2013 - 23:10
Mattybu
Written by Daniell on 25.09.2013 at 22:13

I wonder whether it's a complete lack of taste on the band's side, or purposeful pandering to pre teens.


Since when were metal covers supposed to be tasteful? And what exactly about it panders to pre teens?

It's not really good but it isn't awful. The background and that big vertical shape going up the centre looks quite cool.
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25.09.2013 - 23:33
WorpeX
I love the old school feel to the cover. Looks like something from the "Dark Saga/Something Wicked" Era. Very nice!
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25.09.2013 - 23:47
Daniell
No, you don't
Written by Mattybu on 25.09.2013 at 23:10

Since when were metal covers supposed to be tasteful? And what exactly about it panders to pre teens?


Tasteful? Not necessarily. Not terrible? Please. This cover is godawful.
i think 95 out of 100 people who will like this cover will be pre teens. If you aren't one, you belong to the 5%
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Ahab - The Light In the Weed
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Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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26.09.2013 - 00:38
Mattybu
Written by Daniell on 25.09.2013 at 23:47

Written by Mattybu on 25.09.2013 at 23:10

Since when were metal covers supposed to be tasteful? And what exactly about it panders to pre teens?


Tasteful? Not necessarily. Not terrible? Please. This cover is godawful.
i think 95 out of 100 people who will like this cover will be pre teens. If you aren't one, you belong to the 5%


I didn't say it was tasteful, I was just pointing out that tastefulness in metal album covers really doesn't matter at all. In fact the sheer tastelessness of album art from bands like Cannibal Corpse is what makes their covers so enjoyable in the first place.

You still haven't really explained what about this cover makes it so awful or pre-teen oriented, obviously it's not groundbreaking work or anything but I don't find it that off-putting. I am actually curious about how this album will sound because Iced Earth keeps going on about how heavy it is going to be. Hopefully they don't fuck up the music just worrying about sounding too heavy. If anything that would be the meltdown of pre teen proportions
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26.09.2013 - 02:00
exomorphyx89
Nice cover, I like it!
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26.09.2013 - 02:33
Zaph
The Nothingth
Pffff, it's ugly.
At least it's better than the shiny Dystopia cover.
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26.09.2013 - 05:57
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
I think it's not bad. The worst part is the bottom with the zombies and miniature title. It just needs to stand out more. Better than half their other covers though.
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26.09.2013 - 06:01
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
"The American band promises a heavy new album."

Good. The last album was definitely a fresh change from the two crappy albums prior to it (yes i liked TGB a lot - so it's not included). Dystopia was decent, but damn was it piss weak with power. Not a single song packed a punch. I think Stu was decent, but the guitar and drums were repetitive and almost background noise.
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26.09.2013 - 07:36
mikeprado30
I like the cover, and I'm 27 y.o., so what?

Just to like something doesn't determine the age of someone (damn stereotypes)
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26.09.2013 - 07:47
Tristus Scriptor
Rancid Reviewer
One killer piece of metal album cover art! Classic-flavored and modernly vicious.
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26.09.2013 - 16:56
Daniell
No, you don't
Written by mikeprado30 on 26.09.2013 at 07:36

(damn stereotypes)


They're everywhere, deal with it
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Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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26.09.2013 - 17:21
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
This is quite bad vcover artwork. But it's not surprisiong loads of people here being metal lovers love the artwork, metalheads are renowned for their terrible taste in cover artwork.
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26.09.2013 - 23:20
Lehctim
Written by Daniell on 25.09.2013 at 22:13

Terribly ridiculous, or ridiculously terrble, as usual. I wonder whether it's a complete lack of taste on the band's side, or purposeful pandering to pre teens.

dumbest comment ever. ok thats an over reaction. but it still suks ass
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26.09.2013 - 23:29
Daniell
No, you don't
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 26.09.2013 at 17:21

This is quite bad vcover artwork. But it's not surprisiong loads of people here being metal lovers love the artwork, metalheads are renowned for their terrible taste in cover artwork.


Precisely. And they're seriously butthurt if someone points it out to them, which this thread shows
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Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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27.09.2013 - 02:05
Valentin B
Iconoclast
I did not quite expect this from Iced Earth, I've been a longtime fan of the band and a cover art this violent and bloody is a nice surprise I hope this album will be as heavy as this cover is!

And from what I see, the zombies are actually IE themselves, which adds a slightly ridiculous over the top twist to it.
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27.09.2013 - 23:51
Gopherhawk
Me gusta, jag gillar, jeg liker, I like.
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28.09.2013 - 05:51
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Valentin B on 27.09.2013 at 02:05

I did not quite expect this from Iced Earth, I've been a longtime fan of the band and a cover art this violent and bloody is a nice surprise I hope this album will be as heavy as this cover is!

And from what I see, the zombies are actually IE themselves, which adds a slightly ridiculous over the top twist to it.


Yeah, I like the cover! I love how it has a gnarly, unrefined quality to it, but it's still a good quality painting.

Nah, I don't think the zombies are IE themselves... they don't resemble the band members at all...
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30.09.2013 - 18:33
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.09.2013 at 05:51

Nah, I don't think the zombies are IE themselves... they don't resemble the band members at all...

Schaffer had grey hair before he dyed them all dark. I agree with him
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01.10.2013 - 03:38
Stunning Cactus
FUCK yeah \m/
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02.10.2013 - 01:12
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Written by Angelic Storm on 28.09.2013 at 05:51

Yeah, I like the cover! I love how it has a gnarly, unrefined quality to it, but it's still a good quality painting.

Nah, I don't think the zombies are IE themselves... they don't resemble the band members at all...

it's them.. the guy in the middle is Stu Bloc (same face and hair and... facial hair ), and the one on the far right is Jon, he even has the grey goatee
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06.10.2013 - 01:25
TrollandDie
Written by 3rdWorld on 25.09.2013 at 22:45

Not bad. Gives a more aggressive aura to the album, wonder how it is gonna sound.



Yeah, first bit of impressive art these guys have had in a long time.
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