American metallers Iced Earth, is seeking a deeply passionate and motivated bass guitarist to complete the band's touring lineup for the 2008 tour season. The band posted the following requirements for the potential applicants:

If you have the chops to join Jon Schaffer and Brent Smedley in metal's most bulletproof rhythm section, read on.

Applicants must possess the following:

01. A demonstrated ability to play with impeccable timing and accuracy.
02. A commanding stage presence that bleeds intensity, aggression, and emotion.
03. Confidence in themselves but also a willingness to be a team player.
04. Proficiency in finger-style playing with some picking experience.
05. Residency in the United States (Midwest residence is a bonus, but not required).
06. A familiarity with the Iced Earth catalog.
07. A flexible work schedule, as this is not an offer for a full-time band position. However, should you land the gig and exceed our expectations in 2008, an opportunity for further collaboration on tour and in the studio will certainly be considered.

Applicants should submit the following:

01. A demo video on DVD is preferred, but an audio CD or cassette tape of your performance is also acceptable.
02. A photo of yourself if you do not submit a demo in video format.
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.
04. Contact address, e-mail address, and phone number should we wish to interview you further.

Before we outline the format of your demo submission, know that, we are not interested in listening to a fully produced recording. Do not send us only a finished CD release from any band that you have played with. We cannot judge your level of timing and accuracy if you send us a recording that's been mixed and produced.

A simple live home video or audio recording on a CD/cassette tape that documents your playing is all we need to know if you possess the finely-tuned skills we require. This, in addition to any recording of a live performance will be a plus in telling us what we need to know.

The following is what is required for further consideration:

01. A recording of you sitting down by yourself and playing live along to a click-track.
02. Playing a minimum of 4 songs of varying tempos from Iced Earth or a combination of songs from Iced Earth and legendary bands such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath or Rush. Pick well-known songs with challenging bass lines.

Please send your bio and demo materials in video or audio format to:

Spirit of 76 Collectibles
1728 17th Street
Columbus, Indiana 47201

*Please note that demos will not be returned.

If you have further questions, you may e-mail us at: webmaster@icedearth.com
You above information can be downloaded PDF format here.


Source: icedearth.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
 
Posted: 26.01.2008 by Bararey



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Witcher - 26.01.2008 at 07:55  
I'm ready for playing bass for Iced Earth.
LeChron James - 26.01.2008 at 08:11  
i second that. i just need an ampeg full stack LOL.
Justice - 26.01.2008 at 09:34  
Written by Witcher on 26.01.2008 at 07:55

I'm ready for playing bass for Iced Earth.

Ha Ha
You Just Can Play With Your Dick
Bass Is My Instrument
Witcher - 26.01.2008 at 09:36  
Written by Justice on 26.01.2008 at 09:34

Written by Witcher on 26.01.2008 at 07:55

I'm ready for playing bass for Iced Earth.

Ha Ha
You Just Can Play With Your Dick
Bass Is My Instrument

Dont you hear anything about my sword?
Doc Godin - 26.01.2008 at 10:25  
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03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.
LeChron James - 26.01.2008 at 10:58  
03. Confidence in themselves but also a willingness to be a team player.

sounds like "willingness to submit" in the likes of Mark Wahlberg in the legendary (term used loosely) film RockStar.
Stalker - 26.01.2008 at 11:27  
Written by Doc Godin on 26.01.2008 at 10:25

Quote:
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.

I dont dig it, why?
Götter - 26.01.2008 at 14:12  
I'm in.

Okay, I know nothing about playing bass, but I can drink with the best of them!
Valentin B - 26.01.2008 at 19:24  
pick me pick me! lol

Warman - 26.01.2008 at 19:39  
Written by Stalker on 26.01.2008 at 11:27

Written by Doc Godin on 26.01.2008 at 10:25

Quote:
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.

I dont dig it, why?

I think he meant that Iced Earth are stingy, they wanna now what gear the person has... like "oh, you sure have skills, but we won't hire you since you have that sucky bass... and we won't give you a good one."
Stalker - 26.01.2008 at 21:11  
Written by Warman on 26.01.2008 at 19:39

Written by Stalker on 26.01.2008 at 11:27

Written by Doc Godin on 26.01.2008 at 10:25

Quote:
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.

I dont dig it, why?

I think he meant that Iced Earth are stingy, they wanna now what gear the person has... like "oh, you sure have skills, but we won't hire you since you have that sucky bass... and we won't give you a good one."

Well, thats the business heheheh
Asitis - 26.01.2008 at 21:12  
Written by Warman on 26.01.2008 at 19:39

Written by Stalker on 26.01.2008 at 11:27

Written by Doc Godin on 26.01.2008 at 10:25

Quote:
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.

I dont dig it, why?

I think he meant that Iced Earth are stingy, they wanna now what gear the person has... like "oh, you sure have skills, but we won't hire you since you have that sucky bass... and we won't give you a good one."

Or that they are to cheapass to have own equipment, known to the P.A. guy and the band. And pff!
That they even dare to ask for a "agressive, emotional and intense performance", the band is as lame as a loaf of bread on stage.
DoomGuard - 26.01.2008 at 21:52  
i would totally try out but...i can't...
ThunderAxe1989 - 26.01.2008 at 23:45  
A lineup change again? Ahh boy.
Doc Godin - 27.01.2008 at 02:44  
Written by Stalker on 26.01.2008 at 11:27

Written by Doc Godin on 26.01.2008 at 10:25

Quote:
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.

I dont dig it, why?

I dont know, it just seems to me that there looking for someone who has already got decent equipment, I mean, it is possible to be a phenominal bassist but you just can't afford good equipment, especially since a band of Iced Earths caliber could definitly afford to at least temporarily supply decent equipment for the tour. I dont think equipment should come into question when there hiring a temporary bassist.
Justice - 27.01.2008 at 09:52  
Written by Witcher on 26.01.2008 at 09:36

Written by Justice on 26.01.2008 at 09:34

Written by Witcher on 26.01.2008 at 07:55

I'm ready for playing bass for Iced Earth.

Ha Ha
You Just Can Play With Your Dick
Bass Is My Instrument

Dont you hear anything about my sword?

oh yes
your broken sword
ha ha
Witcher - 27.01.2008 at 10:17  
My Andoril was broken but the elves repair it and now I kill you.ha ha ha
Stalker - 27.01.2008 at 12:54  
Written by Doc Godin on 27.01.2008 at 02:44


I dont know, it just seems to me that there looking for someone who has already got decent equipment, I mean, it is possible to be a phenominal bassist but you just can't afford good equipment, especially since a band of Iced Earths caliber could definitly afford to at least temporarily supply decent equipment for the tour. I dont think equipment should come into question when there hiring a temporary bassist.

Yes, I think youve got a good point there...
Galar - 27.01.2008 at 19:16  
guys for real, I sent in a demo tape.
BrightNight - 29.01.2008 at 16:04  
Written by Asitis on 26.01.2008 at 21:12

Written by Warman on 26.01.2008 at 19:39

Written by Stalker on 26.01.2008 at 11:27

Written by Doc Godin on 26.01.2008 at 10:25

Quote:
03. A brief biography outlining your experience and gear setup.


Cheap bastards.

I dont dig it, why?

I think he meant that Iced Earth are stingy, they wanna now what gear the person has... like "oh, you sure have skills, but we won't hire you since you have that sucky bass... and we won't give you a good one."

Or that they are to cheapass to have own equipment, known to the P.A. guy and the band. And pff!
That they even dare to ask for a "agressive, emotional and intense performance", the band is as lame as a loaf of bread on stage.


What the hell are you guys talking about? They only want to know your equipment so they have a better understanding of your playing style and your favourtie "sound" ofcourse.

The band is as lame as a loaf of bread on stage?....guess youve never been to a show with mathew barlow and jon schaffer then (except the period where he had his neck operation he could not give all he got). Maybe you should put on "alive in athens" and shut your mouth. Iced Earth's live performance is respected through the heavy metal scene world wide as one of the most intense acts.
Asitis - 30.01.2008 at 12:37  
Written by BrightNight on 29.01.2008 at 16:04
The band is as lame as a loaf of bread on stage?....guess youve never been to a show with mathew barlow and jon schaffer then (except the period where he had his neck operation he could not give all he got). Maybe you should put on "alive in athens" and shut your mouth. Iced Earth's live performance is respected through the heavy metal scene world wide as one of the most intense acts.


I have the Alive In Athens DVD, and it's really awesome, yeah. So my expectations were a bit high when I saw them at Wacken 2007.. But WTF was that?! The same for the gig in Holland here, they seemed to be afraid of the audience, what the hell!
BrightNight - 03.02.2008 at 13:22  
Written by Asitis on 30.01.2008 at 12:37

Written by BrightNight on 29.01.2008 at 16:04
The band is as lame as a loaf of bread on stage?....guess youve never been to a show with mathew barlow and jon schaffer then (except the period where he had his neck operation he could not give all he got). Maybe you should put on "alive in athens" and shut your mouth. Iced Earth's live performance is respected through the heavy metal scene world wide as one of the most intense acts.


I have the Alive In Athens DVD, and it's really awesome, yeah. So my expectations were a bit high when I saw them at Wacken 2007.. But WTF was that?! The same for the gig in Holland here, they seemed to be afraid of the audience, what the hell!


I ve seen them at 013 in Tilburg, it was a great gig although it seems Tim Owens is not the front man Mathew Barlow is (we already knew that ofcourse). There sound and intensivity was like i expected it to be. Only it did not gave me the feeling i was expecting......i think that it will only be there when mathew barlow joins on stage. But it was not bad in any sense of the word.

Still i cant wait to see the "real" Iced Earth with Barlow.
Varegan - 04.02.2008 at 21:09  
Written by Witcher on 27.01.2008 at 10:17

My Andoril was broken but the elves repair it and now I kill you.ha ha ha

shut up!!!! asshole. don't make joke of yourself

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