The Skinny: Tampa, Florida’s revered metallers, Iced Earth, pummeled crowds on this year’s 70000 Tons of Metal cruise with licks from their 2014 Century Media release, Plagues of Babylon. During some well-earned downtime, we managed to catch up with Jon Schaffer (guitar, vocals) and Stu Block (lead vocals) for a little chat and got this gnarly story about… well… a restaurant?


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