Heavy metal legends, Iced Earth played a fiery set at The Pressroom in Phoenix, AZ along with openers Sanctuary, who are touring as a tribute to singer Warrell Danes who passed away in December.
Kill Ritual have released a lyric video for “Megalomania”, the first single from their highly anticipated new album All Men Shall Fail…
In this video, Iced Earth’s vocalist Stu Block and guitarist Jon Schaffer talk to us about the positive impact music can have on not only the listeners but the songwriters as well.
Tampa, Florida’s revered Century Media metallers, Iced Earth, pummeled crowds on this year’s 70000 Tons of Metal. Jon Schaffer (guitar, vocals) and Stu Block (lead vocals) also shared this gnarly story about… well… a restaurant?
Iced Earth opened with “Plagues of Babylon”. After its ominous, building intro, guitarists Jon Scaffer and Troy Seele virtually shook the audience by the scruff of the neck while drummer Jon Dette battered the room with rhythmic mayhem. Vocalist Stu Block manned the microphone with authority, frequently belting out high-register screams reminiscent of Rob Halford (Judas Priest). The moving “If I Could See You” from Plagues of Babylon provided contrast in the heavy set. “Boiling Point” followed, putting the wicked, almost foreboding vibe back into the air.
On the L.A. stop of the “Worldwide Plagues Tour”, Tampa’s power metal vets Iced Earth and Sweden’s Sabaton, performed for a fully-packed House of Blues in Hollywood.
Stu Block, vocalist of the Tampa based metal band Iced Earth spoke to me from Germany about the band’s latest record, Dystopia. This is their 10th studio release and the first for Block who joined the band early in 2011. The band is currently on tour in Europe where they are playing 40 shows over the next six weeks. Here is what Block had to say about the record and how he is adjusting to his new role as the frontman of such a well-established act.
Fans of Judas Priest, KISS, and Iron Maiden rejoice! America’s own heavy metallers, Iced Earth, recently dropped their latest album, Dystopia. This record is amazing! As soon as I pushed play, the first song and title track of the album, “Dystopia,” crushed me with heavy double bass and crunch-crunch guitar work.