iced-earth in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

CLUTCH: 'The Obelisk' Box Set To Be Released This Weekend

After many delays due to the ongoing pandemic, CLUTCH's "The Obelisk" is finally scheduled to hit stores on Saturday, October 24 for the third drop of Record Store Day. The box set is comprised of all of CLUTCH's Weathermaker Music vinyl releases. There are six double LPs, three 12" LPs, and three 12" picture discs ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TOTO Announces New Lineup, Global Livestream Event

Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams are life-long friends since they were kids, and bandmates sharing a deep colorful history that has thrived professionally on a global basis over the past decades. Today, the duo has announced the formation of a new band, with world-class players. They will continue to tour as TOTO, and are in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Compares Anti-Maskers To Flat-Earthers

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying that trying to convert them is akin to convincing "flat-Earthers" (people who believe that planet Earth is actually flat) that they are wrong. Mask wearing has been a hot-button issue in the U.S. and other parts of the world ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TED NUGENT Performs National Anthem At TRUMP Rally, Calls TRUMP 'The Greatest President In Our Lifetime' (Video)

Outspoken conservative rocker and Michigan native Ted Nugent played "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Saturday, October 17 at the Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, Michigan prior to the arrival of President Donald Trump. Before launching into a rendition of the U.S. national anthem, Nugent told the crowd (see video below): "God bless real Michigan. God bless ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EUROPE Announces 'Friday Nights With Europe The Band', A Visual Series Of Songs Recorded During Lockdown

EUROPE has announced the release of a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers will broadcast every Friday, starting October 23 running five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GWAR Releases 'Sick Of You' Live Video Featuring ODERUS URUNGUS

It has been 30 of your Earth "years" since your Lords and Masters GWAR released what many consider to be the band's career-defining album "Scumdogs Of The Universe". In celebration of this momentous occasion, GWAR is pleased as piss to unveil 30th-anniversary versions of "Scumdogs Of The Universe". The album will be available on October ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch SAMMY HAGAR Improv Over JOE SATRIANI's 'Up In Flames'

Video of Sammy Hagar playing "improv" guitar over his CHICKENFOOT bandmate Joe Satriani's "Up In Flames" can be seen below. Hagar said: "Joe having me play guitar amongst some of the greatest guitarist on earth is like me asking Joe to sing on one of my records with Robert Plant, Stephen Tyler [sic], Axl Rose.... ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Raise The Cain' Single On Wednesday

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen will release a new solo single, "Raise The Cain", on Wednesday, September 23. The track, which can be previewed below, features an as-yet-undisclosed "very special guest" on drums. Kotzen's 22nd solo album, "50 For 50", came out in February via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc. The three-disc collection is just what the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OZZY OSBOURNE Unveils New Animated Video For 'Crazy Train'

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne's landmark debut album "Blizzard Of Ozz", fans will be able to celebrate with a new animated video for "Crazy Train", a live Twitter chat, the release of a new HD version of "30 Years After The Blizzard" documentary, a SiriusXM Ozzy's Boneyard radio special, "40 Years Of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Echoes From Deep November - FIRES IN THE DISTANCE

Metal's relationship with keyboards hasn't always been the most amicable: readers of a certain age will doubtless remember numerous bands proudly proclaiming that no such nonsense would be tolerated on their record. Nonetheless, when used appropriately, keyboards unlock the key to a whole world of atmosphere that has been skillfully plundered by everyone from IRON ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Looks Back On DAVID ELLEFSON's $18.5 Million Lawsuit: 'He Got His Ass Handed To Him In Public'

In a new interview with Fox Sports 910's "Freak Nation", MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine reflected on the fact that he was sued in 2004 by the band's original bassist, David Ellefson, for $18.5 million, alleging that Mustaine still owed him substantial merchandise and publishing royalties. In January 2005, the case was dismissed in court, and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEPULTURA Releases Music Video For 'Guardians Of Earth'

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have released a music video for their song "Guardians Of Earth". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Quadra", which was made available in February via Nuclear Blast Records. It is a concept effort created at Sweden's Fascination Street Studios with renowned producer Jens Bogren. SEPULTURA comprises vocalist Derrick Green, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HATEBREED To Release 'Weight Of The False Self' Album In November

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED will release their new album, "Weight Of The False Self", on November 27 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album's first single will be made available tomorrow (Friday, September 11). The cover artwork, which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with SOULFLY, TESTAMENT, ICED ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: MATT BARLOW Is Not Coming Back To The Band

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer has shot down speculation that former ICED EARTH vocalist Matt Barlow is returning to the band. After Schaffer and Barlow announced last month that they were reuniting as the SCHAFFER/BARLOW PROJECT, some ICED EARTH fans assumed that the renewed collaboration between the two musicians would lead ...

Read more

Posted in: News