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March 24th 2019
Source: Blabbermouth

Demons & Wizards Third Album to be released through Century Media

Excellent news for all Iced Earth / Demons & Wizards fans......

The following Information is courtesy of Blabbermouth.net

Century Media Records has announced the signing of DEMONS & WIZARDS to a worldwide deal.

Founded in 1999 by Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH), DEMONS & WIZARDS released two highly acclaimed albums, 1999s' "Demons & Wizards" and 2005's "Touched By The Crimson King". The band is currently recording its as-yet-untitled third studio LP, which is scheduled to be released in early 2020.

Kürsch comments: "It is a great pleasure and a big honor for me to finally become a full part of the Century Media family. Jon and I both feel that Century Media is the perfect match for our upcoming DEMONS & WIZARDS missions. And there will be plenty of them.

"Right at the moment, we have not only finalized a re-boot of our first two albums, but are also working with full forces on the successor of 'Touched By The Crimson King'. Good things are on its way. Expect nothing but the best and do not miss us on the road this summer, unless you want to risk another 20 years of waiting."

Philipp Schulte of Century Media Records adds: "To say that we are stoked to be finally working with Hansi and Jon on a new DEMONS & WIZARDS album would be an understatement.

"This is a very important signing to the label: A top-tier metal band and a great addition to the label’s roster.

"The fans have been patiently waiting for DEMONS & WIZARDS’ return. And now the time is near!

"We start our cooperation by re-releasing the band's two classic albums, before they are conquering the festival stages all across Europe. And then, in the beginning of 2020, after 15 years of waiting, DEMONS & WIZARDS will finally return with a new studio album. It is time to hoist the sails for the storm to come. Welcome aboard!"

Prior to the release of the new studio album, Century Media will release DEMONS & WIZARDS' first two albums as reworked special editions. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), these two releases will be out on June 7 as limited-edition digipak and limited deluxe 2LP releases with bonus material and liner notes by both members.

On March 29, the digital standard versions of the remastered albums will be made available in order to promote the band's festival run in Europe.

Schaffer spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to "Touched By The Crimson King" during a December 2018 appearance on the ICED EARTH-centric podcast "Podcast In Stone". He said: "I have written some of the best instrumental pieces in my entire career in the last few weeks, and I'm very, very excited to hear what Hansi does on top of these things. So, the feeling is really good. He's very into what I sent him.

"We had three songs going that we started working on a few years ago, but everything got busy for me with ICED EARTH and him with BLIND GUARDIAN," Jon continued. "But I'm stoked with the stuff that I've written — I mean, very, very happy. We're gonna be taking people on a journey, man — for sure."

"Touched By The Crimson King" was partially based on the "The Dark Tower" series of books (written by Stephen King) in which the Crimson King is the main antagonist. The album was released in Japan in September 2005 with the following bonus tracks: "Lunar Lament", "Wicked Witch" (slow version) and "Spatial Architects". The CD also included the "Terror Train" video. The disc featured an appearance by HALFORD and SEBASTIAN BACH drummer Bobby Jarzombek.

Schaffer said in a 2009 interview that he felt "Touched By The Crimson King" was a bit rushed and he was determined to do things differently next time around. "We had this window of opportunity where we had to get it done and we kind of let time dictate the schedule instead of our feelings, and that was probably a mistake," he explained. "I mean, I'm proud of that record and it sold killer and it's a good album, but I think Hansi and I are capable of a lot more, especially when we get back to the root reasons of why we did this thing together."

DEMONS & WIZARDS tour dates:

May 31 - Garage, Saarbrücken (DE)
Jun. 01 - Z7, Pratteln (CH)
Jun. 02 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt (DE)
Jun. 19 - Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen (DK)

Jun. 21 - Hellfest, Clisson (FR)
Jun. 22 - Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel (B)
Jun. 29 – Dokk'em Open Air, Dokkum (NL)
Jun. 30 - Islington Assembly Hall, London (UK)
Jul. 04 - Barcelona Rock Fest, Barcelona (ES)
Jul. 06 - Chania Rock Festival, Chania (GR)
Jul. 21 - Metaldays, Tolmin (SVN)
Aug. 01-03 - Wacken Open Air, Wacken (DE)
Sep. 5 - ProgPower, Atlanta (US)

February 22nd 2019

Iced Earth - Enter The Realm signed Vinyl Bundle

Exciting news from the IE camp for those vinyl collectors amongst us...

"Brothers and sisters,

Due to overwhelming demand we have a new offering for those that missed out on the previous Enter The Realm bundles.
This new bundle will include a signed, audiophile approved, black vinyl pressed in the US. That’s right, this is the first IE vinyl release ever manufactured in the USA. Also included is a numbered edition limited to 100 3 inch enamel pin of the Demon King from the cover and an exclusive t-shirt with grey scale album art, also limited to 100 ever!"

Head over to Iced Earth's Official Web Store to secure one of those 100 copies before it's too late!


February 19th 2019

Luke Appleton - New Album Pre-Order

Iced Earth bassist Luke will be releasing his new solo album on April 29th, the album will feature special guests including Gene Adam (Ex-Iced Earth)

There are three packages available to pre-order

Fan Pack Option 1: CD Only @ £9.99

Fan Pack Option 2: CD + T-Shirt £21.99

Fan Pack Option 3 (Ultimate Pack): CD + T-Shirt, LA Patch, Signed Picture Card and Custom Guitar Pick £26.99

Head over to Luke's official site to get your copy secured


February 14th 2019
Source: Nomad

Discography Updated

The site Discography pages have now been updated with details of Incorruptible along with expanded information on Enter the Realm

February 13th 2019
Source: Nomad

Discography Updated

The site Discography pages have now been updated with details of both of Ashes of Ares albums, Ashes of Ares and Well of Souls

February 12th 2019
Source: Nomad

Links Updated

The Links page has now been updated to include the awesome [Pod]Cast In Stone, the only podcast 100% dedicated to all things Iced Earth. I've also cleaned up the page and removed any old links that are long dead.

If you have a link that you think should be included in the page, please contact me via email

February 11th 2019
Source: Nomad

Discography Updates

I've started to update the discography section with images of Incorruptible and the digital singles released from the latest album. Full details of these releases will be added over the next few days along with images and details of the Ashes of Ares albums.

February 25th 2017
Source: Spark TV

Spark TV 's Interview with Jon Schaffer

Spark TV's interview with Jon Schaffer is well worth watching with loads of info on the upcoming new album 'Incorruptible'. The interview was recorded at the Hellriser Club in Leipzig during the MTV Headbangers Ball Tour on December 3rd 2016.

If you enjoyed this interview why not check out Spark TV's YouTube Channel

February 22nd 2017
Source: Nomad

New Guitarist

The new IE lead guitarist is Jake Dreyer..


Jake will play on the upcoming Iced Earth studio album and performed his first live show with the band in November at Hammerfest, Germany.

We at IcedEarh.co.uk look forward to hearing Jake's input to the new album very soon.

Keep it metal!


February 22nd 2017


Apologies for the lack of updates to the site but sometimes everyday life just gets in the way, however with the onset of the new album I'll be making a few more regular updates to the site over the next few weeks and if there is anything in particular you'd like included then please let me know.

Keep it metal!


September 25th 2013

Iced Earth - Plagues of Babylon Cover Art Released

The band have released the cover art to the next album Plagues of Babylon via their Facebook page, chech out what John Schaffer has to say along with the cover art below.


We are proud to present you with the new cover art for “Plagues of Babylon”.
This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover. I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog.


1. Plagues of Babylon
2. Democide
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
5. Resistance
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
8. Cthulhu
9. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit of the Times
12. Highwayman

I hope you enjoy this preview! Much more exciting news coming very soon!

In Metal,

Jon Schaffer'

August 29th 2013
Source: Nomad

Iced Earth - Live @ Graspop 2013

Check out the You Tube link for a great quality video of Iced Earths performance at this years Graspop Click Here To View

May 17th 2012
Source: Nomad

Discography Section Updated

I've updated the Discography Section with details of the 'Box Of The Wicked'

May 16th 2012

Metal For The Masses

European fans need to check out Century Media's "Metal for the Masses" campaign which includes some awesome Iced Earth albums at reduced prices:

Click here for more info

May 16th 2012

Tour Section

The Tour Section has been updated with all of the live dates for 2012's 'World Dystopia Tour' incluging the DVD recording show in Cyprus.

May 15th 2012

Iced Earth to record new DVD

Iced Earth will record a new DVD at the Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus later in the Summer of 2012. Below is the message from John Schaffer which has been posted on the Official Band Site.

" My Metal brothers and sisters!

As some of you know, we are going to record a new DVD later this summer in the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus.

As I said in a recent post, the decision of which city around the world to film a show was not an easy one, considering all the great responses we received on these last 2 legs of the world tour. But in the end, the atmosphere in Cyprus was so electric and intense that we felt this was the obvious choice this time around.

Well, not only are the crowds in Cyprus amazing, but you can see what an awesome and intimate atmosphere we will be recording in by following the link below.

This theater has been around for thousands of years and has been witness to the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Empires. This will be a truly spectacular place to film, and the boys and I can't wait to make it happen. We have a hell of a set list and show planned that will span the entire Iced Earth catalog!

I urge any fans around the world, that have the means to travel, to get their tickets soon and join us on August 19th, 2012, in the beautiful and historic country of Cyprus, for an event that will surely be one of the highlights of Iced Earth's history.

Here's the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys4eXICSoEU

Best to you all, and see you on the road soon!

Jon Schaffer"

May 15th 2012
Source: Nomad

Discography Section Updated

I've updated the Discography Section with details of the 'Festivals of the Wicked' and 'Dystopia' CD's.

July 6th 2011
Source: Nomad

Iced Earth Official Facebook Page Update

Keep checking in on the Official Iced Earth Facebook page as they will be putting up a transcript of an inteview with IE Guitarist Troy Seele this weekend. Should be interesting as the questions asked came from the IE Facebook Fanbase.

July 6th 2011
Source: Nomad

Site Update

I've updated the Discography page with images of the 'Slave To The Dark' and 'Box Of The Wicked' Box sets and also the 'Festivals Of The Wicked' DVD. Full details of each will be added to the site very soon.

July 3rd 2011
Source: Nomad

Facebook Link Added

I've added a link to the Iced Earth Official Facebook page, this can be found on the left hand side of all pages on this site. Go and join the Iced Earth Facebook community and see what you've been missing....

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