'Thu, 25 Nov 2010

ICED EARTH has been confirmed for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which is set to sail from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico on January 24, 2011 and return four days later. A total of 40 acts will appear at the event.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

  • AGENT STEEL
  • AMON AMARTH
  • DEATH ANGEL
  • EPICA
  • EXODUS
  • FEAR FACTORY
  • FINNTROLL
  • FORBIDDEN
  • ICED EARTH
  • MOONSPELL
  • OBITUARY
  • RAVEN
  • SAXON
  • SODOM
  • SONATA ARCTICA
  • STRATOVARIUS
  • SWASHBUCKLE
  • TESTAMENT
  • TROUBLE
  • ULI JON ROTH
  • WITCHBURNER

70000 Tons Of Metal will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean "Majesty of the Seas" from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 28, 2011.

Make no mistake, 70000 Tons Of Metal is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all-ship heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass and you might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done!

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals and non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks at the on-board restaurants and 24-hour room service!

For more information, go to www.70000tons.com.

'Wed, 15 Sep 2010

I just wanted to write a note about Ronnie James Dio and how much I will miss him.

Ronnie was the most genuine person I've ever met in the music industry. I think we've all had run-ins with our childhood heroes, and sometimes it can be a disappointing experience. This was definitely not the case with Ronnie, he was a wise, kind, and special person, and a dear friend that will be greatly missed.

Rest in peace brother, your spirit and music will continue to inspire generations to come.

Jon Schaffer

'Wed, 15 Sep 2010

There is no better way for Century Media Records to celebrate their 20th Anniversary in North America than by having the band that propelled them to success here return home. ICED EARTH, one of the most groundbreaking metal bands of all time is extremely excited to announce a return to their roots by partnering back up with Century Media. This new worldwide deal sees the band rejoin the label that released the legendary albums The Dark Saga and Something Wicked This Way Comes as well as all of the early Iced Earth albums. In addition to Iced Earth, Century Media will also release Iced Earth brainchild, Jon Schaffer’s SONS OF LIBERTY project.

Antje Lange, managing director of Century Media Records Europe, comments: “We are extremely happy and proud to welcome Jon Schaffer and his bands SONS OF LIBERTY and ICED EARTH back on the label. Schaffer is one of the most talented and charismatic musicians in metal and it is an honor for us as a label to work with him. Despite an already very successful past, we feel that an even bigger success is in the cards for the future.”
Schaffer further states: “I am excited about the opportunity to work on SONS OF LIBERTY and ICED EARTH with Century Media. This was the label where my career began and there are many memories, some of them great, some of them not. However, we all grew up and are able to see eye to eye on the mission ahead: making sure my creativity gets the best possible outlet. I am much looking forward to this team delivering the goods and releasing some killer music.”

SONS OF LIBERTY: Brush-Fires of The Mind is set for a July 13th release. Schaffer handles all vocals and instrumentation for Sons of Liberty, but the effort also features guest solos by legendary producer Jim Morris, ICED EARTH guitarist Troy Seele and world-class bassist, Ruben Drake. Born from Schaffer’s desire to stimulate curiosity about a pattern of global banking corruption that is undermining the independence of people and their countries, SONS OF LIBERTY aims to spearhead a multi-faceted and peaceful resistance of the tyranny being wrought every day on regular people. Schaffer, in turn, has reverently named his new project after a secret organization comprised of notable United States’ patriots that formed in 1765. These patriots worked fervently to expose and resist the tyranny that the colonists were subjected to, which ultimately led to the American Revolution. For additional information regarding Sons of Liberty and how you can learn more in its cause, head over to www.sons-of-liberty.net.

ICED EARTH has confirmed four special North American shows this fall. Meant as an “Escape From The Studio,” these exclusive dates will also get fans the chance to SONS OF LIBERTY on stage for their first-ever live performances.

VIP packages and exclusive...

'Wed, 23 Mar 2011

ICED EARTH have confirmed 4 North American tour dates for the Fall of 2010. Meant as an "Escape From The Studio", these exclusive dates will also get fans the chance to see Jon Schaffer's new project SONS OF LIBERTY on stage for their first-ever live performances.

Jon Schaffer: "It has been too long since we played North America and after the South American shows we felt we should bring a "Greatest Hits"-set to our loyal fans in the US. I am also very much looking forward to introducing SONS OF LIBERTY to the Minions. See you out there!"

For the dates listed below, ICED EARTH will be offering a very limited number of fans the opportunity to attend the show as the band’s guest VIPs. Fans who purchase a VIP package with www.icedearth.com will receive the following:

  • A General Admission Ticket
  • VIP meet and greet with Iced Earth
  • Autographed tour poster
  • Iced Earth Flag
  • Limited Edition Iced Earth T-Shirt
  • VIP commemorative laminate

The VIP packages are very limited and available on a first-come/ first-serve basis. The VIP package cost is $75 including the concert ticket.

VIP packages via www.icedearth.com will be available starting April 21. Regular tickets sales via Ticketmaster and all other outlets will not begin until May 7 and will be subject to local service fees.

I C E D E A R T H
with very special guest
SONS OF LIBERTY

  • Fri/Sep-10 - Washington DC -- 9:30 Club
  • Tue/Sep-21 - Chicago IL -- House of Blues
  • Thu/Sep-23 - New York NY -- Nokia Theater Times Square
  • Sat/Sep-25 - West Hollywood CA -- House of Blues
'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

JAN.30.2010 - Monterrey, Mexico - Café Iguana
FEB.02.2010 - Mexico City, Mexico - Bulldog Café
FEB.04.2010 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Lapa Multshow
FEB.06.2010 - São Paulo, Brazil - Via Funchal
FEB.07.2010 - Curitiba, Brazil - Master Hall

We regretfully announce that we will not be able to perform at the previously announced dates in Chile, Argentina and Colombia due to circumstances out of our control.

We are working very hard to be able to visit these wonderful places in the near future and will be announcing it right here when that time comes.

'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

FEB.04.2010 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Lapa Multshow

'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

FEB.11.2010 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro Teleton

'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

Hello all,

I just wanted to say "thanks!" for supporting the Sons of Liberty project. I'm very serious about spreading this, so please get people to listen to it, make copies and get the word out!

We have created social networking sites so people can exchange their thoughts and enter discussions about "Brush-fires of the Mind" and beyond.

You can join us on Facebook at:
SONS OF LIBERTY on FACEBOOK

You can follow us on Twitter at:
SONS OF LIBERTY on TWITTER

You can still download the free album or a $7.99 high resolution download at:
SONS OF LIBERTY Official website

Please register, spread the word and interact!

Furthermore, I strongly recommend you to see Ron Paul's speech "Is It Just A Bad Dream ?" on YouTube.

Again, thanks for your support in this, now let's get to work on restoring liberty!

Jon

'Fri, 01 Oct 2010

Hello all,

Just wanted to say thanks for supporting the Sons of Liberty project. I'm very serious about spreading this, so please get people to listen to it, make copies and get the word out!

If you missed the broadcast of the release on the Alex Jones show here's a you tube link and we'll have it on the SOL site soon.

Again, thanks for your support in this, now let's get to work on restoring liberty!

Jon

ALEX JONES SHOW WITH JON SCHAFFER ON YOUTUBE:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

'Fri, 01 Oct 2010

Jon Schaffer will be in the studio with Alex Jones TODAY December 18th at 2pm CST talking about his newest project SONS OF LIBERTY. The show is broadcast from 11am to 3pm CST to over 80 stations nation wide.

To find a station near you, go to GNC LIVE or stream it LIVE for free from Infowars.com. Just click on http://www.Infowars.com/listen.html and you will be able to follow the broadcast. For a direct link to the show you can also just click here: http://www.infowars.com/32k.asx.
Prison Planet members can watch the interview from PrisonPlanet.TV.

On the new SONS OF LIBERTY website that is now LIVE visitors are able to download and listen to this new album for free. You can now also purchase a high-resolution version.
The web address is www.sons-of-liberty.net.