ICED EARTH’s first officially recorded DVD / Blu-Ray “Live In Ancient Kourion” will hit the stores on April 15th (USA April 16th), 2013. The band recorded an epic two and a half hour monster of a show in a 6000 year-old ancient amphitheatre with an incredible atmosphere.
ICED EARTH teamed up with ROCK HARD Magazine (Germany) to present one full song of this DVD to you. Head over to the ROCK HARD website to watch “Dystopia” Live from Ancient Kourion:
This release is available for pre-order from now on and in various formats.
The Limited Edition Deluxe Book features the main show and a plethora of bonus content on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc, as well as the entire concert on a 2 CD set (4 discs in total!). The audio version of the full concert is available as 3-LP gatefold in different vinyl colors, or as a 2 CD set. The standard DVD is also available for pre-order.
Pre-orders of all formats are available from today on at CM Distro:
Make sure to see the full DVD trailer by following the below link:
See ICED EARTH live on the below summer festivals:
08.06.2013 Burning Sea Festival, Croatia
20.06.2013 Metalfest, Germany
21.06.2013 Dokk'em Open Air Festival, Netherlands
22.06.2013 Rock am Härtsfeldsee, Germany
12.07.2013 Rock Harz Open Air, Germany
13.07.2013 Bang Your Head Festival, Germany
08.08.2013 Getaway Rock Festival, Sweden
Since Dystopia was released in October of 2011, ICED EARTH has been on the attack in a big way, playing more shows in the past year than in the previous ten years...combined!
ICED EARTH main man Jon Schaffer: “I feel this is a testament to a new beginning, a new energy and a rock solid determination that will see us taking the music of ICED EARTH to every corner of the globe; spreading the awareness of our brand of metal in a way that hasn’t been done before. I’ve never been more proud of this band, our crew, and the people behind the scenes that are responsible for much of our success.”
Early on in the World Tour the band decided that they wanted to capture this newfound energy and passion on film. The biggest question was deciding where to film. There were so many great shows and audiences around the world that it was very challenging to decide which city to choose for this special event. When the offer came in to film at the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus, they were immediately attracted to that idea. The history and culture there, as well as the Cypriot audience, which the band experienced in December 2011, solidified the decision to film the DVD in Cyprus. Filming and recording a 2 1⁄2 hour show in an amphitheater that is 6000 years old and is not set-up for a rock concert, paired with 40-degree Celsius heat, were just some of the obstacles to overcome. But the finished product makes up for any of the challenges that the band and crew faced on that special night.
ICED EARTH’s first officially filmed headline show “Live In Ancient Kourion” will hit stores on April 15th (USA April 16th), 2013! This incredibly powerful package will come to you in various configurations and, a first for CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS, also on Blu-Ray disk! The Limited Edition Deluxe Book features the main show and a plethora of bonus content on DVD and a Blu-Ray Disc, as well as the entire concert on a 2 CD set (4 discs in total!). You can also enjoy the audio version of the full concert in a 3 LP gatefold Vinyl package or as a 2 CD set. A standard DVD and Digital Audio Download will also be available.
Get the first glimpse of this historic ICED EARTH show by checking out the DVD trailer on the ICED EARTH’s official YouTube channel:
Check out the second webisode from the final leg of the Dystopia World Tour!
Check out this new webisode from the final leg of the Dystopia World Tour!
I just wanted give you a quick update:
We are locked and loaded and ready to roll out for the final leg of the Dystopia World Tour.
The "Live In Ancient Kourion"-DVD will be released in early April, so I thought I would share the artwork with you.
Nathan Perry and Felipe Machado Franco teamed up once again to bring you this kick-ass image.
There is a lot of good things coming your way next year so stay tuned for updates.
Now dust off your leather jackets and come out and RAGE with us during these upcoming shows!
Enjoy your holidays!
Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth and Sons of Liberty will be featured as guest vocalist
on Syrian Thrashers Anarchadia’s upcoming album „Let us All Unite“.
Schaffer performs alongside the band’s singer Nour on a track entitled „True World
Order“ which will be available as a free download.
The album will be released on Metal East Records, Dubai/UAE.
Anarchadia had the following to say about the collaboration: „No words can
express how honored we are to work with a heavy metal icon such as Jon who
happens to be a very cool and down to earth guy and a true metal brother. Cheers
guys hope you will dig the new stuff!“
Jon Schaffer stated: „I have always been impressed with the efforts and music from
metal bands coming from the Middle East and when I got the invite to guest on
Anarchadia’s album, I was immediately into it. I am hoping these guys will go far in
their career, they certainly deserve it.“