'Thu, 03 Mar 2011

Iced Earth is confirmed to play Sweden Rock Festival, June 8-11, 2011, in Sölvesborg! The band joins a line-up that includes Whitesnake, Priest, Rob Zombie, Ozzy, Helloween, and others. This will be Iced Earth's first appearance at SRF since 2007. This is one major festival you won't want to miss! So don't. Or Set will kick your ass.

For more information, visit the official Sweden Rock Festival web site.

NOTE: Iced Earth is scheduled to perform on June 10, 2011.

'Wed, 09 Feb 2011

On January 24th, Iced Earth joins 39 other metal bands from around the world on the four-day 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise – and promises one hell of a show.

“I’m excited,” said Iced Earth founder Jon Schaffer. “We’ve been looking forward to this for months. This is our first show of 2011 so we intend to go balls-to-the-wall and make some of our own waves in the Caribbean.”

Drummer Brent Smedley and lead guitarist Troy Seele agree.

“We are so excited about the 70,000 Tons of METAL cruise,” Smedley said. “So many great bands all in one place! Also, we look forward to hanging out with all of the fans. What better way to start the new year than with TONS of METAL, 2,000 fans, and 24/7 bars. Let the Metal flow, cruise-ship style!”

Said Seele: “The band is excited to be able to get so close to the fans. What better way than to be on a floating island of metal?”

Iced Earth is scheduled to play two blistering one-hour sets, comprised of some two-dozen fan-favorite songs. This promises to be a banner year for Iced Earth. Not only is a new album in the works for release late 2011 (followed by a world tour), but Iced Earth will release a 6-hour, three-concert live DVD this Spring. Plus, the band was recently confirmed to play European festivals Wacken, Graspop, and Rock am Härtsfeldsee. More festival dates will be announced soon on the band’s official web site, MySpace, and Facebook pages.

A limited number of tickets may still be available at the 70,000 Tons of Metal web site.

'Fri, 24 Dec 2010

It's official! Iced Earth has been booked to play the famous Rock am Härtsfeldsee festival June 24-25, 2011, in Dischingen, Germany.

Mark your calendars. Apply for (or dust off) your passports. Make plans now to attend!

For more information, visit the Rock am Härtsfeldsee web site

'Tue, 21 Dec 2010

Jon Schaffer and company promise to lay waste to the legendary Wacken stage when they perform at the 22nd annual Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, August 4-6, 2011.

Also performing at Wacken are Judas Priest, Ozzy, Motorhead, Blind Guardian, and many more!

For more information, visit the official Wacken web site.

'Fri, 24 Dec 2010

Can you handle nearly six hours of your favorite metal band?

You'll soon find out.

The intense two-minute trailer from the long-awaited live DVD extravaganza Festivals of the Wicked is now available for your viewing pleasure.

The DVD cover art – featuring Iced Earth “mascot” Set Abominae emerging from the fires of Hell, riffing on a Les Paul – is also posted here.


Festivals of the Wicked boasts nearly six hours of Iced Earth – three full headliner shows (over 40 live tracks!), a photo gallery shot by famed rock photographers Ross Halfin and Rudy De Doncker, plus a 90-minute documentary. It will be released early in 2011.

“I have to say the footage of the band on stage is mind blowing," said Schaffer. "Those who have already seen us will love it. Those who haven’t yet seen Iced Earth will be amazed by what this band can do on stage.”

Drummer Brent Smedley concurs: “The three festivals featured on the DVD were all extremely remarkable and each one memorable in its own way,” he said. “All three were amazing nights where the Metal and the Magic were fully flowing. I think the release of this DVD truly proves my mantra and favorite saying: METAL LIVES!”

Indeed it does.

NOTE: The DVD is in the final stages of editing. Stay tuned here for release-date information.

'Thu, 09 Dec 2010

Jon Schaffer is scheduled to appear on Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, which airs on the Fox Business Network. The interview tapes at noon, December 10th, and airs between 8-9pm, Eastern Time, that same day. Check your local listings. The Freedom Watch web site can be found here.

A few days later (Monday, December 13th), Jon will guest on Eddie Trunk Live from 9-10pm, Eastern Time. (Eddie Trunk Live Monday 6-10PM EST on Sirius Channel 19-XM Channel 53, nationwide & uncensored!) Eddie's web site can be found here.

'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

Mark your calendars. Get your passports ready.

The mighty Iced Earth roars into Dessel, Belgium, on June 24th, 2011, for Graspop Metal Meeting!

Tickets on sale soon.

'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

We've just made available two FREE blistering live tracks from the forthcoming Iced Earth DVD, Festivals of the Wicked to be released in early 2011. Visit the Purgatory page and we'll show you how to obtain them!

'Wed, 08 Dec 2010

The Official Iced Earth Facebook page is the place to post photos, comments, opinions, questions, and live clips while you interact with other fans around the world. Plus, you'll get exclusive inside information straight from the source. But only when you visit and "Like" the Official Iced Earth Facebook page. NOTE: The Iced Earth Facebook page is administrated by publicist Bill Murphy with the blessing of Jon Schaffer.

'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.