ICED EARTH ANNOUNCE FIRST-WEEK CHART POSITIONS, FIRST MUSIC VIDEO FROM NEW ALBUM: “DYSTOPIA”

We are proud to announce the first-week chart positions for Dystopia – our highly acclaimed new album – which includes our highest-ever debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart:

  • United States – 67
  • Germany - 23
  • Austria - 51
  • Switzerland - 53
  • UK (Rock Chart) - 18
  • Holland - 85
  • Belgium - 96

"I’m pleased with how well Dystopia has been received by fans and critics alike", said Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer. "We knew it was a special album while we were making it. But it’s always gratifying to know that others also appreciate the time and effort we put into it. We owe our fans a big Thank You for helping the album chart so highly around the world."

To celebrate Dystopia’s runaway success, we chose today to debut the first music video from our album "Dystopia", the title track, can be viewed here:

http://www.eventim.de/tickets.html?affiliate=EVE&doc=campaign&campaign=iced-earth

The release of Dystopiawill be followed by the most extensive world tour Iced Earth has ever undertaken.

The European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour is available here.The tour begins October 30th in Bochum, Germany.

A concert in Cyprus – a first for Iced Earth – was recently announced. The date is December 15th, 2011.