IcedEarth.com caught up with Jon Schaffer on June 16 for an audio interview lasting 15 minutes which is available as a free mp3 download (15.2 MB) here. To download the interview, use your mouse to right-click on the link above, and then select, "Download Linked File."
• The choice of title for the forthcoming release, "The Crucible of Man - Something Wicked Part II"
• Choir arrangements used during recording, including the vocal arrangments (chants) used at the conclusion of the song, "The Coming Curse" from 1998's' "Something Wicked This Way Comes" release
• Thoughts on re-recording songs from the back-catalog as acoustic versions
• Technical talk about mastering, volume, compression, and dynamic range
• Playing live with the new touring lineup
The direct link for the interview is: