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JULY.02.2008

Jon SchafferNEW JUNE 2008 AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH JON SCHAFFER AVAILABLE

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."

Topics include:

• 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:

http://www.icedearth.com/multimedia/interview_061608.mp3