Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) To Release First Book “Wicked Words And Epic Tales”

Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) has announced that he will be releasing his first book, “Wicked Words And Epic Tales,” through his new publishing company Wicked Words, LLC. Pre-orders are available via Kickstarter.

The following description was shared on Facebook:

“Iced Earth founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer announces the release of his first book, Wicked Words and Epic Tales. The book is the debut release from Schaffer and his new publishing company Wicked Tales, LLC and is the first of many original concepts planned for future release by Schaffer.

Wicked Words and Epic Tales is a collection of lyrics, interviews and pages of artwork that Schaffer’s work has inspired throughout the years. The book is an anthology of lyrics from Schaffer that span his 35 years in making music in various projects including Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Sons of Liberty and Purgatory. The book comes in 2 unique covers: one created by Jonboy Meyers and another by Jim Balent and Roy Young and is over 200 pages. The coffee table art book also features original drawings from some of the most notable artists including Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo, Monte Moore and numerous others. The book also features an audio CD of 15 tracks that is exclusively available with the purchase of the deluxe edition book. Dubbed “A Narrative Soundscape” by Schaffer, these recordings are a completely re-imagined delivery of the lyrics of Iced Earth songs created exclusively for this release. Longtime collaborator Jim Morris worked with Jon Schaffer of these versions. Fans can pre-order Wicked Words and Epic Tales at https://tinyurl.com/WWETKickstarter.”

Schaffer himself added:

“I wanted to put something together that would be a truly unique experience not only for the fans of my bands, but for newcomers as well.”

“Wicked Words And Epic Tales” will feature the following tracks:

01. “Dystopia” (A Narrative Soundscape)
02. “Declaration Day” (A Narrative Soundscape)
03. “Wolf” (A Narrative Soundscape)
04. “Dante’s Inferno” (A Narrative Soundscape)
05. “Melancholy” (Holy Martyr) (A Narrative Soundscape)
06. “Dracula” (A Narrative Soundscape)
07. “Raven Wing” (A Narrative Soundscape)
08. “Angels Holocaust” (A Narrative Soundscape)
09. “The Clouding” (A Narrative Soundscape)
10. “Something Wicked Trilogy” (A Narrative Soundscape)
11. “Watching Over Me” (A Narrative Soundscape)
12. “Seven Headed Whore” (A Narrative Soundscape)
13. “Damien” (A Narrative Soundscape)
14. “A Question Of Heaven” (A Narrative Soundscape)
15. “Come What May” (A Narrative Soundscape)

It will also feature work from the following artists:

  • Jim Balent
  • Jonboy Meyers
  • Roy Young
  • David Newman-Stump
  • Todd McFarlane
  • Greg Capullo
  • Tim Vigil
  • Monte Moore
  • Danny Miki
  • Sun Khamunaki
  • John Gallagher
  • Emile Levaique
  • Richard Ortiz
  • John Giang
  • Felipe Machado
  • Jamie Tyndall
  • Dylan Andrews
  • Lucio Parrillo
  • Travis Smith
  • Nathan Perry
  • Leo Hao
  • Eliran Kantor
  • Axel Herman