Iced Earth’s “Alive In Athens” To Receive 20th Anniversary Vinyl Release

Iced Earth’s “Alive In Athens” will be receiving a new 20th anniversary vinyl release on December 6. You can pre-order that HERE.

The following was said about the release:

“Originally released as a 2CD, 3CD and picture LP set, “Alive in Athens” came out slightly flawed two decades ago yet turned into a gigantic success for ICED EARTH and was certified Gold in Greece, where the more than thirty different songs spanning set had been recorded on two nights at Athens’ Rodon Club in January 1999.

The original release lacked the live version of ‘Colors’ and the picture LP was a fairly careless CD to vinyl transfer interrupting Matt Barlow’s stage banter several times and split up tracks that had been performed back to back (for example the “Something Wicked (Trilogy)”). Together with Jon Schaffer, this anniversary edition was created, offering a partially revised sequencing and fully dynamic vinyl mastering by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony as well as many additional extras, Jon Schaffer states:

‘“Alive In Athens” has been called one of the greatest heavy metal live albums of all time. For
me, it was one of the high points in a long and eventful journey that carries on to this day. I’ve experienced some of the best memories of my musical and personal life in Greece and these two nights in Athens are certainly no exception. I am honored and humbled by the passion of ICED EARTH fans in Greece and all over the world and hope you will all enjoy this ultimate edition of “Alive in Athens”!’

“Alive in Athens (20th Anniversary Edition)” includes five 180gram LPs, a 12-page LP-sized booklet with liner notes by Jon Schaffer and Matt Barlow as well as Hakos Pervanidis (Metal Hammer Greece) who also contributed additional visual content, and 60x60cm poster.

Black and various coloured vinyl editions can be ordered now!
200x transparent yellow + transparent red –
200x blue + white –
200x purple + orange –
200x transparent orange + transparent blue –

Track Listing:

Side I:

01. “Burning Times”
02. “Vengeance Is Mine”
03. “Pure Evil”
04. “My Own Savior”

Side II:

01. “Melancholy (Holy Martyr)”
02. “Dante’s Inferno”

Side III:

01. “The Hunter”
02. “Travel In Stygian”
03. “Colors”

Side IV:

01. “Diary”
02. “Blessed Are You”
03. “Violate”

Side V:

01. “Dark Saga”
02. “The Last Laugh”
03. “Last December”
04. “Watching Over Me”

Side VI:

01. “Angels Holocaust”
02. “Stormrider”
03. “The Path I Choose”
04. “I Died For You”

Side VII:

01. “Prophecy”
02. “Birth Of The Wicked”
03. “The Coming Curse”

Side VIII:

01. “Stand Alone”
02. “Cast In Stone”
03. “Desert Rain”

Side IX:

01. “Brainwashed”
02. “Disciples Of The Lie”
03. “When The Night Falls”

Side X:

01. “Slave To The Dark”
02. “A Question Of Heaven”
03. “Iced Earth”

Former Iced Earth Singer Matt Barlow Rejoins The Band Onstage In Baltimore, Maryland

Former Iced Earth singer Matt Barlow rejoined the band onstage during their March 19 show at Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland. Check out footage of them performing “Watching Over Me” below:

Iced Earth Announce Summer European

Iced Earth have announced a summer European tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/21 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22 St. Goarshausen, Germany – Rockfels Open Air
06/23 Vaureal, France – Le Forum
06/24 Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/26 Alkmaar, Netherlands – Victorie
06/27 Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropool
06/28 Jena, Germany – F-Haus
06/29 Dischingen, Germany – Rock am Härtsfeldsee
06/30 Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
07/01 Novara, Italy – Phenomenon
07/03 Wörgl, Austria – Komma
07/04 Luzern, Switzerland – Schürr
07/07 Barcelona, Spain – Rockfest
07/10 Graz, Austria – Dom im Berg
07/11 Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Siska
07/12 Zagreb, Croatia – Pogon Jedinstvo
07/13 Dunaújváros, Hungary – Rockmarathon
07/14 Vienna, Austria – Szene
07/16 Cracow, Poland – Kwadrat
07/17 Warschau, Poland – Progresja
07/19 Dresden, Germany – Eventwerk
07/20 Fritzlar, Germany – Rock am Stück
07/21 Weil am Rhein, Germany – Baden in Blut
07/25 Berlin, Germany – SO36
07/26 Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
07/27 Bremen, Germany – Tivoli
07/28 Pyras, Germany – Pyras Open Air

Iced Earth Announce 2018 North American Tour With Sanctuary & Kill Ritual

Iced Earth have announced a North American tour with Sanctuary and Kill Ritual. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/22 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
02/23 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
02/24 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
02/25 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
02/26 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall
02/27 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
02/28 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/02 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
03/03 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
03/04 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/05 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/07 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
03/10 Anaheim, CA – Parish @ House of Blues
03/11 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/13 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre
03/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
03/15 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues
03/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/18 Charlotte, NC – Underground
03/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/21 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
03/22 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
03/23 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
03/24 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/25 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
03/26 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
03/27 Cleveland, OH – Cambridge Room @ House of Blues
03/28 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/29 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

Iced Earth Announce 2018 European Tour With Freedom Call & Metaprism

Iced Earth have announced a European tour with Freedom Call and Metaprism. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

01/09 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage
01/10 – Berlin, Germany – Festsaal
01/11 – Hannover, Germany – Capitol
01/12 – Geiselwind, Germany – Musichall
01/13 – Leipzig, Germany – Hause Auesee
01/14 – Osnabrück, Germany – Hyde Park
01/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
01/17 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
01/18 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
01/19 – Regendsburg, Germany – Airport Obertraubling
01/20 – Memmingen, Germany – Kaminwerk
01/21 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
01/23 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club (Iced Earth only)
01/24 – Athens, Greece – Fuzz Club (Iced Earth only)

Iced Earth Premiere New Song “Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)”

Iced Earth have premiered a new song titled “Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862).” This song is from their new album “Incorruptible,” which will be released on June 16.