Iced Earth return with a new album and their third studio release with vocalist Stu Block, who filled the shoes of popular vocalist Matt Barlow. This will be first album since 2004's "The Glorious Burden" to not feature any tracks in the "Something Wicked" storyline, which tells the tale of the band's mascot Set Abominae, created by lead guitarist/songwriter Jon Schaffer.
Iced Earth like their heroes grey and tragic. It's fine and dandy to sing about righteous heroes (see: European power metal) or malevolent forces (see: thrash, heavy, doom, black, death etc. etc.) but there's added dramatic weight to be found in a character that draws aspects of both…
Limited to 3000 copies. Contains remixed/remastered versions of their first 3 albums, the cover album "Tribute To The Gods", and their old demo for the first time on CD.
“Plagues Of Babylon” is the epic new masterpiece of one of the greatest classic metal bands of our times – ICED EARTH! After “Dystopia” already marked a celebrated debut for new singer Stu Block and the following touring activities culminated in the stunning live release “Live In Ancient Kourion”. Now, the metal legend returns with its fabulous new opus recorded at Principal Studios, Germany (Kreator, In Extremo, Grave Digger) and once again proves that ICED EARTH are one of the leading and most reliable forces in metal today.
This DVD features the band's their live concert from their Something Wicked Come tour in Greece which was sold out for 2 nights at a massive outdoor soccer stadium. All their Stateside fans that weren't able to see this monumental concert in person, can now revel in its glory. Included is almost 3 hours of footage including their full live set, backstage footage, tour of Athens with the band, and more. This is a must have for any Metal fan.