Iced Earth is the eponymous debut album by American heavy metal band Iced Earth. It was released in November 1990 internationally and February 1991 in North America. The original release of this album had three different covers (a worldwide cover, a European cover and a Japanese cover). This album was Mike McGill's only album with Iced Earth, as well as the last for singer Gene Adam. Like the album's successor Night of the Stormrider, Iced Earth follows a more traditional thrash metal sound, rather than the power metal direction the band would follow after Matt Barlow had joined. Iced Earth would stick to the power metal formula until Barlow left the band, with his replacement Tim Owens singing in a style reminiscent of both genres.
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.
Iced Earth - one of the leading metal bands in the world – are back with their new studio album. Dystopia runs the gamut of poignant ballads, bone-crushing riffs, stratospheric vocals and chilling lyrics. Probably the best album since the classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. They forged an album that cannot be ignored - armed with the dynamic vocal range of vocalist Stu Block (Into Eternity) and a renewed passion the band hasn't felt for many years. This is the limited box set version that includes the digipak CD with 3 bonus tracks.