“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.
In the Old Testament, the Book of Exodus describes the epic battle between the prophet Moses and Pharaoh. Ten terrifying plagues rain down on ancient Egypt causing death and destruction. Is this just a legend? Or could these stories be true? This series follows experts around the globe as they offer various scientific and often controversial, explanations for the ten plagues of Moses and the mass exodus of the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt– a story that is a cornerstone of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths.
No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals infected soldiers in Kansas, spreading and mutating into a lethal strain as troops carried it to Europe, it exploded across the world with unequaled ferocity and speed. It killed more people in twenty weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty years; it killed more people in a year than the plagues of the Middle Ages killed in a century. Victims bled from the ears and nose, turned blue from lack of oxygen, suffered aches that felt like bones being broken, and died. In the United States, where bodies were stacked without coffins on trucks, nearly seven times as many people died of influenza as in the First World War.