's Jon Schaffer
(guitar) and Stu Block
(vocals) took part in a "metal quiz" during an appearance on "Met Al Metal"
, Israel's metal radio show hosted by brothers Lior
and Niv Peleg
. Check out video footage below.
"Plagues Of Babylon"
, the new album from ICED EARTH
, sold around 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 49 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous CD, "Dystopia"
, opened with around 6,100 units back in October 2011 to enter the chart at No. 67.
's 2008 effort, "The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)"
, registered a first-week tally of 6,700 to debut at No. 79.
"Plagues Of Babylon"
was recorded at Principal Studios
, IN EXTREMO
, GRAVE DIGGER
) in Senden, Germany and was mixed at NHow Studios
in Berlin, Germany. Guest vocals on "Highwayman"
were laid down by VOLBEAT
frontman Michael Poulsen
and SYMPHONY X
singer Russell Allen
. Guest vocals on "Plagues Of Babylon"
, "Among The Living Dead"
and "If I Could See You"
are by BLIND GUARDIAN
vocalist Hansi Kürsch
. The cover and additional artwork was created by Eliran Kantor
will promote the new CD in its North American homeland with the headlining "Worldwide Plagues Tour"
, which kicks off April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON
"This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover," says ICED EARTH
mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer
of "Plagues Of Babylon"
. "I'm sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH
"We feel that the package with SABATON
is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!"
) sat behind the drums for ICED EARTH
's recent European headlining tour, taking over for Raphael Saini
, who filled in during the summer 2013 festivals, the recording of ICED EARTH
's new album, and the club leg of the VOLBEAT
made his live debut with ICED EARTH
on November 6, 2013 at O2 World in Berlin, Germany.
last year parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley
for "personal family reasons."
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