ICED EARTH's Los Angeles show, which was originally booked at The Avalon for October 24, has been moved to The Wiltern Theatre due to overwhelming demand. Tickets for the new location will go on sale September 6. Due to additional backstage facilities, there will also be a limited number of additional "Child Of The Wicked" VIP packages available at www.icedearth.com.
"It's awesome that the minions are gathering in force to see the band this fall on the North American Crucible, and I can't wait to see you all on tour!" says ICED EARTH guitarist/leader Jon Schaffer.
Karma E. Omowale of FourteenG recently conducted an interview with Jon Schaffer. Listen to the chat at this location.
Audio samples of ICED EARTH's new full-length studio album, "The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)", have been posted online on the group's MySpace page.
"The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)" is being released through SPV Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: September 5
Rest of Europe: September 8
USA, Canada: September 9
"The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)" track listing:
01. In Sacred Flames
02. Behold The Wicked Child
03. Minions Of The Watch
04. The Revealing
05. A Gift Or A Curse
06. Crown Of The Fallen
07. The Dimensional Gauntlet
08. I Walk Alone
09. Harbinger Of Fate
10. Crucify The King
11. Sacrificial Kingdoms
11. Something Wicked (Part 3)
12. Divide And Devour
14. Come What May
"The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)" continues where ICED EARTH's 2007 release, "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part I)" left off. "The Crucible of Man" features the return of frontman Matt Barlow who was mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer's original voice of choice to introduce the "Something Wicked" saga back in 1998 as a trio of songs which concluded their album, "Something Wicked This Way Comes".
Professionally filmed video footage of ICED EARTH's June 28, 2008 performance at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium can be viewed below.