ICED EARTH: 'Slave To The Dark' Box Set Due This Month

February 9, 2008

Century Media Records has set a February 22 German release date for "Slave to the Dark", a comprehensive box set featuring all featuring 14 CDs plus a DVD covering the band's years as a Century Media recording artist. The set includes the following titles:

* Iced Earth (1990)
* Night of the Stormrider (1991)
* Burnt Offerings (1995)
* The Dark Saga (1996)
* Days of Purgatory (1997)
* Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998)
* Alive in Athens (Live) (1999)
* Melancholy (2001)
* Horror Show (2001)
* Dark Genesis (2001)
* Tribute to the Gods (2002)
* The Blessed and the Damned (Best Of) (2004)
* Alive in Athens (DVD) (2006)

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

ICED EARTH's official web site,, posted a 36-minute audio interview it conducted with Jon Schaffer on January 15, 2008. The interview can be downloaded and/or heard at this location.

To download the interview, use your mouse to right-click on the link above, and then select, "Download Linked File." The download is 41.2 MB.

Topics covered in the interview include tour and release plans for 2008, longtime frontman Matt Barlow's return to the band, the band's upcoming gig at ProgPower USA on September 27, 2008, and the impact of family and other personal committments on ICED EARTH's stategy for the future.

ICED EARTH mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer issued a press release in December (Statement#1, Statement#2) announcing that the band was parting ways with vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (BEYOND FEAR, ex-ICED EARTH, JUDAS PRIEST) and was once again working with Tim's predecessor, Matt Barlow, who originally left ICED EARTH in 2003.

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