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If you are a hard core metal lover, then you should check out for Iced Earth. This is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida that combines influences from thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, opera, speed metal and NWOBHM.
The band is famous for their captivating music that good personification of Metal band persona. The band has also been known to have a volatile and oft changing line-up. However, one name that has now become a synonym of Iced Earth is Jon Schaffer.
The central figure and the founding father of Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer plays as rhythm guitarist and songwriter. Schaffer originally founded the band under the name Purgatory while he was living in Columbus, Indiana.
When he relocated the band to Florida, he was forced to change the name as another group was already using that name. He renamed the band Iced Earth in tribute of a longtime friend who had died in a motorcycle accident.
The song Watching Over Me on the Something Wicked This Way Comes album is also written by him in the memory of his friend.
The first demo of the group titled Enter the Realm, sparked enough interest in the music community. They were signed by Century Media Records after this demo. The first album of Iced Earth was recorded and released in 1991.
Titled simply as Iced Earth, the album marked the debut of this supremely talented band. Night of the Stormrider was the follow-up record with vocalist John Greely was a delightful treat as well.
Their future works further paved the way for their success I the world of metal music and they earned widespread popularity with each act.
Something Wicked is appropriately regarded as the best work of Iced Earth. This 1998 album Something Wicked This Way Comes proved an instant blockbuster and was later re-recoded two more times. In recent times, the band has produced some very good music.
Iced Earth began their 2007 Wicked European Tour on June 9, 2007, at the Sweden Rock Festival. It was followed by houseful performances at the Rock Wave Festival and Wacken Open Air.
They also had a successful British tour that year where the band was backed by Heaven and Hell and Lamb of God. The year also saw the release of their ninth studio album, Framing Armageddon.
In 2008, Iced Earth headed two tours as Progpower USA IX and Chicago Powerfest in Mokena, Illinois. Chicago Powerfest was the first show with new vocalist Matt Barlow and his performance shows he showed the right spark and entertained the audience fully.
The band also released the new single, I Walk Among You in United States, Germany and Europe. They also released samples from all four songs appearing on the band's single I Walk Among You.
Since the bands lineup keeps on changing from time to time, only a few members are playing for it for a long time. Jon Schaffer is the only original member who handles nearly all of the songwriting and leading the band.
Current vocalist Matt Barlow and former lead guitarist Randall Shawver are the next longest-tenured members, the only people besides Schaffer to have spent a full decade in the band.
The band is slated to re-record Framing Armageddon with Barlow on vocals and it will be packaged as a box set along with a slightly expanded 2008's The Crucible of Man and a live CD/DVD of the upcoming 2008/2009 tour. Watch out for them and have a blast on their live concerts.