Iced Earth

Iced Earth

Profile:
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band that combines influences from thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, opera, speed metal, and new wave. The central figure of Iced Earth is rhythm guitarist and songwriter Jon Schaffer. Schaffer originally founded the band under the name Purgatory (11), but he was forced to change the name due to another group already using the name. He would rename the band Iced Earth as a tribute to a longtime friend who had died in a motorcycle accident.

The group set out and recorded their first demo titled Enter the Realm, which sparked enough interest that they were signed by Century Media Records. In 1991 they recorded and released their first album titled Iced Earth. Since then, the band has gone through numerous lineup changes, with Jon Schaffer remaining the only permanent member. None of the original members remain besides Schaffer, who is now handling nearly all of the songwriting duties and is leading the band. Barlow, the longest tenured (and probably most popular) Iced Earth vocalist, originally joined in 1994 but was inspired to become a law enforcement officer in 2003 due to the 9/11 attacks. After an absence of 4 years he returned in late 2007 and left again in 2011. He was replaced by Stu Block.

MEMBERS:

Vocals
Gene Adam (1985 – 1991)
John Greely (1991 – 1992)
Tim Ripper Owens (2003 – 2007)
Matthew Barlow (1994 – 2003, 2007 – 2011)
Stu Block (2) (2011 - present)

Guitar
Jon Schaffer (1984 – present)
Bill Owen (1985 – 1987) *
Randall Shawver (1988 – 1998)
Larry Tarnowski (1998 – 2003)
Ralph Santolla (2003 – 2004)
Ernie Carletti (2006) *
Tim Mills (2006 – 2007)
Troy Seele (2007 – present)

Bass
Richard Bateman (1985 – 1986) *
Dave Abell (1987 – 1996)
Keith Menser (1996) *
James McDonough (1996 – 2000, 2001 – 2004)
Steve DiGiorgio (2000 – 2001)
James "Bo" Wallace (2006 – 2007) *
Dennis Hayes (2007)
Freddie Vidales (2008 – 2012)
Luke Appleton (2012 - present)

Drums
Greg Seymour (1984 – 1989)
Mike McGill (1989 – 1991)
Richey Secchiari (1991 – 1992)
Rodney Beasley (1992 – 1995)
Mark Prator (1995 – 1996, 1997 – 1998)
Richard Christy (2000 – 2004)
Bobby Jarzombek (2004 – 2006) *
Raphael Saini (2013)
Jon Dette (2013 - 2015) *
Brent Smedley (1996 – 1997, 1998 – 1999, 2006 – 2013, 2015 - present)

Keyboards
Rick Risberg (1999)
Howard Helm (1992-2007)

* did not perform on an album.
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Iced Earth Discography

Albums

84 9714-2 Iced Earth Iced Earth (Album) Century Media 84 9714-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
08 9727-4 Iced Earth Night Of The Stormrider (Album) Century Media 08 9727-4 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
CD 7793-2, MC 7783-4, 77093-2 Iced Earth Burnt Offerings (Album) Century Media CD 7793-2, MC 7783-4, 77093-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
77131-2 Iced Earth The Dark Saga (Album) Century Media 77131-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
77214-2 Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (Album) Century Media 77214-2 1998 Sell This Version
77275-2 Iced Earth Alive In Athens (Album) Century Media 77275-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
ICARUS 615 Iced Earth Horror Show (Album) Century Media, Century Media ICARUS 615 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
77406 8 Iced Earth Tribute To The Gods (Album) Century Media 77406 8 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SPV 092-74970 DCD Iced Earth The Glorious Burden (Album) Steamhammer SPV 092-74970 DCD US 2004 Sell This Version
SPV 80001152 CD Iced Earth Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1 (Album) Steamhammer SPV 80001152 CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
SPV 91592 CD Iced Earth The Crucible Of Man: Something Wicked Part 2 (Album, Comp) Steamhammer SPV 91592 CD Russia 2008 Sell This Version
MICP-11026 Iced Earth Dystopia (Album) Century Media MICP-11026 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
9980262 Iced Earth Festivals Of The Wicked (Album) Century Media 9980262 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
9033-8 Iced Earth Live In Ancient Kourion (Album) Century Media 9033-8 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Iced Earth Plagues Of Babylon (Album) Century Media none US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Iced Earth Enter The Realm(Cass, EP, Ltd, Dem) Not On Label (Iced Earth Self-released) none US 1989 Sell This Version
7918-2 Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes (2-Song Promo Copy)(CD, Single, Promo) Century Media 7918-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
CMRpro2 Iced Earth The Melancholy E.P. (EP) Century Media CMRpro2 US 1999 Sell This Version
CMR-PRO 5 Iced Earth Frankenstein / Ghost Of Freedom(CD, Single, Promo) Century Media CMR-PRO 5 US 2001 Sell This Version
SPV 056-74983 CDS Iced Earth The Reckoning (Maxi) Steamhammer, Steamhammer SPV 056-74983 CDS Germany 2003 Sell This Version
SPV 98083 CD-S Iced Earth Overture Of The Wicked (Maxi) Steamhammer SPV 98083 CD-S Germany 2007 Sell This Version
SPV 80001167 CDS Iced Earth Setian Massacre, Ten Thousand Strong(CD, Single, Promo, Smplr) Steamhammer SPV 80001167 CDS Germany 2007 Sell This Version
80001169 CD Iced Earth Setian Massacre(CD, Mini, Promo, Smplr) Steamhammer 80001169 CD Germany 2007 Sell This Version
SPV 92013 CD-S Iced Earth I Walk Among You (Maxi) Steamhammer SPV 92013 CD-S US 2008 Sell This Version
SPV 308040 Bonus-CD Iced Earth Bonus-Cd(CD, Maxi) Steamhammer SPV 308040 Bonus-CD Germany 2010 Sell This Version

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RunOfTheMill

RunOfTheMill

July 20, 2015
Anyone know what the new Century Media reissues of the firs four albums sound like? I've been aching for Night of the Sotrmrider and Burnt Offerings on vinyl
usnibrutski

usnibrutski

January 10, 2008
I started listening to Iced Earth in about 2002, when they allready had made history. I became more and more interested in Iced Earth. What's good about them; the lyrics are allways about something (battlefields, horror stories, tragedies) and their music is deep and well-worked out.
Later on I found out that Jon Shaffer IS Iced Earth, as the rest of the band members all have been submitted to change.
After five years of listening to the Iced Earth albums, oppertunity presented, Iced Earth was playing in the Netherlands. Allthough my friend who recommended me Iced Earth didn't want to go because of the Matthew Barlow - "Ripper" Owens exchange, I still went. And shame on him, because "The Ripper" is every bit as good as Barlow and even though their latest album wasn't the best Iced Earth album, "The Ripper" is a worthy successor! Looking forward to some new and harder material!

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