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Iced Earth
Incorruptible
6/16/2017
CD, LP, Digital & Streaming


Jon Schaffer
(Rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars, Keyboards/MIDI, Vocals)
Stu Block
(Lead Vocals )
Brent Smedley
(Drums)
Luke Appleton
(Bass Guitar, Vocals)
Jake Dreyer
(Lead Guitar )


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After nearly three dedicated decades, Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, and new guitarist Jake Dreyer have assembled the fiercest Iced Earth record since 1996 milestone The Dark Saga and 1998’s chart-blazer Something Wicked This Way Comes.


Titled Incorruptible, Iced Earth’s 12th record is inspired not by things political but by things personal. Since Plagues of Babylon landed in 2014 to heaps of praise and chart-topping success, Schaffer and team have weathered proverbial storms. Management shake-ups, Schaffer’s well-publicized and very serious neck surgery—he’s since fully recovered—and lineup shifts all played positively into Incorruptible. But that wasn’t always the case.


Written primarily by Schaffer over the course of several months — a process he calls “typical”— Incorruptible finds Iced Earth pivoting off everything they’ve learned—going all the way back to 1990’s Iced Earth—to come away with an album that feels and sounds superlatively heavy metal. And definitely like Iced Earth.


From the Viking-inspired power of opener ‘Great Heathen Army’ to the epic pirate-inspired ‘Black Flag’ to the aggression of ‘Seven Headed Whore’, based on the Whore of Babylon, Incorruptible bestows upon its listeners a ceaseless supply of killer riffs, a cavalcade of righteous vocals, a storm of drums, and continuous volleys of jaw-dropping solos.


Certainly, after 27 years of releasing albums and 666 minutes—or thereabouts—of music, the multi-national band, with Schaffer at the helm, show no signs of slowing down, getting old, or venturing off the deep end.


With a new lineup reconfigured, a newly completed Iced Earth headquarters to call home, a new record in ready for hails and headbangs, all powered by Schaffer’s indestructible drive and infinite engine, it’s clear Iced Earth are making 2017 their banner year. Songs like ‘Clear the Way’, ‘Black Flag’, ‘Raven Wing’, ‘Ghost Dance (Awaken the Ancestors)’, and ‘Great Heathen Army’ are destined for the halls of heavy metal greatness. In fact, Incorruptible is special. A contemporary classic. A legendary record barely out of the gate. It just feels like a record of import.


P R E S S :

Incorruptible is not an album for the weak of heart, or someone looking for sappy lyrics with a couple of power ballads mixed in as fillers. This is a serious metal album from start to finish with no filler in the middle. - Shockwave Magazine


“Incorruptible”, the new album of the American veterans, is the next in line token of Metal in its highest order, a continuation of the band’s constant shaped legacy. - Metal Temple


The riffs are a feast for sore ears, lead vocals that tears flesh and a rhythm section that is a steady as a rock. - Metal Temple


Incorruptible is a massively enjoyable example of how to do power/heavy metal right in 2017. - Wonderbox Metal


The album is chock-full of catchy songs and memorable music. Boasting both high-impact instant-appeal as well as enough substance and depth to ensure longevity, this album is a quality all-round winner. - Wonderbox Metal


The album has influences from all over the place but they all melt down to a very solid heavy metal album by a great metal band. - Roppongi Rocks

Incorruptible is a well written, thought-provoking record with strong palatable production and is in no way a disappointment to anyone. The guys have obviously taken on board every success from previous albums and used the recipe that works best. - Hard Rock Haven

It certainly feels like 'Incorruptible' has the band running circles around groups half their age. A helluva lot of fun and a band dedicated to the magic of their unique brand of power thrash. There is something strangely addictive about their big choruses, dynamic solos and potent riffs moshing their way into sublimity. - Two Guys Metal Reviews

They have played the metal scene by their own rules for years now, moving from strength to strength, and even when they hint at more mainstream elements they do it within the context of their own impressive talents and refined, grandiose songs. - Two Guys Metal Reviews

Schaffer's creative juices are still flowing strong after almost 30 years and 12 studio releases, and this record is just another worthy addition to your record collection. – Metal Master Kingdom

All of the hallmarks of Iced Earth are here – the razor sharp riffs, soaring vocals delivered with passion, tons of melody, and a Metal attitude. - We Love Metal