Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Iced Earth: announce 'Plagues Of Babylon' album release and North American tour
Prepare yourselves, the plagues of Babylon are officially upon us...
Metal titans ICED EARTH make their triumphant return with the January 21, 2014 release of new studio album 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON' on Century Media Records. The band will bring the new album to their North America homeland when their headlining WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits our shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support. See complete tour dates below.
"This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover," says Jon Schaffer of 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON'. "I'm sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog. We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!"
Exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour are available now at www.enterthevault.com. Pre-sale tickets will remain onsale until December 4, when remaining tickets are made available to the general public through the traditional retail outlets (check your local venue for details). VIP packages will remain onsale exclusively at www.enterthevault.com while supplies last.
Beginning with their groundbreaking self-titled debut album, ICED EARTH has remained steadfastly committed to championing heavy metal and continues to be one of America's greatest classic metal bands. 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON' is no exception. From the sheer power of the title track and neck-breaking thrashers like "Among The Living Dead," to the haunting "Cthulhu" and the colossal "If I Could See You" and "Spirit Of The Times," 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON' takes fans on the thundering power trip that has become ICED EARTH's trademark.
For a taste of things to come, watch the official "Plagues Of Babylon" lyric video here.
A few things to know about 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON':
• Songs 1-6 form the 'PLAGUES OF BABYLON story line, part of the ongoing 'SOMETHING WICKED' Universe™
• Cover and additional artwork by Eliran Kantor [TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, HATEBREED]
• Recorded at Principal Studios - Senden, Germany [KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER]
• Mixed at NHow Studios - Berlin, Germany
• Guest vocals on "Highwayman" by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen and SYMPHONY X/ADRENALINE MOB singer Russell Allen
• Guest vocals on "Plagues Of Babylon," "Among The Living Dead," "Democide," "Resistance" and "If I Could See You" by BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kürsch.
'PLAGUES OF BABYLON' Track Listing:
1. Plagues Of Babylon
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
11. Spirit Of The Times
WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR - NORTH AMERICA
ICED EARTH with SABATON & REVAMP in support:
04: Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
05: Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
06: Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
07: Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09: Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
10: Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
11: Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
12: Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
14: Toronto, ONT - Phoenix Concert Theatre
15: Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theater
16: Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
17: Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
18: New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
19: Worcester, MA - The Palladium
21: West Springfield, VA - Empire
23: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
24: Orlando, FL - House Of Blues Orlando
25: Fort Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
26: Saint Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
28: Houston, TX - Scout Bar
29: Dallas, TX - Trees
01: Tempe, AZ - Club Red
02: West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues Sunset
03: San Francisco, CA - Slim's
05: Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
06: Seattle, WA - El Corazon
07: Vancouver, BC - The Venue
09: Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
10: Calgary, AB - Republik
11: Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
12: Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
14: Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
15: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
16: Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
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