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Iced Earth @ Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb, 12.7.2018
srpanj 12 @ 19:00 - 23:55160kn – 180kn
After more than 4 years, American Heavy Metal legends return to Zagreb! Iced Earth attracts more fans with every performance, so a huge interest of the domestic audience who want a spectacular old school heavy metal show is to be expected. Especially because they come on the wings of a great new album, “Incorruptible”, which many put on the side of their greatest masterpiece from the ’90s.
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1984 under the name The Rose, then Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour. Iced Earth released their debut album in 1990 and have since released eleven studio albums, four EPs, three compilations, three box sets, three live albums, eleven music videos and one cover album.
After releasing their first two studio albums in 1990 and 1991, respectively, Iced Earth took a three-year break from 1992 to 1995, after which the band returned with a new lead vocalist Matt Barlow. Iced Earth went on to release four studio albums with Barlow between 1995 and 2001, respectively; 1995’s “Burnt Offerings”, 1996’s “The Dark Saga”, 1998’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and 2001’s “Horror Show”.
After “Horror Show”, Barlow quit the band and joined the police force, while Iced Earth continued on with Tim “Ripper” Owens, of Judas Priest fame, on vocals. With Owens, the band released two studio albums (2004’s “The Glorious Burden” and 2007’s “Framing Armageddon”). In late 2007, Matt Barlow rejoined the band. Iced Earth recorded the album “The Crucible of Man” with Barlow in 2008. In 2011, Barlow left the band again. Later that year, Into Eternity frontman Stu Block became Iced Earth’s new lead vocalist. “Dystopia”, Block’s first album with the group, was released in October 2011. It received a positive response; some critics called “Dystopia” one of Iced Earth’s best albums. Block’s second album with the group, “Plagues of Babylon”, was released in January 2014.
Before arriving to their current lineup, Iced Earth has had numerous line-up changes, with founder Jon Schaffer staying as the last remaining member. As of 2013, there have been over twenty musicians in and out of Iced Earth since its formation in 1985. Currently, the band is composed of rhythm guitarist Jon Schaffer, lead singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent Smedley, and lead guitarist Jake Dreyer.
Obviously, the team gathered around the mastermind and music genius John Schaffer, energy and freshness doesn’t run out, and band enjoys one of the most gruesome periods of 30 years old career. Various music trends have emerged and disappeared over the years, and Iced Earth are still tirelessly and uncompromisingly standing on the heavy metal bumper, proving that there are still a number of audiences insatiable to their musical expression. Their albums have been irretrievably woven into the history of metal music, and their concerts are something that you should not miss. So everything is clear, this is surely one of the top heavy metal concerts this year.