Jon Schaffer

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ICED EARTH “PLAGUES OF BABYLON”

I’ve been following Iced Earth for the bulk of their 25-plus years in the metal industry.  They have overcome a slew of personnel changes over the years and have a reputation for churning out albums that sound very similar to each other over the years.  Jon Schaffer remains steadfast in his presentation of Iced Earth and garners respect for his

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ICED EARTH “LIVE IN ANCIENT KOURION”

I’m not a huge fan of live records.  Unless you are a super rabid fan, it just isn’t that appealing to listen to these when you can listen to the cleaner versions of the songs on the non-live releases.  I hold very few live albums in high regard; Iron Maiden‘s Live After Death, Iced Earth‘s Alive in Athens, and Kiss’s

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ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE

Iced Earth will be kicking off  their North American tour starting next week with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek.  Jon Schaffer said of the upcoming tour: “I’m completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we

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JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 2

Last week I posted Part One of my interview with Jon Schaffer who talked about the upcoming Dystopia tour and recording the new album with Stu Block. In Part Two of my interview, Jon talks about touring across the globe and where the band is headed in the future. 

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JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 1

In honor of Jon Schaffer’s birthday, below is an interview  that I conducted few months ago with Jon, as he was getting ready to go to Germany to rehearse for the World Dystopia tour which would bring them through Europe, North America and visiting places they had never played before on the path to Iced Earth World Domination. We spoke about the new album and the recording

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HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – MARCH 15

Today in metal news we wish a Happy Metal Birthday to three musicians who need no further introduction:  BRET MICHAELS The 49 year old solo artist and lead singer of Poison who is currently on his own solo tour, announced that Poison would be joining Def Leppard for a must-see summer tour. Michaels writes on his official website that the tour will be a “live, interacitve, music extravaganza.” Bret is also

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icedearthplaguescdcover_600

ICED EARTH “PLAGUES OF BABYLON”

I’ve been following Iced Earth for the bulk of their 25-plus years in the metal industry.  They have overcome a slew of personnel changes over

ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE

Iced Earth will be kicking off  their North American tour starting next week with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek.  Jon Schaffer said of

JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 2

Last week I posted Part One of my interview with Jon Schaffer who talked about the upcoming Dystopia tour and recording the new album with Stu

JON SCHAFFER INTERVIEW – PART 1

In honor of Jon Schaffer’s birthday, below is an interview  that I conducted few months ago with Jon, as he was getting ready to go to Germany to

HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – MARCH 15

Today in metal news we wish a Happy Metal Birthday to three musicians who need no further introduction:  BRET MICHAELS The 49 year old solo artist