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Absolva – Defiance

Guitars GUITARS GUITARRRRRRS! I’ve never heard an album so drenched in axe work since The Power Of Rock And Roll by Frank Marino way back in 1981 as British heavy metallers Absolva launch a 180gm vinyl format of Defiance that is packaged in a gatefold cover and printed inner sleeves. …

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Luke Appleton – How Does It Feel To Be Alive?

Somehow between fulfilling his duties with Absolva and Iced Earth, Luke Appleton has written and recorded a four track EP titled How Does It Feel To Be Alive?, due for release via Rocksector Records on March 3rd 2018. Produced by his brother Chris Appleton at their studio in Manchester it …

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Iced Earth – Incorruptible

Incorruptible, the twelfth studio album by Iced Earth is another strong release spearheaded by founding member Jon Schaffer who formed the band in Tampa Bay, Florida 1985. After a few plays, two songs midway let it down a bit so it has not got a full five out of five …

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Jon Schaffer, Iced Earth interview – London – June 2017

I spoke to Jon Schaffer from Iced Earth recently to discuss the new album Incorruptible (Out now on Century Media records). Your new album, Incorruptible will be released in June.  Where did the title come from? It had nothing to do with politics – I’ve been asked that. It just …

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Monte Pittman Streams New Track, “Be Very Afraid”, Online

Monte Pittman streams new track, “Be Very Afraid”, online There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp Of Balance, he has once again raised the stakes, delivering a …

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MESHIAAK reveal ‘Chronicles of the Dead’ (ft Jon Dette (Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Iced Earth), Dean Wells (Teramaze) and Danny Camilleri

In a thrash world gone metalcore, blackened or conversely, NWOBHM-scrappy, it’s hard justice indeed that a band of brothers has come together to champion songwriting, performance, production, arrangement and even sequencing this forthrightly, Meshiaak bestowing on the scene an egregiously confident and “old soul” record that evokes the magic of …

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Chris Appleton – ‘Restless’

Chris Appleton Restless Cover Web

Chris Appleton is perhaps best known to PM readers as the lead vocalist with his band Absolva, as well as the lead guitarist with former Wolfsbane/Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley’s touring band.  To others, he might just be familiar as the brother of Iced Earth’s Luke Appleton.  He’s also part …

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Iced Earth Interview

I spoke to Iced Earth singer Stu Block backstage at Islington Academy just before the band played the London date of their Worldwide Plagues tour and asked him about their current album, the writing process in the band, touring and the sound problems they’d suffered from at the Birmingham gig. …

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Iced Earth, Islington, London, 14 January 2014

First up tonight were Elm Street.  The band were lucky to be able to play as they’d been travelling with Warbringer and had been heavily delayed so didn’t arrive at the venue till just minutes before the doors opened, and will have had to skip the luxury of a soundcheck.  …

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Iced Earth photos, London

Photos of Iced Earth performing at Islington Academy on 14th January 2014 as part of their Worldwide Plagues tour.  Support for the tour came from Warbringer and Elm Street.

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Volbeat – Manchester Academy, 18th October 2013

I caught Danish Rock Band Volbeat at Manchester Academy during their ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ tour. With American metal band Iced Earth as the main support act and London based Punk Rockers The Howling being opening act on the UK leg of the tour I was expecting a spectacular show …

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Iced Earth Interview with Stu Block

Ahead of their show in London at the Brixton Academy, I spoke to the lead vocalist of Iced Earth Stu Block about their tour with Volbeat, their upcoming album Plagues of Babylon (out early 2014) and his influences as well as his most embarrassing moment on stage.     You …

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Ashes Of Ares – ‘Ashes Of Ares’

Artwork for Ashes For Ares' self-titled debut album

Ashes Of Ares‘ credentials are just about as impeccable as they come,  with the the band being made up of former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and bassist Freddie Vidales, and ex-Nevermore drummer Van Williams. With the meeting of two such strong forces of nature, you would expect something special to …

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Graspop update: Overkill and WASP out – Iced Earth and Steak Number Eight in

Much to our regret both W.A.S.P. and Overkill have been forced to cancel their Graspop show for Saturday 29 June. W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has suffered a broken leg in a car crash. As a result, W.A.S.P. have been forced to cancel their 2013 European summer festival dates, including their …

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W.A.S.P. and Overkill forced to cancel GMM 2013 appearances

This morning the Graspop Metal Meeting issued the following statement “Much to our regret both W.A.S.P. and Overkill have been forced to cancel their Graspop show for Saturday 29 June. W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has suffered a broken leg in a car crash. As a result, W.A.S.P. have been forced …

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Iced Earth Interview: New Bassist Luke Appleton talks ‘living the dream’

Interview by Helena Rosendahl It’s always uplifting to hear about a young musician being plucked from obscurity and given the opportunity of a lifetime, especially when it’s free from the clutches of Simon Cowell and reality television. Manchester-born Luke Appleton is no exception. A hard-working musician from his early teens, …

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Iced Earth – Live In Ancient Kourion

Live Albums can be a blessing or a curse. Whether as a stop gap between studio sessions or as a contractual obligation; Musical history is littered with releases that have fallen flat on their faces. Iced Earth have already released a classic opus with the stellar Alive In Athens” and …

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