Tag Archives: ICED EARTH

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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Iced Earth – 20th December 2012 – Underworld, London

The combination of an early start on a weeknight plus trains being messed up meant that I arrived at the Underworld just as the second band finished their set. The gig had been due to take place at the nearby Electric Ballroom, but poor ticket sales that have plagued a …

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Luke Appleton interviewed at Hard Rock Hell VI, 30/11/12

I met up with Luke Appleton, bass player in Iced Earth at Hard Rock Hell VI to talk about life on the road with Iced Earth, their upcoming World Dystopia tour and Belgium Beer.  Oh and cake, there’s always room for cake.     http://www.icedearth.com/        

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Iced Earth – The Limelight, Belfast – August 8, 2012

Heavy metal is supposed to played loud and proud not wrapped in cotton wool: but, unfortunately, the long awaited first visit to this part of the world by the Floridian power titans (one of three dates as part of their build up to Bloodstock) was plagued by an absolutely atrocious …

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Interview with Chris Appleton of Absolva

When Fury UK bassist Luke Appleton was recruited to the ranks of US power metal titans Iced Earth, it seemed an appropriate time for his brother Chris and band-mate Martin McNee to take some time out themselves and embark on a new project. As their new band Absolva – completed …

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Metal Scent – ‘Homemade’

Normally, in conversation down the pub, if the words ‘Israel’, ‘power’ and ‘metal’ come in proximity it’s usually referring how much of one the former has used to drop tonnes of the latter on the Gaza Strip or elsewhere… (not that we’re not getting political, like…). Which is a roundabout …

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Arrayan Path – Ira Imperium

In times of desperation and trouble, people often look to their history and heritage for inspiration, recalling past glories to give them a positive outlook on the travails currently facing them, drawing upon that which has gone before to drive them forward to face up to the challenges before them. …

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Bloodstock Open Air – 9th to 12th August 2012

It’s nearly time again for one of the UK favourite festivals Bloodstock Open Air. Bloodstock takes place on the 9th to 12th August 2012 at Catton Hall, Walton on Trent, Derbyshire, DE12 8LN With a spectacular line up which covers most genres of metal, what are you waiting for! Buy …

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Iced Earth & Fury UK -London 4-11-11

The lineup tonight was originally supposed to include White Wizzard as the main support, but tonight they were missing.  Apparently there was a small notice near the entrance advising of this but like many people I didnt see it, and there was nothing mentioned about there absence. They managed to …

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