Origin: Florida, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Iced Earth

Iced Earth has reigned as one of the leaders in prime American power metal for much of their multi-decade-long career. They started inauspiciously enough, the self-titled debut drawing middling reviews and dismissed by some as nothing more than an Iron Maiden clone, but by the time of Burnt Offerings and The Dark Saga (released in '95 and '96, respectively), the band had hit their stride, perfecting their brand of classic metal enhanced by epic lyrical subjects that has continued to serve them well. As is often the case with long-running bands, members have come and gone (including some major players such as onetime Judas Priest vocalist "Ripper" Owens and bassist extraordinaire Steve DiGiorgio), but mainman Jon Schaffer has never wavered in his commitment to the cause of traditional heavy metal.

Current Members

Stu Block

vocals (ex-Into Eternity)

Jon Schaffer

guitars (ex-Demons & Wizards, ex-Purgatory, Sons Of Liberty)

Jake Dreyer

guitars (ex-White Wizzard, Witherfall)

Luke Appleton

bass

Brent Smedley

drums (ex-Oracle)

Former Members/Guests

Gene Adam

vocals (ex-Purgatory)

John Greely

vocals

Matt Barlow

vocals (Ashes Of Ares, ex-Pyramaze)

Tim Owens

vocals (ex-Beyond Fear, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, guest for Tourniquet, ex-Winters Bane)

Randy Shawver

lead guitar

Ralph Santolla

lead guitar (ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Obituary) RIP: June 6, 2018, heart attack, age 51

Larry Tarnowski

guitars

Tim Mills

guitars

Troy Seele

guitars

Dave Abell

bass

James MacDonough

bass (ex-Megadeth)

Steve DiGiorgio (guest)

bass (ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, ex-Control Denied, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, ex-Memorain, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Quo Vadis, ex-Sadus, ex-Scariot, ex-Soen, Testament, guest for Vintersorg)

Dennis Hayes

bass (ex-Beyond Fear, ex-Seven Witches, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Wretch)

Freddie Vidales

bass (Ashes Of Ares)

Rick Risberg

keyboards (ex-Opposite Earth)

Mike McGill

drums

Rick Secchiary

drums

Rodney Beasley

drums

Mark Prator

drums (ex-Demons & Wizards, ex-Purgatory)

Richard Christy

drums (ex-Acheron, ex-Burning Inside, ex-Control Denied, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Leash Law)

Raphael Saini

drums



Discography



Iced Earth  
1991 Century Media
  1. Iced Earth
  2. Written on the Walls
  3. Colors
  4. Curse the Sky
  5. Life and Death
  6. Solitude
  7. The Funeral
  8. When the Night Falls
  • Gene Adam
  • Randy Shawver
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Dave Abell
  • Mike McGill
1991 Readers' Album #16




Night Of The Stormrider  
1992 Century Media
  1. Angels Holocaust
  2. Stormrider
  3. The Path I Choose
  4. Before the Vision
  5. Mystical End
  6. Desert Rain
  7. Pure Evil
  8. Reaching the End
  9. Travel in Stygian
  • John Greely
  • Randy Shawver
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Dave Abell
  • Rick Secchiary
1992 Readers' Album #18




Burnt Offerings  
1995 Century Media
  1. Burnt Offerings
  2. Last December
  3. Diary
  4. Brainwashed
  5. Burning Oasis
  6. Creator Failure
  7. The Pierced Spirit
  8. Dante's Inferno
  • Matt Barlow
  • Randy Shawver
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Dave Abell
  • Rodney Beasley
1995 Readers' Album #9




The Dark Saga  
1996 Century Media
  1. Dark Saga
  2. I Died For You
  3. Violate
  4. The Hunter
  5. The Last Laugh
  6. Depths of Hell
  7. Vengeance is Mine
  8. Scarred
  9. Slave to the Dark
  10. A Question of Heaven
  • Matt Barlow
  • Stu Block
  • Randy Shawver
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Dave Abell
  • Mark Prator
1996 Readers' Album #8




Days Of Purgatory  
1997 Century Media
  1. Enter The Realm
  2. Colors
  3. Angels Holocaust
  4. Stormrider
  5. Winter Nights
  6. Nightmares
  7. Before The Vision
  8. Pure Evil
  9. Solitude
  10. The Funeral
  11. When The Night Falls
  12. Burnt Offerings
  13. Cast in Stone
  14. Desert Rain
  15. Brainwashed
  16. Life and Death
  17. Creator Failure
  18. Reaching the End
  19. Travel in Stygian
  20. Dante's Inferno
  21. Iced Earth
  • Matt Barlow
  • Stu Block
  • Randy Shawver
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Dave Abell
  • Brent Smedley
1997 Readers' Album #28




Something Wicked This Way Comes  
1998 Century Media
  1. Burning Times
  2. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
  3. Disciples of the Lie
  4. Watching Over Me
  5. Stand Alone
  6. Consequences
  7. My Own Savior
  8. Reaping Stone
  9. 1776
  10. Blessed Are You
  11. Prophecy
  12. Birth of the Wicked
  13. The Coming Curse
  • Matt Barlow
  • Jon Schaffer
  • James MacDonough
1998 Readers' Album #1




Alive In Athens  LIVE
1999 Century Media
  1. Burning Times
  2. Vengeance is Mine
  3. Pure Evil
  4. My Own Savior
  5. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
  6. Dante's Inferno
  7. The Hunter
  8. Travel in Stygian
  9. Slave to the Dark
  10. A Question of Heaven
  11. Dark Saga
  12. Last Laugh
  13. Last December
  14. Watching Over Me
  15. Angels Holocaust
  16. Stormrider
  17. Path I Choose
  18. I Died For You
  19. Prophecy
  20. Birth of the Wicked
  21. The Coming Curse
  22. Iced Earth
  23. Stand Alone
  24. Cast in Stone
  25. Desert Rain
  26. Brainwashed
  27. Disciples of the Lie
  28. When the Night Falls
  29. Diary
  30. Blessed Are You
  31. Violate
  • Matt Barlow
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Larry Tarnowski
  • Rick Risberg
  • Brent Smedley



Melancholy  EP
1999 Century Media
  1. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
  2. Shooting Star
  3. Watching Over Me
  4. Electric Funeral
  5. I Died For You
  6. The Ripper (*)
  7. Colors (live) (*)
1999 Readers' Album #13




The Horror Show  
2001 Century Media
  1. Wolf
  2. Damien
  3. Jack
  4. Ghost of Freedom
  5. Im-Ho-Tep
  6. Jeckyl & Hyde
  7. Dragon's Child
  8. Frankenstein
  9. Dracula
  10. The Phantom Opera Ghost
  11. Transylvania
  • Matt Barlow
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Larry Tarnowski
  • James MacDonough
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Richard Christy
2001 Readers' Album #1




Dark Genesis  COMPILATION
2002 Century Media



Tribute To The Gods  
2002 Century Media
  1. Creatures Of The Night
  2. Number Of The Beast
  3. Highway To Hell
  4. Burnin' For You
  5. God Of Thunder
  6. Screaming For Vengence
  7. Dead Babies
  8. Cities On Flame
  9. Long Way To The Top
  10. Black Sabbath
  11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
2002 Readers' Album #41




The Glorious Burden  
2004 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Star Spangled Banner
  2. Declaration Day
  3. When The Eagle Cries
  4. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)
  5. Attila
  6. Red Baron/Blue Max
  7. Hollow Man
  8. Waterloo
  9. Valley Forge
  10. The Devil To Pay
  11. Hold At All Costs
  12. High Water Mark
  • Tim Owens
  • Ralph Santolla
  • Jon Schaffer
  • James MacDonough
  • Richard Christy
2004 Readers' Album #3




The Blessed And The Damned  COMPILATION
2004 Century Media
  1. Burning Times
  2. Wolf
  3. The Hunter
  4. Curse the Sky
  5. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)
  6. Stormrider
  7. Burnt Offerings
  8. Travel in Stygian (Live)
  9. Dark Saga
  10. Written on the Walls
  11. Damien
  12. Angels Holocaust
  13. Desert Rain
  14. Last December
  15. Watching Over Me
  16. Pure Evil (Live)
  17. The Path I Choose
  18. I Died For You
  19. Disciples of the Lie
  20. When the Night Falls
  21. Jack
  22. Iced Earth
  23. Violate (Live)



Gettysburg (1863)  VIDEO
2005 Steamhammer/SPV



Alive In Athens  VIDEO
2006 Century Media



Overture Of The Wicked  EP
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Ten Thousand Strong
  2. Prophecy
  3. Birth of the Wicked
  4. The Coming Curse
  • Tim Owens
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Tim Mills
  • Brent Smedley



Framing Armageddon (Sometihing Wicked Part 1)  
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Overture
  2. Something Wicked pt. 1
  3. Invasion
  4. Motivation of Man
  5. Setian Massacre
  6. A Charge to Keep
  7. Reflections
  8. Ten Thousand Strong
  9. Execution
  10. Order of the Rose
  11. Cataclysm
  12. The Clouding
  13. Infiltrate and Assimilate
  14. Retribution Through the Ages
  15. Something Wicked pt. 2
  16. The Domino Decree
  17. Framing Armageddon
  18. When Stars Collide (Born is He)
  19. The Awakening
  • Tim Owens
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Troy Seele
  • Brent Smedley
2007 Readers' Album #9




The Crucible Of Man (Something Wicked Part 2)  
2008 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In Sacred Flames
  2. Behold the Wicked Child
  3. Minions of the Watch
  4. The Revealing
  5. A Gift Or A Curse?
  6. Crown of the Fallen
  7. The Dimension Gauntlet
  8. I Walk Alone
  9. Harbinger of Fate
  10. Crucify the King
  11. Sacrificial Kingdoms
  12. Something Wicked (Part 3)
  13. Divide Devour
  14. Come What May
  15. Epilogue
  • Matt Barlow
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Troy Seele
  • Freddie Vidales
  • Brent Smedley
2008 Readers' Album #13




Festivals Of The Wicked  VIDEO
2011



Dystopia  
2011 Century Media
  1. Dystopia
  2. Anthem
  3. Boiling Point
  4. Anguish of Youth
  5. V
  6. Dark City
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Days of Rage
  9. End of Innocence
  10. Soylent Green
  11. Iron Will
  12. Tragedy & Triumph
  • Stu Block
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Troy Seele
  • Freddie Vidales
  • Brent Smedley
2011 Readers' Album #4




5 Songs  EP
2011 Century Media
  1. Anthem
  2. Days of Rage
  3. Declaration Day (live @ Wacken 2007)
  4. The Hunter (live @ Wacken 2007)
  5. Stormrider (live @ Wacken 2007)
  • Tim Owens
  • Stu Block
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Troy Seele
  • Dennis Hayes
  • Freddie Vidales
  • Brent Smedley



Live In Ancient Kourion  VIDEO
2013 Century Media



Live In Ancient Kourion  LIVE
2013 Century Media
  1. Intro
  2. Dystopia
  3. Burning Times
  4. Angel's Holocaust
  5. Slave to the Dark
  6. V
  7. When the Night Falls
  8. I Died for You
  9. Invasion
  10. Motivation of Man
  11. Setian Massacre
  12. Stormrider
  13. Pure Evil
  14. Wolf
  15. Dark City
  16. Dracula
  17. Ten Thousand Strong
  18. Anthem
  19. Declaration Day
  20. Days of Rage
  21. Melancholy
  22. Encore Intro
  23. In Sacred Flames
  24. Boiling Point
  25. Damien
  26. Watching Over Me
  27. Dante's Inferno
  28. Iced Earth
  29. The Hunter
  • Stu Block
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Troy Seele
  • Luke Appleton
  • Brent Smedley
2013 Readers' Album #80




Plagues Of Babylon  
2014 Century Media
  1. Plagues Of Babylon
  2. Democide
  3. The Culling
  4. Among The Living Dead
  5. Resistance
  6. The End?
  7. If I Could See You
  8. Cthulhu
  9. Peacemaker
  10. Parasite
  11. Spirit Of The Times
  12. Highwayman
  • Stu Block
  • Jon Schaffer
  • Troy Seele
  • Luke Appleton
  • Raphael Saini
2014 Readers' Album #5




Incorruptible  
2017 Century Media
  1. Great Heathen Army
  2. Black Flag
  3. Raven Wing
  4. The Veil
  5. Seven Headed Whore
  6. The Relic (Part 1)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors)
  8. Brothers
  9. Defiance
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)




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