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16th July 2011

iced earth

Iced Earth's performance at the Ilosaarirock festival Joensuu, Finland tonight will be streamed live at 7.00pm local time/12.00 noon EST/9.00am PST and 5.00pm UK Time courtesy of the Finnish broadcasting company YLE.

Click here for the Iced Earth live stream.

This current batch of European festival dates are the final ones the band will undertake with vocalist Matt Barlow. New singer Stu Block will take over from there, starting with the European leg of Iced Earth's world tour in November.

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In between the festival dates, the band are in the studio working on their latest album and first with Stu Block, 'Dystopia'. Guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer said earlier this week that "Stu has contributed a lot to the vocal parts on this record, with co-writing credits on 10 out of 12 songs, and I'm very happy with our chemistry and what we've accomplished together so far. And we're just getting started.

"Here are a few titles for you to ponder..."

Days of Rage
Soylent Green
Boiling Point
Tragedy and Triumph
Anguish of Youth
Iron Will

The long-awaited live DVD extravaganza, 'Festivals Of The Wicked', contains nearly six hours of material including three full headline shows containing over 40 live tracks, a photo gallery shot by famed rock photographer Ross Halfin, plus a ninety-minute documentary.

It was released on June 27th in Europe and July 12th in the US.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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