Web Chat with Jon Schaffer

There was an internet chat with Jon Schaffer last Saturday evening at To read a log of the chat session, click here.

Relocating to the Midwest?

John Schaffer has recently confirmed rumors that the band is considering a relocation to the midwest US, probably somewhere in Indiana. The band would then be centrally located in the Midwest, which is the hotbed for metal music in the US, and they would be able to tour cities such as Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit more often.

New album half way done

Jon Schaffer has been working on material for the next album, and he has said in interviews that the album is about half way done. He is working on an epic, with an Egyptian theme, which would also be reflected in the artwork on the album. At first he considered another concept album, but his gut told him not to do it. Greg Capullo, Spawn artist, has also apparently agreed to do the artwork. This album will have to wait until the band is finished with its touring and side projects, and right now the band has their sights set on a Spring '98 release date.

Touring Rumors

Iced Earth is currently talking with Savatage about doing a possible US tour with them. Iced earth is also discussing a possible October/November tour of Europe with Rage and Savatage. The band will definately be going to Greece for a couple of shows in November.

Jon Schaffer to Produce German Band "Silent Scream"

After the band returns from their US tour, Jon Schaffer will be producing the debut album for an upcoming German metal act, "Silent Scream." Brent Smedley will reportedly also be playing drums on the album.

Become an official Slave to the Dark!

Join the The Official Iced Earth Fan Club

Send $24.00 (money orders only, please!) to:

Platinum Dragon Int.
P.O. Box 280247
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Here's what you'll get::

An official fan club only T-shirt
A signed photo
A bumper sticker
A newsletter with updates, tour info, etc.

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Concert Reviews coming in

I am starting to receive people's concert reviews for the midwest shows. Check them out on my Reviews page, and send me your reviews at

Iced Earth on tour in the US!!

Iced Earth is currently preparing for their upcoming tour of the US Midwest.

The Tour Dates and locations are as follows:

August 13th - Columbus, Ohio. At Chelsie's, $5.00, 10:00 PM.

August 14th: Roseville, Michigan. At The Palladium, $5.00, 10:00PM

August 15th: Cleveland, Ohio. At Sidekicks, $7.00, 9PM. Fates Warning will follow Iced Earth!

August 16th: Schaumburg, Illinois. At Jackhammer. Two Shows. First an all-ages show at 6:30 PM, then over 21 at 10:30 PM.