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    any iced earth fans here? I just bought Dark Saga and the Glorious burden on a whim. What are you guy's opinion on these guys.

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    Yep, I have Horrow Show and The Glorious Burden. I hope they keep Tim Owens in the fold. I like the latest album a lot. Has that classic heavy metal sound to it.

    Iced Earth is a band that would be perfect for a tour like Ozzfest. I haven't ever seen them but hope to a some point. The closest they came to here on the last tour was Seattle a year ago.

    Believe it or not they've hit #1 on the album charts in Greece!
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    yeah the glorious burden is the best album i have listened to in a while. Im not even finished with it yet.

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    I have Dark Saga, Something Wicked, Tribute to the Gods, Alive in Athens (3 CD), and the GB.


    I saw them at the Penny Arcade last June.

    They put on a great show.
    The encore was the Gettysburg Trilogy.
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    Alive in Athens in one of the better sounding live albums/CDs out there!
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    I've never heard of them...what type of music, and is it guitar oriented with cool vocals? Do they have talent?? (great drummer, bassist and guitarist)
    Just go for it!

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    Iced Earth are led by Jon Shaffer, who is more or less to IE what Dave Mustaine is to Megadeth. Shaffer has said many times, as far as what I've read, that his biggest inspiration is Iron Maiden. On that regard, maybe a comparison to Steve Harris is in order too. They have the classic European power metal sound, although they are a US band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    I've never heard of them...what type of music, and is it guitar oriented with cool vocals? Do they have talent?? (great drummer, bassist and guitarist)
    Iced Earth is a traditional metal band.

    The vocals are clean no growling.

    Current vocalist is Tim "Ripper" Owens former singer for Judas Priest.
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    Gettysburg!!!!!

    I picked up Iced Earth's Gettysbrug (1863) 2 DVD set

    The video for the Gettysburg Trilogy is good.
    I have watched 3 times.


    There is also a hour long Gettysbrug battlefield tour with John Schaffer and tour guide from Gettyburg. The tour guide is a little repetive he will bring up a point then says "think about it".

    30 Minutes Interview with Schaffer about his military collectible shop "Spirit of 76"


    DVD 2 has the videos for "When The Eagle Cries" and "the Reckoning"
    and an hour long interview with Schaffer about Iced Earth and Gettysburg.
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    Anyone else get into this band? I started listening to them about four years ago and think they are great. Just picked up the Gettysburg DVD a few weeks ago. Tim Owens has an underrated voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargerDave
    Anyone else get into this band? Tim Owens has an underrated voice.
    I got into them because of Owens. I saw him with Priest and thought he was great. When I heard he was with IE, I picked up a couple of their CDs and also saw them in concert, the Glorious Burden tour. Schaffer has some physical problems with his back, I guess they're on hiatus now.
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    Did they play Gettysburg all the way?
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    Pretty sure Richard Christie (dude from the Howard Stern Show) was their drummer at one point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargerDave
    Did they play Gettysburg all the way?
    Yep, all 32 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett
    Pretty sure Richard Christie (dude from the Howard Stern Show) was their drummer at one point.
    Yes, he left the band for the Stren show halfway thru the Glorious Burden tour. I forget the name of the guy who replaced him but he was excellent when I saw them.
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