Iced Earth Announce 'Plagues of Babylon' as the New Album Title

US power metallers reveal new album title and release date.

Iced Earth Announce 'Plagues of Babylon' as the New Album Title
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Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer has revealed "Plagues of Babylon" as the definite title of the group's new record. In an official Facebook page announcement, the guitarist has also confirmed a tentative October release via Century Media Records, as well as some of the new song titles. The band has recently announced a set of European tour dates set to take place during January and February 2014, consisting of over 30 live shows. Seeing that the new release will be several months old by then, the fans can expect some of new tracks to be included as part of the concert setlists. "I expect this album will be something very special! Stay tuned to this page for breaking news about Iced Earth's mega-packed schedule and coming tour dates. You will hear it here first! Thanks again for your continued support of the band! We love you guys," said Schaffer. The tour will start on January 9 in the German city of Saarbrucken, tightly stretching until February 22 and the Israel performance at the Tel Aviv's Reading 3 club. You can check out the new track titles list below. "Plagues of Babylon" "Democide" "Among The Living Dead" "The Resistance" "If I Could See You" "Peacemaker" "Cthulhu" "Parasite"

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    Minkaro
    Only eight songs suggests that one or two of them will be "epics." Hopefully they'll give Stu a chance to stretch his vocal muscles even more than he has done already, because he's got a fantastic range.
    Iced Earth9
    Actually, I think those are just tentative title tracks and they are not yet confirmed.
    hadynabil
    OK let me say this FOR THE LAST TIME , FOR A BAND TO BE POWER THEY NEED TO HAVE KEYBOARDS ICED IS A HYBRID BAND BETWEEN THRASH AND HEAVY METAL
    Braykah
    To be a genre nitpick, they're not really power metal, I'd rather say they're just heavy metal with some thrash aspects. Anyway, I'm still excited to see what they're going to put out, and hoping that Stu will put more of his vocal range to use.
    arabmetallion
    they're tough to pin down but to me they're a power-thrash hybrid, much closer to thrash though.
    Anjohl
    Solid band, tho I would prefer Ripper to Block. I am much happier with Block than a disinterested Barlow. In general though, I don't put much energy into getting imto bamds with rotating singers, especially when it's one of those situations where the singer is a salaried employee as opposed to a full band member.