ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer recently answered a number of questions that were submitted by the band’s Iranian fans. You can now watch the 17-minute question-and-answer session below.
ICED EARTH‘s video for the song “Anthem” was filmed on December 7, 2011 at Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany.
“We had a blast making that video,” said Schaffer. “I think the fans can see it on our faces. ‘Anthem’ captures the energy of our live shows, as well as the fun we’re having together as a band.”
Produced and directed by Kosch Fabian Film, “Anthem” is the second music video from ICED EARTH‘s new album, “Dystopia”, which sold around 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 67 on The Billboard 200 chart.
ICED EARTH‘s previous CD, “The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked Part II)”, opened with 6,700 units in September 2008 to debut at No. 79.
ICED EARTH‘s 10th studio offering, “Dystopia”, was released in Europe on October 17, 2011 and in the U.S. on October 18 via Century Media Records. Two bonus tracks were also recorded for inclusion on special editions of the album.