ICED EARTH Records Cyprus Concert For Live CD/DVD; Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

ICED EARTH‘s August 19 concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheater, outside Limassol in Cyprus, was professionally filmed and recorded for an upcoming CD/DVD release. 1,500 fans witnessed the show, which ran for three hours and featured on-stage scenery and artwork that was uniquely created for this special event. Veteran producer Jim Morris of Morrisound Studios (ICED EARTH, SEPULTURA, MORBID ANGEL, DEATH, SAVATAGE) flew in from Tampa, Florida to supervise the entire audio section with the help of the ToneDeaf Recording Studio.

In a recent interview, ICED EARTH mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer stated about the Cyprus DVD shoot, “We are playing an old ancient theater. It’s really cool. It’s been witness to gladiatorial events and theater from the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine empires. It’s been there for 1000 years. And I think it’s gonna be nice and intimate, and the Cypriots crowd is awesome. We played there for the first time, I think it was in December of last year, and it was amazing.”

The setlist for ICED EARTH‘s August 19 concert was as follows:

01. Dystopia
02. Burning Times
03. Angel Holocaust
04. Slave To The Dark
05. V
06. When The Night Falls
07. I Died For You
08. Invasion
09. Motivation Of Man
10. Setian Massacre
11. Stormrider
12. Pure Evil
13. Wolf
14. Dark City
15. End Of Innocence
16. Dracula
17. Ten Thousand Strong
18. End Of Innocence
19. Anthem
20. Decleration Day
21. Days Of Rage
22. Melancholy (Holy Martyr)

Encore 1:

23. In Sacred Flames
24. Boiling Point
25. Damien
26. Watching Over Me
27. Dantes Inferno
28. Iced Earth

Encore 2:

29. The Hunter

To coincide with ICED EARTH‘s recent North American tour with VOLBEAT and HELLYEAH, ICED EARTH released a limited tour edition of its latest album, “Dystopia”. The two-disc “Dystopia Tour Edition” contains the original full-length album, B-side covers of IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Trooper” and BLACK SABBATH‘s “Mob Rules”, as well as the classic 17-minute ICED EARTH track “Dante’s Inferno”, re-recorded with vocalist Stu Block. The bonus disc also contains both music videos from “Dystopia” — the title track and “Anthem” — as well as a “Making Of Dystopia” studio interview with the band, and exclusive cell phone skins and desktop backgrounds.

Bassist Freddie Vidales recently left ICED EARTH and was replaced by Luke Appleton of FURY UK.

“Dystopia” 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Thanks: Scott MacDonald)

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