American metallers ICED EARTH have will play two shows in China in April.
Commented ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer: “The ‘World Dystopia Tour’ has taken ICED EARTH to places the band has never been before. We are about to open yet another exciting chapter in touring by announcing our first-ever shows in China. Playing Beijing and Shanghai is something we have been looking forward to for a long time. Chinese metalheads: get ready to rage with us!!”
The dates are as follows:
April 11 – Shanghai, China – Mao Live House
April 13 – Beijing, China – Star Live
ICED EARTH‘s video for the song “Anthem” can be seen below. The clip 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.