Drummer JON DETTE Joins ICED EARTH For Remainder Of VOLBEAT Tour

November 5, 2013, 10 months ago

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ICED EARTH is ready to embark on the second leg of the VOLBEAT tour, which kicks off at O2 World in Berlin, Germany, tomorrow, November 6th, and wraps at Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark on December 1st. As of last night, Iced Earth also has over 400,000 Facebook fans which prompted Jon Schaffer to say the following: “Facebook gives us the opportunity to communicate with you, the fans, unfiltered. We are proud to see how much it’s grown and how much people interact here. Thank you for your support and love for Iced Earth. It’s like a freight train ever moving forward, and I’m sure we’ll hit 500,000 in no time.” For the remainder of the Volbeat tour, Jon Dette (SLAYER, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT) will be behind the drums taking over for Raphael Saini who filled in during the summer festivals, the recording of the new album, and the club leg of the Volbeat tour.
Says the band: “Raphael came in and helped us out of a tight spot this summer with a full schedule of festivals, a new album to finish, and no room for diversion on the schedule. He came in and delivered and we are very grateful for that. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.” “When I had the chance to join Iced Earth for their summer festivals and the new album, I couldn’t say no: I was really excited even though I knew that it was going to be something temporary. I am honoured to be part of the band’s history, an amazing album, and to have worked with some supremely talented musicians. My journey will continue, there’s more to come.” - Raphael Saini On October 25th, Iced Earth performed at Bataclan in Paris, France. During their set, the band played the new song 'If I Could See You' taken from their forthcoming album, Plagues Of Babylon: Iced Earth recently announced additional shows on their Worldwide Plagues Tour, including concerts in Tunisia, Russia, South and Central America. Furthermore, dates in Australia and New Zealand were confirmed earlier this week. Shows in The United States and Canada will be announced shortly. To view the complete itinerary, click here.
A lyric video for the title track of Iced Earth's forthcoming album, Plagues Of Babylon, due in January via Century Media Records, can be seen below: Plagues Of Babylon features 12 tracks: 'Plagues Of Babylon' 'Democide' 'The Culling' 'Among The Living Dead' 'Resistance' 'The End?' 'If I Could See You' 'Cthulhu' 'Peacemaker' 'Parasite' 'Spirit Of The Times' 'Highwayman'

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