ICED EARTH Begins Recording “Plagues Of Babylon” Album

Monday, 15th July 2013

ICED EARTH have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, Plagues Of Babylon, slated for a January 2014 through Century Media Records. The band has released a photo from their first day in the studio where they started drum-tracking and can be viewed below.

The American metallers recently parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for “personal family reasons.” His replacement, Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE), will join the group on the road starting this summer.

“I have family members that are elderly and frail and need my help here in Jacksonville,” Smedley said in a statement. “It’s been one of the hardest decisions of my life but I simply cannot commit to the kind of schedule the band deserves and requires so I decided to ask permission to step down from my post.”

Added the remaning members of ICED EARTH: “Brent has been a valued member of the group for a long time. We thank him for his contributions, friendship and energy and wish him all the best for the future. We want to welcome Raphael with open arms and are expecting for our fans to give him the welcome he deserves.”

Plagues Of Babylon track listing so far:

Plagues of Babylon
Democide
Among The Living Dead
The Resistance
If I Could See You
Peacemaker
Cthulhu
Parasite

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