ICED EARTH Confirms Release Date For “Plagues Of Babylon,” Announces North American Tour

Tuesday, 12th November 2013

American metallers ICED EARTH make their triumphant return with the January 21, 2014 release of new studio album, Plagues Of Babylon, on Century Media Records. The album was recorded at Principal Studios (KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER) in Senden, Germany and was mixed at NHow Studios in Berlin, Germany.

Guest vocals on “Highwayman” were laid down by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen and SYMPHONY X/ADRENALINE MOB singer Russell Allen. Guest vocals on “Plagues Of Babylon”, “Among The Living Dead”, “Democide”, “Resistance” and “If I Could See You” are by BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kürsch.

Plagues Of Babylon track listing:

1. Plagues Of Babylon
2. Democide
3. The Culling
4. Among The Living Dead
5. Resistance
6. The End?
7. If I Could See You
8. Cthulhu
9. Peacemaker
10. Parasite
11. Spirit Of The Times
12. Highwayman

ICED EARTH will promote the new CD in its North American homeland with the headlining “Worldwide Plagues Tour”, which kicks off April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support.

“This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover,” says ICED EARTH mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer of Plagues Of Babylon. “I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog.

“We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!”

Exclusive pre-sale tickets and VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour are available now at EnterTheVault.com. Pre-sale tickets will remain on sale until December 4, when remaining tickets are made available to the general public through the traditional retail outlets (check your local venue for details). VIP packages will remain on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com while supplies last.

ICED EARTH North American tour dates with SABATON and REVAMP:

April
04 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

11 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
12 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
14 – Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre
15 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
16 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
18 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
19 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
21 – West Springfield, VA – Empire
23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
24 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
25 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
26 – Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
28 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
29 – Dallas, TX – Trees

May
01 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
02 – West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues Sunset
03 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
06 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07 – Vancouver, BC – The Venue
09 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10 – Calgary, AB – Republik
11 – Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
12 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
14 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
15 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

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