North-american thrash/power metallers Iced Earth have just announced they have completed mixing and mastering their new album. ‘Plagues Of Babylon’ is due to release in January 2014 via Century Media Records.
Frontman Jon Schaffer has posted the following statement on Iced Earth‘s facebook page:
“It’s been a long summer, but a very productive one. I am very proud of my band mates! Everyone kicked ass, and we made a really special record.
Now, it’s time try to rest for a few “minutes” before the next chapter of world touring begins.
Best to you all! We will see our European friends on the road with our brothers in Volbeat, then the rest of you on the Worldwide Plagues Tour 2014!”
Schaffer had previously spoken to Metal4 Magazine about ‘Plagues Of Babylon’, classifying it as having an ‘epic feeling’:
“It’s a bit of a different thing for us, because it’s half of a concept and the other half is [standalone] tracks. Musically, I think it’s just another step in the right direction. It’s really heavy, it’s very melodic. It has a really epic feeling. Even though there isn’t, like, a monster, long epic track, the overall feel of the songs is very epic. I mean, there’s no ‘Dante’s Inferno’ or ‘Gettysburg’ or the ‘Something Wicked’ trilogy or something like that on here, but I’m really happy with it.”
The song-titles set to appear on ‘Plagues Of Babylon’ are (in no particular order):
1. Plagues of Babylon
3. Among The Living Dead
4. The Resistance
5. If I Could See You
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