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Iced Earth to Release ‘Plagues of Babylon’ in January, Announce Spring Tour

Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
Century Media Records

Back in April, power metal veterans Iced Earth revealed the title of their next studio album would be ‘Plagues of Babylon.’ Now, it is confirmed that it will be released Jan. 21 via Century Media Records. The band will also be touring with Sabaton and Revamp in support of the album beginning in April of next year (dates below).

“This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover,” says guitarist Jon Schaffer. ”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!”

The first six songs on ‘Plagues of Babylon’ follow the ongoing ‘Something Wicked’ universe storyline. Blind Guardian vocalist Hansi Kursch guests on several songs on the album. Also appearing on the track ‘Highwayman’ are Volbeat‘s Michael Poulsen and Symphony X/Adrenaline Mob’s Russell Allen.

Sabaton, who will be touring with Iced Earth next spring, just released the DVD ‘Swedish Empire Live.’ Revamp’s latest album ‘Wild Card’ came out earlier this year. The band is fronted by Floor Jansen, who was recently announced as the permanent vocalist for Nightwish.

Iced Earth, Sabaton and Revamp Tour Dates

4/4/14 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Intersection
4/5/14 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — The Rave
4/6/14 — Chicago, Ill. — House Of Blues
4/7/14 — Minneapolis, Minn. — First Avenue
4/9/14 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Stage AE
4/10/14 — Columbus, Ohio — Newport Music Hall
4/11/14 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Ballroom
4/12/14 — Detroit, Mich. — St. Andrews Hall
4/14/14 — Toronto, Ontario — Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/15/14 — Quebec City, Quebec — Imperial Theater
4/16/14 — Montreal, Quebec — Corona Theatre
4/17/14 — Philadelphia, Pa. — The Trocadero
4/18/14 — New York, N.Y. — Best Buy Theater
4/19/14 — Worcester, Mass. — The Palladium
4/21/14 — West Springfield, Va. — Empire
4/23/14 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Masquerade
4/24/14 — Orlando, Fla. — House Of Blues Orlando
4/25/14 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Revolution
4/26/14 — Saint Petersburg, Fla. — State Theatre
4/28/14 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
4/29/14 — Dallas, Texas — Trees
5/1/14 — Tempe, Ariz. — Club Red
5/2/14 — West Hollywood, Calif. — House Of Blues Sunset
5/3/14 — San Francisco, Calif. — Slim’s
5/5/14 — Spokane, Wash. — Knitting Factory Concert House
5/6/14 — Seattle, Wash. — El Corazon
5/7/14 — Vancouver, British Columbia — The Venue
5/9/14 — Edmonton, Alberta — The Starlite Room
5/10/14 — Calgary, Alberta — Republik
5/11/14 — Regina, Saskatchewan — Riddell Centre
5/12/14 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Park Theatre
5/14/14 — Denver, Colo. — The Summit Music Hall
5/15/14 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Sunshine Theater
5/16/14 — Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

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