Iced Earth discography

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Iced Earth discography

Iced Earth performs at Wacken Open Air in 2007
Releases
Studio albums 11
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 3
EPs 4
Singles 5
Video albums 3
Music videos 10

The discography of Iced Earth, an American heavy metal band, consists of eleven studio releases, two live albums, three compilations, five singles, three videos, and ten music videos. Originally formed as Purgatory by guitarist Jon Schaffer on January 20, 1985,[1] the band spent five years playing live locally and went through several line-up changes.[2] After changing their name to Iced Earth, the band recorded the demo Enter the Realm (1989), which landed them a deal with the German label, Century Media Records.[3] One year later, the band recorded their self-titled album Iced Earth, followed by 1991's Night of the Stormrider, which peaked at number 60 on the Japanese Oricon charts.[4] Three years later, Iced Earth released Burnt Offerings, featuring new vocalist Matthew Barlow,[2] followed by The Dark Saga (1996).

In 1997, the band re-recorded the best of their early material, and released it as a compilation titled Days of Purgatory.[2] Released in 1998, Something Wicked This Way Comes reached number 19 on the German Media Control Charts.[5] They followed up with the live album Alive in Athens (1999). In 2001, the band released their sixth full-length Horror Show—which reached the top 30 on the Austrian Ö3 Top 40 and German charts—and later that year, the five-disc box set Dark Genesis, which contained remastered versions of their first three studio albums, the demo Enter the Realm, and a studio album only of cover versions, titled Tribute to the Gods.[5][6][7] The latter disc was released separately in 2002.[8]

Two years later, Iced Earth signed a deal with SPV, and hired singer Tim "Ripper" Owens to record vocals for The Glorious Burden.[9] The album reached the top 30 in Austria, Finland and Germany.[5][6][10] For the first time, the band charted on the American Billboard 200, at number 145.[11] Between 2007 and 2008, the band released two concept albums for the conclusion of the Something Wicked saga.[3] The first part, titled Framing Armageddon (2007), reached the top 30 on the German and Swedish Sverigetopplistan charts.[5][12] The following year, they released the second part The Crucible of Man, which reached the top 40 on the Austrian, Finnish, German, and Swiss charts.[5][6][10][13]

On March 3, 2011, Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow issued a statement on the band's official website, stating that he was retiring from the band (for a second time) in order to spend more time with his family.[14] Shortly after announcing Barlow's departure from the band, Iced Earth announced that Into Eternity frontman Stu Block had been chosen as the band's new lead vocalist.[15] The following album, Dystopia, had commercial and critical success with many praising Stu Block as the new vocalist. The band's latest album, Plagues of Babylon, was released in January 2014.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
[16]
AUT
[6]
BEL
[17]
FIN
[10]
FRA
[18]
GER
[5]
JPN
[4]
NLD
[19]
SWE
[12]
SWI
[13]
1990 Iced Earth
1991 Night of the Stormrider
  • Released: November, 1991
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
60
1995 Burnt Offerings
  • Released: April 18, 1995
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
1996 The Dark Saga
  • Released: May 20, 1996
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
1998 Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Released: July 7, 1998
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, cassette, LP
50 19
2001 Horror Show
  • Released: June 26, 2001
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, LP
32 90 28 86
2004 The Glorious Burden
  • Released: January 12, 2004
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: CD, LP
145 24 69 30 80 15 199 87 39 77
2007 Framing Armageddon:
Something Wicked Part 1
  • Released: September 11, 2007
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: CD, LP
79 36 84 77 19 162 60 28 56
2008 The Crucible of Man:
Something Wicked Part 2
  • Released: September 9, 2008
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: CD, LP
79 34 72 35 86 28 63 46 39
2011 Dystopia 67 51 61 34 107 23 85 29 53
2014 Plagues of Babylon 49 27 34 126 5 85 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1999 Alive in Athens
  • Released: July 19, 1999
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, LP, DVD
2013 Live in Ancient Kourion
  • Released: April 15, 2013
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, LP, DVD

Cover albums[edit]

Year Album details
2002 Tribute to the Gods
  • Released: October 16, 2002
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD, LP

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
1997 Days of Purgatory
  • Released: June 6, 1997
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD
2004 The Blessed and the Damned
  • Released: July 26, 2004
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD
2008 Enter the Realm of the Gods
  • Released: March 31, 2008
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
1989 Enter the Realm
  • Released: April 12, 1989
  • Label: Self Released
  • Format: Cassette, Vinyl
1999 The Melancholy E.P.
  • Released: April 19, 1999
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD
2007 Overture of the Wicked
  • Released: June 4, 2007
  • Label: SPV
  • Format: CD
2011 5 Songs
  • Released: September 19, 2011
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
US
Sales

[20][21]
FIN
[10]
FRA
[18]
GER
[22]
2001 "Frankenstein" Horror Show
2003 "The Reckoning" 42 The Glorious Burden
2007 "Setian Massacre" Framing Armageddon
2008 "I Walk Among You" 74 The Crucible of Man
2011 "Dante's Inferno 2011"

Box sets[edit]

Year Box details
2001 Dark Genesis
  • Released: November 26, 2001
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD
2008 Slave to the Dark
  • Released: February 22, 2008
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: CD/DVD
2010 Box of the Wicked
  • Released: April 26, 2010
  • Label: SPV/Steamhammer
  • Format: CD

Videos[edit]

Year Video details
2005 Gettysburg (1863)
  • Released: June 6, 2005
  • Label: Steamhammer
  • Format: DVD
2006 Alive in Athens
  • Released: October 30, 2006
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: DVD
2011 Festivals of the Wicked
  • Released: June 27, 2011
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: DVD
2013 Live in Ancient Kourion
  • Released: April 15, 2013
  • Label: Century Media
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1990/91 "Colors" Unknown[23]
1990/91 "Life and Death" Jon Ericson[24]
1991/92 "Desert Rain" Unknown[25]
1999 "Melancholy (Holy Martyr)" Unknown[26]
2003 "When the Eagle Cries" Brian Smith[27]
2004 "The Reckoning"
2005 "Declaration Day" Machine[28]
2007 "Ten Thousand Strong" Roger Johannsen[29]
2011 "Dystopia" Unknown[30]
2011 "Anthem" Kosch Fabian[31]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Archive News". Blabbermouth.net (Roadrunner Records). November 30, 2001. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  8. ^ "For the Record: Quick News on Bruce Springsteen, Kurupt, Iced Earth & More". MTV News (MTV Networks). March 3, 2003. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  9. ^ Tepedelen, Adem (March 31, 2004). "Ripper Returns in Iced Earth". Rolling Stone (Jann Wenner). Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
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  14. ^ "Iced Earth Vocalist Matt Barlow Retires From The Band, Releases Emotional Statement | The Official Iced Earth Website". Icedearth.com. March 3, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Iced Earth Leader Chooses New Vocalist, Announces European Leg Of Massive World Tour | The Official Iced Earth Website". Icedearth.com. March 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-010-02. 
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  19. ^ "Discografie Iced Earth" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  20. ^ "Hot Singles Sales - The Reckoning". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. November 15, 2003. Retrieved March 17, 2009. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Hot Singles Sales - I Walk Alone". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. June 28, 2008. Retrieved March 17, 2009. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Iced Earth – Single-Chartverfolgung". Musicline.de (in German). PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved March 17, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Iced Earth: "Colors" music video". Retrieved 09/02/12. 
  24. ^ "Iced Earth: "Life and Death" music video". Retrieved 08/09/12. 
  25. ^ "Iced Earth: "Desert Rain" music video". Retrieved 06/07/10. 
  26. ^ "Melancholy by Iced Earth Music Video on Yahoo! Music". Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Brian Smith filmography" (PDF). Rose 13 Creative. Retrieved March 16, 2009. 
  28. ^ "Iced Earth: 'Declaration Day' Video Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net (Roadrunner Records). 2005-06-07. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  29. ^ "Ten Thousand Strong". MTV. MTV Networks. 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 
  30. ^ "ICED EARTH - Dystopia (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Youtube". Retrieved December 25, 2011. 
  31. ^ "ICED EARTH - Anthem (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - Youtube". Retrieved November 7, 2012. 

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