Hey All, Well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested Jon Schaffer, founder of the Heavy Metal band Iced Earth for his role in the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. A Tweet from the FBI went out a few short hours ago and has been included below the photograph that we snapped during a 2018 performance by the band in NYC.
Jon Schaffer, Columbus, IN, has been arrested in connection to Jan 6 incident at the U.S. Capitol. Schaffer faces 6 charges including engaging in an act of physical violence in a Capitol building. Schaffer was allegedly among rioters who sprayed Capitol police with "bear spray."
According to the FBI Indianapolis Field Office; Schaffer is facing the following charges:
1. Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority
2. Disrupting the Orderly Conduct of Government Business
3. Knowingly Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence Against any Person or Property in any Restricted Building or Grounds
4. Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building
5. Engaging in an Act of Physical Violence in a Capitol Building
6. Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
Washington, D.C., police officer Christina Laury said cops were being sprayed with bear mace — a significantly stronger version of pepper spray — as they held the line outside.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Over 100 arrests have been made so far from this horrible occurrence.
The Press Release:
Powerhouse rock ‘n’ roll band FOZZY announces “Capturing Judas” livestream on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 9pm EST on Veeps.com. The band will be appearing in its first global live streaming event from Madison Studios in Atlanta, GA. Tickets, tee shirt bundles, and VIP Virtual Meet & Greet packages are on sale now at FOZZY.veeps.com. Additionally, fans who purchase “Capturing Judas” will be able to watch the livestream or watch on demand until November 29th. For more information, visit CapturingJudas.com.
The event, aptly titled “Capturing Judas”, is a journey through the bands Judas touring cycle. The pre-show will begin with the special world premiere of FOZZY Across America, filmed October 13, 2017, the day FOZZY celebrated the release of “Judas” by performing 3 shows, in 3 different time zones, on the same day. This 30-minute documentary pulls back the curtain to provide unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the band as you’ve never seen them before. Following FOZZY Across America is the final live performance of the “Judas” set that was performed in over 200 cities around the world and will include stories of the road. Continue reading Fozzy Announces “Capturing Judas” Livestream For November→
The Press Release:
Century Media Records are happy to announce the signing of Dutch futuristic multi-metal eruption CRYPTOSIS. To celebrate, the band have just released their new single and music video for “Decypher”. Watch the music video HERE. (BTW I will be doing a full video and single review soon).
“In light of recent events we are beyond happy that we are teaming up with Century Media Records to release and promote our debut album. It feels really good to work with such a professional team that understands our artistic vision and gives us a lot of freedom and resources to take everything we do to the next level,” states CRYPTOSIS about the signing announcement.
The Press Release:
Century Media Records announced the signing of London based trap metal artist MIMI BARKS. To celebrate the announcement MIMI will be releasing a brand-new track, “BACK OFF” on September 4th.
“To be honest, I never wanted to work with a label. Experiences got me thinking they are all crooks. I hate that sassy, know-it-all industry attitude. Tryna enforce their idea of what an artist should look like and deliver musically, making sure it fits right into the charts zeitgeist,” states MIMI BARKS on signing with Century Media Records. “I got the feeling Century Media sees artists and they work with them because they actually fuck with their music, not coz they see potential to mold that person to their liking. If they wouldn’t fuck with the music, they wouldn’t team up. Straight forward and no shit talk. I trust that they won’t interfere, but execute my vision. Eventually they got me when we were on a night out in Berlin, getting lit till 5AM/6AM, when on our way home they were like, ‘Why we going home? I’d love to go on a rave right now’. It’s a match.” Continue reading Century Media Records Signs Trap Metal Artist Mimi Barks→