Iced Earth

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Iced Earth

Iced Earth in 2012
Background information
Origin Tampa, Florida
United States
Genres Heavy metal, power metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
Years active 1985–present
Labels Century Media
SPV
Website Official website
Members
Jon Schaffer
Brent Smedley
Troy Seele
Stu Block
Luke Appleton
Past members
Former members

Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida.

The band was formed under the name Purgatory on January 20, 1985 by guitarist John Schaffer. The band later changed their name to Iced Earth. Since the band was created, they have had many different line-up changes with over twenty musicians joining and leaving Iced Earth. [1]

They released their debut album, Iced Earth, in November 1990 in Europe and in February 1991 in North America. They are currently signed to Century Media Records.

Band members[change | edit source]

Current
  • Jon Schaffer - rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals (1985–present)
  • Brent Smedley - drums (1996–1997, 1998–1999, 2006–present)
  • Troy Seele - lead guitars, backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Stu Block - lead vocals (2011–present)
  • Luke Appleton - bass guitar, backing vocals (2012–present)
Former
  • Richard Bateman - bass (1985-1986)
  • Bill Owen - lead guitar (1985-1987)
  • Greg Seymour - drums (1985-1989)
  • Gene Adam - lead vocals (1985-1991)
  • Dave Abell - bass (1987-1996)
  • Randall Shawver - lead guitar (1988-1998)
  • Mike McGill - drums (1989-1991)
  • John Greely - lead vocals (1991-1992)
  • Rick Secchiari - drums (1991-1992)
  • Rodney Beasley - drums (1992-1995)
  • Matt Barlow - lead vocals (1994-2003, 2007-2011)
  • Mark Prator - drums (1995-1996, 1998)
  • James MacDonough - bass (1996–2000, 2001–2004)
  • Larry Tarnowski - lead guitar (1998–2003)
  • Steve DiGiorgio - bass (2000–2001)
  • Richard Christy - drums (2000–2004)
  • Ralph Santolla - lead guitar (2003–2004)
  • Tim "Ripper" Owens - lead vocals (2003–2007)
  • Bobby Jarzombek - drums (2004-2006)
  • Ernie Carletti - lead guitar (2006)
  • James "Bo" Wallace - bass (2006-2007)
  • Tim Mills - lead guitar (2006–2007)
  • Dennis Hayes - bass (2007)
  • Freddie Vidales - bass (2008-2012)

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