The 'Overture of the Wicked' single is a small
appetizer for all the hungry Iced Earth fans for what's in store
for us later on this year, when Iced Earth is releasing the
first part of the Something Wicked story. 'Framing Armageddon
(Something Wicked Part 1)' will be released in September followed by
the second part in early 2008.
They have re-recorded the complete Something
Wicked trilogy from the 'Something Wicked this Way comes' album and
have brought new life to those 3 brilliant songs. Only new song on
the single is the pretty straight forward Iced Earth tune "Ten
Thousand Strong", which will also appear on the upcoming album in a
bit different version, according to Mr. Shaffer himself.
I have been following them since I bought their
demo tape many, many moons ago, and they continue to impress me, and
this single just makes my hunger even bigger
for what has to be one of the most important power metal albums of
I can't wait to hear the entire album - Jon
Shaffer and Ripper Owens is a match made in heaven... and this
single should be on top of every power metal fans shopping list!