ICED EARTH: 'The Blessed And The Damned' Collection Due In August

Century Media Records has set an August 10 North American release date for the upcoming ICED EARTH "greatest hits" collection, entitled "The Blessed And The Damned". This double CD compilation contains 23 tracks featuring over two hours of remastered material spanning the band's Century Media career. Russian fantasy artist Leo Hao (BLIND GUARDIAN, ICED EARTH) has created an original piece of art allowing either angels or demons to gloriously grace the cover. "The Blessed And The Damned" contains a 20-page deluxe booklet that includes lyrics and extensive biographical liner notes by former Century Media publicist Loana dP Valencia. Detailed herein is an introduction to where Jon Shaffer and ICED EARTH are today by taking a look back at where they have been: Jon's early days beginning with BLACK SABBATH and KISS records at age four, his decision to dedicate his life to music, his first guitar, his move to Tampa, Florida at age 16, the first incarnation of ICED EARTH and how they overcame obstacles, failures and successes. Each album is discussed in detail including what at the time was happening to the band and includes commentary from mastermind Jon Schaffer.

"The Blessed And The Damned" track listing:

CD 1:

01. Burning Times (Something Wicked This Way Comes)
02. Wolf (Horror Show)
03. The Hunter (Alive In Athens / Dark Saga)
04. Curse The Sky (Iced Earth)
05. Melancholy (Something Wicked This Way Comes)
06. Stormrider (Night Of The Stormrider)
07. Burnt Offerings (Burnt Offerings)
08. Travel In Stygian (Alive In Athens / Night Of The Stormrider)
09. Dark Saga (Dark Saga)
10. Written On The Walls (Iced Earth)
11. Damien (Horror Show)

CD 2:

01. Angels Holocaust (Days Of Purgatory / Night Of The Stormrider)
02. Desert Rain (Days Of Purgatory / Night Of The Stormrider)
03. Last December (Burnt Offerings)
04. Watching Over Me (Something Wicked This Way Comes)
05. Pure Evil (Alive In Athens / Night Of The Stormrider)
06. The Path I Choose (Night Of The Stormrider)
07. I Died For You (Dark Saga)
08. Disciples Of The Lie (Something Wicked This Way Comes)
09. When The Night Falls (Days Of Purgatory / Iced Earth)
10. Jack (Horror Show)
11. Iced Earth (Iced Earth)
12. Violate (Alive In Athens / Dark Saga)

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