The release date of ICED EARTH's new album, "The Glorious Burden", has been officially pushed back to January 13, 2004 (a day earlier internationally), according to SPV Records. A single (view cover here) containing the tracks "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "When The Eagle Cries" (Unplugged), "Valley Forge" and "Hollow Man" will be released on October 27.
"The Glorious Burden" (view cover here) is the group's first CD to feature new vocalist Tim Owens (ex-JUDAS PRIEST), who replaced Matt Barlow earlier in the summer. The follow-up to 2001's "Horror Show" features Owens alongside ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer (guitar), Richard Christy (drums, ex-DEATH, CONTROL DENIED), James MacDonough (bass) and Ralph Santolla (guitar, EYEWITNESS, MILLENIUM, ex-DEATH).
The complete track listing for "The Glorious Burden" is as follows:
01. Star Spangled Banner
02. Declaration Day
03. When The Eagle Cries
04. The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)
06. Red Baron/Blue Max
07. Hollow Man
09. Valley Forge
10. Gettysburg (1863)
11. The Devil To Pay
12. Hold At All Costs
13. High Water Mark
Real Audio samples of "The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)", "Hollow Man" and "Red Baron/Blue Max" can be heard at this location.
A world tour in support of the album is expected to begin in early 2004.