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The Dark Saga

Iced Earth

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
May 20th, 1996
Catalog ID:
77131-2
Label:
Century Media Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
10 reviews (avg. 71%)
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2. I Died for You 03:48   Show lyrics
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3. Violate 03:38   Show lyrics
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4. The Hunter 03:55   Show lyrics
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5. The Last Laugh 03:46   Show lyrics
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6. Depths of Hell 03:01   Show lyrics
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7. Vengeance Is Mine 04:22   Show lyrics
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8. Scarred 05:54   Show lyrics
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9. Slave to the Dark 04:03   Show lyrics
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10. A Question of Heaven 07:40   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jon Schaffer Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Lyrics
Mark Prator Drums, Vocals (backing)
Dave Abell Bass
Randy Shawver Guitars (lead)
Matt Barlow Vocals (lead), Lyrics
Guest/Session
Kate Barlow Vocals (female) on "A Question of Heaven"
Tom Morris Vocals (backing)
Miscellaneous staff
Todd McFarlane Artwork
Michael Haynes Photography
Jon Schaffer Producer
Jim Morris Producer, Engineering
Carsten Drescher Layout
Jon Schaffer Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Lyrics
Mark Prator Drums, Vocals (backing)
Dave Abell Bass
Randy Shawver Guitars (lead)
Matt Barlow Vocals (lead), Lyrics
Kate Barlow Vocals (female) on "A Question of Heaven"
Tom Morris Vocals (backing)
Todd McFarlane Artwork
Michael Haynes Photography
Jon Schaffer Producer
Jim Morris Producer, Engineering
Carsten Drescher Layout
Read Just like the other Spawn... 70% SilenceIsConsent September 29th, 2012
Read Restraining the beast. 63% hells_unicorn April 5th, 2009
Read Spawn Lives! Kinda... 65% Flamos January 6th, 2009
Read I revel in your agony, I... 96% The_Boss September 23rd, 2008
Read How to Ruin Iced Earth and... 49% DawnoftheShred November 27th, 2006
Read Hmm... 70% stickyshooZ June 14th, 2004
Read The same goddamn song! 82% langstondrive November 4th, 2003
Read Ouch! Very painful 45% Warmaster October 31st, 2003
Read Great except for the filler 87% Symphony_Of_Terror March 20th, 2003
Read sullen atrocity 85% ironasinmaiden January 8th, 2003

Concept album, based on Todd McFarlane's "Spawn" comic series, whose titular character also appears on the album cover.

The last three songs make up "The Suffering" trilogy.

The first standard edition has a CD painted violet.

The limited and numbered digipack version includes a cover of Judas Priest's "The Ripper" (2:42), which is also available on "The Melancholy".

The limited and numbered Digipak was limited to 6,666 copies.

Also released on gatefold LP, limited to 2,000 copies.

Although Dave Abell recorded all the bass tracks for this album before leaving the band, Keith Menser's picture is featured on the back cover and in the liner notes (although Abell recieves credit as the bassist). This is because Keith was intended to help the band on tour, and Century Media demanded the touring lineup on the back cover. However, Keith did not know any of the songs on the touring setlist, so he was forced to leave. James MacDonough and Brent Smedley ended up playing bass and drums, respectively, on the following two tours.

Reissued by Century Media in 1998.
This reissue's CD has a picture on it.

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Barcode: 7 277017 713121

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