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Jon Schaffer

Jon Schaffer

Real/full name:
John Ryan Schaffer
52 (born Mar 15th, 1968)
Place of origin:
United States (Franklin, Indiana)


Brother-in-law of former Iced Earth singer Matt Barlow.

As a result of frequent headbanging on stage, Jon has suffered from neck and spine injuries, some of which resulted in surgery, that still plague him.

The Iced Earth logo has been designed by Jon, taken from earlier forms used in Purgatory and in The Rose, his first band ever, whose font he designed in graphics art class in 1984. ...

Demons & Wizards

Guitars, Bass (1997-present)

1999 Demons & Wizards Guitars, Bass, Lyrics, Songwriting
2005 Touched by the Crimson King Guitars, Bass, Lyrics, Songwriting
2020 Wolves in Winter (Single) Guitars, Bass
2020 III Guitars, Bass, Mandolin, Keyboards, Vocals (backing)

Iced Earth

Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (1988-present)

1989 Enter the Realm (Demo) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals
1990 Iced Earth Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1, 3-5, 8)
1991 Night of the Stormrider Guitars, Vocals (track 2), Vocals (backing), Lyrics, Songwriting (tracks 1-3, 5-9)
1995 Burnt Offerings Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4-6, 8), Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing), Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 8)
1996 The Dark Saga Guitars (rhythm), Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1-4, 6, 8-10)
1997 Days of Purgatory (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals
1998 Something Wicked This Way Comes Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 2-4, 6, 10-13)
1999 The Melancholy E.P. (EP) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1999 Alive in Athens (Live album) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing), Vocals (lead) (on "Stormrider")
2001 Horror Show Guitars, Vocals, Mandolin, Keyboards, Songwriting (tracks 1-7, 9-11), Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 9-11)
2002 Tribute to the Gods Guitars, Vocals (lead) (track 5)
2003 The Reckoning (EP) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2004 The Glorious Burden Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1-3, 6, 8-11)
2005 Gettysburg (1863) (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2006 Alive in Athens (Video) Guitars (rhythm), Vocals (backing), Vocals (lead) (on "Stormrider")
2007 Overture of the Wicked (Single) Guitars, Bass, Vocals (backing)
2007 Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked, Part 1) Guitars, Bass, Vocals (backing), Songwriting, Lyrics
2008 I Walk Among You (Single) Guitars, Bass, Vocals
2008 The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked, Part 2) Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (backing), Vocals (lead) (track 5), Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 5-9, 13, 14)
2011 Festivals of the Wicked (Video) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2011 Dante's Inferno 2011 (Single) Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
2011 5 Songs (EP) Guitars (rhythm), Keyboards, Vocals (track 5)
2011 Dystopia Guitars, Vocals (backing), Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, "Iron Will")
2013 Live in Ancient Kourion (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2013 The Plagues EP (EP) Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
2014 Plagues of Babylon Guitars, Vocals (backing), Vocals (lead) (track 12), Songwriting (tracks 1-11), Lyrics (tracks 1-11)
2017 Incorruptible Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics (tracks 2-5, 8, 10)
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Guitars (rhythm) (1985-1988), Guitars (rhythm, lead), Vocals (2018-present)

1985 Psychotic Dreams (Demo) Guitars (rhythm)
1985 Burning Oasis (Demo) Guitars (rhythm)
1986 Horror Show (Demo) Guitars (rhythm)
2018 Purgatory (EP) Guitars (rhythm, lead), Vocals

Schaffer/Barlow Project

Guitars, Bass (2020-present)

Sons of Liberty

Vocals, Guitars, Drum programming (2009-present)

2010 Brush-Fires of the Mind Vocals, Guitars, Drum programming
2011 Spirit of the Times (EP) Vocals, Guitars, Drum programming

The Rose

Guitars (rhythm) (1984-1985)


2013 Let Us All Unite Vocals (track 5)


2016 The Last Stand Narration (track 4)

Demons & Wizards

1999 Demons & Wizards Co-producer
2005 Touched by the Crimson King Co-producer
2019 Demons & Wizards (Remasters 2019) Liner notes
2019 Touched by the Crimson King (Remasters 2019) Liner notes
2020 III Art direction, Design, Producer

Iced Earth

1990 Iced Earth Producer, Logo
1991 Night of the Stormrider Producer
1995 Burnt Offerings Producer
1996 The Dark Saga Producer
1998 Something Wicked This Way Comes Logo (band)
1999 The Melancholy E.P. (EP) Producer
1999 Alive in Athens (Live album) Producer
2001 Horror Show Producer, Art director
2003 The Reckoning (EP) Producer
2004 The Glorious Burden Producer
2005 Gettysburg (1863) (Video) Producer
2006 Alive in Athens (Video) Producer
2007 Overture of the Wicked (Single) Producer
2007 Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked, Part 1) Producer
2008 Enter the Realm of the Gods (Compilation) Producer
2008 The Crucible of Man (Something Wicked, Part 2) Producer
2010 Box of the Wicked (Boxed set) Producer
2011 Dante's Inferno 2011 (Single) Producer
2011 5 Songs (EP) Producer, Liner notes
2011 Dystopia Producer
2014 Plagues of Babylon Producer, Mixing
2017 Incorruptible Producer, Engineering (additional), Cover concept, Art direction
2017 The Chronicles of Darkness (Compilation) Compiling
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2018 Purgatory (EP) Producer, Logo, Liner notes

Sons of Liberty

2010 Brush-Fires of the Mind Producer, Recording, Liner notes
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