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Iced Earth

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1988
Genre:
Power/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes:
Horror, Fantasy, Literature, Mythology, History, War
Current label:
Unsigned/independent
Years active:
1984-1985 (as The Rose), 1985-1988 (as Purgatory), 1988-present
The original name of the band formed in 1985 was Purgatory, but was later changed to Iced Earth before they released their last demo.

Gene Adam was originally going to perform on "Night of the Stormrider". Jon Schaffer was concerned that Adam wouldn't be able to handle the vocal melodies for the new material and asked him to take singing lessons. Adam refused and, as a result, he was replaced by ...
Current
Jon Schaffer Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (1988-present)
See also: Purgatory, ex-Demons & Wizards, ex-Schaffer / Barlow Project, ex-Sons of Liberty, ex-The Rose
Brent Smedley Drums (1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2006-2013, 2015-present)
See also: Eternal Odyssey, ex-Sons of Liberty (live), ex-Prodigy, Out of Darkness, ex-Tempest Reign
Past
Dave Abell Bass (1988-1996)
See also: ex-Knights of Tethys, ex-Unearthed, ex-Purgatory, ex-Seventh Servant, ex-The Harlot
Greg Seymour Drums (1988-1989)
See also: ex-Innersanctum, ex-Sanctum, ex-Purgatory
Randy Shawver Guitars (lead) (1988-1998)
See also: ex-Yuhrott, ex-Alloyd Witch
Gene Adam Vocals (1988-1991)
See also: Purgatory, Jacob's Well, ex-Unearthed, ex-Atomik Cocktail
Mike McGill Drums (1989-1991)
Richey Secchiari Drums (1991-1992)
John Greely Vocals (1991-1993)
See also: Bloody Times, Seventh Servant, ex-Avoiding X, ex-Brutus, ex-Chronic, ex-Quazmodo, ex-Razor's Edge, ex-Synn, ex-Tribunal
Rodney Beasley Drums (1992-1995)
See also: ex-Steel Angel
Matt Barlow Vocals (1993-2003, 2007-2011)
See also: Ashes of Ares, ex-Cauldron, ex-Schaffer / Barlow Project, First State Force Band, Matt Barlow / Jonah Weingarten, ex-Pyramaze
Mark Prator Drums (1995-1996, 1997-1998)
See also: ex-Levitation, ex-Millenium, John Wesley, ex-Sebastian Bach (live), ex-Autodrive, ex-Ralph Santolla
James MacDonough Bass (1996-2000, 2001-2004)
See also: ex-Mad Axe, ex-Prodigy, ex-Megadeth, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Strapping Young Lad (live), ex-Brutal Assault, ex-Delta 9, ex-Invader
Keith Menser Bass (1996)
See also: Mystic-Force, ex-Twilight Kingdom, ex-Delusion, Human Entity, ex-Images of Eden, ex-Perseverance, ex-Stratospheres, ex-Treason
Larry Tarnowski Guitars (lead) (1998-2003)
See also: ex-Dreamscape
Richard Christy Drums (2000-2004)
See also: Böar Glüe, Charred Walls of the Damned, Monument of Bones, ex-Burning Inside, ex-Control Denied, ex-Death, ex-Tiwanaku, ex-Incantation (live), ex-Wykked Wytch (live), ex-Acheron, ex-Leash Law, ex-Public Assassin, ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Caninus, ex-Bung Dizeez (live), ex-Syzygy (live)
Tim Owens Vocals (2003-2007)
See also: Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, KK's Priest, The Three Tremors, Tim Ripper Owens, ex-Brainicide, A New Revenge, Dio Disciples, TRED, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Spirits of Fire, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-Twist of Fate, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Arena, ex-British Steel, ex-Hail!, ex-MegaPriest, ex-Seattle, ex-Soulbender, ex-Trinity, ex-American Dog (live)
Bobby Jarzombek Drums (2004-2006)
See also: Fates Warning, Halford, Painmuseum, Sebastian Bach, Zierler, Spastic Ink, ex-Happy Kitties, The Foundry, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Juggernaut, ex-Riot V, ex-Rob Rock, ex-Blaze Bayley (live), ex-John West, ex-Cheap Evil, ex-Dirty Water, ex-Jack Ruby, ex-Tarrot, ex-Winterkat
James "Bo" Wallace Bass (2006-2007)
See also: ex-Ma Kelley
Ernie Carletti Guitars (lead) (2006)
See also: ex-Ernie Carletti, ex-Naughty Naughty, ex-Slik Helvetika
Tim Mills Guitars (lead) (2006-2007)
See also: ex-Shea, ex-Civilization One, ex-Elkie Brooks
Troy Seele Guitars (lead) (2007-2016)
See also: ex-Sons of Liberty (live), ex-Ma Kelley, ex-Sindacato, ex-The Why Store
Freddie Vidales Bass (2008-2012)
See also: Ashes of Ares, ex-Infusion, ex-Sons of Liberty (live)
Stu Block Vocals (2011-2021)
See also: Into Eternity, ex-Omega Crom
Luke Appleton Bass (2012-2021)
See also: Absolva, Blaze Bayley, Fury UK
Raphael Saini Drums (2013)
See also: Cripple Bastards, ex-Blu Infinito, ex-Chaoswave, ex-Machescazo, ex-We Are Building Ruins, ex-Abomination (live), Brutal Philosophy, BillyBio (live), ex-Corpsefucking Art, ex-Emergency Gate, ex-Jaded Star, ex-One Machine, ex-Master (live), ex-Visions of Atlantis (live), ex-Abiura, ex-Misbelieving, ex-Africani Sdronzi, ex-Arythmia
Jake Dreyer Guitars (lead) (2016-2021)
See also: Jake Dreyer, Witherfall, ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-DeadRingers Guild, ex-White Wizzard, ex-Kobra and the Lotus (live), ex-DeathRiders
Past (Live)
Rick Risberg Keyboards (1999)
See also: ex-Opposite Earth
Ralph Santolla Guitars (lead) (2003-2004)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Millenium, ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Obituary, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Toxik, ex-Melechesh (live), ex-Death (live), ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Devil's Highway, ex-Eyewitness, ex-Monarch, ex-Ralph Santolla, ex-Redscream, ex-Serpent Seduced Eve, ex-Stare
Dennis Hayes Bass (2007)
See also: Book of Numbers, Seven Witches, I Don't Know, ex-Beyond Fear, ex-Wretch, ex-Charred Walls of the Damned (live), ex-Winters Bane, ex-Castle Black, ex-Raging Bulls
Jon Dette Drums (2013-2015)
See also: ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Meshiaak, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Heathen (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Slayer (live), ex-Pushed
Jon Schaffer Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (1988-present)
See also: Purgatory, ex-Demons & Wizards, ex-Schaffer / Barlow Project, ex-Sons of Liberty, ex-The Rose
Brent Smedley Drums (1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2006-2013, 2015-present)
See also: Eternal Odyssey, ex-Sons of Liberty (live), ex-Prodigy, Out of Darkness, ex-Tempest Reign
Dave Abell Bass (1988-1996)
See also: ex-Knights of Tethys, ex-Unearthed, ex-Purgatory, ex-Seventh Servant, ex-The Harlot
Greg Seymour Drums (1988-1989)
See also: ex-Innersanctum, ex-Sanctum, ex-Purgatory
Randy Shawver Guitars (lead) (1988-1998)
See also: ex-Yuhrott, ex-Alloyd Witch
Gene Adam Vocals (1988-1991)
See also: Purgatory, Jacob's Well, ex-Unearthed, ex-Atomik Cocktail
Mike McGill Drums (1989-1991)
Richey Secchiari Drums (1991-1992)
John Greely Vocals (1991-1993)
See also: Bloody Times, Seventh Servant, ex-Avoiding X, ex-Brutus, ex-Chronic, ex-Quazmodo, ex-Razor's Edge, ex-Synn, ex-Tribunal
Rodney Beasley Drums (1992-1995)
See also: ex-Steel Angel
Matt Barlow Vocals (1993-2003, 2007-2011)
See also: Ashes of Ares, ex-Cauldron, ex-Schaffer / Barlow Project, First State Force Band, Matt Barlow / Jonah Weingarten, ex-Pyramaze
Mark Prator Drums (1995-1996, 1997-1998)
See also: ex-Levitation, ex-Millenium, John Wesley, ex-Sebastian Bach (live), ex-Autodrive, ex-Ralph Santolla
James MacDonough Bass (1996-2000, 2001-2004)
See also: ex-Mad Axe, ex-Prodigy, ex-Megadeth, ex-Nevermore (live), ex-Strapping Young Lad (live), ex-Brutal Assault, ex-Delta 9, ex-Invader
Keith Menser Bass (1996)
See also: Mystic-Force, ex-Twilight Kingdom, ex-Delusion, Human Entity, ex-Images of Eden, ex-Perseverance, ex-Stratospheres, ex-Treason
Larry Tarnowski Guitars (lead) (1998-2003)
See also: ex-Dreamscape
Richard Christy Drums (2000-2004)
See also: Böar Glüe, Charred Walls of the Damned, Monument of Bones, ex-Burning Inside, ex-Control Denied, ex-Death, ex-Tiwanaku, ex-Incantation (live), ex-Wykked Wytch (live), ex-Acheron, ex-Leash Law, ex-Public Assassin, ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-Caninus, ex-Bung Dizeez (live), ex-Syzygy (live)
Tim Owens Vocals (2003-2007)
See also: Beyond Fear, Charred Walls of the Damned, KK's Priest, The Three Tremors, Tim Ripper Owens, ex-Brainicide, A New Revenge, Dio Disciples, TRED, ex-Judas Priest, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Spirits of Fire, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Carthagods (live), ex-Twist of Fate, ex-Winters Bane, ex-Arena, ex-British Steel, ex-Hail!, ex-MegaPriest, ex-Seattle, ex-Soulbender, ex-Trinity, ex-American Dog (live)
Bobby Jarzombek Drums (2004-2006)
See also: Fates Warning, Halford, Painmuseum, Sebastian Bach, Zierler, Spastic Ink, ex-Happy Kitties, The Foundry, ex-Arch / Matheos, ex-Juggernaut, ex-Riot V, ex-Rob Rock, ex-Blaze Bayley (live), ex-John West, ex-Cheap Evil, ex-Dirty Water, ex-Jack Ruby, ex-Tarrot, ex-Winterkat
James "Bo" Wallace Bass (2006-2007)
See also: ex-Ma Kelley
Ernie Carletti Guitars (lead) (2006)
See also: ex-Ernie Carletti, ex-Naughty Naughty, ex-Slik Helvetika
Tim Mills Guitars (lead) (2006-2007)
See also: ex-Shea, ex-Civilization One, ex-Elkie Brooks
Troy Seele Guitars (lead) (2007-2016)
See also: ex-Sons of Liberty (live), ex-Ma Kelley, ex-Sindacato, ex-The Why Store
Freddie Vidales Bass (2008-2012)
See also: Ashes of Ares, ex-Infusion, ex-Sons of Liberty (live)
Stu Block Vocals (2011-2021)
See also: Into Eternity, ex-Omega Crom
Luke Appleton Bass (2012-2021)
See also: Absolva, Blaze Bayley, Fury UK
Raphael Saini Drums (2013)
See also: Cripple Bastards, ex-Blu Infinito, ex-Chaoswave, ex-Machescazo, ex-We Are Building Ruins, ex-Abomination (live), Brutal Philosophy, BillyBio (live), ex-Corpsefucking Art, ex-Emergency Gate, ex-Jaded Star, ex-One Machine, ex-Master (live), ex-Visions of Atlantis (live), ex-Abiura, ex-Misbelieving, ex-Africani Sdronzi, ex-Arythmia
Jake Dreyer Guitars (lead) (2016-2021)
See also: Jake Dreyer, Witherfall, ex-Demons & Wizards (live), ex-DeadRingers Guild, ex-White Wizzard, ex-Kobra and the Lotus (live), ex-DeathRiders
Past
Rick Risberg Keyboards (1999)
See also: ex-Opposite Earth
Ralph Santolla Guitars (lead) (2003-2004)
(R.I.P. 2018) See also: ex-Hollow, ex-Millenium, ex-Deicide, ex-Memorain, ex-Obituary, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Toxik, ex-Melechesh (live), ex-Death (live), ex-Vital Remains (live), ex-Devil's Highway, ex-Eyewitness, ex-Monarch, ex-Ralph Santolla, ex-Redscream, ex-Serpent Seduced Eve, ex-Stare
Dennis Hayes Bass (2007)
See also: Book of Numbers, Seven Witches, I Don't Know, ex-Beyond Fear, ex-Wretch, ex-Charred Walls of the Damned (live), ex-Winters Bane, ex-Castle Black, ex-Raging Bulls
Jon Dette Drums (2013-2015)
See also: ex-Apocalypse, Animetal USA, ex-Chaotic Realm, ex-Evildead, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Meshiaak, ex-Testament, ex-Anthrax (live), ex-Heathen (live), ex-Metal Machine (live), ex-Terror, ex-HavocHate, ex-Temple of Brutality, ex-Slayer (live), ex-Pushed
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