On October 18, Iced Earth will unleash their new album, Dystopia. Dystopia not only marks the band's tenth studio album, but their first to feature Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block, who took over for longtime Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow following his recent departure.
When Iced Earth promise "epic" news, they certainly know how to deliver. The band -- who will release their new album, Dystopia, on October 18 -- have just posted a re-recorded version of their over-16-minute song "Dante's Inferno" as a free download.
If you haven't been keeping up with this story, the short version is that Century Media Records has decided to pull their catalog from the streaming music service Spotify, citing looking out for their bands' best interests. You can read Spotify's response here.
Now, guitarist Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth -- who are currently signed to Century Media -- has issued the following statement regarding the label's decision to pull their catalog from Spotify: