Iced Earth Re-Record Classic Song And Give It Away For Free!
Power metal mainstays Iced Earth have re-recorded one of their most popular songs, and are putting the track up for free download from their website! ‘Dante’s Inferno’ is taken from the Floridians’ classic 1995 album ‘Burnt Offerings’, with this freshly reimagined version preceding the arrival of the band’s brand-new album, ‘Dystopia’.
“If there’s one song fans have asked us to play live more than any other it’s ‘Dante’s Inferno’,” says guitarist and head honcho Jon Schaffer. “The simple reason why we haven’t is because the original click track was erased, therefore requiring a keyboard player to do the parts live. That’s OK for a special event like when we recorded ‘Alive In Athens’, but to hire a keyboard player for a full tour, for one song, just isn’t financially feasible.”
‘Dystopia’ will be the band’s first album with new vocalist Stu Block, who replaced Matt Barlow after the singer’s second stint with Schaffer’s crew ended earlier this year.
To download a copy of ‘Dante’s Infero’ (y’all will need to sign up to a free email alert), click here. ‘Dystopia’ is released October 17 on Century Media.