Complete List Of Iced Earth Albums And Songs

Iced Earth Albums

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This Complete List Of Iced Earth Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Iced Earth studio albums.  This complete Iced Earth discography also includes every single Iced Earth live album. All these hard hittingIced Earth albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Iced Earth album as well as all original Iced Earth album covers. Every Iced Earth album listed below showcases the entire Iced Earth album tracklisting.

Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1985. Initially founded under the name Purgatory by guitarist Jon Schaffer, the band underwent several name changes before settling on Iced Earth. Schaffer has been the constant driving force behind the band, acting as the primary songwriter and most consistent member. Over the years, the band’s lineup has seen numerous changes, including multiple vocalists and instrumentalists, but Schaffer’s presence has remained constant.

Early Years and Formation

In its initial years, Iced Earth struggled to gain traction in the saturated Florida metal scene, which was primarily focused on death metal during the late 1980s. Their debut album, “Iced Earth,” was released in 1990 and showcased their unique blend of heavy and power metal. The album didn’t achieve commercial success but garnered attention from underground metal communities. It featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Gene Adam on lead vocals, Randall Shawver on lead guitar, Dave Abell on bass, and Mike McGill on drums. The album was produced by Tom Morris and Jon Schaffer and recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

Rise to Prominence

The band started to gain more visibility with the release of their second album, “Night of the Stormrider,” in 1991. This album was a concept album and was better received by critics and fans alike. “Burnt Offerings” (1995) and “The Dark Saga” (1996) would follow, each adding to the band’s credibility and fan base. “Something Wicked This Way Comes” (1998) was a significant turning point and is considered one of their most successful albums, featuring hits like “Melancholy (Holy Martyr)” and “Watching Over Me.”

Stu Block Era and Recent Years

Fast forward to 2011, Iced Earth introduced new vocalist Stu Block, who replaced Matt Barlow. His debut album with the band, “Dystopia,” was well-received and marked the beginning of a new era for Iced Earth. Over the years, the band has continued to produce new music, including “Incorruptible” in 2017. Their music has generally been well-received by critics, and they’ve built a loyal fan base over the years.

ICED EARTH STUDIO ALBUMS

Iced Earth

Released 1990

Iced Earth’s self-titled debut was released in 1990 and marked the band’s entrance into the heavy metal scene. Although not a commercial hit, the album gained some attention in the underground metal communities. It demonstrated a raw, aggressive style that laid the foundation for the band’s future work.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Gene Adam on lead vocals, Randall Shawver on lead guitar, Dave Abell on bass, and Mike McGill on drums. The album was produced by Tom Morris and Jon Schaffer. It was released on Century Media Records and was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Iced Earth” – 5:22
  2. “Written on the Walls” – 6:01
  3. “Colors” – 4:48
  4. “Curse the Sky” – 4:42
  5. “Life and Death” – 6:07
  6. “Solitude” – 1:42
  7. “The Funeral” – 6:15
  8. “When the Night Falls” – 8:59

Night of the Stormrider

Released 1991

Night of the Stormrider was the second album by Iced Earth. Released in 1991, the album was a concept piece that was better received than its predecessor, both critically and commercially.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, John Greely on lead vocals, Randall Shawver on lead guitar, Dave Abell on bass, and Rick Secchiari on drums. The album was produced by Tom Morris and Jon Schaffer and was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Angels Holocaust” – 4:53
  2. “Stormrider” – 4:47
  3. “The Path I Choose” – 5:54
  4. “Before the Vision” – 1:35
  5. “Mystical End” – 4:44
  6. “Desert Rain” – 6:56
  7. “Pure Evil” – 6:33
  8. “Reaching the End” – 1:11
  9. “Travel in Stygian” – 9:31

Burnt Offerings

Released 1995

Burnt Offerings was released in 1995 and is often considered one of the darkest and heaviest albums in Iced Earth’s catalog. It also marked the return of vocalist Matthew Barlow, who would become one of the band’s defining members.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Barlow on lead vocals, Randall Shawver on lead guitar, Dave Abell on bass, and Rodney Beasley on drums. Produced by Tom Morris and Jon Schaffer, the album was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Burnt Offerings” – 7:22
  2. “Last December” – 3:23
  3. “Diary” – 6:04
  4. “Brainwashed” – 5:22
  5. “Burning Oasis” – 5:59
  6. “Creator Failure” – 6:02
  7. “The Pierced Spirit” – 1:54
  8. “Dante’s Inferno” – 16:26

The Dark Saga

Released 1996

The Dark Saga was released in 1996 and was another concept album based on the comic book character Spawn. This album is known for its more melodic and accessible sound, and it includes some of Iced Earth’s most popular songs.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Barlow on lead vocals, Randall Shawver on lead guitar, Dave Abell on bass, and Mark Prator on drums. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer and was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dark Saga” – 3:42
  2. “I Died for You” – 3:47
  3. “Violate” – 3:39
  4. “The Hunter” – 3:55
  5. “The Last Laugh” – 4:05
  6. “Depths of Hell” – 3:01
  7. “Vengeance Is Mine” – 4:22
  8. “Scarred” – 5:54
  9. “Slave to the Dark” – 4:03
  10. “A Question of Heaven” – 7:40

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Released 1998

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” is Iced Earth’s fifth studio album and was released in 1998. This album is widely regarded as one of the band’s seminal works and features a more expansive sound that includes epic compositions and storytelling. The last three tracks are known as the “Something Wicked Trilogy.”

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Barlow on lead vocals, James MacDonough on bass, and Brent Smedley on drums. It was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer. The album was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Burning Times” – 3:44
  2. “Melancholy (Holy Martyr)” – 4:47
  3. “Disciples of the Lie” – 4:03
  4. “Watching Over Me” – 4:28
  5. “Stand Alone” – 2:44
  6. “Consequences” – 5:36
  7. “My Own Savior” – 3:39
  8. “Reaping Stone” – 4:02
  9. “1776” – 3:33
  10. “Blessed Are You” – 5:05
  11. “Prophecy” – 6:18
  12. “Birth of the Wicked” – 4:16
  13. “The Coming Curse” – 9:33

Horror Show

Released 2001

“Horror Show” is the band’s sixth studio album, released in 2001. The album is a concept work based on various characters from horror stories and films, earning it special recognition among fans of the genre.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Barlow on lead vocals, James MacDonough on bass, and Richard Christy on drums. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer and was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Wolf” – 5:20
  2. “Damien” – 9:11
  3. “Jack” – 4:14
  4. “Ghost of Freedom” – 5:12
  5. “Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh’s Curse)” – 4:45
  6. “Jekyll & Hyde” – 4:39
  7. “Dragon’s Child” – 4:21
  8. “Frankenstein” – 3:50
  9. “Dracula” – 5:54
  10. “The Phantom Opera Ghost” – 8:41

The Glorious Burden

Released 2004

“The Glorious Burden” is the seventh studio album by Iced Earth, released in 2004. The album is particularly noted for its focus on historical and war-related themes. It’s also significant for being the first album featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens on lead vocals, taking over for Matthew Barlow.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Tim “Ripper” Owens on lead vocals, James MacDonough on bass, and Richard Christy on drums. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer. It was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida and Schaffer Studios in Indiana.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Star-Spangled Banner” – 1:14
  2. “Declaration Day” – 4:59
  3. “When the Eagle Cries” – 4:06
  4. “The Reckoning (Don’t Tread on Me)” – 4:57
  5. “Greenface” – 3:03
  6. “Attila” – 5:36
  7. “Red Baron/Blue Max” – 4:06
  8. “Hollow Man” – 4:00
  9. “Valley Forge” – 4:45
  10. “Waterloo” – 7:31
  11. “Gettysburg (1863)” – 31:58 (split into three parts: “The Devil to Pay”, “Hold at All Costs”, and “High Water Mark”)

Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1

Released 2007

“Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1” is Iced Earth’s eighth studio album, and it acts as a prequel to the “Something Wicked Trilogy” that concluded their fifth studio album. This album follows the storyline of Set Abominae and features a more intricate storytelling approach.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Tim “Ripper” Owens on lead vocals, Brent Smedley on drums, and Freddie Vidales on bass. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer. It was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Overture” – 2:24
  2. “Something Wicked Part 1” – 5:02
  3. “Invasion” – 1:00
  4. “Man’s Motivation” – 1:34
  5. “The Setian Massacre” – 3:48
  6. “A Charge to Keep” – 4:24
  7. “Reflections” – 1:50
  8. “Ten Thousand Strong” – 3:56
  9. “Execution” – 1:27
  10. “Order of the Rose” – 4:52
  11. “Cataclysm” – 1:30
  12. “The Clouding” – 9:19
  13. “Infiltrate and Assimilate” – 5:43
  14. “Retribution Through the Ages” – 4:32
  15. “Something Wicked Part 2” – 2:59
  16. “The Domino Decree” – 6:36
  17. “Framing Armageddon” – 3:40
  18. “When Stars Collide (Born Is He)” – 4:17
  19. “The Awakening” – 2:01

The Crucible of Man: Something Wicked Part 2

Released 2008

This album is the ninth studio album and the sequel to “Framing Armageddon: Something Wicked Part 1.” It marks the return of former lead vocalist Matthew Barlow, creating a sense of completion and thematic unity for the series.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Barlow on lead vocals, Brent Smedley on drums, and Freddie Vidales on bass. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer. It was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “In Sacred Flames” – 1:29
  2. “Behold the Wicked Child” – 5:38
  3. “Minions of the Watch” – 4:10
  4. “The Revealing” – 2:11
  5. “A Gift or a Curse” – 5:34
  6. “Crown of the Fallen” – 2:57
  7. “The Dimension Gauntlet” – 3:12
  8. “I Walk Among You” – 4:00
  9. “Harbinger of Fate” – 4:42
  10. “Crucify the King” – 5:36
  11. “Sacrificial Kingdoms” – 3:57
  12. “Something Wicked (Part 3)” – 4:31
  13. “Divide Devour” – 3:15
  14. “Come What May” – 7:24

Dystopia

Released 2011

“Dystopia” is the tenth studio album by Iced Earth. It’s a concept album based on dystopian themes and marks the debut of vocalist Stu Block, who replaced Matt Barlow.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Stu Block on lead vocals, Brent Smedley on drums, and Freddie Vidales on bass. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer. It was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dystopia” – 5:49
  2. “Anthem” – 4:54
  3. “Boiling Point” – 2:46
  4. “Anguish of Youth” – 4:41
  5. “V” – 3:39
  6. “Dark City” – 5:42
  7. “Equilibrium” – 4:30
  8. “Days of Rage” – 2:17
  9. “End of Innocence” – 3:48
  10. “Tragedy and Triumph” – 7:43

Plagues of Babylon

Released 2014

This is the eleventh studio album by Iced Earth, continuing with the dystopian themes, but also mixing in some standalone tracks.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Stu Block on lead vocals, Brent Smedley on drums, and Luke Appleton on bass. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer. It was recorded at Principal Studios, Senden, Germany.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Plagues of Babylon” – 7:49
  2. “Democide” – 5:22
  3. “The Culling” – 4:26
  4. “Among the Living Dead” – 5:14
  5. “Resistance” – 4:59
  6. “The End?” – 7:14
  7. “If I Could See You” – 3:57
  8. “Cthulhu” – 6:05
  9. “Peacemaker” – 5:02
  10. “Parasite” – 3:30
  11. “Spirit of the Times” – 5:06
  12. “Highwayman” – 3:14

Incorruptible

Released 2017

“Incorruptible” is the twelfth studio album by Iced Earth. The album is lauded for its thematic variety and its high level of musicianship, representing a return to a more organic, classic heavy metal sound for the band.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Stu Block on lead vocals, Brent Smedley on drums, and Luke Appleton on bass. The album was produced by Jon Schaffer and was recorded at Independence Hall, Indiana.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Great Heathen Army” – 5:21
  2. “Black Flag” – 4:56
  3. “Raven Wing” – 6:13
  4. “The Veil” – 4:47
  5. “Seven Headed Whore” – 3:00
  6. “The Relic (Part 1)” – 4:59
  7. “Ghost Dance (Awaken the Ancestors)” – 6:35
  8. “Brothers” – 4:54
  9. “Defiance” – 4:08
  10. “Clear the Way (December 13th, 1862)” – 9:30

A Narrative Soundscape

Released 2022

CD Track Listings:

1. Dystopia
2. Declaration Day
3. Wolf
4. Dante’s Inferno
5. Melancholy
6. Dracula
7. Raven Wing
8. Angels Holocaust
9. The Clouding
10. Something Wicked
11. Watching over Me
12. Seven Headed Whore
13. Damien
14. Question of Heaven
15. Come What May

ICED EARTH LIVE ALBUMS

Alive in Athens

Released 1999

“Alive in Athens” is a live album by Iced Earth, recorded on two nights in January 1999 in front of a sold-out audience at the Rodon Club in Athens, Greece. It’s an album that captured the band at a pivotal moment in their career and serves as a testament to their electric live performances.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Matthew Barlow on lead vocals, James MacDonough on bass, Larry Tarnowski on lead guitar, and Brent Smedley on drums. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer.

CD Track Listings:

Disc 1:

  1. “Burning Times” – 4:07
  2. “Vengeance is Mine” – 4:42
  3. “Pure Evil” – 6:36
  4. “My Own Savior” – 3:42
  5. “Melancholy (Holy Martyr)” – 4:53
  6. “Disciples of the Lie” – 4:10
  7. “Watching Over Me” – 4:28
  8. “Stand Alone” – 3:30
  9. “Electric Funeral” – 4:53

Disc 2:

  1. “When the Night Falls” – 7:47
  2. “Angel’s Holocaust” – 4:23
  3. “Stormrider” – 4:47
  4. “The Path I Choose” – 5:09
  5. “I Died for You” – 4:44
  6. “Prophecy” – 6:11
  7. “Birth of the Wicked” – 5:43
  8. “The Coming Curse” – 8:56

Live in Ancient Kourion

Released 2013

“Live in Ancient Kourion” is another live album by Iced Earth, recorded at the Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus. It offers an expansive look at the band’s catalog and showcases the band’s power in a live setting, captured at a 2,000-year-old amphitheater.

The album featured Jon Schaffer on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Stu Block on lead vocals, Luke Appleton on bass, Troy Seele on lead guitar, and Brent Smedley on drums. The album was produced by Jim Morris and Jon Schaffer.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Intro” – 0:32
  2. “Dystopia” – 5:03
  3. “Burning Times” – 3:44
  4. “Angel’s Holocaust” – 4:23
  5. “Slave to the Dark” – 3:52
  6. “V” – 3:37
  7. “When the Night Falls” – 7:50
  8. “I Died for You” – 3:47
  9. “Invasion/Motivation of Man” – 2:59
  10. “Setian Massacre” – 5:03
  11. “Stormrider” – 4:03
  12. “Pure Evil” – 6:26
  13. “Wolf” – 5:21
  14. “Dark City” – 5:31
  15. “End of Innocence” – 7:12
  16. “Declaration Day” – 4:28
  17. “Days of Rage” – 2:17
  18. “Melancholy (Holy Martyr)” – 4:48

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