Iced Earth - Vocalist And Bassist Quit The Band


In the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding the group's guitarist and founding member Jon Schaffer, Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block and bassist Luke Appleton have decided to quit the band. Statements from both of them can be read below.

Stuart's statement reads: "Hey all, well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.

"Before I made any personal decision I needed the last few weeks to process the situation as well as respect others in our camp processing the situation. I thank you all very much for respecting this. It's the best decision in many ways for my personal/ professional growth going forward. Time to move on, heal and prosper. Much love and respect to you all. Don't fret! Stay tuned for some exciting things to come! Time to embark upon a new chapter. Be good to each other."

Comment from Luke: "In response to recent events & circumstances, I have notified Iced Earth's management and Jon that I will be resigning as the Iced Earth bassist with immediate effect. I would like to thank everyone who has sent me their support and love during this difficult time. Thank you!"

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Iced Earth
 
Posted: 15.02.2021 by HyperDrifter


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18.02.2021 - 15:24
Karlabos
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Oh boy look at us, going all political again
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18.02.2021 - 15:33
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Written by Karlabos on 18.02.2021 at 15:24

Oh boy look at us, going all political again

Nja, try storm in MS tower whit some boys. Then tell me how it went.
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18.02.2021 - 19:40
No one
Written by nikarg on 18.02.2021 at 12:31

Written by No one on 18.02.2021 at 06:52

Really think its time to take off the tinfoil hat and connect with reality again man. Maybe you should be watching CNN instead of the wack jobs brainwashing you on youtube.

Well, CNN has had an interesting 180 degrees turn since the early '90s when it was live broadcasting the Gulf War while justifying all the "collateral damage" that took place over there. Brainwashing is brainwashing, regardless what the target audience is.

Yes every mainstream media has an agenda to some degree, and you have lots of them so if you don't only watch one it's easy to spot what agenda there aiming at. Problem is people find youtube channels and such that lead them to other youtube channels that only have one point of view which gets hammerd into them, not wanting even consider what mainstream news is reporting to them because they are stuck in a tunnel vision.
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18.02.2021 - 19:40
Metal Spartan
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Written by No one on 18.02.2021 at 06:52



Really think its time to take off the tinfoil hat and connect with reality again man. Maybe you should be watching CNN instead of the wack jobs brainwashing you on youtube.

Other than music, I don't go on YouTube. If you actually think CNN is reliable news and tells the truth, then it's not me who has to take off the tin foil hat. I could provide tons of examples of how bad CNN has become (and MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, etc, etc), but that's a whole other conversation.
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18.02.2021 - 20:00
No one
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Written by Metal Spartan on 18.02.2021 at 19:40

Written by No one on 18.02.2021 at 06:52



Really think its time to take off the tinfoil hat and connect with reality again man. Maybe you should be watching CNN instead of the wack jobs brainwashing you on youtube.

Other than music, I don't go on YouTube. If you actually think CNN is reliable news and tells the truth, then it's not me who has to take off the tin foil hat. I could provide tons of examples of how bad CNN has become (and MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, etc, etc), but that's a whole other conversation.

So how do you get your info and opinions on the "truth", I don't really hear what your saying in mainstream media, not over here anyway.
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18.02.2021 - 22:02
Metal Spartan
Local news (usually read the headlines that scroll on the bottom), news radio (not to be confused with talk radio) , and if they have footage of what was mentioned, I look up that footage and not the edited footage you see on news channels to fit their agenda, and I find what the truth is. I usually do end up quickly checking out the mainstream media news on those same topics to see what they say, but I get so pissed at how disingenuous and dishonest they are that I have to change the channel.

There is footage, for example, of Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi and media personalities actually inciting and/or encouraging riots last year. They tried denying it, but channels like CNN purposely won't cover those stories because they are guilty as well.

I actually experienced and saw these riots in Chicago with my own eyes. I live in the heart of that city. I saw police officers and regular citizens get beaten to a pulp. I see businesses around me closing down left and right because of these riots and the draconian lockdowns. People are leaving this city by the boatloads because of Pritzker's and Lightfoot's horrible "leadership." It is politicians like these corrupt fuckheads that Schaffer was talking about. These are truths. If people like Stu, Luke and Hansi actually opened their eyes, I'm sure they would rethink leaving their friend Jon behind.
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18.02.2021 - 22:26
Ilham
Giant robot
The fact that some people here still feel the need to debate around the details of what happened on J6 and what to call it is funny. The guy joined a white supremacist mob that was getting ready to sequester and harm elected officials, but I didn't expect such debate and vitriol around musicians leaving a band whose leader is going to be having some extensive legal problems that would kill any band, no matter what their nature is. The band is dead, and whining about """cancel culture""" only shows where your priorities lie. But hey what can you expect from people who still think calling someone a "pussy" proves anything other than how pointless to a healthy society they are.

Now this has turned into a debate about network media? Can anyone call a moderator to this thread? I don't really know who moderates the forum these days.
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18.02.2021 - 23:26
Tyrannical Hero
Classless
"White supremacist mob" lol sure.

Let this thread continue, it's interesting and entertaining.
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19.02.2021 - 00:10
nikarg
Mod
The thread will continue but let's get back to topic please.
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19.02.2021 - 00:50
Metal Spartan
Written by Tyrannical Hero on 18.02.2021 at 23:26

"White supremacist mob" sure.



Yeah exactly. Pretty sure Schaffer would have nothing to do with them if they really were a "white supremacist mob." Unfortunate that so many people are making this about skin color.

Nikarg- it gets pretty tough talking about the whole Iced Earth situation without talking about Schaffer's politics or just politics in general. They go hand-in-hand. That said...no more politics on my end. My apologies.
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