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Tag Archives: Demons & Wizards

Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) reportedly quits Demons & Wizards

Posted by on February 1, 2021

  The aftermath continues to unfold with Iced Earth/Demons & Wizards guitarist Jon Schaffer’s inevitable consequences after deciding to participate in the Capitol Riots that took place last month on January 6, 2021. Not only did his label, Century Media Records, appear to have dropped both projects, but it also looks as though his Demons […]

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Jon Schaffer to remain in jail throughout the week; label removes Iced Earth & Demons & Wizards from roster

Posted by on January 19, 2021

    After turning himself in, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer will remain in police custody through at least this Friday (22nd). WISH-TV reports Schaffer, who turned himself in to the police on Sunday (17th) in Hamilton County, has since moved to Marion County Jail. The guitarist is now expected to go in front of “U.S. […]

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Iced Earth & Hansi Kürsch respond to Jon Schaffer’s Capitol riot involvement; Stu Block explains deleted post

Posted by on January 11, 2021

  This past Wednesday (6) was chaotic when a day to confirm Joe Biden as the 46th President turned into a shameful disaster when pro-Trump supporters stormed into the United States Capitol building. Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards fans were enraged when guitarist Jon Schaffer was one of those involved along with his photo […]

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Editorial: The Ripple Effect of Jon Schaffer being photographed at Capitol riot

Posted by on January 7, 2021

  You may have noticed; Metal Insider was relatively quiet yesterday. January 6th started as the day for Congress to meet in the Capitol building in Washington DC to confirm the 46th president of the United States, which is a democratic process we see every election. However, things drastically changed when President Donald Trump’s supporters […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 24, 2020

    2020 kicked off with a bang. Beginning with another successful year at 70000tons of Metal to seeing Heilung, Vader, and Opeth live, what could go wrong? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry to the point that I don’t know where things will stand in a post-pandemic world. This year felt like […]

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Metal Insider’s Zach Fehl’s Top 10 Albums of 2020

Posted by on December 21, 2020

  2020 has been a profoundly unmusical year for me as far as discovering new music goes. Between only having attended 1 live show all year, not having to commute to work since March, and starting 2020 off with the loss of Neil Peart, my time spent engaged with new releases has probably been the […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer to release anthology art book

Posted by on June 18, 2020

  Iced Earth founder/guitarist Jon Schaffer has announced plans to release his first book.  Wicked Words And Epic Tales is a 200-page, hardcover coffee table book that collects lyrics and interviews from the musician’s more than 35 year career, including his work with Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards, Sons of Liberty and Purgatory, as well […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/3: Old Man Gloom bring light and darkness

Posted by on June 3, 2020

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   The last time Old Man Gloom put out two albums at once, they actually had a third album: a fake promo album featuring edited material from both albums. So I was a […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/6: Dance to dead men

Posted by on May 6, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   There’s 17 albums on the debuts list this week, and a lot of them have gotten heaps of praise. A few of our contributors have written-up some reviews as well, including the new […]

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Metal By Numbers 3/25: Code Orange crush sales

Posted by on March 25, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   It’s no secret that a lot of bands are hurting right now. Granted, lots of people everywhere are hurting right now, financially, emotionally, and physically. But as this is a column about record […]

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