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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer continues to cooperate in Capitol Riot investigation

Posted by on February 22, 2022

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is continuing to cooperate with investigators regarding his involvement in the Capitol Riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  According to a joint status update filed in federal court on 2/18, United States attorney Matthew M. Graves said Schaffer, who is currently on pre-sentencing release after turning himself […]

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Jon Schaffer releases new Iced Earth album ‘A Narrative Soundscape’

Posted by on January 27, 2022

  Iced Earth founder, Jon Schaffer has released A Narrative Soundscape, a reimagined expression of his work. This 15 track collection was originally made available with the purchase of the deluxe edition of Scheffer’s first-ever book, Wicked Words And Epic Tales. These recordings are a completely new and different delivery of the lyrics of Iced […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer sued by D.C. attorney general for his role in attempted coup at U.S. Capitol

Posted by on December 15, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is among more than two dozen members of the Oath Keepers, and Proud Boys groups, being sued by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine in an effort to recover the millions of dollars the city spent to defend the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 attack. According to […]

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Tim “Ripper” Owens talks about former Iced Earth bandmate Jon Schaffer’s recent criminal activity

Posted by on June 11, 2021

  Tim “Ripper” Owens did not precisely leave Iced Earth on good terms; in fact, he had a bad falling out with Jon Schaffer. Owens spent four years with the band from 2003 until December of 2007 until questions about “Ripper’s” commitment to the group started to surface. Unfortunately, the split was less than amicable. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What do you think of the new KK’s Priest song “Hellfire Thunderbolt?”

Posted by on May 13, 2021

  KK’s Priest, the group, comprised of former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, surprised us with a video yesterday (12) for the brand new song “Hellfire Thunderbolt.” The track is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, Sermons of the Sinner, out August 20th via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer pleads guilty to two charges in Capitol Riot

Posted by on April 16, 2021

  According to CNN, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is the first to plead guilty for his role in the Capitol riot that took place on January 6th. The guitarist is cooperating with prosecutors and has pleaded guilty to two out of the six charges against him: obstruction of an official proceeding and entering a building […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer transferred from Marion County jail

Posted by on March 16, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer is no longer being held at Indiana’s Marion County Jail.  On Monday (15), Marion County Jail staff told The Republic that Schaffer was transferred from their vicinity that morning. They did not say where he was brought to, though Indianapolis FBI Special Agent Steve Secor had confirmed that he […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer’s attorneys file motion to dismiss charges against him

Posted by on March 11, 2021

  According to new court documents obtained by Blabbermouth, the attorneys for Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer have filed a motion to dismiss all charges against him for his involvement in the January 6 U.S Capitol Riot. The attorneys have raised the Speedy Trial Act, citing “no indictment or information has been filed within the […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer allegedly seen in new security footage from Capitol Riot

Posted by on February 16, 2021

  Yesterday (15th), new security footage was released by CNN from the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot. Initially, the footage was obtained by House Impeachment managers and submitted as evidence for former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. During this clip, a man having a strong resemblance to Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer can be seen […]

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Bassist Luke Appleton leaves Iced Earth

Posted by on February 15, 2021

  In addition to Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block announcing his resignation from the group, bassist Luke Appleton has also announced his departure.    “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 […]

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