Tag Archives: Jon Schaffer

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer voted for first time in 12 years during 2020 election

Posted by on February 4, 2021

  At least he voted? A new report from Indiana television station WISH-TV found that Iced Earth frontman Jon Shaffer, who was arrested recently for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, voted for the first time in 12 years during the 2020 election. That notably means that he did not […]

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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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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer in U.S. Marshall’s custody, not a member of Indiana Oath Keepers

Posted by on January 28, 2021

  Following his arrest earlier this month for his participation in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has now been transferred into the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  Schaffer was wanted by the FBI and the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia after being caught on […]

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Jon Schaffer to be extradited to Washington, D.C.

Posted by on January 25, 2021

  According to Indiana Public Media, Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth, Demons & Wizards) has waived his preliminary hearing after being charged with multiple federal crimes. He will soon be extradited to Washington D.C. Schaffer, who is currently being detained in the Marion County Jail after turning himself into the police on Sunday, January 17th. Both […]

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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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Jon Schaffer arrested; new photos reveal guitarist carrying ‘bear spray’ during Capitol Riot

Posted by on January 18, 2021

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has officially been arrested for his participation in the Capitol Riot that took place on January 6th. Schaffer, who resides in Columbus, Indiana, turned himself in on Sunday (17th) afternoon.    Chris Bavender, public affairs specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, issued the following statement: “Jon Schaffer, Columbus, […]

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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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Jon Schaffer and Matt Barlow share “Silent Night” video

Posted by on December 1, 2020

  Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has teamed up with former Iced Earth frontman Matt Barlow and formed the Schaffer/Barlow Project. The duo has unveiled a holiday EP titled Winter Nights, consisting of classic Holiday songs available on Kickstarter. Today (1st), Schaffer and Barlow have unveiled a lyric video for the song “Silent Night.”   Watch […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer unveils “Dystopia (A Narrative Soundscape)” lyric video

Posted by on September 24, 2020

  Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer has premiered a lyric video for the track “Dystopia (A Narrative Soundscape).” The clip features pages taken from his first book, Wicked Words And Epic Tales, a 200-page hardcover coffee table book that collects lyrics and interviews from over 35 years of the musician’s extensive career.    Schaffer comments: “If […]

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