Iced Earth announce pre-orders for Plagues of Babylon

ICED EARTH are joining forces with  local record stores to release 500 limited-edition, hand-numbered vinyl \”bootleg\” copies of \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’. This extremely limited \”bootleg\” pressing of the band\’s new album goes on-sale tomorrow, January 14, and is sure to become an instant collector\’s item. Available only in record stores in North America, click here to find your nearest local participating retailer: \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’ is set for a January 21, 2014 release in North America on Century Media Records, and is streaming now in its entirety on Spotify (the album is out now in the rest of the world). ICED EARTH will bring the new album to their North America homeland when their headlining WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits our shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support. See complete tour dates below. Exclusive \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’ pre-sale bundles are on-sale now at CM DISTRO. Album and merchandise packages include the following:
  • standard CD (28-page booklet; jewel case; collectible top spine
  • limited edition deluxe CD/DVD (standard CD; DVD with \’making of\’ documentary, alternate album mixes and gear guides; 32-page booklet with alternate cover artwork on cover; 6-panel matte digipack, collective top spine)
  • double LP (180 gram; gatefold sleeve on matte-laminated heavy cardboard; printed inner sleeves; available in black or limited edition silver wax)
  • limited edition boxset (CD/DVD from above packaged as deluxe mediabook; also includes bandana, embossed metal flask, six artwork cards and refrigerator magnet; limited to 3,000 copies worldwide)
  • limited edition 10\” boxset (three 10\” LPs; 12-page booklet; album artwork poster; limited to 1,000 worldwide – 500 gold / 500 black)
  • long sleeve shirt (pre-order package exclusive)
  • short sleeve shirt (pre-order package exclusive)
You can also pre-order \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’ on iTunes by clicking here, and receive the iTunes exclusive \’Lyrical Concepts of \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’ bonus video. ICED EARTH recently released a video teaser to preview the album and their upcoming WORLDWIDE PLAGUES headlining tour – click here to watch the video. You can also watch the official \”Plagues Of Babylon\” lyric video by clicking here, and hear the album track \”Among The Living Dead\” by clicking here. \”This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover,\” says Jon Schaffer of \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’. \”I\’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog. We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!\” Exclusive VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour are available now at VIP packages will remain onsale while supplies last. Beginning with their groundbreaking self-titled debut album, ICED EARTH has remained steadfastly committed to championing heavy metal and continues to be one of America\’s greatest classic metal bands. \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’ is no exception. From the sheer power of the title track and neck-breaking thrashers like \”Among The Living Dead,\” to the haunting \”Cthulhu\” and the colossal \”If I Could See You\” and \”Spirit Of The Times,\” \’PLAGUES OF BABYLON\’ takes fans on the thundering power trip that has become ICED EARTH\’s trademark.