At 0:52 BANG YOUR HEADS LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW…
and at 3:32 check out a young Adam Duce. We’ll miss you bro…
ICED EARTH’s Live In Ancient Kourion DVD trailer has been released! Metalised attended that historical concert made in that historical venue and guess what… in the trailer I can see myself in the crowd… I am the craziest muthufucka in there!
The admittedly spectacular “of Rammstein proportions” concert was filmed and recorded at the ancient amphitheatre Kourion in Cyprus, on August 19, 2012 and you can check out Metalised’s review & photos here: https://metalised.net/2012/09/14/metalised-at-iced-earth-live-in-ancient-kourion-cyprus-dvd-album-recording/
The duration of the show reached 3 hours and included smoke machines and lots of pyro and fireworks, which was created exclusively for this special event. It was a very expensive show indeed! Director of the production was the veteran producer Jim Morris of Morrisound Studios (Iced Earth, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Death, Savatage) who flew from Florida. Highlight of the show though, was undoubtedly the surreal devotion of the insane Cypriot fans… their energetic presence was not something that can be seen often at concerts! With their constant singing, moshing and headbanging they managed to make this an unforgettable night and I am positive an unforgettable legendary live DVD to come!
Iced Earth frontman Jon Schaffer said about the concert: “I feel this is a testament to a new beginning, a new energy and a rock solid determination that will see us taking the music of ICED EARTH to every corner of the globe; spreading the awareness of our brand of metal in a way that hasn’t been done before. I’ve never been more proud of this band, our crew, and the people behind the scenes that are responsible for much of our success.
Early on in the World Tour the band decided that they wanted to capture this newfound energy and passion on film. The biggest question was deciding where to film. There were so many great shows and audiences around the world that it was very challenging to decide which city to choose for this special event. When the offer came in to film at the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus, they were immediately attracted to that idea. The history and culture there, as well as the Cypriot audience, which the band experienced in December 2011, solidified the decision to film the DVD in Cyprus. Filming and recording a 2 1⁄2 hour show in an amphitheater that is 6000 years old and is not set-up for a rock concert, paired with 40-degree Celsius heat, were just some of the obstacles to overcome. But the finished product makes up for any of the challenges that the band and crew faced on that special night.
ICED EARTH’s first officially filmed headline show “Live In Ancient Kourion” will hit stores on April 15th (USA April 16th), 2013! This incredibly powerful package will come to you in various configurations and, a first for CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS, also on Blu-Ray disk! The Limited Edition Deluxe Book features the main show and a plethora of bonus content on DVD and a Blu-Ray Disc, as well as the entire concert on a 2 CD set (4 discs in total!). You can also enjoy the audio version of the full concert in a 3 LP gatefold Vinyl package or as a 2 CD set. A standard DVD and Digital Audio Download will also be available.”
Jon Schaffer… you speak too much! Shut up and take my money… I am so buying this DVD on April 15th!