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Drummer Brent Smedley Splits With Iced Earth

Iced Earth have announced that drummer Brent Smedley has split with the band due to personal family reasons. His replacement will be Raphael Saini (Chaoswave/Ex-Emergency Gate), who will start with the band on its tour dates this summer. Smedley explained: “I have family members that are elderly and frail and need my help here in

Metal Review – Iced Earth – Dystopia (2011)

Iced Earth gives me a mixed reaction these days. I was a huge fan of them during their glory days (Something Wicked This Way Comes, Dark Saga, etc.). Matt Barlow was an incredible frontman and they were much more of a thrash band than power metal band. Somewhere along the way, they stumbled and stumbled