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ICED EARTH INTRODUCE NEW BASS PLAYER
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paranoidmexican
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:40 am    Post subject: ICED EARTH INTRODUCE NEW BASS PLAYER  Reply with quote

Freddie Vidales from Phoenix, Arizona has been selected to pound the pavement (and a few eardrums) on the road with Iced Earth in 2008 as the band's new bass player. Prior to joining ICED EARTH, Freddie was the bassist and frontman for 10 years in his own band called, INFUSION. Freddie has been influenced by bands such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Death, King Diamond, and of course, ICED EARTH. You can hear and see Freddie covering tracks from a few of the bands above not only on bass, but also guitar at his personal MySpace page. You can also find Freddie jamming on YouTube.

Says Jon Schaffer, "I feel like Freddie is the right guy for the gig, he has the chops, the attitude, and from the videos I've seen, a commanding, energetic, and intense stage presence that will fit in nicely with what Iced Earth has always strived to be. I had a strong feeling about him based on the material that he sent and our phone discussions, so I asked him to fly up here before the slated auditions were to commence later in the month. After meeting Freddie in person and watching him play up close and personal, I didn't feel the need to continue the search. He's going to fit right in. We welcome him on board and look forward to jamming together at our first gig at Chicago Powerfest on May 2!

Finally, I would like to personally thank everyone who auditioned for the position, and I wish you the best in your future endeavors!"
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great!!!
Now start playing!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dante wrote:
Great!!!
Now start playing!


Laughing

Let's hope he lasts for more than a month. Knowing this band, they'll need a replacement soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder will he be fired after the tour. I hope not. I also hope that IE comes to finland at last!

And i wonder if Jon told him to keep an eye on the official website for updates on his career

Bassists never know what they can find there...Or not find (like their name as a band member)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black_Sheep wrote:
I wonder will he be fired after the tour. I hope not. I also hope that IE comes to finland at last!

And i wonder if Jon told him to keep an eye on the official website for updates on his career

Bassists never know what they can find there...Or not find (like their name as a band member)

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I think it's even less change that they come to Finland now with the new tour-set!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black_Sheep wrote:
I wonder will he be fired after the tour. I hope not. I also hope that IE comes to finland at last!

And i wonder if Jon told him to keep an eye on the official website for updates on his career

Bassists never know what they can find there...Or not find (like their name as a band member)

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The website said YOUR FIRED!  Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dante wrote:


I think it's even less change that they come to Finland now with the new tour-set!


What do you mean? if they come to sweden they could make it to finland also, pretty fucking stupid if they don't...

Oh, and Jon said that they would come to finland, and if he (again) finds something that cancels it, im going to write him a letter and say that he is the most not to be trusted man in the metal scene  Laughing

just kidding. but i will be VERY disapointed. If they really skip finland and come to sweden i will travel there to see them i guess. But im also going to complain if they skip finland again..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just watched some vids of him on his myspace. Very promising.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait just a question; was D. Hayes fired or did he leave?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was fired. Hayes learned he was fired by seeing his name removed on the website! Surprised

Jon cruelly lacked professionalism and respect, he also never gave any comment about the departure of Hayes

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