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ICED EARTH INTRODUCE NEW BASS PLAYER

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!"
Dante

Great!!!
Now start playing!
The Sexiest Metalhead

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.
Black_Sheep

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)

Shocked
Dante

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)

Shocked


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

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)

Shocked


The website said YOUR FIRED!  Laughing
Black_Sheep

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..
The Sexiest Metalhead

I just watched some vids of him on his myspace. Very promising.
Dante

Wait just a question; was D. Hayes fired or did he leave?
Black_Sheep

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
The Sexiest Metalhead

Black_Sheep wrote:
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


He normally dosen't when someone leaves, does he?
Black_Sheep

No. But this was extremely cruel because he didn't even say anything to Hayes, Tim got an e-mail at least  Laughing
Dante

Well we can just wish Hayes/Ripper good luck with Beyond Fear they are both very talented.
Black_Sheep

Yea  Smile
Tainted Innocence

i still think ripper jus needs to start from the begining and form a band to his style.
The Wicked One

Tainted Innocence wrote:
i still think ripper jus needs to start from the begining and form a band to his style.


yea its called beyond fear.
Tainted Innocence

soo that WAS a fresh start for him?
i thought he joined another formed band.
The Wicked One

Beyond Fear made it during IE.
Winters Bane. HoaK album led to him joining JP
Yngwie.....idk
Soulbender- just demo work for now
Tainted Innocence

ahhh,
thanks for the info!
Dante

I just got the best idea ever when i listened to one of Freddie's band songs.
A duet of God of Thunder with Jon and Freddie would kick so much ass!
The Sexiest Metalhead

Dante wrote:
I just got the best idea ever when i listened to one of Freddie's band songs.
A duet of God of Thunder with Jon and Freddie would kick so much ass!


That would be sweet! Very sweet, too bad it will never happen... Sad

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