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Box Of The Wicked official news... and bad news
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Box Of The Wicked official news... and bad news  Reply with quote

Just noticed this on the SPV website:

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Iced Earth - Box Of The Wicked .5(CD)

label: Steamhammer | release: 26.04.2010


While the 1998 album "Something Wicked This Way Comes" provided a general overview of the story, Schaffer has been conceptualizing for well over a decade. The saga is being fully brought to life with the release of the back-to-back conceptual albums "Framing Armageddon" and "The Crucible of Man." While both albums provide answers to mysteries the previous releases would create, the timeliness of the story in today’s world is guaranteed to keep people thinking and guessing. Schaffer’s ability to convey the central themes and events of the story without always revealing exactly “why” characters’ decisions are made and “how” events come to pass, will keep fans of the saga coming back as future mediums for the "Something Wicked" storyline are revealed. The whole saga is now included in this high quality boxset feat. the original digipak CDs of "Framing Armageddon" and "The Crucible Of Man" as well as the original digipaks of the EPs "Overture Of The Wicked" and ""I Walk Among You". On top the boxset includes a bonus cardboard CD with one song of "Framing Armageddon" now sung by Matt Barlow and 3 previously unreleased live tracks from the belgian Graspop Festival 2008 also with Matt Barlow on vocals. The boxset will be completed with a full coloured A1 poster and an additionell booklet with unseen photos and liner notes by Jon Schaffer. This is a must for every Iced Earth fan and the price is very reasonable.



While the price is FAIRLY reasonable (a local record store over here listed it as 27,90 EUR) it's still very much useless for the fans that already bought these albums when they were released. There is virtually nothing new musically on the release except the three live songs from Graspop 2008 which most of us have already seen on YouTube anyways. Even the first track on the bonus CD is just the Barlow version of A Charge To Keep which was already available on the iTunes version of I Walk Among You.  Confused The poster and additional booklet don't kinda seem worth it to me either even though I am a die-hard fan.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

throw in a shirt and I'll buy it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah whats the point? I have it all. Now if Barlow would have re-recorded the vocal's for Framing Armageddon like Jon wanted to do, that would be a differant story. But like this, nah...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not worth my declining income.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon postet under Sons of Liberty following text to the box on myspace...its pretty honest:

"Box of the Wicked is nothing but a repackage of old SPV stock. Don't feel obligated to buy this. Jon"
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember when Jon said the entire FA album was to be re-done by Matt Barlow...?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sexiest Metalhead wrote:
Remember when Jon said the entire FA album was to be re-done by Matt Barlow...?


yeah....remember when Jon said that Tim 'Ripper' Owens fits perfectly into Iced Earth and that he finally found the perfect singer for the band?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

God, I wish they would just release something worth buying!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sexiest Metalhead wrote:
Laughing

God, I wish they would just release something worth buying!


maybe we should ask Jon for a video of him naked in the shower...would that be worth buying?  Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well of course, duh. Very Happy

I'm just saying this seems to happen often. They release something Jon dosen't approve of  Laughing


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