Iced Earth frontman Stu Block took a few minutes to discuss the upcoming release of Iced Earth’s latest effort Plagues Of Babylon.

Plagues Of Babylon release date will be January 6, 2014 in Europe and January 21, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records. This will be the bands 11th studio release and its first since 2011’s Dystopia.

After The new year the band will embark on the “Worldwide Plagues Tour 2014”. The North American leg of the tour will kick off in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 4th, and will feature Sabaton and Revamp as support. Check their web site for more details on the tour, which runs through the middle of May.

NRR would like to thank Stu for his time and we wish him and the band the best of luck on their upcoming “Worldwide Plagues Tour” which begins in Europe at the beginning of 2014 and continues in North America in April.

Interview with Stu Block of Iced Earth:

ICED EARTH with SABATON & REVAMP in support:

04: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
05: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
06: Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
07: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
10: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
12: Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
14: Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre
15: Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
16: Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
17: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
18: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
19: Worcester, MA – The Palladium
21: West Springfield, VA – Empire
23: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
24: Orlando, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
25: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
26: Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
28: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
29: Dallas, TX – Trees

01: Tempe, AZ – Club Red
02: West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues Sunset
03: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
06: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07: Vancouver, BC – The Venue
09: Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10: Calgary, AB – Republik
11: Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
12: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
14: Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
15: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
16: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom


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