Iced Earth fans begged for vocalist Matt Barlow to rejoin the band back in 2007 and he has toured with them ever since, Four years later, Barlow has called it quits and states family commitments and the heavy touring schedule as the main reasons for his departure. He will finish their European tour dates before exiting the band.
“Let me begin by saying how much of an honor it has been to share my time in Iced Earth with Jon and the guys…and with all of you! Since my return to the band in 2007, it has truly been extraordinary. I have had the opportunity to travel the world and see old friends and meet new ones. Though we had originally thought that the Iced Earth touring schedule would be very limited, we were able to play our fair share of concerts.
The band’s next album is due from Century Media later this year and the recording process has already began.