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Review by Jeff Maki
The word “incorruptible” has different meanings. The first, “not susceptible to corruption, especially by bribery,” and the second, “not subject to death or decay; everlasting.” And thus the title of Iced Earth’s 12th album now seems perfectly fitting. This album is a culmination of the band’s career—powerful vocals, powerful lyrics, power chords, power ballads and galloping rhythms that take the band’s ’90s-era sound and transpose it into 2017. And yes, the result is powerful. (more…)

Tim "Ripper" Owens

Tim “Ripper” Owens

Every metal fan knows the story of Tim “Ripper” Owens, of how he was plucked from a tribute band in Ohio to replace the Metal God himself, Rob Halford, as the singer  of Judas Priest. It even inspired a movie, 2001’s Rock Star. After leaving Priest in 2003 to make way for their reunion with Halford, Owens took over vocal duties for another veteran metal act, Iced Earth, and began working on songs of his own. The product of those songs is his new band, Beyond Fear, whose self-titled debut arrives in U.S. stores May 9. Owens recently spoke to Greg Maki of Live Metal about the new album, touring plans, Iced Earth and more. (more…)