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Priest reunion good news for Iced Earth?

Discussion in 'Iced Earth' started by \m/, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. \m/

    \m/ I Die Slowly

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    Eagle Raging Heathen!

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    Hopefully Timothy Owens will join Pantera so it won't effect Iced Earth
     
  3. PlatypusJesus

    PlatypusJesus A Dead Sun Serenity

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    No, that is terrible news for Iced Earth. That is of course if Jon decides he wants Ripper as the new singer.
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    i vote no to ripper for iced earth. great vocalist, but NOT for iced earth
     
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    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    I'd think Ripper would make a good IE singer, as it would force Jon to change his style of songwriting and maybe, just MAYBE, come up with some new riffs. Speed metal, hopefully...like Priest, IE can do no wrong when they play fast. And Ripper excels on that kind of stuff.
     
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    Eagle Raging Heathen!

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    Rob, KK and Glenn wrote Painkiller. And how can you say that Demolition is a speed metal album?
     
  7. theodyssey

    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    so is the band "halford" over then? They kicked ass... hope they are still alive.
     
  8. aztattooedsean

    aztattooedsean crazed tattooed metalhead

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    I keep hearing ripper in either pantera or iced earth in people's rumors or hopes. He isn't shedding tears. He is happy that rob is back in the band and meanwhile, he is in a perfect situation as he is a good vocalist and alot of bands might need one.
     
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    I would welcome him to the Iced Earth family if he does decide to join.

    He, Jon, and Richard will RULE!
     
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    typhoonrx New Metal Member

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    Does anyone else wonder if maybe the reason Jon seemed to hint that news of a new singer was coming soon on the official site almost a month ago, then no news, had anything to do with having to wait for Judas Priest to announce the reunion with Rob before he could announce Ripper as his new singer?
    I'm just curious if anyone else out there thinks maybe thats why there was a delay, because Jon's post made it seem like he already had the singer and details would follow shortly.
     
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    I sure hope that's the case...

    (crosses fingers)
     
  12. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    "Rob, KK and Glenn wrote Painkiller."

    I'm aware of that. What's your point?

    "And how can you say that Demolition is a speed metal album?"

    I didn't. Listen to Ripper on Live Meltdown '98 - he kicks ass on songs like Night Crawler & Rapid Fire.
     
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    Iced In Flames Shredderite

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    I'm sure Halford the band are over. Mike already formed Pain Museum anyhoo. And Roy has his hands in plenty.
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    *cries* i love halford. As for the thing with ripper and Iced earth, if jon already had him lined up, would they have cancelled wacken? i think it is merely coincidence.
     
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    aztattooedsean crazed tattooed metalhead

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    they wouldn't continue to go to wacken anyways even if they picked up ripper as it will take awhile for singer to pick up the songs plus I have a feeling jon would just want to continue working on new cd.
     
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    [KOTNO]Narrot Eats and spits corpses...

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    Typhoon, you hit the nail on the head. Maybe one of those uplifting emails that Jon got was from Ripper, maybe that's why Jon said he felt so re-energized. In Jon's interviews he constantly states how he hates dealing with primadonna singers. To me its a win win situation. It will give Iced Earth some much needed recognition from old school metal fans who haven't heard of them yet.
     
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    I actually think Ripper would work in Iced Earth. No he wouldn't be like Matt, but he would bring a different style to the band. I think Matt may be a different type of singer than Ripper, but you can't really say better or worse, its all opinion anyway. Matt was (is) an amazing singer, it will be hard to follow him, but can it be harder than following Rob Halford? I saw Priest twice with Rob (Ram It Down, and Painkiller) and once with Ripper (Demolition, the tour Iced Earth was supposed to open before 9/11 happened) After Iced Earth couldn't open, I thought about just selling the tickets, I mean how could anyone follow Rob live? But I figured I'd go watch Anthrax and was all set to be disappointed by Priest..but guess what.. Not only wasn't I disappointed, I was extremely impressed. Ripper hit every note that Rob hits, and he could sing the low notes too. I left the concert glad I hung in there, and amazed by Ripper's ability.
    So anyway, I think if this does happen, it would work out pretty well for Iced Earth, more name recognition from a singer who was in Judas Priest, and a singer who can definitely handle himself, and is used to the whole "new guy" thing. No he won't be the same as Matt, he may not be better, he may not be worse, he will just be different. Hopefully that goes for whoever the new singer may be.. I have faith that Jon will make the right choice for Iced Earth.
     
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    serenesorrow Asian Woman

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    maybe ripper will go solo now :D
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    do i hear another Blaze??? lol
     

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