Iced Earth is an American Heavy Metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1985, by
guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
Also known as
Schaffer's original vision for the band started under
the name "The Rose" in 1984. The group was very short-lived, after which Schaffer
formed a band called Purgatory, which would eventually change its name to Iced Earth.
Tampa, Florida, United States
Heavy metal, power metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
Acheron, Artension, Autopsy, Beyond Fear, Burning Inside, Control Denied,
Death, Demons & Wizards, Dragonlord, Halford, Judas Priest,
According to Schaffer, a friend of his, who died in a motorcycle accident prior
to Schaffer moving to Florida was responsible for the name.
Jon Schaffer -
Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Troy Seele -
Stu Block -
Luke Appleton -
Jon Dette -
Richard Bateman - 1985-1986 - Bass
Bill Owen - 1985-1987 - Lead Guitar
Greg Seymour - 1985-1989 - Drums - Enter the Realm (1989 demo)
Gene Adam - 1985-1991 - Lead Vocals - From Enter the Realm (1989 demo) to Iced Earth (1990).
Dave Abell - 1987-1996 - Bass - From Enter the Realm (1989 demo) to The Dark Saga (1996).
Randall Shawver - 1988-1998 - Lead Guitar - From Enter the Realm (1989 demo) to The Dark Saga (1996).
Mike McGill - 1989-1991 - Drums - Iced Earth (1990)
John Greely - 1991-1992 - Lead Vocals - Night of the Stormrider (1991)
Rick Secchiari - 1991-1992 - Drums - Night of the Stormrider (1991)
Rodney Beasley - 1992-1995 - Drums - Burnt Offerings (1995)
Mark Prator - 1995-1996, 1998 - Drums - The Dark Saga (1996), then Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998).
Larry Tarnowski - 1998-2003 - Lead Guitar - From Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) to Tribute to the Gods (2002).
Steve DiGiorgio - 2000-2001 - Bass - Horror Show (2001)
Richard Christy - 2000-2004 - Drums - From Horror Show (2001) to The Glorious Burden (2004).
Bobby Jarzombek - 2004-2006 - Drums
Ernie Carletti - 2006 - Lead Guitar
James "Bo" Wallace - 2006-2007 - Bass
Tim Mills - 2006-2007 - Lead Guitar - From Overture of the Wicked (2007 EP) to Framing Armageddon (2007).
Dennis Hayes - 2007 - Bass - From Framing Armageddon (2007) to The Crucible of Man (2008).
Raphael Saini - 2013 - Drums - Plagues of Babylon