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Iced Earth to tour Europe with Ensiferum, Kataklysm and Unearth

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Iced Earth will tour Europe in December with Ensiferum, Kataklysm and Unearth, they’ve confirmed.

The MTV Headbangers Ball trip features dates in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Organisers say the tour, will “embody the cutting edge and timeless essence of pure fucking metal” – just like the TV show it’s named after.

Iced Earth mainman Jon Schaffer recently announced that the band’s new studio and headquarters, Independence Hall, was nearing completion, after he sold some of his equipment to fund its development.

He also listed some working titles for tracks set to appear on the band’s 12th album The Judas Goat, including New Dawn, Incorruptible, Beware The Judas Goat, Unbroken/Unbeaten, Universal Truth, Seven Headed Whore and The Great Heathen Army.

Iced Earth, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Unearth: MTV Headbangers Ball European tour 2016

Dec 01: Berlin Huxleys, Germany
Dec 02: Oberhausen RMM, Germany
Dec 03: Leipzig Hellraiser, Germany
Dec 04: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Dec 05: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Dec 06: London Electric Brixton, UK
Dec 07: Paris Bataclan, France
Dec 08: Saarbrucken Garage, Germany
Dec 09: Geiselwind Christmashbash, Germany
Dec 10: Giessen Hessenhallen, Germany
Dec 11: Torhout De Mast, Belgium
Dec 13: Prattein Z7, Switzerland
Dec 14: Prattein Z7, Switzerland
Dec 15: Stuttgart LKA, Germany
Dec 16: Wien Arena, Austria
Dec 17: Munich Backstage, Germany
Dec 18: Zlin Euronics, Czech Republic

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