Few heavy metal bands define the genre like America’s ICED EARTH. Fewer still elicit the rabid, off-the-charts fan loyalty that ICED EARTH does.
Formed in 1985 by Jon Schaffer, a street-tough kid with the drive (and talent!) to create a band to make his heroes Judas Priest, KISS, and Iron Maiden proud, ICED EARTH released its riff-heavy self-titled debut album in 1990 – and never looked back.
On record, ICED EARTH is a force to be reckoned with. Live, the band lays waste. In fact, ICED EARTH’s first live album (Alive In Athens, 1999) is lauded as sitting very near the top of the list of the best live albums ever recorded. The sheer power and intensity of that recording – which captured two crazy, magical nights in Greece – is unparalleled in the annals of music history.
Over the years, Schaffer has surrounded himself with some of the finest musicians in the world – including famed vocalists Matt Barlow, Tim Owens, and now Stu Block – to help bring his musical visions to life.
Luke joined Iced Earth in 2012 and during his 9 years in the band Iced Earth toured the world many times, which also included European and US tours supporting Volbeat and World tours promoting the Plagues of Babylon and Incorruptible albums.
In 2013, Luke also performed on Iced Earth's 'Live In Ancient Kourion' DVD, which was recorded in an open air amphitheater Cyprus. This was Luke's first official release with the band.