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ICED EARTH Recruit Guitarist Jake Dreyer
September 26th, 2016

Jake Dreyer

Tampa, Florida-based metal band Iced Earth have recruited guitarist Jake Dreyer (Whitherfall, Kobra And The Lotus, ex-White Wizzard), revealing this development on September 25th, 2016.

Dreyer replaces Troy Seele, whose departure following a nine-year tenure was announced on August 14th, 2016.

Rhythm guitarist and founder Jon Schaffer issued the following statement: “Please join us in welcoming Jake Dreyer, our new lead guitar player, to the Iced Earth family. We’re excited for Jake to be a part of the team as he has the talent, drive, and the personality we were looking for. Jake joined Stu (Block, vocals) and I last week to do some tracking at Independence Hall and he hammered out some ripping guitar solos on several songs from the new album. Jake will play on the upcoming Iced Earth studio album and will perform his first live show with us in November at Hammerfest in Germany.

“I want to personally thank all of the guitarists who auditioned for the position, it was an overwhelming response, and there are many very talented guys out there. So again, thank you for your passion and interest.”

Meanwhile, Jake Dreyer shared the following words: “Extremely honoured by this news. A massive thank you to Jon Schaffer and Stu Block. I am blown away by the material that is the new record. Looking forward to seeing all my European friends on tour this November-December.”