Singer Stu Block Officially Quits Iced Earth

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The Statement:
Hey All, Well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.

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Stu Block w Iced Earth in NYC by Ken Pierce (2012)

Before I made any personal decision I needed the last few weeks to process the situation as well as respect others in our camp processing the situation. I thank you all very much for respecting this. It’s the best decision in many ways for my personal/ professional growth going forward. Time to move on, heal and prosper.

Much love and respect to you all. Don’t fret! Stay tuned for some exciting things to come! Time to embark upon a new chapter. Be good to each other.

Stu Block ✌️

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been a fan of Stu’s voice since I first heard him sing with the band Into Eternity and caught them in concert at the couple of years shuttered B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. Though I was saddened when he moved on from the group to join Iced Earth I really loved what he brought to the table in terms of the bands new material and legacy repertoire. He is truly one of Metal’s top-tier vocalists and as you can expect this revelation could not have been an easy one to make. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, there is just no getting the image out of your mind of guitarist Jon Schafer being among the invaders to the nations Capitol with an enraged visage in one of the many captured photographs from that day. About a month ago, we reported Schaffer’s being detained by the FBI (as seen HERE) and now we wish Stu the very best in moving on and bringing new projects to life for the Metal fans. I wish him all the best and look forward to what he will eventually unleash upon the Metal masses. What do you readers make of this news? Chime in down below in the comments section. Oh yeah and the photo used in this announcement was shot by me back in 2012 when Iced Earth headlined over at the Best Buy Theater.

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