The cover artwork for the upcoming ICED EARTH DVD, "Gettysburg (1863)", has been posted online at EMP.de.
Due June 6 via SPV/Steamhammer, the two-disc set includes a 132-minute DVD featuring Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, Spirit Of '76, Photo Gallery, Trailer, Scene selection and Lyrics. The second disc has a running time of 63 minutes and includes the following features: "When the Eagle Cries" (video), "The Reckoning" (video) and and interview with the group's mainman/guitarist Jon Schaffer.
According to SPV, "ICED EARTH's 2003 album, 'The Glorious Burden', was a milestone in terms of music and subject matter. Particularly the concert version of 'Gettysburg (1863)' is a successful opener to a historic chapter that is directly linked to the contemporary U.S. The brand-new double DVD of the same name is about to round off Schaffer's ambitious project.
"In three parts ('The Devil To Pay', 'Hold At All Costs', 'High Water Mark'), ICED EARTH narrate the historic events that took place in that legendary location in Pennsylvania in July 1863, when the Confederate troops met the Union in the most blood-soaked battle ever on American soil. ICED EARTH and their 'Gettysburg' DVD chronicle this dramatic historic subject in language, images and sound more comprehensively than any other rock band before them."
Commented Schaffer: "I've visited the original battle sites several times and read a lot of books about the subject. But I'd never claim to be a Gettysburg expert. I can still find out much more about it because I've realized: the more you study this battle, the more different points of view you'll discover."