In the wake of vocalist Matt Barlow ‘s retirement, dozens of demos and resumes flooded Iced Earth ‘s management team. But one name kept popping up – Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block (pictured below), who has been named the new lead singer for Iced Earth .
According to Schaffer , Robert Kampf , Ceo of Century Media , early on suggested Block , whose band Into Eternity was previously on the Cm label. That reminded Schaffer of one night in September 2008 when Into Eternity opened for Iced Earth .
“ Iced Earth was backstage waiting to go on,” said Schaffer.