Iced Earth frontman announces ‘retirement’ from band

Longtime Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow has announced his retirement
from the band.

In his heartfelt statement, Barlow cites his commitment to his family
and the need for Iced Earth to tour more as the reasons for his
retirement; however, he has committed to perform with Iced Earth on all
2011 European festival dates, which will be his last with the band.

Matt Barlow ‘s official statement is as follows:

“Brothers and sisters,

“Let me begin by saying how much of an honor it has been to share my
time in Iced Earth with Jon and the guys?and with all of you! Since my
return to the band in 2007, it has truly been extraordinary.

Via SMN News