Iced Earth guitarist and founder Jon Schaeffer and his lawyers have cut a deal in the case the US Government has building against him, bringing six federal charges his role in the insurrection against the United States on January 6th at the Capitol. Schaeffer has charged with six federal crimes. Last week his attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the charges against the guitarist for his involvement under the claim that the government has violated the Speedy Trial Act, which establishes maximum time periods for different stages of federal criminal prosecution. Since the Speedy Trial Act required the government to file an information or an indictment within 30 days of Schaffer’s arrest, the “complaint must be dismissed,” they wrote. A judge had ruled that Schaffer would be held without bail until a trial.
Iced Earth guitarist and founder Jon Schaeffer has been held in an Indiana jail awaiting extradition for his role in the insurrection against the United States on January 6th at the Capitol. Schaeffer has charged with six federal crimes. He has been in a cell since January 17th. Now, the attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss the charges against the guitarist for his involvement under the claim that the government has violated the Speedy Trial Act, which establishes maximum time periods for different stages of federal criminal prosecution. Since the Speedy Trial Act required the government to file an information or an indictment within 30 days of Schaffer’s arrest, the “complaint must be dismissed,” they wrote.
Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer, who has been on The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, has been arrested for his role in the riot and insurrection at The US Capitol, on January 6th, 2021. According to a report by Metal Sucks, Schaffer turned himself into authorities around 3 p.m. Sunday (January 17), Chris Bavender, public affairs specialist for the FBI Indianapolis Field Office, said. He resides in Columbus, Indiana. The FBI Indianapolis Field Office released the following statement regarding Schaffer’s arrest:
Long-running Canadian metal fest Trois Rivieres Metal Fest has announced their 2018 line up and it features Deicide, Despised Icon, Jungle Rot, Beyond Creation and more. It takes place April 6 and 7th at Cogeco Amphitheater. Continue reading
Amnesia Rockfest has released their full schedule for the full event, happening June 18-21, 2015 in Montebello, QC. The newest additions to the lineup include:
The Dookies (featuring members of Goldfinger playing Green Day‘s album Dookie in full late-night on the Friday, on top of their regular set)
Big D & The Kids Table (A tribute to Operation Ivy late-night on the Saturday, with possibly some special guests)
Down (with Phil Anselmo of Pantera)
War On Women
An Amnesia Rockfest documentary titled Montebello Rock Village: the story of Rockfest is currently in the works, and stream the trailer below. Ongoing project since 2010, the film will finally see the light of day this Fall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival. The film will tell the unique story of the event, from its modest beginnings with 500 festival-goers to present-day, now the largest rock festival in Canada.
Over 200 bands will be featured in the documentary. Members of Bad Religion, The Offspring, Pennywise, Korn, NOFX and Lagwagon appear in the trailer.
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Mutank have confirmed more upcoming live dates.
May 09: Bar Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QC (w/ Dealer, Cross Bones, Sights of War)
May 22: Piranha Bar – Montreal, QC (w/ Night Demon, Caym, Meet The Mailman)
May 23: Cafe Dekcuf – Ottawa, ON (w/ Accursed Creation, Volatile, Sludgehammer)
May 30: The Atria – Oshawa, ON (w/ Sludgehammer, The Cuff, The Dixie Dead)
June 05: Doors Pub – Hamilton, ON
Aug 22: Trailer Thrash Fest – Saint-Pie, QC (w/ Anonymus, Augury, Eternal Judgment, Insurrection, Bookakee, Dark Century, Accursed Spawn)
Oct 03: St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY (New York Death Fest -w/ Gutalax, Soils of Fate, Uncleansed, Dehumanized)
Nov 06-07: @ Cafe Le Stage – Trois Rivieres, QC (Thrash Fest Rock w/ Horfixion, Hellbörn, Eternal Judgment, Voor, Phosphorus)
This video for the title track of their first crowd funded and third full length album produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) that was released via Canadian label Galy Records in late 2013.
“It’s almost time to release this thing and we can barely contain ourselves. We can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working on, our very first videoclip! Get ready, it’s coming!” comments vocalist Stef Jomphe.
Stream Prototype here.
Prototype Track Listing:
1 – Overprocessed (Intro)
2 – Abattoir
3 – The Chronophobes
4 – Checkmate
5 – Sueurs Froides
6 – Hellfire
7 – Trois Minutes de Carnage
8 – Archetype
9 – Prototype
10 – They Rise
11 – Bruits Sans Fin
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