ICED EARTH CREATE A DYSTOPIA
The dictionary defines a dystopia as “a really fucking miserable place to live,” and, as you can see, the cover art for Iced Earth’s new album of that name is a wonderful depiction of just that kind of unhappy town. The people are being kept in pens, held captive by IE’s mascot, Set Abominae (which I believe is pseudo-Latin for “Not Eddie”), as well as a seemingly not-very-tall wall with barbed wire, large vines, and blimps. That’s how the Nazis kept the Jews from escaping the camps, it’s how the U.S. keeps prisoners at Guantanamo, and, most tragically of all, it’s how we’ve kept our staff from fleeing for cushier jobs at Hit Parader and Circus.
Century will release Dystopia on October 18.