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Vocalist Stu Block & Bassist Luke Appleton Quit Iced Earth (Updated)


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Update: February 15th, 2020 09:30 AM:

Bassist Luke Appleton has also quit the band, issuing the below statement:

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“In response to recent events & circumstances, I have notified Iced Earth‘s management and Jon that I will be resigning as the Iced Earth bassist with immediate effect.

“I would like to thank everyone who has sent me their support and love during this difficult time. Thank you!!!”

Original Story::

Vocalist Stu Block has announced his exit from Iced Earth in the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding the band’s guitarist Jon Schaffer. Schaffer was arrested in mid-January for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building and remains in police custody. He stands accused of six charges for his participation, including allegedly using bear spray on Capitol Police.

Block announced his resignation from the band this morning (February 15th), issuing the below statement:

“Hey All,

Well, there are times and events when you have to take stock and re evaluate your life, work, and trajectory for the future. That being said I have informed Jon and his current management that I must announce my resignation from Iced Earth with immediate effect.

Before I made any personal decision I needed the last few weeks to process the situation as well as respect others in our camp processing the situation. I thank you all very much for respecting this. It’s the best decision in many ways for my personal/ professional growth going forward. Time to move on, heal and prosper.

Much love and respect to you all. Don’t fret! Stay tuned for some exciting things to come! Time to embark upon a new chapter. Be good to each other.
Stu Block ✌️❤️ 🤘😻”

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