Fans of the American Heavy Metal icon Iced Earth have long hoped for a new sign of life from their heroes. Now is the time: guitarist and founding member Jon Schaffer has announced the release of two new EPs. Under the titles "Hellrider" and "I Walk Among You", these releases contain rare recordings from the transition period between singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens' and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 2008, a particularly exciting and eventful time in the band's history. The 'Hellrider' EP consists of the songs 'Prophecy', 'Birth Of The Wicked' and 'The Coming Curse', originally from the album 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (1998), which was voted one of the best Power Metal records of all time by Metal Hammer. In late summer 2007, all three tracks were re-recorded with Tim 'Ripper' Owens. The second EP "I Walk Among You" contains the studio tracks "Setian Massacre", "A Charge To Keep" and "The Clouding" from the 2007 album "Framing Armageddon (Something Wicked Part I)", which were remixed and remastered in 2008 and include the recently returned Matt Barlow. In addition, there are the live tracks 'Dark Saga', 'Pure Evil' and 'Iced Earth', which were recorded at the Graspop Metal Meeting 2008 and also have Matt Barlow as vocalist. The songs have been remastered, with new artwork, new mastering and will be released for the first time on vinyl and Picture Disc.