The interview also discusses stuff like D&W touring, how Touched By the Crimson king was a bit "rushed up" and Hansi's and Jon's songwriting.Jon Schaffer wrote:[...] there's no hurry for ICED EARTH to rush into anything. It's gonna be a while before we do a new record, 'cause this is so new. And the next thing on my docket is DEMONS & WIZARDS anyway, so that's coming later in the year — that's gonna be the focus of the creative energy this year. So we've got plenty of time. We're talking to some labels and looking at different options, but there's nothing set in stone yet."
A release date this year seems a bit optimistic, but still, in the next months we should be getting Orchestral project, new D&W and maybe even new electric BG... that's something!