Canadian extreme progressive metal icons Into Eternity wrapped up their North American tour with Iced Earth in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 24th. It was the band's first-ever tour without founding guitarist Tim Roth, who could not participate for several reasons -- the biggest being that he is about to become a father.
Into Eternity is happy to announce that Roth will rejoin the band for four shows in western Canada this week, including a Winnipeg show alongside Dismember and a headlining appearance on Halloween night at the Zombiefest in Lethbridge, Alberta. Meanwhile, fill-in touring guitarist Sean Maier will now rejoin his primary band, Blessed By A Broken Heart, whose seven-week European tour kicks off on Oct. 30.
Says drummer Steve Bolognese, "Iced Earth was a very memorable tour, and it was great to tour with such cool bands and really good guys. There were so many good shows -- one of our best being an off-date in Mexico with Deicide. It was a real treat to meet and hang with those guys.
"I am happy to say that we got through the tour even without Tim. I wasn't sure how it was going to go, but we did it -- and now, he's back! I want to again say thanks to Sean Maier for filling in at the last minute so we could make this tour happen, and as always, I want to thank the fans for coming out and supporting us through this time without Tim. We couldn't have done it without you. Cheers!"