Alive in Athens
is a live album
by American heavy metal
band Iced Earth
. It was recorded on the nights of January 23 and January 24, 1999 in front of sold out crowds of approximately 2000 people (on both nights) at the Rodon Club in Athens
, Greece. Iced Earth was supporting the Something Wicked This Way Comes
album and were on tour. It was turned to a single DVD
, and released in October 2006. The album features the return of former drummer Brent Smedley
, who did not record on the band's previous album.
At the conclusion of "Violate," the band plays the opening riff of "The Trooper
" by Iron Maiden
. "Colors" was also played at this concert, but wasn't included on the CD due to a tracklisting mixup. It is however included on the reissue of "The Melancholy E.P.
Next to the cd version, there also exists a vinyl box version. It was released in 1999 and contained 5 picture lp's. One had the Alive in Athens artwork, the other ones had the Night of The Stormrider, Dark Saga, Days of Purgatory and Something Wicked This Way comes artwork. It came originally with a Alive in Athens poster signed by Jon Schaffer. This box had the same tracklist as the 3 CD version.
In 2008, Century Media reissued the three-CD release in a limited mini-LP gatefold sleeve. It included "Colors" as a bonus track on disc 2.
- Bonus track (2008 reissue)