ICED EARTH's guitarist Jon Schaffer named his side-project after a secret organization formed in 1765, comprised of notable U.S. patriots. These patriots worked hard to expose and resist the tyranny that the colonists were subjected to; their efforts ultimately led to the American Revolution. But, there is still much left to resist to, as Schaffer bears witness:
Buy SONS OF LIBERTY December 22, 2011 self-released EP ‘Spirit Of The Times’ here (Bandcamp) or via iTunes. The recording was done once again with legendary producer Jim Morris (guitar solos and backing vocals) and world-class bassist Ruben Drake. The project's debut full-length, ‘Bush Fires Of The Mind’, was released in 2010 on Century Media Records.
“As you know, SOL is about the message and the idea, but there are costs involved to keep it going. … Due to my recording and touring schedule with ICED EARTH, I have not been as present as I would like to be in the cause for liberty. Please know that I stand with all of you freedom fighters in spirit, regardless of what race you are, what language you speak, or which God you choose, or not choose, to worship. I will be there when duty calls, count on it. The free human spirit is rising all over the planet. I’ve been fortunate enough in my travels to speak with some amazing and very awake people in the last few years, and I can honestly and gladly state, that we are having an effect. Continue to educate yourselves, think for yourselves, use your power of discernment, and most importantly; be there for each other,” [advises Jon Schaffer]