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      Today, March 10, 1970 (53 years old), he was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. a singer particularly loved by the Greek public and beyond, Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares). His main influences are Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, James Hetfield, Elvis Presley, etc.
      He joined Iced Earth in 1993, after the end of the tour to promote the album “Night of the Stormrider”, when he replaced John Greely. His first recording session with them was for the record ‘Burnt Offerings’, continuing with their most successful albums, ‘The Dark Saga’ and ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’.         He stayed in the band until 2003, when he left to become a police officer, influenced by the attacks of September 11, 2001. In the summer of 2012, Barlow announced the creation of Ashes of Ares along with former Iced Earth guitarist Freddie Vidales, Nevermore drummer Van Williams; Together, they released their self-titled album in September 2013.