Jon Schaffer from the heavy metals Iced Earth from Florida was at the protest on 6 Photographed in Washington on January 23, when supporters of Donald Trump stormed the UCapitol

As confirmed by the German newspaper Die Welt, which Jon actually interviewed on site at the time, the singer and guitarist was one of the protesters who broke through the building (his picture, taken by Roberto Schmidt of AFP, made it onto the websites from many mainstream stores)

He said to Die Welt: “You will go under. You are playing with the wrong people, believe me. He also added possible unrest:” If someone uses violence against us, we will react accordingly. We do not want to, but we are ready ”

A few months ago, as Blabbermouth discovered, Jon spoke about his political views during a Facebook Live conversation

“I’m not a left or right guy,” he said. “I’m American – this is my country that’s where I live I don’t trust my government I don’t shit if there’s an “R” or a “D” next to the person’s name I’m trying to get the bigger picture I’ve read a lot and learned a lot I am a man of my convictions and say nothing I don’t really believe, and I’ve changed my position a few times over the years because I’ve learned more – not because I’ve tried to be politically correct or to turn to someone’s opinion

“I don’t care if people like my point of view,” Jon continued. “I really don’t care. It’s what I feel and I’m honest based on the research I’ve done and I’ve done a lot of it. I can make these claims and back them up ”

Speaking to Metal Sucks last July, he also made some controversial comments about the coronavirus pandemic. “I think there’s a lot more going on here than you think – in fact, I know there is something,” he said, “Legitimate Doctors and scientists are constantly being censored and banned on YouTube. It’s an unbelievable amount of scam ”

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