I'm glad he's not returning to Iced Earth either...because I want Iced Earth to fail. Did you know IE is already on their third or fourth guitarist since January? That bodes well for the future. :P
Iced Earth was like...my first love in metal. So it hurts hearing someone dissing them, even if they've been in a rut since Barlow left. :P
And I've never listened to Pyramaze, but I might have to look into them now.