The Press Release:
70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023.
True to their claim, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will include 60 bands over four stages. The festival boasts three indoor stages and most importantly, the outdoor Pool Deck Stage: The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas featuring hot tubs incorporated into the stage itself. Fans can watch their favorite band perform on a world-class stage from the comfort of a hot tub. All shows are included in the ticket price. Continue reading This Just In: 70000Tons Of Metal Announce Ship & Destination For 2023 Excursion→
The Press Release:
70000TONS OF METAL 2021: 10th Anniversary Voyage of The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise Sets Sail from January 7 – 11, 2021
At Sea and in life, unpredictable storms can arise and you have to stand your ground and wait for the high winds to pass. The 70000TONS OF METAL crew did this last year and will once again confront the winds with the loudest Heavy Metal growl imaginable. They are ready for their 10th Anniversary Voyage and together with their trusted Sailors, they are confident that they will guide their ship through any stormy Sea.
A Headbangers Paradise on board a luxury cruise ship… and that for ten years in a row! What to many people seemed like an unlikely and unrealistic combination back in 2011, when 70000TONS OF METAL first set sail, is now 10 sold out events later. This one-of-a-kind festival proves how cruising and Heavy Metal do in fact go hand in hand. Indeed, what’s not to love about enjoying your favorite Heavy Metal bands under the hot Caribbean sun from a jacuzzi with an ice-cold beverage in your hand? Continue reading Avast Ye Lubbers! The 10th “70000 Tons Of Metal” Cruise Is Announced→
As you readers know, in addition to all of the TOURS AND FESTIVALS that we post about in that Category on PiercingMetal, there are also a whole lot of awesome Music Cruises to choose from and I’m going to continue to post the alerts and updates about the ones we find most interesting. One of the most famous of them all is the “70000Tons Of Metal” excursion and the bands have begun to be announced. As a rule of thumb I will continually edit this post to reflect the new alerts and share it repeatadley across the socials so lets go.
The Confirmed Bands Are As Follows:Emperor, Epica, Haggard, Origin, Einherjer, Leaves’ Eyes, Candlemass, Moonsorrow, Venom, Wintersun, Sortilege, Kampfar, Flotsam and Jetsam, Devin Townsend, Cruachan, At The Gates, Aborted, Archon Angel, Aether Realm, Grave Digger, Kissin’ Dynamite, Trollfest, Soen, Michael Schenker, The Agonist, Ihsahn, Axxis, Omnium Gatherum, Stamina, Finntroll, Bloodbound, Suffocation, Orphaned Land, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Edenbridge, Suffocation, November’s Doom, Havok, Whiplash, The Faceless, Ghost Ship Octavius, Exodus, Seven Witches, Ross The Boss, Vio-Lence, Aeternam, Toxik, Brujeria, Once Human, Possessed, Striker, Without Waves, Wilderun and Soilwork.
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About 70000TONS OF METAL: 70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands on board a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Sail the Seas.
The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships in the World, offers guests complimentary fine dining, 22 bars and lounges, 24 hour room service, and a host of activities and on board amenities. With seven consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3,000 Metalheads a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world class Heavy Metal bands.
Every band plays twice and you get unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming with Waters in International Waters All-Star Jam, Meet & Greets with every band, intimate Artist Clinics & Workshops, exclusive Album Premiere Listening Sessions and much more. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a Backstage Pass. If that’s not enough, festival goers even get a chance to explore their Caribbean dream destination with Artist escorted shore excursions.
For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2020, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, events details and more, please visit the websitelinked at the close of this announcement. Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000TONS OF METAL community on Facebook and Twitter (also linked at the close).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As this will be a continuous list I will refrain from commenting just yet.
When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more! Continue reading 70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion→
So a couple of months ago I shared the first news about the 2018 “70000Tons Of Metal” Cruise and as I said then, it was my goal to help share the skinny on these events since so many people I know head out on them. I’m back now to share the information about the public sale of the tickets and a whole crop of additional bands who shall be joining into the high seas Metal fray. Read on.
The Press Release:
70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has announced the Public Sales date for the February 1-5, 2018 voyage which sails from Miami / Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.
Public Sales will begin Thursday September 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM PDT, and respectively 6:00 PM CEST). Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges. Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit the website below before they are gone!!!