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The Ultimate Festival On The Sea “70000Tons Of Metal” Begins Announcing Bands For 2020 Cruise

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.

70000 tons of metal cruise logo

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.

Official Website: https://70000tons.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/70000tons/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/70000tons

Wintersun Announce North American Tour

Hey Metal Fans, the summer hasn’t even arrived yet but we have begun to hear about the upcoming Fall runs by some amazing bands. Check out this notice from founding creative Jari Mäenpää…

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The Press Release:
Epic metallers WINTERSUN will return to North America this September for a headlining tour in support of their latest album, The Forest Seasons. Joining them are the Australian-progressive-extreme-metal- powerhouse NE OBLIVISCARIS and guitar prodigy SARAH LONGFIELD.

Comments the band: “United States of America and Canada! We are extremely excited to announce North American Forest Tour 2018!!! It’s been a while since we last saw you guys during our successful North American tours in 2012 and 2013, which you guys made very special. Now we are finally coming back to play for you with a new killer show this September – October 2018! This tour will be an epic and a rare treat for our North American fans. We are also stoked to have two really strong supports with us on this tour: Ne Obliviscaris and Sarah Longfield. So join the party! Let’s have some fun and let’s rock together! Please share this news!
 Tickets will be available this Friday on June 8th. Make sure to check our Facebook on Friday and click the notifications ON, so you don’t miss the tickets launch.”
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Win To See Wintersun In NYC On 8/8/2013

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The Details: Before I start off on this, I need to ask you a simple question. “Were you a part of the capacity, sold out show crowd that helped to welcome Wintersun to NYC for the very first time at the Gramercy Theatre back in December of 2012”? If not you surely missed out and while the band was supporting their Nuclear Blast Records label mates Eluveitie, it was clear that they were the hot property on the bill. The bands return to the USA for a full on headlining tour is exciting news enough but when you add the likes of Fleshgod Apocalypse, Arsis and Starkill as the supporting acts well now we have a party and I will admit that the entire package excites me. Thanks to the fine folks at Livenation, I am happily going to put some lucky PiercingMetal readers into the show for free. Read further down to see how to participate.
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Wintersun Announces Headlining US Tour

Here’s a powerful package to check out, it seems that Wintersun is coming back for a headlining run of the US. Since the press release addresses some of the items I was going to bring up, I will leave it at this and say check out the poster, press copy and dates. I’ll return at the close to offer up some additional thoughts.

Tour - Wintersun - 2013

The Press Release:
After several sold-out shows last year on their inaugural North American co-headlining tour with ELUVEITIE, Finnish epic metallers WINTERSUN will return to our shores once again for a headlining tour this August/September sponsored by MetalSucks! Joining them are Italian symphonic death metal champions FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, melodic tech-death kings ARSIS and up-and-comers STARKILL.
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PiercingMetal’s “Best Of” 2012: The Concerts

Looking back on 2012 as a concert going year I had to say that there were a lot of cool highlights for me. Sure I was compiling my “Year End Best Of” to cover all the different things that I’ve examined over the year but with the blog growing faster and faster and more contests happening on it for the crushing shows that hit our town, I decided to keep showcasing a number of the concerts that I saw during the course of the year. Bear in mind that these are my very favorite ones out of the whole bunch. I really had a great time seeing a number of shows but these stood out. Here we go.

1. KISS @ Live On Letterman: I don’t think that I need to go into how cool it is to see a band like KISS in the Ed Sullivan Theatre. The place holds 500 or so people and KISS sells out places that hold thousands more. See why I felt this was special. So yeah.

2. Nightwish and Kamelot @ Beacon Theatre: Nightwish and Kamelot both hold very special places to me as a music scribe and having them paired up for a tour was extraordinary.

3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Prudential Center: This show was the debut of the new “Lost Christmas Eve” themed tour.

4. Roger Waters @ Yankee Stadium: My second time at Yankee Stadium for a massive concert and with Roger playing “The Wall” from front to back I stood awestruck.

5. KISS & Motley Crue @ PNC Bank Arts Center: This was a kickass pairing and the guys in The Treatment were pretty damned good as well.

6. Lamb Of God @ Roseland Ballroom: Metal laid waste to NYC this night.

7. Paganfest @ Gramercy Theatre: Turisas headlined this one and brought along Alestorm, Arkona and Huntress.

8. Sabaton @ Gramercy Theatre: This band is climbing the pole of popularity. Local support

9. Rhapsody Of Fire @ Gramercy Theatre: There was so much drama with the RoF division leading up to this show but you would never notice with the levels of kick ass Power Metal that was happening on the stage.

10. Marillion @ Irving Plaza: Leaders of the Neo-Progressive Rock movement. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them and they even did “Kayleigh”.
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