Its always interesting to compare genre-representation for 70K.
I've gone through the lineup so far, and using Wikipedia definitions classified the bands as follows. As always - I KNOW that genres are very subjective so forgive me if you think 'band A does not belong in genre B'
Pirate - Alestorm
Folk - Trollfest, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum, In Extremo
Prog - Triosphere, Threshold
Thrash - Annihilator, Destruction, Heathen, Municipal Waste, Xentrix, Artillery
Melodeath - Arch Enemy, Amorphis, Kataklysm
Black - Venom, 1349
Death - Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, God Dethroned, Napalm Death, Origin
Hard rock - Crucified Barbara, D-A-D, Pretty Maids, MSG, Tank
Symphonic - Apocalyptica, Therion,
Viking - Eihnherjer, Equilibrium
Power - Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, Primal Fear
Doom - Lake of Tears
Compared to previous years everything is tracking about average with a couple of exceptions:
Thrash - at 6, this is less than any previous 70K
Melodeath - we usually have 4 or 5, but only 3 thusfar
Power - at 3, very below average having either 5 or 6 all previous cruises
So if this was a previous cruise and we were expecting 41-42 bands I would have been putting my money on a few Power, Thrash, and Melodeath bands to round out the lineup.