Are you ready for Round 4 of The Original Heavy Metal Cruise? Imagine starting the year in style: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will travel once again to the Caribbean for a 5 day and 4 night trip of a lifetime... however, this will be the last time we are taking over the luxury cruise ship "Majesty Of The Seas".
Make no mistake, this is not one of the cruises where you share the ship with regular cruise guests... and don't get intimidated by copy-cats! Unlike others we remove the seats in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, featuring the biggest Open Air Stage to sail the open seas!
Enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, Metal Karaoke until sunrise, the All-Star Jam, Clinics, Work-Shops, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Bars that never close, two full days at Sea and the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass! What are you waiting for?
We want to give the Majesty Of The Seas a proper send off, so we invited OBITUARY to perform the World Premier of their upcoming album as one of their two sets on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2014, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
VICTORY At Sea!
It's time to travel back in time and experience VICTORY at Sea on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
Dark, cold, evil, black... in the sunny Caribbean?
Dark, cold, evil, black... and all that while sailing in the sunny, warm Caribbean? That's what you get with SATYRICON on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
How It All Started
Since the beginning we have always given a very few up and coming artists the chance to join us on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. At our inaugural sailing there was a clear fan favorite, such a favorite that some of our veterans even initiated an unofficial award that bears their name, so it was clear for us that those guys have to come back for one last time on the Majesty Of The Seas: Please welcome CRIPPER on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2014!
How long have you felt like THE HAUNTED?
You have not heard much from us lately, as if we were haunting you... Who will complete the line-up of 70000TONS OF METAL 2014? So let's get this campaign started by THE HAUNTED with Patrik Jensen and Ola Englund on guitars, Marco Aro on Vocals, Jonas Björler on Bass and Adrian Erlandsson on Drums on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
As many of you already know, due to personal scheduling conflicts, Kamelot will unfortunately not join us this upcoming January. A replacement is going to be announced.
You have decided! Costa Maya, MEXICO it is!
You have decided! 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail to Costa Maya, MEXICO in 2014.
Please click here to see the final results of the destination vote.
2014 Destination Vote On Now!
Sailors! The Destination Vote for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has begun. Paid and fully ticketed passengers will receive access codes and instructions how to vote in the next few hours. Please be patient as the system may need several hours to send all access codes. The vote will end Monday, October 14th at 23:59 EST
Our 5th Destination Candidate: COSTA MAYA, Mexico
We have only been to islands in the past, how about a peninsula? Click here for more information on COSTA MAYA, Mexico, our Destination Candidate Number 5 for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014.
Fully ticketed and paid guests will receive credentials and information on the voting process on Monday October 7th.
Our 4th Destination Candidate: NASSAU, Bahamas
For some it is heaven, for some it is hell and we have even been there with BARGE TO HELL: The capital of the Bahamas, NASSAU is Destination Candidate Number 4 for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014. Click here for more information.
Our 3rd Destination Candidate: COCKBURN TOWN
We had such a great time there earlier this year and some people like repeats! Due to popular request Destination Candidate Number 3 for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014: COCKBURN TOWN, Turks & Caicos Islands. Click here for more information.
Our 2nd Destination Candidate: FREEPORT, Bahamas
Metalheads like to be free! How about enjoying freedom on the endless white sandy beaches of FREEPORT, Bahamas. Click here for more information on our Second Destination Candidate for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
Our First Destination Candidate: COZUMEL, Mexico
Do you want to take a trip back in time to where it all began and re-visit the destination of the very first 70000TONS OF METAL in 2011? Click here for more information on our First Destination Candidate for 2014: COZUMEL, Mexico.
Get Ready To Vote For Your Destination!
Sailors! It has been a while... what's that stench? Definitely not 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
We will start to release the destinations to vote from next week. One at a time, day by day.
Voting for fully paid and ticketed passengers of 70000TONS OF METAL 2014 will start on Monday, October 7th.
Photo by Christian Schlieker
Only Your Dead And Lifeless CARCASS Will Return!
Please welcome CARCASS with their new line-up of Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
14 out of 40 and counting...
Let's Get Some More Female Fronted Bands On Board!
Time to even the playing fields a bit! Let's add some more female fronted bands to the lineup of the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Please welcome Xandria on board 70000TONS OF METAL!
13 out of 40 and counting... who will be next?
Please Welcome KAMELOT!
Please welcome KAMELOT on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2014, the last time The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail on The Majesty of the Seas.
12 out of 40 and counting...
Swallow This Announcement!
In 41 weeks you will be sailing the Caribbean on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The Wolds Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. And believe us, you will SWALLOW THE SUN, The Caribbean Sun!
How many more Finns will go to the Caribbean next January?
See The Caribbean With LEAVES' EYES
With what eyes will you see the Caribbean? In 291 days you will see the Caribbean with LEAVES' EYES on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Public Sales Have Started!
Public Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014 have started! Many of our Veterans along with DARK TRANQUILLITY, DEATH ANGEL, D.R.I., FEAR FACTORY, FINNTROLL, OVERKILL, SEPTICFLESH, SOILWORK, and SYMPHONY X are already on board! Who will be the next one to join 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?
Thank you Michael Jagla for this great crowd shot!
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles On Board
It's Saturday Night! Isn't this the right time to get drunk? Yes it is and it is also time to have D.R.I. join DARK TRANQUILLITY, DEATH ANGEL, FEAR FACTORY, FINNTROLL, OVERKILL, SEPTICFLESH, SOILWORK and SYMPHONY X on round 4 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
Demanufacture In Its Entirety!
Were you afraid we were going to leave you high and dry for the weekend and let you go back to your factory work on Monday morning without even a little treat? Hell no!
20 years after recording their Masterpiece, FEAR FACTORY will play DEMANUFACTURE in its entirety on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Have We Trolled You Long Enough?
Is it time to get some Finns on board? Yes it is! Please welcome the first of several from the Country of a Thousand Lakes on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Sailors, please welcome FINTROLL!
300 Days Until Sailing!
300 days until we build the biggest Open Air stage to sail the open seas!
Cheers to Michael Jagla for a great shot!
Enough Jokes! Welcome SEPTICFLESH!
How many times have you been fooled today? Well, let's cut the bullshit. Please welcome SEPTICFLESH to the lineup of 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
43 Weeks To Departure, Sounds Like Symphony X
43 weeks until 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will once again depart for a Caribbean Dream Destination. That sounds like a symphony in our ears... SYMPHONY X
The First 4 For Round 4
As it will be our last time sailing on The Majesty Of The Seas and you sailors will probably make us steer her into uncharted waters, we thought that we would need an experienced crew to start with. Therefore we decided to invite some proven and tested Veterans back on board! Please welcome DARK TRANQUILLITY, DEATH ANGEL, OVERKILL and SOILWORK!
Sales Dates For 70000TONS OF METAL 2014
70000TONS OF METAL 2014 will be the last time we will be sailing with The Majesty Of The Seas.
Public Sales for Round 4 of the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will start Monday, April 8th at 5PM EST.
Our Survivors will receive an eMail with their Promocode for Early Booking and more information over the week-end.
Early Booking for our GOLD VETERANS (those of you that have sailed on minimum 3 UMC Cruises) will start Monday, April 1st at 5PM EST!
Early Booking for Survivors that have sailed with us before but less than 3 times will start Wednesday, April 3rd at 12PM NOON EST.
Thank you for the picture Birgit Haugen!
Is It Easter Yet?
How many eggs are we going to put in the basket this weekend?
What about the bands for 2014?
What about the bands? When are we announcing the first bands that will play in January 2014 on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?
A great photo from Christian Schlieker!
Enjoy Your Weekend!
70000TONS OF METAL, an experience of a lifetime for bands and fans alike! Enjoy your weekend and Cheers!
Thank you Andre Mollestam & Sarah Andersson for the awesome photo.
A One Of A Kind Experience Like None Other!
Check out this video of DragonForce's Herman Li soloing in the hot tub! Where else can you experience something like this?
Thank you Hakan Acarel for the great video!
45 Weeks To Go!
Just 45 weeks to go and we will once again build the biggest Open Air Stage to sail the Oceans!
Thank you Hugues Timmermans for the photo!
Which Was Your Favorite Show This Year?
Do you remember this performance? Which was your favorite show on this year's 70000TONS OF METAL?
Thanks Peter Gregorc for the photo!
This week is almost over, but there is an eventful week in front of us! For now, enjoy your weekend sailors from around the World! Cheers!
Another great shot from Michael Jagla. Thank you!
A Different Perspective!
Where else can you watch your favorite bands with this unique backstage view? Only on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Thanks to Marc Hansen for the great shot!
Jamming With Waters In International Waters!
Have you ever seen these amazing musicians play together? Probably not... because this only happens at JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS: The Official 70000TONS OF METAL All Star Jam hosted by Annihilator's very own Jeff Waters! Who do you want to take part in 2014?
Photo Credit: Birgit Haugen
Where Are We Going To Sail Next Year?
Don't forget: If you become a passenger for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014, you will be able to vote for the destination!
Are You Ready?
323 days... and counting!
Sailors: Prepare Your Wishlists!
For which bands will you raise the horns next year? Sailors: Prepare your wishlists!
Our Cure For The Winter Blues
Put 40 Metal bands on a cruise ship, add the 2,000 most crazy Metal fans from around the Globe and sail to some Caribbean dream destination...
Where Will You Be Next January?
The Countdown Is On!
328 days... and you will be there!
70000TONS OF METAL 2014 Is On The Horizon!
Sailors, there is something on the horizon... 70000TONS OF METAL, Round 4 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Thank you all you sailors from 55 countries around the Globe: Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trinidad And Tobago, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the USA! Thank you for being the best fans any festival in the world could have!
Thank you 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, ANAAL NATHRAKH, ANACRUSIS, ANGRA, ARKONA, CRYPTOPSY, DELAIN, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DORO, DRAGONFORCE, EKTOMORF, ENSIFERUM, ETECC, EVERGREY, FATAL SMILE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GOTTHARD, HEIDEVOLK, HELLOWEEN, HELSTAR, HOLY GRAIL, IMMOLATION, IN FLAMES, INQUISITION, KREATOR, LACUNA COIL, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH, NIGHTMARE, NILE, ONSLAUGHT, RAGE, SABATON, SUBWAY TO SALLY, SINISTER, STEEL ENGRAVED, THREAT SIGNAL, TIAMAT, TURISAS, TÝR and UNEXPECT for entertaining us!
Thank you Jeff Waters for hosting Jamming With Waters In International Waters, The Official 70000TONS All Star Jam! Thank you Vika for your very special piano performances! Thank you Karaoke David for all the late night fun!
Thank you to CMM and all our Media Partners: Aardschok, Blunt Magazine, iMusic 1, Metal Hammer Germany, Metal Hammer UK, Metallian, Roadie Crew, and Scream Magazine for spreading the word!
Thank you to Royal Caribbean International and the entire Crew of the Majesty Of The Seas for having us on board!
Thank you to everyone in our Crew, all the Volunteers and the Pool Girls! You are the best of the best! You are the A Team!
Thank you to Roc-Off for building the biggest Open Air stage that ever sailed the Open Seas! Thank you to Clair Brothers for providing the Sound Equipment! Thank you to Jonas Productions for the Backline! Thank you to Cat Entertainment Systems for providing the Power Distribution on board and thank you to Event Operations Group: The best Security Crew there is!
Thank you to all of the employees and partners of Ultimate Music Cruises Inc. for all your dedication and hard work, but also for putting up with all the shit I am giving you all year long! All of you are really remarkable!
And once again a very special Thank You to my brother Bernhard for making me become a Metalhead already as a little kid! Without you, all this may have never happened!
It makes me truly proud to have had all of you on the same boat!
I am looking forward to welcoming you all on board once again on January 27th, 2014 for round four of 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! And for the ones that missed the news: If you are a ticketed passenger for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014 before the summer, you will be able to vote where we are sailing next year!
One more time: Thank you! All of you!
HELLOWEEN Rocks The Open Seas
This is how it looks when HELLOWEEN rocks the Biggest Open Air Stage ever to sail the open seas. Why are you not on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?
Don't Miss The Boat!
Are you ready for 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise? Boarding starts today at 12PM noon.
Make sure to be at the Port of Miami by no later than 3:00PM. Do not miss the trip of a lifetime!
To see the official entertainment schedule please click here. Make sure you also check out the many special events on board, including clinics,
workshops, the infamous Belly Flop Contest, our Metal piano player Vika and last but not least "Jamming With Waters In International Waters" the Official
70000TONS OF METAL All-Star Jam! Click here for all special events details.
Everyone is waiting for the Running Order, but we first needed to decipher the message we received from our Scouts after they left Canada. A message full of CRYPTOPSY!
Sailors, are you ready for 70000TONS OF METAL 2013? The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. The Original Metal Cruise, home of the biggest Open Air stage to sail the Open Oceans!
METAL CHURCH's Reunion Show Setlist
Just a few days from now, Heavy Metal history will be made when METAL CHURCH will play their official Reunion Show on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise: 70000TONS OF METAL.
Last week you voted which 10 songs they will play live on stage for the first time in years. And now... here it is: The Greatest Hits Setlist of METAL CHURCH's Official Reunion Show!
Across The Atlantic With A FATAL SMILE...
Before crossing the North Atlantic, 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise made a last port call in Sweden. Now we are steaming with a FATAL SMILE across the open ocean. Course: Miami, Florida: The Cruise Capital Of The World!
So is that it?
Wasn't there still some Scouts stuck in freezing cold Canada?
70000TONS OF METAL 2013 IS SOLD OUT!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, is sold out! If you have any questions or concerns regarding your booking, please don't hesitate to contact us!
All you crazy Metalheads from around the World: We are looking forward to welcoming you on board... SOON!
Please Welcome ANAAL NATHRAKH!
70000TONS OF METAL sailed one more time to the British Isles. Please welcome ANAAL NATHRAKH on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! And since we always want to give some up and coming talent a stage, please also welcome ETECC and STEEL ENGRAVED from Germany!
...and who will be the one that smiles last?
Where The Hell Is The Ship?
...and our American Scouts? They were drawn one more time up to Canada by a THREAT SIGNAL! But where is the ship? Where the hell is the ship?
Just A Big NIGHTMARE!
Last week our European Scouts crossed the Alps, but from East to West, all the way to France. What a NIGHTMARE! Please welcome a French Metal legend on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Last Chance To Vote For METAL CHURCH's Setlist
Today is the last day you can vote for the setlist of METAL CHURCH's Greatest Hits show which they will be playing as part of their official reunion on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2013, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Voting will end today Tuesday, January 15th at 23.59 EST
Time is ticking Sailors! Just two weeks until 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sail for Cockburn Town in the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. Are you ready for the Metal trip of a lifetime?
Vote For Metal Church's Greatest Hits Setlist Now!
As you all know, METAL CHURCH will be celebrating their official reunion on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2013. Now the time has come for you to vote for the setlist of their Greatest Hits Show on board!
Here is how it works: Everyone can vote for 10 songs, but only once. Fully paid and ticketed passengers will receive an eMail with an access code for their additional vote. Each passenger vote counts 10x one public vote. Voting will end on Tuesday January 15th at 23.59 EST
Every year we realize that many of you Heavy Metal Sailors are not so used to the hot Caribbean sun, and by day 2 many of our Nordic friends look very much like lobsters... So we thought we should have some lovely ladies providing towels and sunscreen on deck to make sure you get a nice Caribbean tan, rather than a burn.
Please welcome the official 70000TONS OF METAL Pool Girls: Samantha, Lise, Sarah, Cait, Olivia, Susie, Lisa and Courtney.
And since we think these stunning Metal Maidens should be dressed accordingly, we are very proud to have TOXIC VISION providing the exclusive 70000TONS OF METAL Pool Girl apparel!
We Have Found The HOLY GRAIL!
Our North American Scouting Party is still in Southern California. No wonder, because this is where they have found the HOLY GRAIL! Will they go straight to Miami to board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, or do they still have some unfinished business on the North American West Coast?
Headbanging In The Hot Tub!
Imagine headbanging in a hot tub...
Now imagine headbanging in a hot tub WHILE you watch your favorite Heavy Metal band play on the biggest Open Air Stage to sail the Open Seas...!
Only 20 more days until 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sail for the warm Caribbean and you don't have to imagine doing all the above. You and 2,000 of the craziest Metal fans from around the World can do just that!
30 Years Of American Metal!
Our American Scouts went South to Los Angeles and got really shocked... Welcome LIZZY BORDEN on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! They will perform their brand new 30th anniversary show "30 Years Of American Metal" encompassing songs from each and every LIZZY BORDEN record to date, plus songs the band has never performed live, EVER!!!
From Colombia And British Columbia...
Many years ago Dagon moved from Colombia to the United States in search of a new drummer. He met Incubus and a dark creation began in Seattle, Washington.
Last night our American Scouts crossed the border from British Columbia, Canada into Washington, USA. But instead of a warm welcome, they were dragged to an INQUISITION!
Greeted By An EKTOMORF
Our European Scouts went from the Ukraine to Hungary. In a small city near the Romanian border called Mezőkovácsháza, they were greeted by an EKTOMORF. Where will they go from here?
Vika Goes Wild!
Did you ever wonder where our European Scouts went from Moscow? They went to the Ukraine, but not to find a band, to find someone to make use of the numerous Grand Pianos on board! Please welcome Vika Yermolyeva (aka vkgoeswild), award-winning pianist who will be performing a different kind of Metal on board!
Check out these videos displaying her incredible talent:
From the Kiew, our European Scouts continued West South West. Will they find one of the last bands?
Happy Headbanging New Year!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise would like to wish everyone around the Globe a Happy and Headbanging New Year! For those of you lucky sailors who will be joining us in January and starting 2013 in style... Only four more weeks until we depart for round 3 of The Original Heavy Metal Cruise, home of the World's Biggest Open Air Stage to sail the Oceans!
Something SINISTER From The Netherlands
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise returned once more to The Netherlands. When docking in Rotterdam, one of the biggest ports of the world, we received a very SINISTER welcome! Not having any time to spare, we put right to sea again. Where will our next port of call be?
One Month To Departure!
Sailors! Can you already smell the sea? Only one month until you're sailing to the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands while you get your face melted on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Anyone getting excited yet...?
Happy Metal Holidays!
Sailors from around the World: We wish you all very happy holidays! May peace and love come to you and all of the ones important to you this time of the year.
Our Phone Hotline will remain closed until December 26. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your booking, please don't hesitate to contact us here.
Only 5 more weeks... and you will be celebrating the start of 2013 in style on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
We Were Met With An ONSLAUGHT!
Today we sailed from The Netherlands through the English Channel, turned North and then East into the Bristol Channel, but we were met with such an ONSLAUGHT that we decided to sail back to the European mainland!
ONSLAUGHT will celebrate their 30th Anniversary on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Festival! To commemorate this event, they will play two very special sets:
For the first show they will play The Force in its entirety... the second show will be a best of 30 years of violence set.
All Across Canada To Draw Some Blood!
Canada is a vast country and our scouts had to go all the way to Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island to draw some new blood... 3 INCHES OF BLOOD to be exact! Please welcome some more Canucks on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
...and the ship back in The Netherlands, where will it sail next?
Jamming With Waters In International Waters
The holidays are around the corner and we think it's time to unwrap a special present, don't you? So here it is: Canadian Guitar Mastermind Jeff Waters will host "JAMMING WITH WATERS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS", the official 70000TONS OF METAL All-Star Jam! And we want to have your input for that! Please head over to our Facebook page and give us your feedback on which of the musicians on board you would like to participate in the most incredible jam session the Metal world has ever seen. And guess what? You can even join in yourself! Ever wanted to jam with Jeff Waters in International Waters? You can do so, but only on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
Your Trip Of A Lifetime Begins In 6 Weeks!
After almost getting lost in the rough waters of the North Sea, we were drawn to The Netherlands by some symphonic sounds... the sound of DELAIN! As every year we need some Dutch on board... hang on, the Dutch? Aren't they a real HEIDEVOLK?
So who will be the last lucky 13 on board, and what the hell are our scouting parties in Eastern Europe and freezing cold Canada doing?
South South-West from Moscow?
While 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise is currently cruising in the North Sea, we heard from our Scouts who were last in Moscow that they would be heading South South-West... You may need more then a map to figure that one out... keep guessing!
An UNEXPECT Arrival In Canada!
Last we heard from the American scouting party they were moving North. How far North did they get? All the way to Canada, that was UNEXPECT! What about our scouting party in Russia, where are they headed?
Book your cabin for 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise NOW while you can still take advantage of our convenient payment plan!
How Far East? All The Way To Moscow!
So our Scouting Party in Europe was going East. How far East? All the way to Moscow! Please welcome some Russians on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Please welcome ARKONA!
All the while the American Scouting Party started moving North. How far North do you expect them to go?
From Sweden's West to East Coast
After sailing into the Skagerrak, we made a quick stop over at Gothenburg and then on through the Øresund. All the while the weather was EVERGREY. On the other side, back in the Baltic Sea, we cruised North along the Swedish East Coast till Stockholm to meet a goddess: Please also welcome TIAMAT on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
A Quick Stop At The Faroe Islands!
After crossing the North Atlantic we stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some good old friends... please welcome TÝR on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Now we continue our journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East.
What are our Scouts on the European mainland doing? How far East will they go?
New Course, Full Steam Ahead!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise dropped off another scouting party in it's home port: Miami, FL. Not having any time to waste we received orders to immediately put back to sea: Course North-East, full steam ahead!
But hang on, wasn't there still another scouting party in Germany? Where did they end up? Last thing we heard from them they were going East, way East... any clues?
Aren't We All A Little Bit ANGRA?
Have we prayed enough to get news from the ship? So long that we all became a little bit ANGRA? Yes! Please welcome ANGRA, who will play their first show with a new singer on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Now sailing North along the South American East Coast...
...when will we hear from them again?
METAL CHURCH Reunion On Board!
Did you think the ship went off course, lost faith and started to pray? Oh yes you will pray! But you will pray on board. You will pray in the METAL CHURCH!
METAL CHURCH with Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums, will celebrate their official reunion on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise.
For one of their two shows on board, they will play their debut album Metal Church in it's entirety. The other show will be a Greatest Hits set. And guess what? You will be able to vote the songs for the Greatest Hits setlist. More details on how to vote will be announced... SOON!
Do We Need To Wait Until HELLOWEEN?
No news from the ship? But news from our scouting party in Germany: They didn't want to wait until HELLOWEEN so they went to the country in the South: Switzerland. But there was too much traffic at the GOTTHARD and they decided to go back to Germany to meet their KREATOR!
Welcome To Cockburn Town!
We have arrived in Cockburn Town on Grand Turk, the Capital of the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. This will be the destination, 70000TONS OF METAL 2013 will be sailing to in exactly 6 months from today. Now it is up to you to make an informed decision: Do you want to take a cruise in cold, windy weather and rough seas? Or would you rather sail to a beautiful ever warm Caribbean island where you can party outside in shorts or a bikini even in the winter? You know the answer! Book your cabin NOW to take advantage of our convenient monthly payment plan and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Leads The Way...
We have arrived in the ever warm Caribbean, a place where you can party all night outside even in the winter! On our search for our beautiful island destination we sighted some FLOTSAM AND JETSAM!
Are these the seats of the theater of another cruise ship? We are not sure, but we are sure that in two days time we will have found the destination of 70000TONS OF METAL 2013,
The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where we spare no expense to even take out the seats in the theater. Or do you really want to attend seated Heavy Metal concerts?
A World Premiere On Board!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will leave for round 3 from Miami, Florida to the beautiful, ever warm Caribbean in 199 days from today.
While we are currently steaming across the Atlantic, our German Scouts have to announce a World Premiere at Sea by RAGE and the LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA!
Book your cabin NOW and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
Sailing Under DRAGONFORCE Through The Channel
After a short visit to the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, London, we are now sailing under DRAGONFORCE through The Channel. Our Course: West-Southwest.
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival will go on public sale tomorrow, July 10 at 12PM noon Eastern Time.
Full Steam Ahead! Course South-West!
While our German scouting party is moving South-West, 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival has cleared the Skagerrak at full steam. Our new course: Also South-West!
Dropping Off Our First Scouting Party
Yesterday, 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival sailed across the Baltic Sea. After dropping off our first scouting party in Rostock, Germany today we immediately set sail again with course for the Øresund. Where will our next Port of Call be?
ENSIFERUM Returns For 70000TONS OF METAL 2013
Before we leave Finland, we must welcome back ENSIFERUM on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival.
12 out of 40 and counting. Any more Finnish bands that will be allowed on board?
Sales Dates For 70000TONS OF METAL 2013
Round 3 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, will go on public sale on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 12PM noon Eastern Time.
While our two-time Survivors can already book now, our one-time Survivors can book early using their PROMOCODE starting Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12PM noon Eastern Time. If you are a 70000TONS OF METAL Survivor but have not received your Early-Booking PROMOCODE, please contact us.
The Journey Begins In Finland: Welcome TURISAS
As a tradition, 70000TONS OF METAL begins it's long journey in the Baltic Sea. Metalheads from around the world: Welcome once again to Finland! Please welcome TURISAS! 11 out of 40 and counting...
The Wait Is Over! Please Welcome The First 10!
The wait is finally over, and it's time to welcome the first 10 Artists for round 3 of the original: The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival: 70000TONS OF METAL!
Headbangers from around the world, please welcome:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
SUBWAY TO SALLY
That's 10 out of 40 and counting... Sailors, please make your wishlists!
Pre-booking Promocodes for our Veterans will be sent out within the next days.
Are You Ready For Round 3 Of The Original?
Are you ready for round 3 of the original? Don't make any other plans for January 28 - February 1, 2013
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. Period.
Official 2012 Merchandise Now Available Online
For those who missed out on board, or missed the boat, you may now order the official 70000TONS OF METAL 2012 merch... NOW!!!
The BARGE TO HELL Is Coming!
300 days until you will embark on your trip to the undead... the BARGE TO HELL is coming! Who will be the first ones on board?
Thank you very much all you sailors from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trinidad, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela for making 70000TONS OF METAL 2012 such an incredible success and being part of Heavy Metal history once again.
For those of you who did not sail with us, check out how we got featured on CNN.
Thank all you sailors once again!
Your Skipper and the entire 70000TONS OF METAL crew.
We Will Celebrate...!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, is almost complete. Our American scouts are on their way to Florida. Our European scouts came on board in Hamburg, Germany, but we are still missing one!
Having in mind that we also lost one along the way, The Skipper gave orders to sail through the Kiel Canal, back to the Baltic Sea one more time and call in Stockholm, Sweden to celebrate a CANDLEMASS! Sailors from around the world, please welcome one of the Godfathers of Doom that will perform next to a current set, a very special performance of their legendary Epicus Doomicus Metallicus in it's entirety with their original singer Johan Längqvis.
40 out of 40 and counting... while we sail full steam ahead to Florida. As a little bonus, like last year, we want to give two more bands the chance to sail with us and bring the final count to 42 out of 40... therefore please also welcome MEGORA from Switzerland and DIAMOND PLATE from Chicago, IL on board a sold out 70000TONS OF METAL 2012, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!
A MASSACRE On A Cruise Ship!
What are our scouting parties still doing out there? You guys in Germany pack up all that beer and get to the next port for embarkation! And what about the ones last heard from when they were in California? You better make your way to Florida because there will be a big MASSACRE on a cruise ship!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, is now counting 39 out of 40... you will know the last one... ...soon!
70000TONS OF METAL 2012 IS SOLD OUT!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, is sold out! We only have a very few Single Tickets in shared cabins left. Don't wait! Grab them now here. If you still hope for a private cabin, please join the Waiting List.
Rumors, Rumors, Rumors... VICIOUS RUMORS!
While altering course North-East, heading for The Channel we heard more rumors about our American scouting party not going directly to Florida but rather going the other way first, all the way to California. Rumors, rumors, all these rumors... are they all VICIOUS RUMORS?
38 out of 40 means only 2 more? Any more rumors?
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Friday The 13th: Lots Of Rumors Going Around!
Earlier today 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, passed westwards through the Strait Of Gibraltar. Hearing lots of rumors about the final three, we changed course North. What did our scouting parties around the world find? You will know soon!
For those lucky to sail with us, Access Codes for Online Check-in will be sent out this weekend!
News From Germany!
While 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival is steaming at full speed course West through the Mediterranean Sea, we received news from our European Scouting Party. After passing through Frankfurt am Main, where they made friends with some new hopefuls that go by the name of SAPIENCY, they continued further East to the city of Fulda to meet the EDGUY! Having a feeling that there is still more in store for them, they continue moving East...
Finding A CROWBAR In The ORPHANED LAND?
On the last day of the year 2011, 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival has arrived at an ORPHANED LAND. At the same time, we received news from our American scouts. As they made it to New Orleans, they found a big CROWBAR!
Happy New Year Sailors... just three more weeks and we will write Heavy Metal History once more!
PENTAGRAM No Longer On Board
We regrettably have to announce that due to a family matter PENTAGRAM will not be sailing with us in January. We are working hard to present a suitable replacement soon.
The Catastrophic KATAKLYSM Of The Holidays
Just as we reached the Strait of Gibraltar this morning, we received word from our American scouting party. They continued their secret mission and are now moving South-West after they escaped a catastrophic KATAKLYSM in Montréal.
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival wishes everyone Happy Holidays!
All Suites Are SOLD OUT!
If you are still hoping for a Suite, please book a Superior Ocean View cabin category SO and note under "Special Requests" that you would like to be placed on the Suite Waiting List. Getting placed on the Suite Waiting List is free and without obligation, but you need a valid and paid reservation in a category SO cabin to be eligible for the Suite Waiting List.
Should a Suite become available we will contact you, and you may then purchase an Upgrade if you decide to do so.
Please Welcome CHANNEL ZERO On Board!
Did we forget about the scouting party that was in The Netherlands some time ago? What happened to them? They went South to Belgium and straight to the capital city of Brussels. Sailors, please welcome Belgium's premier Heavy Metal Band: CHANNEL ZERO on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!
Our Canadian Scouting Party Has Been Attacked!
While on our way back across the Atlantic we received word from our scouting party in Canada: Before they had a chance to leave the capital city, they were attacked by an ANNIHILATOR! Sailors, please welcome another Canadian Metal Legend on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!
But that's not all... as a special treat, Jeff Waters will be holding an exclusive Guitar Clinic on board!
Merchandise Store Now Open!
Still looking for a last minute Holiday gift? Limited quantities of this year's official merchandise are now available here.
Are We All Getting A Little EXCITER yet?
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival has reached the Canadian East Coast. Before turning the ship around, we dropped off a scouting party to explore this vast country. Given secret orders, they headed West to the nation's capital of Ottawa where they received a raving welcome. Are we all getting a little EXCITER yet?
Injected With Deadly Toxin: Please Welcome VENOM!
To travel from the North Sea into the Atlantic Ocean, you must sail around the British Isles. Before doing so we decided to visit a town in North East England that we are familiar with from last year: Newcastle, and what a welcome we got! On arrival we all got injected by a deadly toxin! Sailors: We now all have VENOM on board!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival now sails through the Channel into the Atlantic. Our course: Straight West.
Warm Up With Some PRETTY MAIDS!
It's getting to be winter up here in the Baltics. The days are getting shorter and you have to wait long periods to see the sun. Tired of waiting in Finland, we sailed over to Denmark. After we passed through the Great Belt we made a short stop in the city of Horsens. We should have gone there earlier, because you know what we found? Some really PRETTY MAIDS! Full steam ahead through the Skagerrak!
The Ones That Survived The Lake Of Bodom!
We found the survivors, the ones that survived the Lake of Bodom! CHILDREN OF BODOM! 28 out of 40 and counting as Finland welcomes back 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!
Pirates Force Us Back To Europe To Look For Survivors
While cruising in the Gulf of Mexico last week, we were hijacked by pirates. Didn't that happen to us the previous year too? These guys are different however. They go by the name of ALESTORM and forced us to sail back to Europe, but instead of sailing to their home country, they demanded that we sail back to the Baltic Sea insisting that we would find more survivors there. 27 out of 40 on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival! Who are the survivors those pirates are talking about?
Like A Knight In A Dark Night: KAMELOT
Tonight we anchored in the Tampa Bay where it came to us like a knight in a dark night: Please welcome KAMELOT on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. Are we staying in the Sunshine State for longer or will we sail onwards? You shall know soon...
Please Welcome ATHEIST on board!
70000TONS TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival passed the Florida Straight and then turned North. We decided to make a short stop in Sarasota to look for more signs, but the people here don't believe in signs, in fact they don't believe in anything, they are ATHEIST! 25 out of 40 as we continue to sail along the US Gulf Coast...
We Discovered The Legendary PENTAGRAM
Sailing South along the North American East coast we saw many signs. Passing by Virginia we even discovered the legendary PENTAGRAM. Once again please welcome a Doom legend on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. 24 of 40 and counting while we continue further South...
How Long Until We Have Another RIOT On Board?
We have been anchored outside New York City for quite a while now. Not saying that we will not possibly come back for more one day, it's time for us to leave. Now that we will be setting sail again, how long will it take until we will have another RIOT on board?
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival now has 23 out of 40 on board and counting...
Announcements, Or Some May Die Of SUFFOCATION!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival is still anchored in the Hudson River. After last week's announcement overkill we better make one now so no one dies of SUFFOCATION! 22 out of 40 and counting... For how much longer are we going to stay anchored outside the Big Apple? You shall know soon...
4 Bands In 4 Days... We Call This Complete OVERKILL!
Attention Sailors! This is your Skipper speaking: We are in New York City, one of the greatest towns in this beautiful world of ours. This is the right place to shout this to the world, to all the whiners, haters and non-believers: We don't care what you say! Fuck You! What do you want? More? 4 announcements in 4 days... don't you think this is complete OVERKILL?
So Much Headbanging... We'll All Get WHIPLASH!
Today we thought we would explore the other side of the Hudson River and went to New Jersey where we ran into some Thrash and Speed Metal Veterans. Three bands in three days? All that headbanging definitely guarantees that some WHIPLASH will occur! 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, now has 20 out of 40 on board! Shall we stay anchored outside the Big Apple for a little longer...?
The Discovery Of A CANNIBAL CORPSE
Today some brave sailors went to explore Upstate New York, only to lose their way and end up in the city of Buffalo to discover a CANNIBAL CORPSE! 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, now has 19 out of 40 on board and counting fast...
The First Of Many... Welcome VIRGIN STEELE!
After Hurricane Irene has delayed our arrival at the North American East Coast, we finally anchored in the Hudson River. Welcome to The Big Apple! We have arrived on a virgin continent. Please welcome our first American band on board: VIRGIN STEELE!
Our Course: West South-West
Last night we cleared The Channel. After sailing a few hundred miles into the North Atlantic we received orders to change our course to West South-West.
TANKARD's 30th Birthday & GOD DETHRONED's Farewell
While 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival has left Göteborg and is now sailing through
the Skagerak our scouting party in Germany
could not pass by Frankfurt am Main without picking up a huge TANKARD of beer that will celebrate it's
30th birthday on board next year. Then they went onwards to The Netherlands to get GOD DETHRONED who will play one of their very
last shows on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2012.
It's Time To Let The HAMMERFALL!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival has arrived at the biggest port in Scandinavia and Sweden's gateway to the West: Göteborg. Time to let the HAMMERFALL! Shall we stay in this city of long maritime tradition or are we sailing onwards? You shall know soon.
Welcome DARK FUNERAL With New Vocalist On Board!
We have arrived in Stockholm, Sweden where we were invited to a DARK FUNERAL! We are especially proud to be the first to announce "NACHTGARM" as their new vocalist and member of the horde!
Now 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, is sailing through the Øresund. Where will our next port of call be?
Time To Welcome One Of Finland's Finest!
For many nights we had the wish to go back to the country of thousand lakes, which is famous for it's vodka but also for its many great Heavy Metal bands!
Time to announce two very special performances of one of Finland's finest on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival... a band that has sold millions of records and collected over 60 Gold and Platinum awards world-wide.
Sailors... please welcome NIGHTWISH!
Will this be 70000TONS OF METAL's last visit to Finland this year? Time will tell...
For now, we set sail in the Gulf of Finland. Our course: West
More News From The Swiss Alps: Welcome SAMAEL
While 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival is once again sailing across the Baltic Sea we finally received news from our Scouting Party. They got lost in a dark valley of the Swiss Alps but were saved by an even darker angel by the name of SAMAEL. Together they are now heading north, back to Germany...
A CORONER On Board A Cruise Ship!
Our scouting party crossed to border to Switzerland where they got introduced to a CORONER. Where else do you find a CORONER on board a cruise ship? Only at 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival! 11 out of 40 and counting...
AMORPHIS, MOONSORROW, IN EXTREMO & Public Sales!
After greeting AMORPHIS and MOONSORROW on board and promising our Finnish friends that we will come back for more, we sailed across the Baltic Sea to Rostock, Germany where we dropped off a scouting party. Their first destination was Berlin... and from there they will go IN EXTREMO!
Public Sales will start Tuesday, May 31st 2011 10AM PST!
Veterans... Check Your Inbox!
As promised, this year's cruisers will get first dibs. Are you ready for 70000TONS OF METAL 2012...? Check your inbox for the eMail with your Promo Code and BOOK NOW!
Welcome The First 7 for 70000TONS OF METAL 2012!
The wait is over! 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival welcomes the first 7 out of 40 scheduled bands for 2012 aboard:
My Dying Bride
And as a tradition, we will make our first scheduled port call in Finland. Sailors... prepare your wish-lists!
Cayman Islands here we come!
70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival will sail on Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas”
from Miami, FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.
Sailors... Get ready to welcome the first artists!
The Dates for Round 2: January 23-27, 2012
Two months ago 2,000 headbangers hailing from 49 countries (!) on all continents had the unique chance to write a new Chapter in Heavy Metal history,
when they and 42 Heavy Metal bands took over a luxury cruise ship sailing in the Caribbean Sea! The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!
But we have not enough! 70000TONS OF METAL II will sail Monday, January 23, 2012