Onslaught: 70000 Tons Of Metal Crew Joins “Set List By Request” Poll Campaign

As previously announced, UK Thrash Legends ONSLAUGHT will play 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, taking place on January 31 – February 4, in Florida – Haiti – Florida! The band launched the “70000 Tons of Metal ONSLAUGHT set list by Request” poll via FB, HERE.

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Public Sales Date For 70000TONS OF METAL 2019 Cruise Announced

70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, has announced the Public Sales date and the first 28 of 60 bands for their ninth voyage, sailing January 31 – February 4, 2019, from Miami / Fort Lauderdale to beautiful Labadee and back.

Public Sales will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:00 PM EDT.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. Prices start at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all performances, meals, and numerous special events including meet and greets with all bands on board.

Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) began on September 5, 2018, so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com/booking to book your cabin before they are gone.


As is customary for 70000TONS OF METAL, some of the bands will have very special performances on board:

Max and Iggor Cavalera officially retired their extremely successful project RETURN TO ROOTS in 2017. Soley for 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, they decided to perform a World Exclusive one more time. MAX AND IGGOR CAVALERA RETURN TO ROOTS will be playing Sepultura’s highly acclaimed album “Roots”, in its entirety.
TIAMAT will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their groundbreaking album “Wildhoney” by performing the album in full.
After reforming recently in 2018, VOMITORY will be celebrating 30 years of Swedish Death Metal on board.
That’s not all! There will be some more very special performances announced… SOON! For up-to-date lineup additions, please visit: 70000tons.com/artists

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 newly refurbished Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas features a host of new amenities including dual waterslides, an Escape Room and a bungee trampoline. One of the biggest cruise ships in the World, it offers guests complimentary fine dining, bars and lounges that never close, and 24 hour room service.

With eight 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 a Caribbean dream destination with their favorite Artists.

For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2019, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, event details and more, please visit 70000tons.com.

Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000TONS OF METAL community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @70000tons

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Prong Announces European Tour With Dew Scented

Industrial thrashers Prong has announced that they will be embarking on a European tour with Dew Scented this August.Prong founder Tommy Victor: “Prong and Europe is always something special. What would a summer be if we were not returning? Even for a more selective run of shows like this one in 2018, which has already been a great touring year for us. We are extremely excited to see more friends old and new! And to have Dew-Scented along for their final run of shows is really awesome!”

Dew-Scented: “We are stoked to be playing these shows with Prong, who are not only an early influence of ours but also always an extremely intense live-band. You might also remember we covered “Steady Decline” a few years ago?! This is a nice way to come full circle on these last touring dates for Dew-Scented!”

The tour dates are as follows:

August 24 – Sulingen, Germany – ReLoad Festival (no Dew-Scented)
August 25 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang (no Dew-Scented)
August 26 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
August 28 – Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
August 29 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
August 30 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Schlachthof
August 31 – Cologne, Germany – Jungle
September 1 – Bochum, Germany – Rockpalast
September 2-7 – Germany/UK – Full Metal Cruise (no Dew-Scented)

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Public Sales Date For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 8 Announced

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales – which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

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 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts:

Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
In Extremo
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody Reunion
Sonata Arctica

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit To Support Moonspell On European Tour

German underground black metal group Der Weg Einer Freiheit just announced a tour as main support to Moonspell and Volker. The tour begins on December 6th, and is focused on Spain and France.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Der Weg Einer Freiheit is touring in support of new album, “Stellar.” Catch the band live with Moonspell:

Dec. 6 Murcia, Spain @ Garaje Beat*
Dec. 7 Madrid, Spain @ Chango*
Dec. 8 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2*
Dec. 9 Istres, France @ L’Usine
Dec. 10 Audincourt, France @ Le Moloco
Dec. 11 Caen, France @ Le Cargo
Dec. 14 Savigny Le Temple, France @ L’empreinte
Dec. 15 Grenoble, France @ La Belle Electrique
Dec. 16 Nancy, France @ Chez Paulette
* = No Volker

Der Weg Einer Freiheit festivals:
Jul. 8 Ballenstedt, DE @ Rock Harz Open Air
Jul. 9 Nordheim, DE @ Sunstorm Festival
Jul. 22 Volyn, CZ @ Enter The Eternal Fire Fest
Aug. 6 Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air (exact date TBA)
Aug. 13 Leper, BE @ Leperfest
Sep. 3 Hamburg, DE @ Full Metal Cruise
Nov. 26 Esch sur Alzette, LU @ Bang Your Head

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70000TONS OF METAL 2016 is SOLD OUT, Sets Sail Today

70000TONS OF METAL is The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise – 60 Metal Bands play 120 Shows for only 3000 Fans on one 154,000ton Cruise Ship sailing from Florida to Jamaica on board the Independence of the Seas, leaving from Port Everglades, FL on Thursday, February 4th 2016 and returning on Monday, February 8th. Now […]

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70000TONS OF METAL 2016 is SOLD OUT, Sets Sail Today

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Eluveitie’s Kay Brem To Miss 70,000 Tons, Snæbjörn Ragnarsson Tapped As Replacement

After being confirmed for the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, it turns out now all the members of Eluveitie are actually going to make this year’s edition of the floating festival. The band commetns:

“Some news regarding 70,000 Tons. Unfortunately Kay is unable to join us for the epic boat ride, but luckily a suitable replacement will already be there.

“So let’s welcome Snæbjörn Ragnarsson of the mighty Skálmöld on stage with us! He’s not only a good friend, but also really good at the whole bass playing thing. So this will be fun for sure! Thank you Bibbi!”

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Der Weg Einer Freiheit Announces Headline Tour Dates

The German underground black metal visionaries from Der Weg Einher Freiheit have announced a headlining European tour beginning on March 11 and seeing the band making stops in the UK, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, and more. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Der Weg Einer Freiheit is touring in support of the “Stellar” album out now via Season Of Mist. See the band live with Harakiri For The Sky and The Great Old Ones on these dates:

Mar. 11 Münster, DE @ Gleis 22
Mar. 12 London, UK @ Our Black Heart
Mar. 13 Antwerpen, BE @ Kavka
Mar. 14 Weinheim, DE @ Café Central
Mar. 15 Frankfurt, DE @ Das Bett
Mar. 16 Bremen, DE @ Tower
Mar. 17 Drachten, NL @ Iduna
Mar. 18 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
Mar. 19 Paris, FR @ Le Glaz’Art
Mar. 21 Bordeaux, FR @ I.Boat
Mar. 22 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Begood
Mar. 23 Luynes, FR @ Le Korigan
Mar. 24 Aarau, CH @ Flösserplatz
Mar. 25 Lindau, DE @ Club Vaudeville
Mar. 26 Wien, AT @ Arena
Mar. 27 Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
Mar. 28 Tarnów, PL @ Garage
Mar. 29 Wroc?aw, PL @ Liverpool
Mar. 30 Warszawa, PL @ Hydrozagadka
Mar. 31 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Apr. 1 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
Apr 2 Würzburg, DE @ B-Hof


Jul. 8 Ballenstedt, DE @ Rock Harz Open Air
Aug. 6 Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air (exact date TBA)
Sep. 3 Hamburg, DE @ Full Metal Cruise

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Pyogenesis Releases “Lifeless” Music Video

Only one week to go till “A Century In The Curse Of Time” will be released on August 14 – which will be the first Pyogenisis album in more than a decade.

Today a second video clip from the album also comes online. Check out “Lifeless” below, and be sure to also catch the previously posted clip for “Steam Paves Its Way (The Machine)” at this location. If you want some live action, check out these upcoming Pyogenesis tour dates:

14.08.2015 (GER) Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze
30.08.2015 (SWE) Gothenburg, Full Metal Cruise
18.12.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg, Phoenix
19.12.2015 (RUS) Moscow, Mona
06.01.2016 (GER) Hamburg, Knust
07.01.2016 (GER) Berlin, Lido
08.01.2016 (GER) München, Backstage
09.01.2016 (GER) Dortmund, FZW
04.-06.08.2016 (GER) Wacken Open Air

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U.D.O. Brings On New Live Keyboardist Harrison Young

Following the recruitment of his son Sven Dirkschneider in the drum position, U.D.O. has now issued the following update about bringing on a new keyboardist for upcoming live shows:

“U.D.O. is very proud to present our new tour keyboarder Harrison Young. The band is currently rehearsing for the tour. Harrison already became a fixed part of the U.D.O. family and everybody is highly motivated to kick ass on tour. This is the best U.D.O. ever with a great NEW setlist!!!!

“Harrison Young is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio producer from just outside of New York City, currently living in the Netherlands. In addition to touring and recording with his own two bands, Earth Minor and The Harrison Young Quartet, he has also appeared on numerous albums including metal queen Doro Pesch’s latest release, ‘Raise Your Fist’ and NYC hip hop Legend Talib Kweli’s album Gutter Rainbows, for which Harrison provided the iconic piano riff on the #1 iTunes single, ‘Cold Rain.’

“For the past several years, Harrison has been touring the world with Doro as her keyboardist, appearing at festivals like Wacken, Graspop, and Sweden Rock, in addition to countless headline shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Moscow. In 2013, he sang the official anthem of the inaugural Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro in front of hundreds of thousands of people at Hamburg Germany’s 824th Harbor Celebration.

“He also recently released a new album with his long time rock band, Earth Minor entitled ‘Across The Atlantic In Record Time,’ which is now available worldwide at his website. Harrison is thrilled to join the U.D.O. team as of this upcoming European tour and looks forward to rocking with you in your city.”

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