Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and More Booked for 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The tenth annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has been dropping some incredible bookings for the 2020 cruise this January. Recently added bands are Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and more have been added to the cruise lineup! Schenker’s appearance makes the Official 50th Recording Anniversary for him as an artist. For the cruise he will be joined by a very special compliment of musicians: Continue reading

Watch A Pikachu Moshpit At 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise

We are already seeing reports that the just completed 70000 Tons of Metal cruise was the craziest and most fun yet for the nine-year-old event. We have already seen a ton of hilarious posts by “survivors”, but this one takes the cake! During a set by Finnish melo-death band Kalmah, an entire army of Pikachu’s took over the mosh pit. Check out this hilarious fan footage by Duncan Fosnough (a.k.a. The Pink Ranger, also the drummer of a badass metal band, Sonic Pulse) who shared this video with us on Facebook! Next year’s cruise is already set so make sure to check them out if you’ve never gone! Continue reading

Soulfly Books Headline Tour Of America For Early 2019

Soulfly, on the cusp of releasing their new album later this week, Ritual, on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. Now the band has announced new headline tour dates for early 2019, with labelmates Kataklysm. Other support will come from Incite, Chaoseum, Alukah, and Skinflint. Soulfly will also perform a special exclusive set at 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, where Max And Igor Cavalera will perform their final “Return To Roots” show, celebrating their classic album Roots (Roadrunner) from 1996. Continue reading

70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise Books Accept, Eluveitie, Subway To Sally As First Bands For 2019

After what seemed like a summer of endless waiting, the 70,000 Tons Of Metal (70K of Metal) has finally named their first band for the 2019 cruise. Accept, Eluveitie, and Subway To Sally is the first band setting sail on the next cruise. Follow 70 tons on Facebook and their other social for clues to what other bands they will add to finish the first wave of acts. The cruise will take place from January 31st to February 4th2019 from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Labadee, Haiti. Continue reading

Members Of Kreator, Sepultura, Destruction, And Other Bands Cover Metallica, AC/DC, Judas Priest & More At 70000 Tons Of Metal All-Star Jam

The eight annual 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise returned to the States last week, and from all reports, it was another epic affair on the open seas. As always, the cruise came to a close with an amazing all-star jam hosted by Annihilator‘s Jeff Waters. Continue reading

Metsatoll Added to 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, More Bands To Be Announced

70000 Tons of Metal Cruise 2015, by MasterPhelps Photography

Estonian folk metallers Metsatoll have been added to the upcoming 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, setting sail in less than a months time. As of now 46 of the 60 bands have been announced for the cruise, which is sold out but has a wait list that makes it possible to get a last-minute ticket. Continue reading

Mark Osegueda, Aaron Homma, Scott Ian, D.D. Verni And Gene Hoglan Cover Metallica’s Metal Militia On The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise had a stacked lineup this year, which made for an impressive “All-Star Jam” on the last night of the trip. Continue reading