PREVIEW: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2023 Announces Running Order, Sets Sail Today


The 2023 edition of 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise is here! Setting sail today with 61 other world-class metal bands and 3000 fans on board the Freedom of the Seas, sailing from January 30 – February 3, 2023, from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas, and back. Ghost Cult will be there! For a last-minute addition to the cruise, Hypocrisy has joined up. The cruise has announced its running order, singing schedule, and more. If you missed the boat (sorry 😂) this year, stay tuned to Ghost Cult for our review of the cruise, and how you can go next year!

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The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 1-13-23


 

Check out our weekly news show! 📰 We cover the major stories of the week in heavy music, rock, and metal news, tour dates, and festivals, New Music Friday, and more!

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Keep Of Kalessin Have Been Booked For 70000tons Of Metal 2023, with Two Exclusive Sets Including a Full New Album Performance


 

Keep Of Kalessin was previously announced as one of the bands on the upcoming 2023 edition of 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise. For one of its two sets on the cruise, the band will perform its entire new album Katharsis in its entirety for one of their sets. They will also perform a special 25th Anniversary Anthology show for their second. They will join 59 other world-class metal bands and 3000 fans on board the Freedom of the Seas, sailing from January 30 – February 3, 2023 from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas, and back. Have you secured your cabin yet? Only a limited amount of select cabins remain, so book your cabin now at the link below.

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70000tons Of Metal Cruise Public Sales for 2023 Kick-Off Next Week


 

Public Sales for the eleventh voyage of 70000tons Of Metal, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will start Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12PM EST (9AM PST, 18:00 CET and respectively 17:00 GMT). Round 11 will sail from Miami, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas and back from January 30 – February 3, 2023 on board the Freedom of the Seas. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Civil War – Invaders


 

To the surprise of literally no-one, the third full-length studio release from Swedish historical power metal crew Civil War is all about fighting. Lots and lots of fighting. Battles, wars, heroism, rebellions, weapons and invasions, all the usual boxes remain firmly ticked by the band formed from Sabaton separatists.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Visions of Atlantis – Pirates


If you’re looking for a metal album about pirates this summer that you can listen to guilt free (what? I meant now that we’re all mature enough to not worry about calling things like this a guilty pleasure… honest guv!), you need look no further than Visions of Atlantis’ eighth full-length album, the rather bluntly and descriptively titled Pirates (Napalm Records).

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Epica – Ωmega Alive


A live-streamed event in support of their latest album Ωmega (Nuclear Blast), Dutch sextet Epica pull out the stops for an explosive return to the stage, their first since the Coronavirus crisis began last year. Presented by Danny Wimmer presents and filmed at AED Studios in Belgium, the band are given a generous performance area to strut their symphonic stuff and they utilise every bit of space in typically bombastic style.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: August 14th New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Serenity – The Last Knight


The seventh full-length album by symphonic metal act Serenity, The Last Knight (Napalm Records) is inspired by the story of Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor who, through a combination of military pressure, treaties, and marriage, expanded Austria’s borders across Europe for his family, the Habsburgs.Continue reading


Kamelot – Evergrey – Visions of Atlantis: Live at Manchester Club Academy


Here in the UK, a power metal tour of any capacity is a cause for mass celebration due to their relative infrequency. Generally speaking, a power metal act will make a sporadic appearance in London alone, and possibly a major summer festival here and there, meaning that unlucky Richards like yours truly in the north or the Midlands will miss out on the action. However, if you happen to live in Mainland Europe, the possibilities and combinations of acts are endless.Continue reading