There are your standard heavy metal festivals – and there is 70000TONS OF METAL. Just imagine: You’ve just returned from a beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean after spending hours enjoying the sun and white sand on a wonderful Caribbean beach. Feeling the warm wind blowing in your face, you are now sitting in a hot tub on a giant cruise ship, up close to a large stage, headbanging to your favourite band. You are watching from one of six whirlpools with a direct view of the stage on the pool deck, which is the biggest open air stage structure to sail the seas. It’s loud. It’s full of metalheads from all over the world. Sounds perfect? Well, it is ......
It’s been more than a week now since most fans have returned home from a more than successful 70000TONS OF METAL 2018 - round 8, more than a few of them still suffering from a serious case of PCD (post cruise depression) following four incredible days on board the Independence Of The Seas. More than 3,000 metalheads boarded the ship together with 61 bands, each of which was going to perform at least two shows (124 shows on 4 stages in total) during this unique event at sea. Some fans spent the shore day in Turks and Caicos with their favourite band during one of the various artist-led shore excursions. Picture yourself swimming with Meshuggah in the awe inspiring presence of majestic stingrays, or snorkeling with Aborted and Exhumed by your side to make you feel safe. Wolves on a safari? Sure, go on a coast-to-coast island tour with Wolfchant!
On top came the one of a kind All-Star performance “Jamming With Waters in International Waters” featuring members e.g. from Kreator, Sabaton, Cannibal Corpse, Destruction, Sonata Arctica, Meshuggah, Enslaved, Primal Fear, Dark Tranquility, Voivod, Seven Spires and many more, playing all time heavy metal and hard rock classics together on stage for the first time ever.
And there was another premiere, a record rather, that no one expected to be broken after last year’s peak of 74 different nationalities represented on board: 2018 beat 2017 by one more nation and proved once again that 70000TONS OF METAL is the most global cruise, uniting 75 nations on board this year. Germany, USA and Canada were among the top five of the most represented nations aboard. The youngest sailor was only 1 year old, the oldest turned 79 on the ship.
Coming up: Round 9
So watch out, Sailors: After the cruise is before the cruise. Fans can already look forward to round 9 of 70000TONS OF METAL, THE original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sailing from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to Labadee, Haiti and back, January 31 – February 4, 2019.
Tokyo based “Samurais from Hell”, Survive, will join Venom Inc + Suffocation on "Blood Stained Earth Tour 2018" in Europe, kicking off on March 9th in Bristol (UK). Other support will come from Brazilian thrashers Nervosa and Canadian ethnic symphonic metallers Aeternam. Further details can be found below.
BLOOD STAINED EARTH TOUR 2018
VENOM INC + SUFFOCATION + NERVOSA + AETERNAM + SURVIVE
3.9.Fri - Bristol (UK) “Bierkeller”
3.10.Sat- Manchester (UK) “Rebellion”
3.11.Sun - Glasgow (UK) “Audio”
3.12.Mon - Birmingham (UK) “Asylum” -
3.13.Tue - London (UK) “Islington Academy”
3.14.Wed - Opwijk (BEL) “Nosta”
3.15Thu - Paris (FRA) “Petit Bain”
3.16Fri - Eindhoven (NLD) “Dynamo”
3.17.Sat - Hamburg (GER) “Kultur Palast”
3.18.Sun - Aarhus (DEN) “Voxhall”
3.19.Mon - Copenhagen (DEN) “Pumpehuset”
3.20.Tue - Mannheim (GER) “MS Connexion”
3.21.Wed - Ingolstadt (GER) “Eventhalle Westpark”
3.22.Thu - Brescia (ITA) “Circolo Colony”
3.23.Fri - Bologna (ITA) “Zona Roveri”
3.24.Sat - Graz (AUT) “Xplosiv”
3.25.Sun - Budapest (HUN) “Barba Negra”
3.26.Mon - Cluj Napoca (ROM) “Form Space”
3.27.Tue - Vienna (AUT) “Viper Room”
3.28.Wed - Kosice (SVK) “Collosseum”
3.29Thu - Prague (CZE) “Futurum”
3.30.Fri - Dresden (Ger) “Eventwerk”
3.31.Sat - Katowice (Pol) “MegaClub”
In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of their highly acclaimed album ‘Machine Messiah’, which was released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Be prepared for a full 90 minute onslaught of pure Sepultura, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.
After an extremely successful tour with Kreator and a raft of festival shows in 2017, Sepultura will return to the UK, Ireland and Europe with their most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters Obscura are confirmed as direct support, followed by US-based death / black metallers Goatwhore and New Jersey's finest deathcore outfit, Fit For An Autopsy.
Andreas Kisser states:
"Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”
‘Machine Messiah Tour 2018’
w/ OBSCURA, GOATWHORE, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY
23.02.2018 DE - Leipzig, Conne Island
24.02.2018 CZ - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
25.02.2018 HU - Budapest, Barba Negra
27.02.2018 IT - Rome, Orion Club
28.02.2018 IT - Milano, Magazzini Generali
01.03.2018 AT - Graz, Explosiv
02.03.2018 SK - Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.03.2018 PL - Warsaw, Proxima
04.03.2018 PL - Gdansk, B90
06.03.2018 DE - Berlin, Columbia Theater
07.03.2018 DE - Hamburg, Docks
08.03.2018 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
09.03.2018 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
10.03.2018 DE - München, Backstage
11.03.2018 NL - Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
13.03.2018 UK - Bristol, SWX
14.03.2018 UK - Glasgow, SWG3
15.03.2018 IRE - Dublin, The Tivoli
16.03.2018 UK - Pwlhelli, Hammerfest
17.03.2018 UK - Sheffield, Foundry
18.03.2018 UK - London, Koko
20.03.2018 FR - Paris, Elysee Montmartre
21.03.2018 DE - Bochum, Zeche
22.03.2018 DE - Nürnberg, Hirsch
23.03.2018 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
24.03.2018 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
Alpha Omega Management's Alpha Omega Tours have a huge pleasure to announce Ratos De Porão Latin American Headlining Tour, kicking off on September 1st in Uruguay! Check out the tour trek below.
September 01 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Bluzz Live
September 02 - Santiago, Chile - Arena Recoleta
September 03 - Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia - Ex-Discoteca Skala
September 05 - Lima, Peru - Discoteca Mangos
September 07 - Quito, Ecuador - Old Times
September 08 - Bogota, Colombia - Subte Club
September 09 - Panama City, Panama - Hangar 18
September 10 - Santa Jose, Costa Rica - Fenix Rock Bar
September 15 - San Salvador, El Salvador - Bar Medieval
Just recently Ratos De Porão concluded their successful European Headlining Tour and Festivals in June/July. Check out a video clip from Obscene Extreme, where the band performed on July 06th: https://www.facebook.com/RatosdePoraoOficial/videos/1474318759302843
Brazilian legends and indisputable masters Ratos De Porão (or simply RDP) have been commanding the punk / hardcore / crossover / thrash four-way scene since 1981, releasing so far 15 studio albums and several other efforts! Despite the changing trends and tastes, the band has kept and keeps holding the Pole Position, remaining resolutely uncompromising both musically and politically since the very beginning! The band’s latest album “Século Sinistro” (2014, via Alternative Tentacles) is a real crossover thrash masterpiece of the ’80s with the taste of modern hardcore of our days! In spite of their long successful career, today the band is more active and hungry than ever and ready to deliver blast to their loyal fans while conquering new territories.
http://www.ratosdeporao.org – http://www.facebook.com/RatosdePoraoOficial
Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos have announced their "Nyctophilia" Brasil Tour 2017, Pt. 1, kicking off on June 10th in Marilia/SP. The support comes from the death / black metal act Justabeli. See the full tour trek below.
"Nyctophilia" Brasil Tour 2017 (Part 1 w/ Justabeli)
10.06 - Marilia/SP (Brasil) @ Cão Pererê
11.06 - Ribeirão Preto/SP (Brasil) @ Toca do Jack
12.06 - Campinas/SP (Brasil) @ Autorock
14.06 - Londrina/PR (Brasil) @ Cativeiro Bar
15.06 - Maringá/PR (Brasil) @ Tribus Bar
16.06 - Cascavel/PR (Brasil) @ Adega Nostra Vamos
17.06 - Foz do Iguaçu/PR (Brasil) @ TBA
18.06 - Guarapuava/PR (Brasil) @ TBA
20.06 - Joinville/SC (Brasil) @ Delinquents Bar
21.06 - Brusque/SC (Brasil) @ Rock Bar
22.06 - Fraiburgo/SC (Brasil) @ TBA
23.06 - Caxias do Sul/RS (Brasil) @ Cachacaria Sarau
24.06 - Rio Grande/RS (Brasil) @ Star Club
26.06 - São Leopoldo/RS (Brasil) @ Embaixada do Rock
27.06 - Passo Fundo/RS (Brasil) @ Claudião Drink Store
28.06 - Lages/SC (Brasil) @ Macaco Astronaut Pub
29.06 - Rio Negrinho/SC (Brasil) @ Magos Bar
30.06 - Criciuma/SC (Brasil) @ 512
01.07 - Sao Jose/SC (Brasil) @ Plataforma Rock Bar
02.07 - Curitiba/PR (Brasil) @ Blood Rock Bar
04.07 - Sorocaba/SP (Brasil) @ Sound
05.07 - Sao Jose dos Campos/SP (Brasil) @ TBA
06.07 - Araraquara/SP (Brasil) @ TBA
07.07 - Embu-Guaçu/SP (Brasil) @ Baguna Bar
08.07 - Cordeiropolis/SP (Brasil) @ Nonnalisa Music Bar
09.07 - Carapicuíba/SP (Brasil) @ Synple Pub
13.07 - Sao Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Clash Club
Alpha Omega Management‘s Alpha Omega Tours is pleased to announce the Vital Remains' Latin American Tour, kicking off July 2nd in San Jose (Costa Rica). Check out all the confirmed dates below.
July 02 - Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Peppers
July 04 - Panama City, Panama @ Hangar 18
July 07 - La Paz, Bolivia @ Salon De Oro
July 08 - Cochabamba, Bolivia @ Ex-Carnivale
July 11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Museo Rock
July 12 - Montevideu, Uruguay @ BJ Sala
July 13 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Clash Club
July 14 - Fortaleza, Brazil @ Teatro Boca Rica
July 15 - Belem, Brazil @ Parque Dos Igarapes
German female-fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies are confirmed as main support to Max & Igor Cavalera, on November 15th at Universiada Hall in Sofia, as a part of the "… Return to Roots” tour. Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751683861761693
German Female fronted thrash metal act Dying Gorgeous Lies' powerful stage presence creates a toxic essence generating an ominous seething in front of every stage that puts all metal heads under its spell. Watch the band’s “First World Breakdown” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB2y3Y3lPYU
Malevolent Creation – one of most legendary and longest running death metal horde on this globe – have announced their South American co-headline tour 2016 with the Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos, kicking off on September 21st in Lima. Check out the tour dates and details below.
Malevolent Creation w/ Nervochaos
Sudamerica Tour 2016
21.09 - Lima, Peru @ Mk Vip *
22.09 - Santiago, Chile @ Guitarras y rock
23.09 - Cayambe, Ecuador @ plaza de toros
24.09 - Guayaquil, Ecuador @ buque morgan
25.09 - Cali, Colombia @ Distorsion metal Bar
26.09 - Bogotá, Colombia @ Auditorio Lumiere
28.09 - Cochabamba, Bolivia @ Ex-carnivale
29.09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Roxy
*only Malevolent Creation
More information on Nervochaos at: https://www.facebook.com/NervoChaos - http://nervochaos.net
Just recently Malevolent Creation announced their North American tour “Celebrating 25 Years” with Incantation, as special guest. The support comes from Seeker. The tour kicks off on October 6th in Atlanta, GA running throughout the North America with 18 shows! Check out the tour dates and details below.
MALEVOLENT CREATION w/ INCANTATION and SEEKER:
“Celebrating 25 Years” tour
10/6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/7 – Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
10/8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
10/9 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Black Bear Bar
10/13 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/14 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/15 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/16 – Kent, OH – The Outpost
10/18 – Indianapolis, IN – The Headquarters
10/19 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
10/20 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
10/22 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage (Texas Revolution Festival)
10/23 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
10/25 – Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
10/26 – New Orleans, LA – Sibera
Announcing the Max & Igor Cavalera RETURN TO ROOTS tour - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary album Roots - to be played in its entirety each night! The North American tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on September 12, will feature direct support on select dates from The Black Dahlia Murder and Combichrist, with additional support from Allegaeon, All Hail The Yeti and Oni.
Max & Igor Cavalera will perform their set with their Cavalera Conspiracy brothers, guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johny Chow.
Tickets are on-sale beginning today and can be purchased via each individual venue. Visit your local RETURN TO ROOTS tour venue's website for more information, or check back to www.maxandiggorreturntoroots.com for updated ticket links as they become available.
In addition, very special Meet & Greet passes can be purchased at Max & Igor Cavalera's merch booth each night. Fans will be given the opportunity to take a photo with Max & Igor, and they will each sign a Roots CD, cassette or vinyl. This applies to only the Roots album and one autograph and one photo will be permitted per person. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have your Roots album signed by the men behind the music.
"Metalheads! It's time," declares Max Cavalera. "20 years ago, we released the Roots album and changed the face of metal forever. Now, we're returning to "the roots" to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience! You cannot miss this RETURN TO ROOTS 2016!"
Iggor Cavalera adds, "I am very proud to play Roots again, to reaffirm that after 20 years, it still moves people! We hit the stage again with Roots to destroy everywhere we pass by!"
Max & Igor Cavalera are the original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal legends Sepultura, and specifically the team behind the band's early albums, including seminal releases Arise, Chaos A.D. and Roots. Since the band's formation over 30 years ago, the Cavalera brothers have each seen unparalleled successes in the music industry. Max's more recent work with Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy (also featuring Igor) and Killer Be Killed, in addition to Igor's project MIXHELL, proves the lasting power of the Cavalera legacy.
Later this year, Warner Music will release a special vinyl edition of Roots, in addition to a CD/vinyl box set of classic Sepultura records, with more surprises in store. Stay tuned for a full announcement on the new editions, coming soon.
***Show line-ups vary per date - see below for the full tour routing with openers.
2016 Return to Roots Tour Dates:
9/12/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/13/2016 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/15/2016 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/16/2016 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/17/2016 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/18/2016 Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance Festival (line-up)
9/19/2016 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/20/2016 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/22/2016 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon
9/23/2016 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey w/ Support TBA
9/24/2016 Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival (line-up)
9/25/2016 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall w/ All Hail The Yeti
9/30/2016 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/1/2016 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/2/2016 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/6/2016 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/7/2016 Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/8/2016 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/9/2016 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/10/2016 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/11/2016 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/12/2016 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni
10/14/2016 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre w/ Allegaeon, Oni
10/15/2016 Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock Festival w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/16/2016 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/17/2016 Sauget, IL @ Pop's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/20/2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ All Hail The Yeti, Oni
10/21/2016 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red / D-Low FEST w/ Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong, Oni
10/23/2016 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (line-up)
Brazilian power metallers Hibria are proud to announce their 20th anniversary North American tour presented by PureGrainAudio.com and Test Your Metal Records that will kick off in Vancouver, BC on August 10th and wrap up in New York City on August 28th. (full details below)
Hibria released their fifth and latest self-titled full length last year via Test Your Metal Records for North America and continues the band's venture with their very technical playing that’s fast, aggressive and catchy to follow 2013’s ‘Silent Revenge’.
Hibria's new album is available on CD here | Digital download here.
Hibria is a Brazilian power metal band formed in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul in 1996. Hibria has grown in popularity in their home country plus worldwide with the successful release of four albums and a live DVD that showcases their intense concert energy (if ya never seen them in person).
All four of their past albums and live DVD released have reached the #1 position on sales charts for HMV stores across Japan and has lead the band to be support for such bands as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth plus perform at Rock in Rio and Loud Park, Japan’s most important Metal festival, where they shared the main stage with some of the world’s most known bands.
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