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.
Greece's SepticFlesh announce European tour with Inquisition; set to play The Lebanon for the first time
SEPTICFLESH have announced a big European tour in support of their latest masterpiece, 'Codex Omega'. The Greek masters of symphonic death metal will be joined by label mates and American black metal trailblazers INQUISITION.
The demons of winter will first be summoned in the Bavarian city of Munich on January 4th and will continue to raise hell in 10 more countries until a final black ceremony at the MS Connexion Complex in Mannheim, Germany on the 27th of January.
On further news, SEPTICFLESH will perform in Lebanon for the first time in their career. The Greeks have accepted an invitation to play the Minus 5 in Beirut on December 2nd.
SEPTICFLESH European Tour
04 Jan 18 München (DE) Backstage
05 Jan 18 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
06 Jan 18 Praha (CZ) Klub Nová Chmelnice
07 Jan 18 Budapest (HU) Barbara Negra
08 Jan 18 Wien (AT) Viper Room
09 Jan 18 Ljubljana (SI) Orto Bar
10 Jan 18 Bologna (IT) Alchemie Club
11 Jan 18 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
14 Jan 18 Lyon (FR) Cco Jean Pierre Lachaize
16 Jan 18 Madrid (ES) Sala Caracol
17 Jan 18 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz
18 Jan 18 Toulouse (FR) Le Metronum
20 Jan 18 Paris (FR) La Machine du Moulin Rouge
22 Jan 18 London (UK) The Underworld
23 Jan 18 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
24 Jan 18 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
25 Jan 18 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
26 Jan 18 Matrix (DE) Bochum
27 Jan 18 Mannheim (DE) MS Connexion Complex
SEPTICFLESH Festival Shows
02 Dec 17 Beirut (LB) Minus 5
12 Jan 18 Zürich (CH) Meh Suff! Winter-Fest 2018
13 Jan 18 Denain (FR) In Theatrum Denonium Festival
19 Jan 18 Angers Le Chabada (FR) Angers Mini Fest
'Codex Omega' has already been named "album of the month" by Spark Magazine (CZ), Scream Magazine (NO), Ultraje (PT), and Ghostcult Magazine (UK) among other high praise.
SEPTICFLESH are the indisputable masters of symphonic death metal and 'Codex Omega' is the perfect proof for this bold statement.
Alpha Omega Management's Alpha Omega Tours have a huge pleasure to announce Theatres Des Vampires' South American Tour, kicking off on October 4th in Medellin, Colombia! See the full tour trek below.
October 4th - Medellin, Colombia - Sala Bombay
October 5th - Bogota, Colombia - Coven Fest
October 6th - Quito, Equador - La Industria
October 7th - La Paz, Bolivia - Salon De Oro
October 8th - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Museo Rock
October 10th - Montevideu, Uruguay - Sala BJ
Just recently Theatres Des Vampires released the video for their new single ‘Resurrection Mary’ taken from the band’s latest album ‘Candyland’ (out on Scarlet Records). The video is directed by Patrizia Cogliati Musicphoto (www.musichphoto.it). Watch “Resurrection Mary” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiDVWbGQCR0
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
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
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