Sun, hot tubs and the full portion of metal instead of little snow and much cold and rain. It’s not only because of this that the visitors of this year’s 70000Tons Of Metal may right now reminisce last
week.This year, the World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise travelled from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to Labadee in Haiti and back – and aboard were 3000 celebrating and headbanging heavy metal sailors and 61 bands that made the world’s biggest open air stage at sea tremble with their 123 shows in four days. Bands like Anthrax, Overkill, Striker or Arch Enemy rocked the sold out luxury cruiser at its seventh round through the Caribbean.
In times of national compartmentalisation and purposefully stirred xenophobia, the big heavy metal family aboard the Independence Of The Seas impresses with its own alternative draft. As every year, the amount of nations who conjointly mosh, romp around or relax in the hot tubs has increased again – to 74 this year!
The organizers thank this “United Nations Of Heavy Metal At Sea” for four unforgettable days – and also utter appreciation for the crew that helped to arrange the concerts and special events like signing sessions or meet and greets.
And after the cruise is before the cruise: The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will set sail next year from February 1 - 5 – and sails from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos and back.
Nail Records are happy to announce that Dalriada joins 70000 tons of Metal - the biggest metal cruise ship in the world - this February! Anthrax, Testament, Gojira, Therion, Death Angel, Arch Enemy, Testament, Moonsorrow, Pain, DevilDriver, - just to mention some of the 60 bands playing.
Official statement from 70000 tons of Metal:
“We've got three more solid contenders for the Cripper Award for you Sailors! Throw your horns up for Dalriada from Hungary, Striker from Canada, and Witchtrap from Colombia! They will join you and 2,999 other die hard #Headbangers on board 70000 tons OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy #MetalCruise! That brings the count to 59... which means there's only one more. Who will it be? You will know... SOON!”
Dalriada about the news:
"70000 Tons of Metal is definitely a huge step up for us. Cruising in the Caribbean, hanging out at the pool, slurping ridiculous cocktails while literally TONS of metal are shaking the boat! We didn’t even dream about a scenario, where one day WE, a bunch of drunk guys from Bumfuck Nebrahoma :) are gonna play at one of the most prestigious and exclusive metal festivals of the planet. Well, I guess there’s still a lot more to come. "
So get ready to check the leading folk metal band of Hungary! Historical themes, folk instruments, unique style. Ravishing melodies intertwined with the vast heritage of ancient Hungarian songs, thrilling legends and sagas which will make you weep and cherish life at the same time.
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