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.
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 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
Malevolent Creation announce South American Co-headline tour 2016 with Nervochaos
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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