Circle II Circle, Arsis and The Absence are the latest confirmed acts for 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world's biggest floating heavy metal festival.

70000 Tons Of Metal will sail Monday, January 24th aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas luxury cruise ship from Miami, FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will return four days later on Friday, January 28th.


The complete festival billing looks as follows:

Agent Steel, Amon Amarth, Arsis, Blackguard, Blind Guardian, Circle II Circle, Cripper, Dark Tranquillity, Death Angel, Destruction, DuskMachine, Ensiferum, Epica, Exodus, Fear Factory, Finntroll, Forbidden, Gamma Ray, Iced Earth, Korpiklaani, Malevolent Creation, Marduk, Moonspell, Nevermore, Obituary, Rage, Raven, Sabaton, Sanctuary, Saxon, Sodom, Sonata Arctica, Swashbuckle, Testament, The Absence, Trouble, Twilight Of The Gods (performing Bathory masterpieces), Týr, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Voivod and Witchburner


Saxon will play two unique shows. One night they will perform the Wheels Of Steel LP in its entirety and on a different night, for the second show, they will play Strong Arm Of The Law from start to finish. Also Testament will play two very unique shows on board. At the first show they will prove their titan trash status by playing The Legacy album in its entirety; at the second show they will play The New Order album in full.

Ticket prices start at US$ 666 plus US$ 249 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, all meals and non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks at the on-board restaurants and 24-hour room service.


Source: 70000tons.com
Event: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2011
 
Posted: 15.01.2011 by Thryce



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Carl Berg - 15.01.2011 at 14:53  
Damn it why aren't I rich?
corrupt - 15.01.2011 at 15:23  
Funny idea. Maybe in a few years if they continue this.
Elodie Artour - 15.01.2011 at 15:26  
The idea is indeed quite funny. Hope they succeed, though.
*!* - 15.01.2011 at 15:38  
Hope the ship doesnt sink...lots of my favorite bands are in there
Vitriolic Hate - 15.01.2011 at 15:40  
Written by corrupt on 15.01.2011 at 15:23

Funny idea. Maybe in a few years if they continue this.

+1
Ag Fox - 15.01.2011 at 15:40  
I'm imagining the combination of alcohol and motion sickness
silenius - 15.01.2011 at 16:10  
Thats one fucked up awesome line-up! wanna be there:(
Sasha Batrakov - 15.01.2011 at 17:19  
Sounds fake, maybe im just retarted and it actually is fake
necrovamp - 15.01.2011 at 17:29  
Im so jelous of anyone who goes on this. im gonna have to save up for a few years before i can go!
Ag Fox - 15.01.2011 at 17:57  
Saving up for 3 months just 4 four days worth of thrills... don't think I'd go to it yet. Maybe when I get a proper job
Lit. - 15.01.2011 at 18:42  
Considering the horrible year and a half we've had, I'd say the chances of a shipwreck of Titanic porportions are 50/1.
ForeverDarkWoods - 15.01.2011 at 18:51  
I like the fact that everyone seems to think this is something completely new and innovative. In Sweden we have had metal cruises every year. This year's Sweden Rock cruise has got Doro, for example.
Dominus - 15.01.2011 at 19:10  
I wanna be there
MetalSpider - 15.01.2011 at 20:41  
Wow! A lot of great bands on this cruise! The ship better be sturdy and the weather great!
Fat & Sassy! - 15.01.2011 at 21:43  
Talk about friggin' crrrrruuuuiiissssiiiinnnn'. XD Holy shit. And Uli Jon Roth is gonna bet there too?! Wish I could go. D:
Dark Blood - 15.01.2011 at 21:55  
Maybe in a few years...
Brodd - 15.01.2011 at 22:56  
Only one week left! I can't wait. Its going to be awsome!
cjs675 - 15.01.2011 at 23:25  
I used to work for Royal Caribbean ('01 - '03) and I know Cozumel quite well. For anyone lucky enough to be a part of this - a tip:

When you disembark at the Cozumel port, hire a jeep (remember to take your driver's license with) and take a trip to the other side of the island.

Here you'll find the true spirit of the island, awesome Mexican cuisine, proper tequila and friendly locals.

Or alternatively stay and enjoy overpriced shooters at soulless commercial franchises like Carlos & Charlie's or Fat Tuesday with all the overweight good-old-boys.

Hey, but whatever you decide to do, enjoy you lucky bastards.

PS. tell Ensiferum our ears are still ringing down here in South Africa .
Promonex - 15.01.2011 at 23:27  
Written by Brodd on 15.01.2011 at 22:56

Only one week left! I can't wait. Its going to be awsome!

Thanks for making us jealous. Please take loads of pics and score some chicks (and take pics of said chicks) and post 'em here, will ya?
Axe Argonian - 16.01.2011 at 00:49  
Ew...Twilight of the Gods doing Bathory masterpieces? That's as bad as hearing Dragonforce perform Slayer masterpieces.

Regardless of that small quibble, this event will be awesome. It's a shame that I lack the funds to go on this cruise, but maybe I'll be able to participate when another event like this is hosted in the near future. I just pray that this cruise doesn't sink, for too many awesome bands will be on it.
Hugoj33 - 16.01.2011 at 00:53  
Not many metalheads can pay $666
SBGMetal - 16.01.2011 at 00:55  
Dayum the whole concept sounds sooooooo fuking cool wish i could have gone
INÆRIS - 16.01.2011 at 02:43  
Just like MelloBoat, except without my favorite bands.
Don_Doom - 16.01.2011 at 04:17  
Why there isn´t a Metal Spring Break?
LeChron James - 16.01.2011 at 05:45  
Didn't we invent planes so we wouldn't have to travel via boat anymore? Cruises are like floating prisons with sorta better food and just as much involuntary anal. Except this one is gonna have a shit load of metal bands playing.

Oh yeah, and have fun ending up in Mexico! And being kidnapped by the Sinaloa cartel, tortured, killed, having your entrails removed and replaced with bricks of dope and shipped across the border. All cruises should end that way!
..ExoTeaR.. - 16.01.2011 at 06:38  
This cruise would be a blast I might do it one year. I love the ocean.
Illuminate - 16.01.2011 at 07:18  
Peace everyone. I'm on my way there! cant fuckin' wait.
Daggon - 16.01.2011 at 10:12  
Now the seas will tremble...
The Shape 1973 - 16.01.2011 at 14:51  
I know it is no where near Africa, but could you imagine any Somali pirates taking on a ship full of metalheads.
Trerot - 16.01.2011 at 16:51  
Written by Guest on 15.01.2011 at 17:19

Sounds fake, maybe im just retarted and it actually is fake

dont think its fake as its posted on some of the bands websites.. either way, its in the wrong continent!
>Odysseus - 16.01.2011 at 18:11  
Imagine this ship will sink !!!!!!! (knocking on wood)
metal will not be the same as we know if it happened
qlacs - 16.01.2011 at 20:19  
Saxon and Testament 2 show HOLY SH!T!
Boxcar Willy - 17.01.2011 at 21:38  
Written by Vitriolic Hate on 15.01.2011 at 15:40

Written by corrupt on 15.01.2011 at 15:23

Funny idea. Maybe in a few years if they continue this.

+1

+1
Valentin B - 22.01.2011 at 02:02  
The shitty thing about cruises/ overnight ferries is that, in the quest for more money (which apparently people who travel by boat usually have), they never let people choose just ONE bed in a cabin, like on trains with couchettes, so people travelling alone(after all, you AND at least 3 of your friends should afford this) are getting fucked over.

this is why i think i wouldn't have been able to go on this trip anyway, even if i had a lot of money(and it would probably cost me a year's salary anyway). and this is also why i probably will never take a cruise/overnight ferry in the foreseeable future(unless of course they have seats available too )

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