70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise Adds More Bands, EXODUS to Play Special “Best Of” Set

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EXODUS, THE FACELESS, WHIPLASH, INCANTATION, HAVOK, EDENBRIDGE, NOVEMBERS DOOM and GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS are among the latest confirmed acts for next year’s edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. EXODUS will play two very special sets: one “best-of” set and one celebrating the 35th anniversary of its seminal debut album, “Bonded By Blood”.

Round X of 70000 Tons Of Metal will sail January 7 to January 11, 2020. Survivors and first-time sailors will head-bang their way on board the 154,000-plus-ton luxury cruise ship, the Independence of the Seas, from Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico and back. Sailors will be joined by 60 world-class heavy metal bands, performing more than 120 shows over four nights. Only 3000 tickets will be sold.

The most current lineup is now as follows:

  • ABORTED
  • AETHER REALM
  • ARCHON ANGEL
  • AT THE GATES
  • ATHEIST
  • AXXIS
  • BLOODBOUND
  • CANDLEMASS
  • CARACH ANGREN
  • CATTLE DECAPITATION
  • CRUACHAN
  • DEVIN TOWNSEND
  • EDENBRIDGE
  • EINHERJER
  • EMPEROR
  • EPICA
  • EXODUS
  • FINNTROLL
  • FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  • GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS
  • GRAVE DIGGER
  • HAGGARD
  • HAVOK
  • IHSAHN
  • INCANTATION
  • KAMPFAR
  • KISSIN’ DYNAMITE
  • LEAVES EYES
  • MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
  • MOONSORROW
  • NOVEMBERS DOOM
  • OMNIUM GATHERUM
  • ORIGIN
  • ORPHANED LAND
  • SOEN
  • SORTILÈGE
  • STAM1NA
  • SUFFOCATION
  • THE AGONIST
  • THE FACELESS
  • TROLLFEST
  • VENOM
  • WHIPLASH
  • WINTERSUN

As always, 70000 Tons Of Metal will be host of some very exclusive performances: French cult band SORTILÈGE will play exclusive original lineup reunion shows, including guitarist and main composer Stéphane Dumont; MOONSORROW will perform its album “Verisäkeet” in its entirety; and WINTERSUN will play its only two shows of 2020 on board.

Prices start at USD 833.00 plus taxes and fees per person and include on-board accommodation, unrestricted access to all shows, meals, and numerous special events, including meet-and-greets with all bands on board. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone.

Sailing on board the Independence of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships in the world, guests will enjoy complimentary fine dining, bars and lounges that never close, 24-hour room service and a host of on-board activities. Every band plays twice and all guests have unrestricted festival access to more than 120 live performances, including the “Jamming In International Waters” all-star jam, meet-and-greets with every band, intimate artist clinics and workshops and exclusive album premieres. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a backstage pass. If that’s not enough, festival-goers even get a chance to explore a Caribbean dream destination with their favorite artists.

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