Round X of 70000 TONS OF METAL Its a GO!: World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise Announces First 10 Bands

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Music cruises are nothing new, but 70000 Tons Of Metal is one of the initiators of the trend. The veil of uncertainty surrounding the uncommon delay for the band’s announcements towards the event 10th anniversary has been lifted, and the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise, which had fans waiting in anticipation for the lineup and sale dates, is now a reality, with the first batch of 10 out of 60 bands now known.

The phrase “coming home” always has some emotional elements attached to it. Since 2011, for thousands of metal-heads, it means joining the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, sailing out of South Florida, USA. It’s where they meet their heavy metal family and make new friends when the United Nations of Heavy Metal reunites every year. In 2020, “coming home” will have another meaning to go with it, as Round X of 70000 Tons Of Metal will bring sailors to Cozumel, Mexico, the original port of call back in 2011.

Round X of 70000 Tons Of Metal will sail January 7 to January 11, 2020. Public sales start on Saturday, October 26 at 12 p.m. EDT (9 a.m. PDT and 18:00 CEST).

The first 10 of 60 bands that have been announced are:

  • EPICA (“Design Your Universe” set)
  • MOONSORROW (performing their album “Verisäkeet” in its entirety)
  • WINTERSUN (only shows of 2020)

As always, 70000 Tons Of Metal will be host of some very exclusive performances: MOONSORROW will perform its album “Verisäkeet” in its entirety and WINTERSUN will play its only two shows of 2020 on board.

Survivors and first-time sailors will headbang 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.

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 to book your cabin before they’re gone, and trust us, they go by in a blink of an eye!

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.

With nine consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night heavy metal music festival and Caribbean vacation will celebrate Round X in 2020, offering 3000 metal-heads the unique opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world-class heavy metal bands. 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.

For more information on 70000 Tons Of Metal 2020, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, event details and more, please visit Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000 Tons Of Metal community on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @70000tons


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