We’re counting down to the 2024 edition of 70000 tons of Metal! This is by far one of our personal favorite metal cruises where every artist is a headliner. Metalheads from around the globe share an insane experience of four days with very little to no sleep of nonstop metal shows. From big pool deck experiences to the intimate Star Lounge, there’s something for all metalheads regardless of subgenre, and we love it all. 2023 marked a significant return for the cruise after all cruises generally faced a halt due to the pandemic. The event’s future was uncertain, but it returned, giving sixty unique artists a go. This year we saw a number of acts having their first experience on the boat to artists having some notable silver-to-gold member status returns. We managed to capture all sixty bands, and as we countdown to the 2024 edition, we will share artist spotlights from the 2023 expedition leading up to the 2024 voyage. Artist Number 9: Cryptosis.
Hailing from the Netherlands, progressive thrashers Cryptosis made their debut appearance on 70000tons of Metal earlier this year, marking a significant milestone in their career. As first-timers, they navigated various set times, from energetically closing the Royal Theater on Day 1 at 4:30 am to closing out the Star Lounge on the final night, Day 4, by delivering a memorable performance.
We were fortunate to have a glimpse into their first set, which revealed a band whose onstage energy transcended the late-night hour, presenting a vivid showcase of songs from their 2021 debut full-length album, Bionic Swarm. Their ruthless performance appeared as though it was the middle of the day instead of night, delivering a tumultuous amount of energy,
Cryptosis continues to make waves in the metal scene. The group recently announced an upcoming EP, The Silent Call, slated for release on December 1st via Century Media Records. In addition to the EP, Cryptosis has planned a EP release party in their hometown on December 2nd. To amplify the anticipation, the band will be unveiling a new song from the EP as early as this Friday (3rd).
70000 tons of Metal will return on January 29th, setting sail from Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and back on February 2nd with another batch promising sixty bands to perform twice throughout the waves of adventure. The announcements have been moving fast this year as tickets have already gone on sale, and, well no updates since our last post but, in case you missed it, 37 bands out of 60 have been revealed thus far:
2024 70000tons of Metal artists:
Blood Red Throne
Legion of the Damned
Lord of the Lost
My Dying Bride
Nanowar of Steel
The Halo Effect
Tygers of Pan Tang
2023 Artist Spotlight: