Yesterday the heavy metal cruise ship festival 70,000 of Metal has begun announcing their 2016 line-up, starting with a personal favorite of mine, Iced Earth. Each hour since, another band has been announced, with Lacuna Coil and Fleshgod Apocalypse being the next two followed by Dragonforce, Delain, and At the Gates. The most recent (as of writing this) addition being Greece’s Firewind. We’re supposed to have the first 10 out of the 60 playing by 6PM today, so keep an eye out for the rest!
The ship sets sail on February 4th from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, traverses the sea to a currently undisclosed location, and returns to on the 8th, one sweaty, four day music festival later. Prices start at the low, and very metal, price of $666, and can reach up to $3333
If you’ve already survived the expedition once, you should be receiving a promo code to allow you first dibs on buying tickets for next year. The rest of us commoners will be waiting until Thursday, July 9th.
If you are a Survivor, you will recieve your PROMOCODE before booking for your group begins.
Booking for UMC GOLD Survivors (3 or more sailings) will start Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 3PM EST.
Booking for UMC SILVER Survivors will start Thrusday, July 2, 2015 at 3PM EST.
If you are new to 70000TONS OF METAL, you need to wait for public sales!
Public Sales start Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 3PM EST
It’s always been a dream of mine to attend this cruise, because let’s be honest here, there aren’t many better scenarios that leaving behind a Pittsburgh winter for four days of Caribbean sun and heavy metal.
Added after this was posted:
Children of Bodom
They also announced that the mystery location was Falmouth, Jamaica, and that we were getting the next batch of 10 next week!
“We all had so much fun in Jamaica last year that we decided to go back… but it wouldn’t be 70000TONS OF METAL if we simply sail to the same destination. Our port call in 2016 will be Falmouth, Jamaica offering a wider range of shore excursions then ever before!
We will resume this game next week, with the next 10 artists scheduled to appear on 70000TONS OF METAL 2016, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!”