The Heavy Metal Cruise excursions seem to be getting more and more exciting as we’ve found a Monsters Of Rock Cruise, A KISS Kruize, A MEGA-Cruise and of course the infamous 70K Tons Of Metal Cruise dominating the high seas for a few years……until now. You see my sea faring fiends, the chaotic hurricane of a band that is called Slipknot have just revealed the first scoop about what they are calling “Knotfest at Sea”. Take a look at the press release and visuals and I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Friday November 15th 2019: Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band, Slipknot, has announced its first ever cruise event, Knotfest At Sea. Furthering the global expansion of the Knotfest experience, the inaugural voyage of the Knotfest At Sea cruise will set sail from Barcelona on August 10th 2020 returning on August 14th. Knotfest At Sea will be headlined by Slipknot who will perform two sets on board the ship with the full line-up and on board experiences still to be announced. For more info, head to KnotfestAtSea.com.
You’ve experienced the cultural and musical experience of Knotfest. Now, for the first time ever, witness rock history when the Knotfest At Sea cruise sets sail. Here’s Clown with a teaser…
Since its inception in 2012, Knotfest has expanded into 5 countries – USA, Japan, Mexico, Colombia and this year, France when the inaugural Knotfest Meets Hellfest event sold out within weeks. As global demand grows for the unique culture and community that Slipknot and their namesake festival represent, the Knotfest brand reaches ever further around the world.
This year, Knotfest Mexico will take place at Parque Deportivo Oceania on November 30th and will mark Slipknot’s first ever performance in Mexico City. Tickets are available here.
Knotfest Colombia will descend on Hipódromo De Los Andes in Bogotá on December 6th. Slipknot will headline the event for the first time and will be joined by a stellar line-up. Tickets are on-sale now and available here.
In 2020, Knotfest Japan will take place on 20th and 21st of March with both dates headlined by Slipknot. Day one will be a Knotfest Roadshow event featuring Anthrax and more. Day 2 will be a full Knotfest festival day featuring Korn and more. Tickets are available from KnotfestJapan.Com
Another recent first saw Slipknot hit the road this summer for the traveling Knotfest Roadshow tour, which hit thirty cities across North America. With a brand new stage set and production, the tour saw Slipknot play to the biggest North American audiences in their history. They headlined US festivals Louder Than Life and Aftershock this fall and will return to Europe for a headline arena tour in January 2020, where many of the shows sold out in a matter of hours. Dates and info are available here.
Slipknot returned to the top of the ‘Billboard Top 200’ in August with the debut of their new album WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND, marking the GRAMMY® Award-winning group’s third consecutive #1 album on that chart. Furthermore, the album made an impact worldwide with #1 debuts in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Japan, Russia Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Finland, as well as Top 5 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and New Zealand.
WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND is highlighted by the current single “Nero Forte”, “Solway Firth,” and the LP’s first single “Unsainted.” The latter two have come with an M. Shawn Crahan directed official music video, and each has trended worldwide on YouTube (all videos, not just music) – “Unsainted” at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hours. Combined, videos for the new album have amassed over 87.2 million views in only three months.
While WE ARE NOT YOUR KIND clearly resonated with rock fans on a massive global scale, it also tapped into universal demand for unapologetic and groundbreaking heavy rock across a diverse media landscape: NME called it “an astonishing record”, Forrbes called it “a Masterpiece”, The Fader proclaimed “Slipknot is a band whose music will always be relevant”, and Vice wrote “Slipknot have become a pop culture phenomenon.”.
Stay tuned for further information on Knotfest’s continuing global domination coming soon.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay so the first downside about this excursion is that you need to go to Spain to participate in it but I have seen bigger things than this not even be a concern to some of the Metal maniacs of the world. I’ll be keeping up with this event as more information gets released to the public as its going to be something for the record books and will likely feature a lot of bands that are worthy of making the journey for. I caught the Slipknot “KNOTFEST Road Show” when it hit my region back in August and it was a monster of a show. If you didn’t see our overview just click HERE to be up to speed. Okay that is all I have for now, but I will see you soon for sure. Let me know what you think about this news when and if you have a chance. Now its time for me to head to the third annual AnimeNYC Convention over at the Javits Center.