The Press Release:
Ready to unleash yet unknown forces of Extreme Wizard Metal!
Mortals beware – some mighty sorcerers have cast their spell over Napalm Records! We are proud to announce the signing of the newly founded extreme metal supergroup WIZARDTHRONE. This groundbreaking adventure features members of roaring metal pirates ALESTORM, galactic warriors GLORYHAMMER, melodic death metal formation AETHER REALM, kings of goblin metal NEKROGOBLIKON, epic black metal visionaries FORLORN CITADEL and death metal machinery VALE OF PNATH.
As you readers know, in addition to all of the TOURS AND FESTIVALS that we post about in that Category on PiercingMetal, there are also a whole lot of awesome Music Cruises to choose from and I’m going to continue to post the alerts and updates about the ones we find most interesting. One of the most famous of them all is the “70000Tons Of Metal” excursion and the bands have begun to be announced. As a rule of thumb I will continually edit this post to reflect the new alerts and share it repeatadley across the socials so lets go.
The Confirmed Bands Are As Follows:Emperor, Epica, Haggard, Origin, Einherjer, Leaves’ Eyes, Candlemass, Moonsorrow, Venom, Wintersun, Sortilege, Kampfar, Flotsam and Jetsam, Devin Townsend, Cruachan, At The Gates, Aborted, Archon Angel, Aether Realm, Grave Digger, Kissin’ Dynamite, Trollfest, Soen, Michael Schenker, The Agonist, Ihsahn, Axxis, Omnium Gatherum, Stamina, Finntroll, Bloodbound, Suffocation, Orphaned Land, Carach Angren, Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Edenbridge, Suffocation, November’s Doom, Havok, Whiplash, The Faceless, Ghost Ship Octavius, Exodus, Seven Witches, Ross The Boss, Vio-Lence, Aeternam, Toxik, Brujeria, Once Human, Possessed, Striker, Without Waves, Wilderun and Soilwork.
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About 70000TONS OF METAL: 70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands on board a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Sail the Seas.
The Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships in the World, offers guests complimentary fine dining, 22 bars and lounges, 24 hour room service, and a host of activities and on board amenities. With seven consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3,000 Metalheads a once in a lifetime opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world class Heavy Metal bands.
Every band plays twice and you get unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming with Waters in International Waters All-Star Jam, Meet & Greets with every band, intimate Artist Clinics & Workshops, exclusive Album Premiere Listening Sessions and much more. 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 their Caribbean dream destination with Artist escorted shore excursions.
For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2020, including photos, FAQs (for booking, travel documents, payment, etc.), vessel amenities, events details and more, please visit the websitelinked at the close of this announcement. Guests and fans are also invited to join the 70000TONS OF METAL community on Facebook and Twitter (also linked at the close).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: As this will be a continuous list I will refrain from commenting just yet.
We’ve just received a transmission from a distant galaxy regarding the Metal warriors known as Gloryhammer. Though the details need some deciphering, we’ve used an ancient coding method to better convey this to your electronic device of choice. Read on.
The Press Release:
Mighty warriors of the galaxy, GLORYHAMMER, are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince. Continue reading Gloryhammer Announces North American Headlining Tour→
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum, those merry mates in Alestorm, Lords of the True Scottish Pirate Metal, will be returning to our shores in the Fall of this year. Check out the bands brief statement below and the dates and know that I will return to help guide you about this treasure trove of fun-filled Metal. They are calling this “The Super Smashed Turbo Tour” which is a really fun name for a run of shows.
The Facebook Statement:
Ahoy pirates, goblins, and other costumed humans of North America! We’ve been promising this for weeks, so here it is…the full dates for our USA & Canada tour with Nekrogoblikon and Aether Realm! Tickets available from wherever it is you kids buy tickets these days. Oh, and the first one to say “Lame, you’re not coming to Brazil, Iowa” gets a big ol’ punch in the butt.
The Tour Dates:
10/02/16 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/03/16 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/04/16 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/05/16 – Providence, RI – Firehouse 13
10/06/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
10/08/16 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
10/09/16 – Dayton, OH – Rockstar Pro Arena
10/10/16 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
10/11/16 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
10/12/16 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/13/16 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
10/14/16 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
10/15/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
10/16/16 – Boise, ID – Mardis Gras
10/17/16 – Spokane, WA – The Pin!
10/18/16 – Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
10/19/16 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/20/16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/21/16 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
10/22/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
10/23/16 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
10/24/16 – Las Vegas, NV – LVSC
10/25/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
10/27/16 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/28/16 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
10/29/16 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
10/30/16 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/31/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/01/16 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero Continue reading Alestorm Announce “Super Smashed Turbo Tour” For Fall 2016→