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The Ultimate Festival On The Sea “70000Tons Of Metal” Begins Announcing Bands For 2020 Cruise

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.

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The Confirmed Bands Are As Follows: Emperor, Epica, Haggard, Origin, Einherjer, Leaves’ Eyes

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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.

Official Website: https://70000tons.com/
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Epica Announces “Design Your Universe” 10th Anniversary North American Dates

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I love so much about the music of the Dutch Metal sensations in Epica and am happy to share this bit of news with you today. Take a look at their plans around a milestone of one of their albums.

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The Press Release:
Dutch Metal titans EPICA will perform some exclusive shows around the globe and have announced three exclusive North American shows early next year, as part of their Design Your Universe 10th anniversary tour. The North American shows will see the band return to some intimate venues in Montreal, Los Angeles and New York.

Simone Simons comments “Our highly acclaimed album Design Your Universe is 10 years old and that calls for a celebration. And of course the US and Canada should be part of our anniversary tour as well! We will be doing some exclusive shows where we will be playing many DYU songs. I hope you’ll come and join the party!”
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Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films

It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.

Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.

Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??

Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!

Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” ? And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.

Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Epica @ Playstation Theater

Epica will deliver their greatest songs in the Big Apple with support from Lacuna Coil, Insomnium and more. Don’t miss this always thrilling band.

Epica Announces “The Ultimate Principle” North American Tour

You Metal Legions love tours and I love to tell you about them and since I need to get ready for yet another show, here is a bit of touring information to process because the Symphonic Metal Masters from The Netherlands in Epica are coming back for one more round. Can you handle it? Dig into the full press release and tour poster below. I’ll return with some closing thoughts afterwards.

The Press Release:
Dutch Symphonic Metal giants EPICA will return to North America this August and September for the North American leg of the ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE TOUR, the band’s biggest North American tour to date. The band will be joined on this tour by Italian Gothfathers Lacuna Coil, their friends in Finnish melodic death metal Insomnium and newcomers Elantris!

EPICA front woman Simone Simons and EPICA guitar player Isaac Delahaye comment:

You asked for more, you’ll get more! After all the great reactions we got on our latest album The Holographic Principle and the amazing North American tour we’ve done end of last year, we’re really stoked to come back to your side of the planet so soon again. Bigger venues, bigger production, we’re ready to give you all we’ve got. Not to mention the absolutely killer bands we’re bringing over with us! I’m genuinely looking forward to play for you and to see you all rocking out with us. See you all soon!

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