When I announced the performer lineup for the 2019 “ShipRocked” Cruise (seen HERE), a lot of Metalheads were wondering just what in the heck was going on with the announcement for the 2019 “70K Tons Of Metal” excursion since that usually came up in July. Well, as the saying goes “it’s better late than never” as the first details and bands have been lined out. Read on down below.
60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!
On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more! Continue reading 70,000Tons Of Metal Announces First Bands For 2019 Excursion→
Summer is heading our way and that means a bevy of summer concert tours are as well. Let’s take a look at this news from the Exmortus camp.
The Press Release:
EXMORTUS will hit the road this summer headlining The Summer of Steel Tour! Featuring support from The Absence and Hatchet alongside Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and label mates Micawber on select shows; EXMORTUS will embark on tour dates across North America beginning June 28th in San Diego.
“We are stoked to unleash The Sound of Steel upon North America this Summer! This is our first headlining tour and we’re honored to have within our ranks: The Absence and Hatchet, as well as special regional guests — Novareign, Immortal Guardian, Black Fast and Micawber. So, come and have your minds melted by the new tunes as well as old favorites! See you soon!” adds EXMORTUS founder, vocalist & guitarist Conan.
On their forthcoming album The Sound of Steel, EXMORTUS offer a fresh palette of blood-shedding, blackened, neo-classical thrash. Produced by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Suffocation) with artwork created by Philip Lawvere (Kreator, Celtic Frost, Helloween); The Sound of Steel will be released on June 8th via Prosthetic Records worldwide except Japan, where it will be overseen by Marquee Inc. The album also features Warbringer guitarist Chase Becker and drummer Carlos Cruz. The Sound of Steel will be available on all digital outlets, compact disc and LP, with 1000 records being pressed initially in the follow colors: 250 battle axe blood splatter (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour); 250 blue and black marble (Prosthetic webshop and sold by the band on tour); 400 clear with blue and orange Splatter (available in retail stores worldwide); 100 white vinyl (Cargo Germany only) Continue reading Exmortus Announce “The Summer Of Steel” Tour→
As the summer closes up kinda sorta, the tour announcements for the Fall are steadily streaming in and I apologize if I have said this the exact same way in another one of these posts. My time is rather limited today because I am heading out to see one of the final US shows in the storied career of the mighty Black Sabbath. They’re playing the PNC Bank Arts Center tonight and I have noticed that a select amount of tickets are still available for the interested parties. If you are in the vicinity I say go my friends because this really is apparently it. So with that being said, it was super cool to see that COB was heading our way once again and the poster, press release and dates all follow down below. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Finnish Metal Superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM will embark on a 21-date North American tour with special guests iconic black metal artist ABBATH, California-based metal act EXMORTUS, and Canada’s progressive metallers ONI. The trek presented by The Noise will commence in Quebec on November 23 and will hit 3 Canadian cities as well as Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and conclude in Brooklyn on December 19th. Alexi Laiho comments, “We’re happy to have finally put something cool together for our upcoming US headline tour with Oni, Emortus and the one and only Abbath so I’d say this tour is more than worth checkin’ out! So hope to see you there!” Continue reading Children Of Bodom Announce “I Worship Chaos” Tour For Fall 2016→