70000 Tons Of Metal – Day 1: The Dark Side, Seaside
January 12, 2020, 13 days ago
The tenth installment of 70K Tons kicked off with an evil roar, courtesy of heavyweights like Emperor, Exodus, At The Gates and Vio-lence. Over the course of the next three, brain addled and rattled days, the mood lightened, but not the music. Shipping out Tuesday, at 5 PM, and with the main, on-deck stage still under construction, the initial night offers the least number of bands (23), as the global attendees (re-) acquaint themselves.
Other Day 1 notables included Soilwork, a 3:45 AM set from Seven Witches (with James Rivera back on vocals) and Kissin' Dynamite. A full report, stem-to-stern, will be posted soon, alongside interviews with some of the heavy hitters.