BENEDICTION, SWALLOW THE SUN Added To Lineup For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018
September 17, 2017, a year ago
The much-anticipated eighth edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise sails from Miami / Fort Lauderdale, FL to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back on February 1st - 5th, 2018. Newly added to the performance lineup is Benediction and Swallow The Sun.
Thus far, 23 of 60 bands have been announced: Aeternam, Alestorm, Benediction, Cannibal Corpse, Dark Tranquillity, Enslaved, Goatwhore, Gyze, In Extremo, Insomnium, Korpiklaani, Kreator, Meshuggah, Necrophobic, Obscura, October Tide, Primal Fear, Rhapsody, Septicflesh, Sepultura, Sonata Arctica, Swallow The Sun, and Wolfheart.
Every band on board 70000 Tons Of Metal plays twice. Once on the way to the Turks and Caicos Islands and once again on the way back. However, there is one exception. Swallow The Sun will perform three concerts. That’s right, the Finnish masterminds will conduct three stunning sets on board to celebrate their magnum opus trilogy, Songs From The North (Parts I, II, and III). But hang on, this is 70000 Tons Of Metal - the original, the world's biggest heavy metal cruise and they do things in style! Therefore SwallowTheSun will bring along a backing orchestra for this spectacle.
Ticket prices for the 2018 cruise start at USD 766.00 plus taxes and fees per person and include on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service as well as port and service charges. Everyone on board is a VIP, and most importantly the bars on the ship never close!
“Every year I book a very diverse lineup trying to cover all sub-genres of heavy metal," says Andy Piller, The Skipper of 70000 Tons Of Metal. "The only thing that's even more diverse are our Survivors. Last year we welcomed metalheads from 74 (seventy-four!) different nations on board, making 70000 Tons Of Metal truly feel like the United Nations of Heavy Metal... at sea! Just imagine having people from all over the globe on the same ship. Origin, race, language, religion, lifestyle, all of that does not matter anymore. You can feel the vibe on board that everyone is equal. That's what makes me most proud about 70000 Tons Of Metal."
Visit the official 70000 Tons Of Metal website at this location, and be sure to check out their official Facebook page. See BraveWords.com's overview of the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal from Metal Tim Henderson here.