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70000TONS OF METAL 2025: Ticket Sale and More Bands Added

Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow (July 11th) for 70000TONS OF METAL and more bands have been announced.


The organizers of 70000TONS OF METAL have announced that the public sale date for the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise begins Thursday the 11th of July at 12pm EDT (5pm BST). 70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. With ten consecutive sellouts since the inaugural voyage in 2011, this extraordinary and unique floating festival now sails on board some of the largest luxury passenger vessels in the world. This four-day Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3000 metalheads the amazing opportunity to mingle side-by-side with all of the bands on board. With no VIP areas it truly is like everyone has a backstage pass. Not only do guests have unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances (all bands play twice), every ticket also includes meet & greets with every band, intimate masterclasses with select musicians and exclusive live & listening premieres. Guests also have full access to the 'Jamming in International Waters All Star Jam' - a one-of-a-kind jam session featuring a host of musical virtuoso's performing classic metal songs together on stage. Sailors also have the special opportunity to explore a Caribbean dream destination with their favourite band members on an 'Artist Escorted Shore Excursion', another 70000TONS OF METAL exclusive. Come on board and see sixty bands perform on the Independence of the Seas with shows spread across four stages, including the iconic Pool Deck Stage, The World's Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Ever Sail the Open Seas. Bask in the comfort of a hot tub while enjoying the electrifying performances of your favourite metal bands with a delicious cocktail in hand. Onboard amenities include, bars, lounges, and complimentary dining options. Take the opportunity to experience beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica with your favourite bands on the 'Artist Escorted Shore Excursion', with activities like snorkeling, kayaking, boat tours and more...

The current artist lineup

Arcturus Benighted (2 special sets playing the 'Carnivore Sublime' album and a 'Best Of' set)

Beyond Creation Candlemass (Celebrating '40 Years of Doom')

Crownshift Decapitated (2 special sets playing the 'Nihility' and 'Cancer Culture' albums)


Emperor (2 special sets 'In The Nightside Eclipse' and 'Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk')

Flotsam & Jetsam (2 special sets 'Doomsday for the Deceiver' and 'No Place for Disgrace')


In Extremo (2 special 'Best Of' sets as part of their 30th anniversary celebration)

Kalmah (2 special sets playing the 'They Will Return' and 'Swampsong' albums)



Samael (2 special sets playing the 'Ceremony of Opposites' and 'Passage' albums)


Sepultura (Official Farewell At Sea Shows)

Sonata Arctica Stratovarius (2 special sets playing the 'Visions' album and a 'Best Of' set)

Subway To Sally (2 special sets playing the 'Nord Nord Ost' album and an exclusive 'Party Best Of' set)


The Kovenant (2 special sets playing the 'Nexus Polaris' album and a 'Best Of' set)

Unleash The Archers

with 37 more bands to be announced...

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