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70000TONS OF METAL Announces First Bands For 2025

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 9:01 AM


Taking Place January 30th - February 3rd, 2025

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There are your standard Heavy Metal festivals - and then there's 70000TONS OF METAL.

Envision this: Lounging on a Caribbean island, soaking up the sun on a pristine white beach. Later on, you feel the warm wind blowing in your face, now sitting in a hot tub on a giant luxurious cruise ship, in front of The Pool Deck Stage, The World's Biggest Open Air Structure to Ever Sail the Open Seas. Surrounded by Metal fans from all across the globe (known as the United Nations of Heavy Metal at Sea), you headbang to your favorite band. Sounds perfect? Well, it is. Get ready for 70000TONS OF METAL 2025!

The thirteenth edition of 70000TONS OF METAL will take place from January 30th to February 3rd, departing from Miami, Florida - Cruise Capital of the World - to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and back aboard the Independence of the Seas.

This unique festival will once more see 60 Heavy Metal bands from various subgenres taking the four stages on board, with 3000 metalheads from around the world in attendance. Every band will play twice during the trip, ramping the total amount of shows played up to 120! 70000TONS OF METAL has revealed 13 of the 60 bands for the 2025 lineup:

BENIGHTED (2 special sets playing the Carnivore Sublime album and a "Best Of" set)
CANDLEMASS (celebrating "40 Years Of Doom")
DELAIN
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)
MAJESTICA
SAMAEL (2 special sets playing the Ceremony of Opposites and Passage albums)
SEPTICFLESH
STRATOVARIUS (2 special sets playing the Visions album and a "Best Of" set)
TANKARD
THE KOVENANT (2 special sets playing the Nexus Polaris album and a "Best Of" set)

Ocho Rios, the festival's destination, is located on the north coast of Jamaica, known for its picturesque white-sand beaches and stunning landscapes - including the famous and spectacular Dunn's River Falls, just west of downtown. After two days of the full Heavy Metal experience on board, it's time to enjoy the shore day with bamboo rafts, Land Rover and 90-foot yacht tours, experience the adventure of river-tubing down the White River while basking in the warm sunshine, or embark on an adrenaline-pumping downhill bike ride through picturesque limestone valleys. And there's more: As a 70000TONS OF METAL sailor, you'll also have the option to visit Bob Marley's tomb and enjoy a guided tour of his childhood home led by one of his family members - it's all up to you! And to top it all off, there will also be Artist Escorted Shore Excursions, where you can share unique experiences with your favorite musicians before returning on board to enjoy complimentary fine dining, bars that never close, 24-hour room service, as well as the ship's many amenities.

In their ongoing efforts to enhance the Heavy Metal Festival Experience for guests and the environment, the festival organizers are once again offering attendees the option to purchase a Carbon Offset when booking their Private Cabin or Single Ticket for 70000TONS OF METAL 2025. The funds contributed through the Carbon Offset Program go to the Greentrippers Improved Cookstoves in Ghana project.

Stay tuned for updates and announcements including sales dates by checking out 70000tons.com for and the @70000tons social media channels.


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