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The Mayhem Cruise may have an impressive lineup, but Barge To Hell’s bill is getting stronger with each announcement. Case in point: Behemoth are the latest band to be confirmed for the “most extreme” metal themed cruise.
Behemoth’s addition comes just a week after At The Gates were confirmed for the cruise as well. Now fans will have the chance to see those two bands, as well as Sepultura, Sodom, Six Feet Under, Paradise Lost, Soilwork, Enslaved, Sanctuary, and a crap load of other groups all on the same boat. And as if that wasn’t enough, there are still eighteen bands left to still be announced. Not only are we curious to see who else will perform at Barge To Hell, but also to see who else is left for their big brother cruise 70,000 Tons Of Metal to snag for next year.
As previously reported, Barge To Hell will set sail to the Nassau, Bahamas from December 3-7. Public sales are well underway, with more information available via their website. You can check out a rundown of the 18 bands confirmed so far after the jump. Read more »
Both Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Mayhem Festival founder Kevin Lyman let it slip that a cruise edition of the metal touring festival was going to take place this December. Today, though, the Mayhem Cruise has been officially announced, and more details have been revealed.
In addition to previous announced bands like Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Anthrax and Suicide Silence, the Mayhem Fest cruise will also feature performances from Hatebreed, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Gojira, Periphery, Born Of Osiris, Battlecross, Otherwise, Girl On Fire, Anti Mortem, And Gyspyhawk. As previously reported, Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Slipknot’s Sid Wilson will also be DJing aboard the cruise while Slipknot’s Clown and Fangoria will also be hosting a film festival. Comedian Big Jay Oakerson and The Legions Of Skank featuring Luis J. Gomez and Dave Smith will also be performing. As if all that wasn’t enough, the cruise also promises meet & greets, daily artist panels, neo-burlesque dance shows, and gambling.
Hosted by Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal, the Mayhem Cruise sets sail on December 7, 2012 from the Port of Miami, FL and travels to the Bahamas, returning on December 10th aboard the Carnival Imagination. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 3, at noon EST via its official website, with packages starting at $699 and payment plans available. Considering the lineup and everything the cruise has to offer, $699 is a pretty damn good deal, especially if you live anywhere near Miami, where the boat is setting sail from.
So head over to Mayhem Cruise’s website to find out more details about 70,000 Tons Of Metal’s new competition. You can also watch an introduction video, featuring interviews with the bands themselves, after the jump. Read more »
Yesterday, At The Gates announced plans to tour Latin America this Summer. While we’re still waiting for their return to the States, the reunited Gothenburg metal legends have added one major event to their upcoming plans: the Barge To Hell Cruise.
“We are almost AT THE GATES of Public Sales for BARGE TO HELL, The World’s Most Extreme Metal Cruise,” the new extreme metal theme cruise revealed via Facebook. At The Gates later confirmed the news via their own posting. This comes almost a week after Belphegor, Kampfar, Soilwork, and Solstafir were added to the bill. Previously confirmed bands include Sepultura, Sodom, Six Feet Under, Paradise Lost, Enslaved, Sanctuary, Rotting Christ and a handful of others.
This Fall/ Winter is already getting packed with metal themed cruises, with Mayhem Fest being the latest to throw their sailors hat into the ring. However, Barge To Hell’s lineup is shaping up really nicely (with the addition of At The Gates a making it even more attractive). And yet 19 out of 40 bands are still left to be announced.
Barge To Hell will set sail to the Nassau, Bahamas from December 3-7. Public Sales will start Friday, April 27 at 12pm EST, with more information available via its website. You can check out a rundown of the 21 bands confirmed so far after the jump. Read more »
While details are still scant, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival founder Kevin Lyman confirmed to Metal Insider that the Mayhem Festival cruise that Machine Head mentioned at the Golden Gods Awards is indeed happening. The floating festival will take place from December 7-10.”We are just excited to get to put this together,” he told us. “It has been a fun process for both of us and really allows us to expand the Mayhem brand and good times.” In addition to the already-announced lineup of Lamb of God, Anthrax, Machine Head and Suicide Silence, Lyman mentioned there would be additional bands playing from Metal Blade, Sumerian, Roadrunner and Century Media.
And it’s more than just four days of band performances. He mentioned that Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Slipknot’s Sid will be DJing as J-Devil and DJ Star Scream, respectively. There will also be a film festival presented by Slipknot’s Clown and Fangoria. And Clown will also be curating a charity art show. Given that 1/4 of Slipknot will already be on board and (at least) one other Roadrunner band will be playing, might Slipknot be one of the bands to be announced? We’ll have to wait to find out, but this sounds like a must-attend event from the relatively small amount of information we’ve gotten so far.
UPDATE: The full announcement about the Mayhem Festival Cruise will be made on Monday, April 30, with tickets going on sale Thursday, May 3
Who wouldn't want to be on a 4 day cruise with these guys?!
Normally we don’t write up a full piece on every band confirmed for the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise’s second edition. However, we thought it was a pretty big deal that the metal cruise just snagged none other than Cannibal Corpse.
That’s right, the death metal legends are the latest band to be confirmed for the 2012 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, leaving 21 bands left to be announced. We also can’t help but notice that the cruise sets sail just before Cannibal Corpse’s European tour with Behemoth, Legion Of The Damned, Misery Index, and Suicidal Angels. Of course, we cannot confirm that any of these bands will be on the cruise’s lineup, but it wouldn’t surprise us either (that, or we just really love the idea of seeing Behemoth performing on a cruise ship).
Check out a full rundown of the bands that have been confirmed for the cruise SO FAR (we still have almost five months still the cruise actually drops anchor, mind you) after the jump. The 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise heading from Miami to George Town, Cayman Islands, from January 23 to January 27. Read more »
After the large success of the first 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise this past year, it was pretty inevitable that it would return for a second run. And after only 3 months since the first one came to an end, plans have already been revealed for 2012. The “world’s biggest floating heavy metal festival” will once again hit the seas, this time heading from Miami to George Town, Cayman Islands, from January 23 to January 27.
In addition to already allowing fans to book the cruise, 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise has also revealed seven out of the 40 bands scheduled to perform. Here are the band’s confirmed for the cruise so far:
My Dying Bride
Keep in mind that there are still 33 bands left to be announced, and last time around there were bands that didn’t get announced until weeks prior to the cruise’s cast off. But we can already tell how different the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise will be from ShipRocked 2011 just by looking at those seven bands. Let the battle between hard rock/metal themed cruises continue!
We will keep you posted when more bands are added to the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, while you can go to the cruise’s official website for information on how to book your spot at this year’s floating metal festival.
[pic via Metal Injection]
Yesterday, you may recall reading a piece we did about the hard rock cruise ShipRocked. In the article, we discussed a few differences we believed existed between ShipRocked and another metal cruise, 70,000 Tons Of Metal. However, we recognize that not everyone may share our observations on the two cruises, including Alan Koenig, owner of the ShipRocked cruise festival. Being the awesome sport he is, though, Koenig was kind enough to share with us his thoughts on our points about the two metal/rock themed cruises. Here’s what he had to say:
First, His Response To ShipRocked’s Lineup Featuring Less Heavier Acts: “I would contend that both Sevendust and In This Moment rock pretty damn hard (and we’re not done adding acts). Though I would agree they’re no Saxon *rolls eyes*. Two final words on the matter: Vinnie. Paul.”
On ShipRocked’s Beer Consumption: “It’s actually the liquor that sells out first on ShipRocked. The ship know’s damn well not to understock the beer.”
On ShipRocked’s Female Audience: “What’s wrong with a ship full of crazy bitches? I would refer you to the cause and effect of my previous sentence.”
On The Nationionality Of ShipRocked’s Attendees: “We’ve had passengers from every continent (save Antarctica) on our cruise. However, we are generally too busy with the aforementioned crazy bitches to be bothered with bean counting the countries.”
On The Cruise’s Jacuzzis: “MSC Cruises has one of the highest ratings when it comes to ship cleanliness and the environment. Try as we might to muck things up, they keep the hot tubs pretty spectacular.”
On The Average Attendees’ Weight: “Weight… as I look down upon my own gut, I have no moral high ground to challenge your point.”
Final Thoughts: “I heard 70k tons was fun, but we’ve got 90k tons under our feet onboard ShipRocked… Hope you’ll join us.”
Major thanks to Alan Koenig for his response! After reading it, I’m convinced that anyone who loves alcohol, crazy bitches and hard rock music will have a blast on this cruise. And who wouldn’t love to combine those three things while on a boat?! You can visit ShipRocked’s official website to learn more about the hard rocking cruise.
Seeing as how successful the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise was last month, it seems like hard rock and metal cruises are an actual trend. After two successful years, Shiprocked has announced their third run, which will sail out from November 14 to 19. The cruise will be heading to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico while bands perform aboard the MSC Poesia luxury cruise. Bands that have already been confirmed to perform at the “rocking” cruise are Buckcherry, Hinder, Hellyeah, Sevendust, In This Moment, Broken Teeth and Rival Sons, with many more expected to be added soon.
As you can already tell, the biggest difference between ShipRocked and 70,000 Tons Of Metal is the type of bands slated to play, with ShipRocked going for more radio friendly hard rockers (at least so far). However, here are some more things we’re speculating will set the cruises apart from each other.
Beer Consumption: 70,000 Tons Of Metal apparently sold a record breaking amount of alcohol for that particular cruise line early on during the voyage. Expect ShipRocked to break that record within its first hour at sea. How else would you be able to enjoy a set from Hinder without a little liquid courage?
Female Audience: From what we’ve seen from pictures, there appeared to have been a nice ratio of men to women aboard the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise (and a lot of them were pretty cute too). However, thanks to Buckcherry, the ShipRocked cruise will probably have more crazy bitches of the two.
Nationality: People from 48 different countries at the event were reportedly aboard the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise . Seeing as how all of the eight bands announced so far are American, expect ShipRocked’s audience to be mainly from North America.
Jacuzzi Action: The jacuzzis aboard the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise apparently saw its fair share of action, though we have a feeling that the ShipRocked’s jacuzzis will be used so often for hot action that you’ll probably want to stay away from it (unless you’re cool with the possibilities of catching a floating STD).
Weight Of Attendees: This is a toss-up. At its worst, we could imagine a lot of overweight midwesterners ponying up cash for a chance to hang out with Hinder and Buckcherry, but we’d also imagine they’ll get their fair share of relatively slim groupies as well. 70,000 Tons of Metal had Dino Cazares though, which might even things out a bit.
To find out more about ShipRocked 2011, you can visit the cruise festival’s official website. It may be too soon to say whether 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2 will happen next year seeing as its inaugural run just ended, but as more ship cruises begin to happen, it’s probably an inevitability.