70000 Tons of Metal 2025 on sale from Thursday – and more bands added

This is your chance to become part of the United Nations of Heavy Metal at Sea – Immerse yourself in a world of pure Metal magic as you soak in rejuvenating hot tubs, feel the warm Caribbean breeze on your skin, and let the powerful Heavy Metal music transport you to another realm.

Yes, you read that right! The wait is over. The organizers of the70000 Tons of Metal festival have announced the Public Sales date for The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. Don’t miss out on this epic journey from Miami, FL to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and back, taking place from January 30th to February 3rd, 2025.

Public Sales will start Thursday, July 11th 2024 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST and respectively 17:00 GMT+1).

With unrestricted festival access, every festival goer can indulge in over 120 shows and special onboard events. Guests will have the opportunity to attend meet and greets for all the bands, intimate masterclasses with select musicians, experience exclusive live album premieres, engage in listening sessions, and so much more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica with their favorite bands on an “Artist Escorted Shore Excursion”, where fans can join band members in activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, boat tours, and other exciting adventures.

Come on board and see 60 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 and bask in the comfort of a hot tub while enjoying the electrifying performances of your favorite metal bands with a delicious cocktail in hand. The 156K+ ton cruise ship boasts numerous onboard amenities, such as bars, lounges, and complimentary dining options.

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The current artist lineup features:

  • BENIGHTED (2 special sets playing the Carnivore Sublime album and a “Best Of” set)
  • CANDLEMASS (celebrating “40 Years Of Doom”)
  • 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)
  • MORK
  • SAMAEL (2 special sets playing the Ceremony of Opposites and Passage albums)
  • 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)

37 more bands will be announced.

1 cruise ship, 60 metal bands, 4 days, only 3000 tickets. Be sure to secure your spot and don’t delay – tickets move fast!

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