Sepultura, Emperor, Unleash The Archers, and More Booked for 70000Tons Of Metal – Public Sales Start This Week

The organizers of the 70000Tons Of Metal festival have announced the public sales for their 2025 edition will start Thursday, July 11th 2024 at 12PM EDT (9AM PDT, 18:00 CEST/17:00 GMT+1).​  The heavy metal cruise, featuring Sepultura, Emperor, Unleash The Archers, Decapitated, Hammerfall, Tankard, and more, sets sail from Miami, FL to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and back, taking place from January 30th to February 3rd, 2025. Keep reading below for more information.

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, 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.

The current artist lineup features:
Benighted (2 special sets playing the “Carnivore Sublime” album and a “Best Of” set)
Beyond Creation
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)
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
+38 more bands to be announced.

More from 70000Tons Of Metal:
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. Featuring 60 world-class heavy metal bands from around the globe performing across four stages, 70000Tons Of Metal is home to The World’s biggest open air stage structure to sail the open seas. Guests can enjoy the heavy metal festival experience of a lifetime with all the benefits that a cruise has to offer: complimentary fine dining, bars that never close, 24-hour room service, as well as the ship’s many amenities.

All 60 bands on board play twice – and there’s four concert locations on board: A concert hall, the Royal Theater, stands tall with five levels. The Star Lounge offers a more personal and local club-like ambiance. Discover the arena-like vibes at Studio B, the third indoor stage available. Lastly, yet undoubtedly the most remarkable, is the Pool Deck Stage. This immense stage is accompanied by bars, pools, and even hot tubs that are integrated into the stage itself, allowing guests to indulge in the unique experience of watching their favorite metal bands while soaking in a hot tub.

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 virtuosos performing classic metal songs together on stage. Sailors also have the special opportunity to explore a Caribbean dream destination with their favorite band members on an Artist Escorted Shore Excursion, another 70000Tons Of Metal exclusive.

1 cruise ship, 60 metal bands, 4 days, only 3000 tickets. Be sure to secure your spot and don’t delay – tickets move fast! For more details about 70000Tons Of Metal 2025, including FAQs, vessel amenities and contact information, please visit

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