70,000 Tons of Metal
We're big fans of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise here at Metal Injection, and this January the cruise will set sail on it's fourth voyage and it's looking to be the biggest one yet. Only a handful of bands have been announced so far, and the big reveal this weekend was that Fear Factory will be on the cruise for a second go-around, this time playing their classic album Demanufacture in full. (more…)
Wow, if June is European festival season, it seems that December/January is now metal cruise season. The creators of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have announced their third annual voyage to happen January 28th through February 1st, which is just two months after their extreme metal offshoot, Barge To Hell. That's a lot of crusin'. Here are the first 10 bands announced for the voyage: (more…)
It's finally here! Our massive photo collection from the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Check it out. We made sure to include plenty of photos of Noa for your viewing pleasure, cause we're pervs! Also, don't miss our full report from the cruise, as well as bands talking about their favorite parts of the cruise and our special edition of The FiX which features picks by fans on the cruise.
I can't believe it's almost that time again, time for Frank, Noa and myself to board the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. This being the second voyage of the metal cruise, we sort of already know what to expect: PARTY PARTY and more PARTY. If you can't make it down to Miami to board this once-in-a-lifetime experience, join us here on Metal Injection where we will be liveblogging our entire experience all week long. We'll be documenting all the bands, all the debauchery and all the bikinis Noa wears. Photos and blog posts are guaranteed. Video is pending reliable internet access. We look forward to sharing our experiences with you guys once again! Kill some time browsing photos from last year or our massive video recap.
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In less than a week's time, I'll be aboard the most metal vessel to ever navigate the seas. I am so excited for the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise that I already have my bathing suit on. If you followed our coverage from last year you already have an idea of how much fun we had and how smashed we got. This year, the line up promises equal or better debauchery. So as I sit here and wait for January 23rd to come I will share the poolside fantasies that bubble in my brain. (more…)
The second annual 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise is over six months away, but the lineup is already heating up. Just announced are four more bands added to the bill: Coroner, Amorphis, Moonsorrow and In Extremo. Of course the bands already announced are Eluveitie, Grave Digger, My Dying Bride, Pestilence, Stratovarius, Therion and Tristania. This cruise is a metal experience like no other. If you don't believe us, take a look at our video report or take a peek at our photos from last year. Tickets are now on sale, with more info found here.
If you're unfamiliar with 70,000 Tons of Metal, it's pretty much the greatest thing on the planet. Over 5 days, over 2,000 metalheads hop on board a luxury cruise ship for the world's only metal fest on the open seas. Rob and his ragtag bunch of Injection staffers walked on board for the 2011 cruise, posting a 20-minute video and over 500 photos of sunbathing and debauchery. (more…)
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Have you seen our epic 20 minute video recap of the killer 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise yet? If not, we highly recommend you carve out some time and take a look back at one of the sickest four day adventures of all time. Besides the video report, we have over 500 photos from the event and much more coverage to keep you plenty distracted from finishing any actual work. You're welcome!
We promised you epic coverage and we are delivering. Earlier today we posted over 500 images of the incredible time we had at the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. We tweeted and Facebooked about it and you guys were so excited, you crashed our serves. Guess what? WE GOT MORE SERVERS! You can now browse as long as you want. Check out all the galleries we have just posted including a photo-gallery of fans of the fest (guess what, it wasn't a total sausage fest!), photos of the Metal Injection crew raging, and of course photos of as many bands as we were able to capture including: Testament, Amon Amarth, Epica, Dark Tranquility, Iced Earth, Twilight of the Gods, Marduk, Finntroll and more.
by: Frank Godla
I've been to more metal festivals in my life than I care to count. Touring festivals, destination festivals, one day to four day festivals, festivals in a desert and festivals in a city. However, as I sit here in my boxers still feeling the after shock and stacked hang overs of last week, I can honestly tell you 70,000 Tons of Metal not only surpassed any expectation I've had for the 4 day floating adventure, but it has already secured the #1 spot on my lifetime festival experience list. So why is 70K Tons of Metal the best fest I've ever been to? Hopefully the following list will help you understand, although I doubt it'll do it justice. Unfortunately this fest mostly falls in the "you had to be there" spectrum, moreso than any other fest we've been to. If you weren't, no explanation may suffice to the neigh sayers. (more…)
I can't believe it's almost time for the metal cruise! Frank, Noa and I are very excited to spend the next week amongst two thousand other metalheads aboard a fancy cruiseline. Noa and Frank are pumped for all the bands, I'm pumped for all the food, and one thing is for sure: We will be documenting our whole journey for you guys on this very page, as part of our ongoing liveblog. Expect text, photos and video all throughout the week. Keep coming back and we will try to keep this updated every few hours with new tidbits and awkward metalhead sightings at the spa. Newer updates will be at the bottom of the post.
Note that this post will be stickied to the top of the News section all week. There will still be some updates below this. Here we go: (more…)