DragonForce, Children of Bodom + Lacuna Coil Announced for 2016 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise
Ahoy, metal heads! The first 10 acts for the 2016 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have been announced. Get ready to set sail with DragonForce, Children of Bodom, Lacuna Coil, Delain, At The Gates, Firewind, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Iced Earth, Moonspell and Turisas. According to the site, the cruise organizers expect to announce 50 more acts for the event, with the next set of 10 artists being announced next week.
“The world’s biggest heavy metal cruise,” will set sail from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Fla on Feb. 4 and will head to Falmouth, Jamaica before returning to Florida on Feb 6. 3,000 tickets are available for the cruise and the public sale begins on July 9 at 3PM ET. For those lucky enough to have attended the cruise in the past, make sure to check your inbox because you should be receiving a promo that will let you book for 2016 before July 9. Head here to learn more.
Getting your place on the ship can cost you as little as $666 (we see what you did there, and we like it) to share a four-person room in the interior of the Royal Caribbean 'Independence of the Seas' ship and the prices go all the way up to $3,333. That will get you a spot in the Owner Suite with a private balcony, a living room area and more.
This year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise began on Jan. 22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and headed to Ocho Rios, Jamaica before docking back in Florida on the 26. Acts like Arch Enemy, Apocalyptica, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death had the 3,000 cruisers in attendance head-banging their way through the high seas.