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Below is our complete Equilibrium news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Crucified Barbara Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced that Swedish hard rock/traditional metal act Crucified Barbara is the latest act to be added to the 2015 roster. The band has a new album called "In the Red," which drops on September 10th via Despotz Records.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Crucified Barbara joins previously announced bands below, with 31 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
God Dethroned
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Municipal Waste
Napalm Death
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Municipal Waste Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

UMC - promoters for the World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - announced that Virginia thrash/crossover act Municipal Waste is the latest act to be added to the 2015 roster. The band is still supporting its latest album "The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space)," which was issued in 2012.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

The Jeff Waters run "All-Star Jam," which was absent from the 2014 edition, will return in 2015 as "Jamming With Waters in International Waters." This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Municipal Waste joins previously announced bands below, with 32 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
God Dethroned
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Napalm Death
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Equilibrium Introduces New Members

German epic metal band Equilibrium recently announced the addition of new members Dom R. Crey (guitar) and Jen Majura (bass).

Now both of them want to introduce themselves, and have done so through the video clips available below. Equilibrium is also out now with new album "Erdentempel" (reviewed here).

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God Dethroned Reunites For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three years after the farewell performance on board 70,000 Tons of Metal in January 2012, UMC, promoters of the World's Largest Metal Cruise, announced that the newly reformed God Dethroned will be on board the Liberty of the Seas in 2015.

Frontman Henri Sattler commented: "In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to quit the band. I definitely needed time away from it all, and having a break wasn’t reassuring enough to know if I would be able to recharge the batteries for another go.

"Oddly enough it was at the funeral of the man who discovered us in the first place that I came to realize the story wasn’t finished yet. So here we go again. Don’t think you will be able to see us playing every club for weekends on end. We will only play a small selection of shows and this won’t happen before 2015. Besides that, the core of the band will consist of only Michiel and myself. We’ll have some cool guest musicians lined up, though, to make sure we’ll give you the best performance possible.

"Last but not least, our first shows will be where we played our last ones three years ago. Our rebirth will happen on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2015. See you on board!”

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

The Jeff Waters run "All-Star Jam," which was absent from the 2014 edition, will return in 2015 as "Jamming With Waters in International Waters." This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

God Dethroned joins previously announced bands below, with 33 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Napalm Death
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Napalm Death Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added another act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: legendary U.K. grindcore act Napalm Death.

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

Though the "All-Star Jam" was absent from the 2014 edition, the Jeff Waters run funfest - now dubbed "Jamming With Waters" is set to return in 2015. This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Napalm Death joins previously announced bands below, with 34 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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New Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added four more acts to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: Danish hard rock act D.A.D., Scottish pirates Alestorm, U.K. legends Tank and the ultimate evil from Poland: Behemoth.

Though the "All-Star Jam" was absent from the 2014 edition, the Jeff Waters run funfest - now dubbed "Jamming With Waters" is set to return in 2015. This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

D.A.D., Alestorm, Tank and Behemoth join previously announced bands below, with 35 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Primal Fear
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Primal Fear Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added the 21st act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: German power metal act Primal Fear.

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Primal Fear joins previously announced bands below, with 39 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Lake Of Tears Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added the 20th act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: Swedish gothic metal act Lake of Tears.

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Lake of Tears joins previously announced bands below, with 40 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015 Adds Triosphere

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added the 19th act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: Norwegian power/progressive act Triosphere, which features vocalist/bassist Ida Haukland, who recently took part in the latest album from Epysode "Fantasmagoria." legendary Michael Schenker with the Temple of Rock and Canadian death metal act Kataklysm.

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will feature Michael Schenker on guitars, Herman Rarebell on drums, Francis Buchholz on the bass guitar, Doogie White on vocals and Wayne Findlay on Guitars and Keyboards.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Triosphere joins the previously announced bands below, with 41 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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70,000 Tons Launches Channel, Announces Two Acts

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC launched a new YouTube Channel at this location and continued the countdown of 60 bands for the upcoming 2015 edition of the largest cruise festival, adding the 17th and 18th band: legendary Michael Schenker with the Temple of Rock and Canadian death metal act Kataklysm.

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will feature Michael Schenker on guitars, Herman Rarebell on drums, Francis Buchholz on the bass guitar, Doogie White on vocals and Wayne Findlay on Guitars and Keyboards.

The festival casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock and Kataklysm join previously revealed bands, with 42 band left to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Korpiklaani
Origin
Therion
Threshold
Xentrix More...

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Hellfest Live Stream Available This Weekend

Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.

Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):

June 20th:

M.O.D.
Sepultura
Therapy?
Sabaton
Death Angel
Watain
Turisas

June 21st:

Eluvietie
Soulfly
Emperor
Dagoba
Shining
We Came As Romans
Skyclad
Tsjuder

June 22nd:

Vreid
Solstafir
Equilibrium
Urfaust
Behemoth
Angra More...

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Equilibrium Posts Track-By-Track Outtakes

The German epic metal pioneers in Equilibrium have released a new trailer for the “Erdentempel” album. Check out the hilarious outtakes of their track-by-track sessions below.

In other news, Equilibrium just recruited new bassist Jen Jajura, and “Erdentempel” (reviewed here) is out now. It features the following track listing:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

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Equilibrium Recruits New Bass Player

The German epic metal heroes in Equilibrium today introduce a new bass player: Jen Majura has been named the successor for the recently stepped out bass player Sandra van Eldik.

The band states: "Since today Equilibrium are complete again! The position on the bass guitar will be filled with Jen Majura, perhaps some of you may know her from Knorkator. We are very proud to have found such an excellent musician and the rehearsal room is allready full of energy! So, say hello to Jen and welcome her with us in the big Equi-family! Welcome aboard Jen!"

The band's new album "Erdentempel" (reviewed here) is also out now via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Equilibrium Posts "Behind The Scenes" Video Clip

German pagan/folk metal act Equilibrium posted a clip of behind the scenes footage from the band's latest music video "Wirtshaus Gaudi." The video dropped last week and can be seen over here. The song appears on the band's latest album "Erdentempel," which is set for release on June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10, 2014 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records (see review here).

The track listing for the album is:

The track listing is as follows:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane (streaming here)
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

Check out the footage here: More...

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Equilibrium Releases New Music Video

Equilibrium, which just recruited a new guitarist, has a new video clip out now for "Wirtshaus Gaudi."

Watch the new video below, thanks to Metal Hammer. The band's new album "Erdentempel" will be out on June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10, 2014 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode More...

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Equilibrium Recruits New Guitarist

German epic metal band Equilibrium today introduces a new lead guitarist: Dom R. Crey is the successor to the recently departing guitar player Andreas Völkl. The band states:

"Hello dear Equi-community, after the departure of Sandra and Andi we have started to look for musicians, to start the next chapter with us and also the upcoming concerts.

"At this point we want to thank everyone, for sending us applications – some of them were really good. As of today we can announce that Dom (Dom R. Crey), also known through Nothgard and Wolfchant will be joining in on guitars from now on. We are absolutely proud that we have won our, partly long-term, friend as the latest member of the family! We are totally looking forward to the future with him as part of Equilibrium!"

Dom adds: "I am looking forward to the upcoming concerts and the next time, but also to listen to the new masterpiece of the Equi-guys. René has overdone himself with it, in my own opinion, which makes me even more euphoric towards the next gigs. This new and for some rather unusual constellation has no effect on my other bands. I am looking forward to hav all the fun in the world with Equilibrium, that have been friends of mine for a while now and also to share this fun with you, dear Equi-Fans."

Equilibrium also announce the premiere of the brand new video clip for “Wirtshaus-Gaudi,” which is due out tomorrow. The band's upcoming album "Erdentempel" will be released June 6th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Equilibrium Posts Erdentempel Track-By-Track, Pt 3

German pagan/folk metal act Equilibrium posted the third part in an ongoing series of track-by-track videos for the new album "Erdentempel." The album is set for release on June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane (see track streaming here)
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

Check out part three here: More...

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Equilibrium Posts Erdentempel Track-By-Track, Pt 2

German pagan/folk metal act Equilibrium posted the second in the ongoing series of track-by-track videos leading up to the release of the new album "Erdentempel." The album drops on June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane (see track streaming here)
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

Check out part two here: More...

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Equilibrium Posts Erdentempel Track-By-Track, Pt I

On June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records, the German folk metal act Equilibrium will release the new album "Erdentempel." The band has posted the first in a series of track-by-track videos leading up to the release.

The track list for the album is:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane (see track streaming here)
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

Check out part one here: More...

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Equilibrium Streaming New Track "Karawane"

German folk metal act Equilibrium is streaming the new track "Karawane," which appears on the upcoming new album "Erdentempel." The album is set to drop on June 6th (EU), June 9th (UK) and June 10th (USA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Mastermind René Berthiaume states: "We are happy to be giving a second insight into the upcoming album 'Erdentempel,' after 'Waldschrein' with 'Karawane' now. The stomping song is about cohesion, conviction and hope. This somehow fits perfectly to us. I think you can tell by now already how versatile the album turned out, since every song is full of surprises!"

Just recently couple of weeks ago, the band announced that brother/sister team, Andreas Völkl (guitar) and Sandra van Eldik (bass) split with the band. No replacements have yet to be announced.

The track list for the album is:

1. Ankunft
2. Was Lange Währt
3. Waldschrein
4. Karawane
5. Uns'rer Flöten Klang
6. Freiflug
7. Heavy Chill
8. Wirtshaus Gaudi
9. Stein Meiner Ahnen
10. Wellengang
11. Apokalypse
12. The Unknown Episode

Check out "Karawane" here: More...

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