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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces Public Sales Date

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales - which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges.

Sales for 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts: More...

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Kreator, Gyze, Primal Fear Added to 70,000 Tons 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next four additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: German thrash legends Kreator, German power metal veterans Primal Fear, Japanese extreme power metal act Gyze and Scottish pirate scallywags Alestorm. This brings the tally to 21 of 60.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Kreator, Primal Fear, Gyze and Alestorm join the previous 17 artists to have been confirmed are (with 39 left to go):

Aeternam
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica
Wolfheart More...

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Primal Fear Proclaims "The End Is Near"!

German metal act Primal Fear issued a clip from the new live DVD/CD "Angels of Mercy – Live in Germany," which drops via Frontiers Music Srl on June 2nd (preorder here). Check out "The End Is Near" in the player below.

The DVD showcases the band's 2016 tour for "Rulebreaker," the best Primal Fear performances since the band formed in 1998 - a consistently great mix of power, ambition, and enthusiasm filtered through the talent of these insanely great players! There is undoubtedly magnificent performances on this release, with great sound and video quality. This live album offers a barrage of metal anthems in their full glory that will please any headbanger! If you are a metal fan you, then you must see this in all it’s power and glory.

The package will be released on CD/DVD and Blu Ray, with a vinyl and a limited edition special box set in the works as well.

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Primal Fear Announces New Live CD/DVD

German metal act Primal Fear is returning with a vengeance on June 2nd with a brand new live album/home video, entitled "Angels of Mercy – Live in Germany" on Frontiers Music Srl!

2016 was a very busy year for Primal Fear. Following the release of the latest killer studio album, "Rulebreaker" in January, the metal warriors embarked on a world tour which shattered all the previously held records for shows played in one year by the band.

"We started in Europe with 11 countries and recorded the concert in Stuttgart for the album and video, which is Primal Fear’s first Blu-Ray release. We continued in the USA and Canada, Japan and for the first time, Australia. Then we played some wonderful festivals in the summer, continued touring in 10 countries in South and Latin America and ended the year with more shows in Europe. It was a fantastic experience for the band and we want to thank every single fan who joined us on this great journey!" says bassist and co-founding member Mat Sinner. More...

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Ana Metal Charity Project To See Release In May

The ANA Metal For Charity project will be released by Into The LimeLight Records this coming May 5th, 2017. Founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen, Ana features a truly impressive all star lineup we will raise money for cancer research. Anniken and Marius stated:

"We have seen this horrible disease up close. It seems to affect everyone in some case. For quite a while we have had a wish to contribute to the fight against cancer. Now just felt like the time. Ana was originally written in remembrance of someone who died of cancer. We wanted to use it for an even greater cause. However, we wanted to make a fight song, so we had to rewrite some of the lyrics. We are grateful for all the contributing parts and hope that we can make a difference."

The project will include "Ana," written by Marius and Anniken, a cover of Dio's "Holy Diver," as well as bonus tracks donated by participating bands. The album will be made available as a digipack as well as a download through all major streaming sites. The insanely long list of contributors begins after the cover artwork (prepare to use your scroll button): More...

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"Ana" Charity Album Announced

Into The LimeLight Records just issued this statement about an impending charity album set for release next year:

"We are over the moon to announce that we will release the album for the 'Ana - Metal For Charity Project; in 2017. As a label we want to do one project each year for charity and this is such a fantastic cause.

"This charity project has been founded by Marius Danielsen and Anniken Rasmussen. With an impressive all star lineup we will raise money for cancer research. The full 100% of the incoming money will go to this project. There will be two songs by the all-stars:

1. 'Ana' written by Marius and Anniken
2. 'Holy' Diver cover

"There will be also some songs on the CD donated by participating bands. The first band donating a fantastic song is Monster from the Dutch metal legends Martyr. More information will follow soon."

The album's full lineup will include: More...

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Primal Fear Releases "Angels Of Mercy" Video Clip

Primal Fear released a music video for the new track "Angels of Mercy." The song appears on the new album "Rulebreaker," which will drop via Frontiers Music Srl will in North America on January 29, 2016 as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD (featuring two bonus tracks), and digital download.

Pre-orders for Rulebreaker are available now on Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes. Pre-order the album on Amazon.com here and iTunes over here.

The track listing for "Rulebreaker" is:

1. Angels Of Mercy
2. The End Is Near (see music video here)
3. Bullets & Tears (song streaming here)
4. Rulebreaker (track streaming here)
5. In Metal We Trust (song streaming here)
6. We Walk Without Fear
7. At War With The World
8. The Devil In Me
9. Constant Heart
10. The Sky Is Burning
11. Raving Mad
12. Final Call (Bonus Track - deluxe edition only)
13. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (Bonus Track- deluxe edition only)

Check out "Angels Of Mercy" here: More...

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Primal Fear Streams Title Track "Rulebreaker"

Primal Fear issued a full track stream of the title track of the new album "Rulebreaker." The album will drop via Frontiers Music Srl will in North America on January 29, 2016 as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD (featuring two bonus tracks), and digital download.

Pre-orders for Rulebreaker are available now on Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes. Pre-order the album on Amazon.com here and iTunes over here. All digital pre-orders of the album come with an instant download of "The End is Near," "In Metal We Trust" and "Bullets & Tears."

The track listing for "Rulebreaker" is:

1. Angels Of Mercy
2. The End Is Near (see music video here)
3. Bullets & Tears (song streaming here)
4. Rulebreaker
5. In Metal We Trust (song streaming here)
6. We Walk Without Fear
7. At War With The World
8. The Devil In Me
9. Constant Heart
10. The Sky Is Burning
11. Raving Mad
12. Final Call (Bonus Track - deluxe edition only)
13. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (Bonus Track- deluxe edition only)

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Primal Fear Sheds "Bullets & Tears"

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new Primal Fear studio album, "Rulebreaker" in North America on January 29, 2016! "Rulebreaker" will be available as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD (featuring two bonus tracks), and digital download. So far, three songs from "Rulebreaker" have been made available to the public, the first "The End is Near," the music video which can be viewed over here and "In Metal We Trust," which can be heard streaming at this location. Today that changes with the release of the third song, "Bullets & Tears". The song is available for streaming in the player below.

Vocalist Ralf Scheepers commented about "Bullets & Tears": "'Bullets & Tears' is a powerful melodic track with a catchy guitar riff and an extraordinary melodic guitar intro, which is backed up by a choir chant later in the song. The story of the track is about a guy and how he went through all ups and downs in his life. He is growing stronger through every task and each disappointment he went through. The time for him has come to take his personal little revenge upon those people who gave him hell...you'll always meet twice in life!"

Pre-orders for Rulebreaker are available now on Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes. Pre-order the album on Amazon.com here and iTunes over here. All digital pre-orders of the album come with an instant download of "The End is Near," "In Metal We Trust" and "Bullets & Tears." More...

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Primal Fear Streaming "In Metal We Trust"

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new Primal Fear studio album "Rulebreaker" in North America on January 29th, 2016.

Today the band presents the next single from the album, "In Metal We Trust," which can be heard below. Bassist Mat Sinner comments:

"'In Metal We Trust' combines the early vibe of Primal Fear songwriting with all we've learned over the past years and our current production status & skills. Enough space for all the guitarists to deliver some great shredding and Ralf's vocal trademarks, German traditional metal speed with a pounding production & sound - enjoy!"

1. Angels Of Mercy
2. The End Is Near (streaming here)
3. Bullets & Tears
4. Rulebreaker
5. In Metal We Trust
6. We Walk Without Fear
7. At War With The World
8. The Devil In Me
9. Constant Heart
10. The Sky Is Burning
11. Raving Mad
12. Final Call (Bonus Track - deluxe edition only)
13. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (Bonus Track- deluxe edition only) More...

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Primal Fear Premieres "The End Is Near" Video

German power metal act Primal Fear premiered the music video for the new track "The End is Near" via YouTube, which can be seen in the player below. "The End is Near" the first full track revealed from the new album "Rulebreaker," which is set to drop via Frontiers Music srl on January 29, 2016.

"Rulebreaker" combines the strongest Primal Fear elements at the best execution, with a well-balanced typical Primal Fear trademark riff-vibe, crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys. After the massive "Delivering The Black" world tour, Primal Fear started the songwriting in spring 2015 and recorded the new abum at Hansen Studios in Denmark, with producer/bassist Mat Sinner and engineer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe).

In support of Rulebreaker, Primal Fear has just announced a North American Co-Headline Tour with Luca Turilli's Rhapsody! The tour will kick off April 26, 2016 in Hartford, CT and runs through June 1st in Toronto, ON. A complete list of dates can be found this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Angels Of Mercy
2. The End Is Near
3. Bullets & Tears
4. Rulebreaker
5. In Metal We Trust
6. We Walk Without Fear
7. At War With The World
8. The Devil In Me; Constant Heart
9. The Sky Is Burning
10. Raving Mad; Final Call (Bonus Track - deluxe edition only)
11. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (Bonus Track- deluxe edition only)

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LT Rhapsody & Primal Fear Announce US/CAN Tour

Italian cinematic metal act Luca Turilli's Rhapsody will join forces with Germany's Primal Fear for a co-headlining North American tour next spring. The tour launches in Hartford, Connecticut on April 26th and will circle the nation and ending in Toronto, Ontario Canada on June 1st.

Regular and VIP Tickets can be purchased at Enter the Vault. Rhapsody will be touring in support of the band's latest release "Prometheus - Symphonia Ignis Divinus" (see review here) - out now on Nuclear Blast Records. Primal Fear will be supporting the new album "Rulebreaker," which is out January 29, 2016 via Frontiers Music srl.

Confirmed dates are:

26.04.2016 USA Hartford - Webster Theater
28.04.2016 USA New York City - Stage 48
29.04.2016 USA Pittsburgh - Altar Bar
30.04.2016 USA Cleveland - Agora Theater
01.05.2016 USA Detroit - Token Longue
03.05.2016 USA Chicago - Concord Music Hall
04.05.2016 USA Minneapolis - Mill City Nights
05.05.2016 USA Kansas City - Granada Theater
06.05.2016 USA Denver - Bluebird Theater
08.05.2016 USA Seattle - El Corazon
09.05.2016 CAN Vancouver – Rickshaw Theater
11.05.2016 USA San Francisco – Rockbar Theater
12.05.2016 USA Los Angeles - The Grove
13.05.2016 USA Las Vegas - LVCS More...

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Primal Fear Issues "Rulebreaker" Preview Clip

German metal stalwarts Primal Fear released the first taste of the new album "Rulebreaker" in the preview snippet below. The album is set to drop via Frontiers Music srl on January 29, 2016 via Frontiers Music srl.

"Rulebreaker” combines the strongest Primal Fear moments ever, with a well-balanced typical trademark riff-vibe, crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys. The track listing is as follows:

1. Angels Of Mercy
2. The End Is Near
3. Bullets & Tears
4. Rulebreaker
5. In Metal We Trust
6. We Walk Without Fear
7. At War With The World
8. The Devil In Me; Constant Heart
9. The Sky Is Burning
10. Raving Mad; Final Call (Bonus Track - deluxe edition only)
11. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (Bonus Track- deluxe edition only)

Check out the preview here: More...

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Primal Fear Reveals First Details Of New Album

German metal stalwarts Primal Fear announced that the band's upcoming new album will be entitled "Rulebreaker." The artwork can be seen below. The album is set to drop via Frontiers Music srl on January 29, 2016.

The album will be available as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD and - in collaboration with Soulfood Music in Germany - on vinyl and a super limited edition eagle head shape.

"Rulebreaker” combines the strongest Primal Fear moments ever, with a well-balanced typical trademark riff-vibe, crushing songs and some very ambitious musical journeys. The track listing is as follows:

1. Angels Of Mercy
2. The End Is Near
3. Bullets & Tears
4. Rulebreaker
5. In Metal We Trust
6. We Walk Without Fear
7. At War With The World
8. The Devil In Me; Constant Heart
9. The Sky Is Burning
10. Raving Mad; Final Call (Bonus Track - deluxe edition only)
11. Don't Say You've Never Been Warned (Bonus Track- deluxe edition only) More...

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Primal Fear Announces New Lineup

Primal Fear has issued the following announcement about lineup changes and bringing on new members:

"Francesco Jovino is the new Primal Fear drummer! After 10 years behind the drums for U.D.O., Francesco is back! Primal Fear founding member Tom Naumann joins the band as an official member! After two years touring with Primal Fear, Tom is now back as a full member. Magnus Karlsson will remain a member of the band and will co-write the new album of the band.

"The recordings of the new Primal Fear album will start in Mid-July at Hansen Studio in Denmark with producer Mat Sinner & engineer Jacob Hansen. 12 songs are already written, in pre-production. The new album will be released worldwide in January 2016 via Frontiers Music srl to all Primal Fear and Aquiles Priester FANS around the world!

"We knew it would be a hard mission for us, but we’ve given it a try and unfortunately, to combine our present obligations and our future endeavors, it has become impossible to have a cohesive band together. Due to our schedules and the distance between the continents we have decided to part ways.

"From both sides we do not have any regrets at all and we are very happy that we have tried our best to make it happen. We are all still good friends and we wish all the best for each other in the future.

" -Mat, Ralf, Aquiles, Tom and Alex."

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Ralf Scheepers To Star In Horror Movie

Primal Fear’s powerhouse vocalist Ralf Scheepers will be starring in his first leading role as an actor in the supernatural horror film "Devil’s Five."

Benedictum’s sultry vocalist Veronica Freeman will bring her deadly good looks to the production as well. Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo is scoring the movie, so heavy metal fans have good reason to get behind the flick.

If you want to take part in helping "Devil's Five" see official release, you can contribute to the crowd funding campaign through IndieGogo here. More...

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Primal Fear Posts Drum-Cam Footage

Primal Fear has released a drum cam video of new drummer Aquiles Priester (Angra, Hangar) performing the band's song "Angel In Black" in the studio. The track is taken from Primal Fear's "Nuclear Fire" album, which came out in 2001.

You can now watch the footage in the YouTube player below.

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The 70,000 Ton Hangover

Can 21st-century metalheads ever be truly happy if they’re not bitching about something on the web?

The pointless arguments over bands’ music, which mostly boil down to matters of taste, are exhausting enough. And there’s a simple solution to dissatisfaction with a particular tour package: stay home and masturbate.

But complaining about festival lineups? Really?

I have some news for you, sport: the only Perfect Metal Festival Lineup, which exists only in an individual’s imagination, attracts an audience of one. Your Perfect Lineup is different from mine.

There needs to be a common denominator, a compromise. I don’t know about you, but when I’m not basking in my serene, elite metal knowledge via trve and righteous, smarmy and self-congratulatory screeds on Facebook, I actually enjoy watching a live show in the company of others. And in reaching the compromise to make that social event possible, everyone’s Perfect Lineup inevitably becomes less than perfect. Such is the transition from fantasy to reality.

In the process, like small children finally realizing that vegetables aren’t going to kill them, we learn that the reality is almost always better than the fantasy (discounting the fact that the latter doesn’t exist). MTV’s Butt-Head once mused on this very issue: “If nothing sucked, and everything was, like, cool all the time… how would you KNOW it was cool?”

At a several-day festival with dozens of bands on multiple stages, we NEED at least a handful of acts we know we can ignore. Otherwise, think of the immense pressure to be constantly on our feet, rushing back and forth, watching every equally important band with rapt attention. Even if possible, it would be simply overwhelming. We’d pass out from exhaustion and forget to enjoy ourselves. Plus, the truly special acts wouldn’t seem as special.

Last summer at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki, rather than bitch about the injustice of Bring Me The Horizon directly preceding Anthrax, I was grateful for the chance to relax and have a beer before catching a show by one of the Big Four. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Adds To 2015 Lineup

Four more bands were announced today for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal. On board at the last minute: Florida hardcore act Adaliah, Florida deathcore act Dark Sermon and Swiss groove act GurD and German thrashers Exumer.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off tomorrow January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica and returns on Monday, January 26, 2015. The festival boards a new vessel, 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 can be found at 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com has its team on the scene and will report on all the events in the coming days. Stay tuned.

The roster lineup is as follows, with only 2 more left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Adaliah
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Dark Sermon
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Exumer
Gama Bomb More...

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Three More Bands Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Three more bands were announced for the 2015 roster by UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal: U.S. thrashers Whiplash, Brazilian groove masters Soulfly and U.S. legendary traditional metal act Riot, now known as Riot V.

70,000 Tons of Metal casts off next 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, including how to book your dream metal vacation can be found at 70000tons.com.

Whiplash, Soulfly and Riot V join the previously announced bands below, with 6 bands still left to be announced:

1349
Abandon Hope
Alestorm
Amorphis
Annihilator (featuring Coburn Pharr performing songs from "Never, Neverland")
Anvil
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Artillery
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Claim the Throne
Crucified Barbara
D.A.D.
Destruction
Divided Multitude
Einherjer
Ensiferum
Enthroned
Equilibrium
Gama Bomb More...

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