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UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.
In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:
Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.
70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.
The festival will once again be hosted by 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!
The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.
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. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.
Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...
German modern folk act Saltatio Mortis posted a new music video for the track "Früher War Alles Besser." The track appears on the band's latest release "Das Schwarze Einmaleins," which is available now through Napalm Records.
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German modern folk act Saltatio Mortis posted a lyric video for "Satans Fall." The track appears on the band's new album "Das Schwarze Einmaleins," which was issued last week via Napalm Records.
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German modern folk act Saltatio Mortis posted a EPK video for the band's upcoming new release "Das Schwarze Einmaleins." The album is set for release on August 16th via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the release is:
1. Früher war alles besser
2. Wachstum über alles
3. Krieg kennt keine Sieger
4. Der Kuss
5. My Bonnie Mary
7. Satans Fall
12. Nur ein Traum
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German modern folk act Satatio Mortis posted a preview featuring clips from the band's upcoming new release "Das Schwarze Einmaleins." The album is set for release on August 16th via Napalm Records.
According to the press release: "The arrangements show a band at the height of its creativity offering the listener heavy rock guitars, sweeping bagpipe melodies and catchy refrains. Frontman Alea der Bescheidene presents the full range of human emotions with his characteristic voice. He presents himself ready to attack one moment and in the next second, soulful and vulnerable. Lasterbalk der Lästerliche wrote lyrics that are provoking, thoughtful and profound. He talks about the out of control desire for growth and profit or the creed ("Wachstum über alles") where the golden times lie only in the past ("Früher war alles besser"). In addition, straight forward titles like "Krieg kennt keine Sieger" state that in war, there are no winners. Songs like these show the masterful skill of the band to unite melodies of medieval times with topics of this day and age. Thus, making the band an important and relevant voice of our generation."
The album was produced by Thomas-Heimann-Trosien, who elevates the band's new tracks to a whole new level and gives them a crystal-clear and powerful sound. "The superior production creates the feeling of an energy-filled and crackling concert -- in your own living room!"
The band is planning a tour for October 2013, dates to be announced. Check out the preview clip here: More...
German modern folk band Saltaio Mortis posted a trailer for the band's upcoming third live LP "Manufactum III," recorded during the tour for latest LP "Sturm aufs Paradies" (See Metal Underground.com's review over at this location). The album is set for release on April 5th, 2013 via Napalm Records.
The track listing for the 2CD release is as follows:
1. Intro MMXII
3. Der letzte Spielmann (Akustik Version)
4. La ride
5. Salomé (Akustik Version)
7. Pirates' Life
10. Nach Jahr und Tag (Akustik Version)
11. Fiat Lux (Akustik Version) More...
After the release of the live DVD "Wild und Frei," Saltatio Mortis has now announced an upcoming new studio album to be titled "Sturm aufs Paradies," which hits streets on September 2nd, 2011.
The band has also posted a new music video online for a track off the album. Check out the clip below to watch the video for "Hochzeitstanz."
Saltatio Mortis has issued the following statement about performing at the upcoming Wacken Open Air 2011 festival:
"In six weeks it's that time again, we play on one of the most legendary metal festivals - Wacken. Of course, we look forward to seeing you Friday night to welcome to the equally legendary party days.
"Of course we are also playing a song from the new CD 'Storm of paradise' for you, but that's not all: we will get even a prominent visitor. The Queen of Metal will also be at Wacken, and has just committed spontaneously to a short visit. So we look forward to Salome together with Doro!
"With anticipation, your minstrels."
More information on the Wacken Open Air festival can be found here. In other Saltatio Mortis news, you can check out a teaser clip from the band's new "10 Years Of Wild And Free" DVD by heading over to this location.
Saltatio Mortis will be releasing a new live DVD titled "10 Years of Wild and Free" in April, 2011. The band has now posted a segment from the DVD online, which features the band performing the song "Daedalus." You can check out the clip below.
You can also check out two other teaser trailers for the upcoming DVD release at this location.
Saltatio Mortis has issued the following update about recording and recap of African shows:
"How time flies. A few weeks ago we were still on a high adventure tour of Africa and there we experienced grand adventure - now we have the first week in the studio behind us. And what a week! Meanwhile, almost all the drums, bass and electric guitar tracks recorded and we take stock: great!
"We are now perfectly happy with the results and obviously all the long holidays in Africa has done us very good. The new songs sound great and now we can hardly wait to share the songs with you soon. On 02/09/2011, it is finally over, 'Storm of paradise' is in stores now and we are very anxious to see if you like the new songs as well as us. We now go back to craft new songs and look forward to the next concert in Trockau and Illing."
The band also recently announced an upcoming live DVD release. Details can be found at this location.
Saltatio Mortis has posted two trailers online for the band's upcoming "10 Years of Wild and Free" DVD, which can be found below. The band also commented:
"This is no April Fool's joke: In April come true for us and you a long-standing ambition. With '10 Years of Wild and Free' is now at last our first DVD. To celebrate our tenth anniversary we recorded our anniversary concert at the Historic City Hall Wuppertal sold out and great scenery.
"The recording appears in two versions: The regular version of the noble Media Book CD format, with a DVD and an audio CD. The DVD concert and the 'making of' included. In addition, there will be a limited edition deluxe version with two DVD and an audio CD in the noble Mediabook DVD type format. In addition to the material of the regular edition can be found in the limited pack the recording of the acoustic after show concert, a grand review of the past ten years, with all sorts of memories and unknown live recordings, as well as an insight into the hard way of life."
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
Germany's Saltatio Mortis has checked in with the following update about working on a new DVD and lining up tour dates in Africa:
"We all have arrived back safely at home and are still feeling the aftermath of the tour between the years and the three-day mega-party in Hamm on New Year's Eve and New Year. We are working intensively on the last cut of the DVD 'Wild and Free.'
"The end of the week begins our adventure trip to distant Africa. On 9 January we will fly to Namibia and go there for four weeks, a wild and desert tour through Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Face to face with hungry crocodiles and cuddly elephants we will drive our SUVs, of course, always the roughest and most dangerous routes and are looking forward to any challenge.
"To sweeten the waiting time a bit, we already have most of the summer dates online - which are of course in the next few weeks to get some more dates. All signs point to storm - we look forward to another year with you and hope to many great concerts with you!"
Germany's Saltatio Mortis has issued the following announcement about releasing a new DVD and CD in 2011:
"Soon, the old year 2010 is saying goodbye and making way for the new year 2011, a year with two big releases! On 01 April 2011 our first DVD 'Wild and Free' will see the light of the world. More on the DVD you will learn over the next few weeks here on the homepage and via newsletter.
"On 02 September the new CD 'Storm of paradise' will be in the shops. As you can see, 2011 which is on the storm and we are looking forward to be release the DVD and the new songs to share with you."
The Haunted has announced its participation for next year's edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
Summer Breeze 2011 confirmed line-up:
The Haunted has entered Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with the band's longtime producer Tue Madsen. The Haunted have started the recording of its seventh full-length album, currently planned for an early 2011 release through Century Media Records. The new album will be the follow up to 2008's "Versus."
For fans who cannot wait any longer for the Leaves' Eyes and Saltatio Mortis' albums to hit the streets, German festival M'era Luna offers the perfect opportunity to listen to the new material. The exclusive pre-listening party for both "Njord" and "Wer Wind saet" will takeplace at the chill-out tent. The team of Matrix Bochum will take care of this special event and will also be in charge of the raffles taking place at each pre-listening party. The times are as follows:
14:20 – 14:45: Saltatio Mortis
15:25 – 15:50: Leaves' Eyes
19:05 – 19:30: Saltatio Mortis
20:30 – 21:00: Leaves' Eyes
Saltatio Mortis has issued the following update about releasing a new album and posting a new music video online:
"We are happy to announce that we have renewed our contract with Napalm Records. Over the past few years, band and label have established a close relationship. Thus, we look forward to future projects and upcoming CDs! Napalm rocks the Middle Ages! To ease the anticipatory wait, fans may watch the clip to the album opener 'Ebenbild' below. The upcoming full length 'Wer Wind Sät' will be released on August, 28th." More...
Saltatio Mortis has issued the following update about revealing the cover artwork for their upcoming album:
"We are thrilled to reveal the cover artwork of your upcoming CD 'Wer Wind sät'! We hope that you like it and that we see you at our concerts in summer! Let’s have a big party together!
"Best wishes from the gleemen!"
Finland's BEFORE THE DAWN is the latest act confirmed for next summer's Wacken Open Air Festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany.
The Wacken Open Air Festival will be headlined by IRON MAIDEN (on July 31st). The current line-up includes: AT THE GATES, AUTUMN, AVANTASIA, AXXIS, BEFORE THE DAWN, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, CORVUS CORAX, CREMATORY, DESTRUCTOR, DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER, ENEMY OF THE SUN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EVOCATION, GIRUGÄMESH, GOREROTTED, GORGOROTH, HATEBREED, IRON MAIDEN, KAMELOT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, KREATOR, KRYPTERIA, LORD BELIAL, LORDI, NIFELHEIM, NIGHTWISH, OBITUARY, AXEL RUDI PELL, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SONATA ARCTICA, THE BONES, WARBRINGER.
Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH have been been confirmed for next year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place July 31 - August 2, 2008 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
AS I LAY DYING
AT THE GATES
CHILDREN OF BODOM
DREAM OF AN OPIUM EATER