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Barge to Hell 2012 Extreme Metal Cruise Details Announced

Media representatives aboard the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise on Thursday were given first details of Ultimate Metal Cruises' newest floating metal festival, Barge To Hell.

Originally announced as "coming fall 2012", the official dates have been set as December 3-7, 2012. The "Majesty of the Seas" cruise ship - the same ship used for 70,000 Tons of Metal in 2011 and 2012 - will sail from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas and back.

Organiser Andy Piller said "Basically the concept it going to be not much different to what we are doing here now. There's going to be 40 bands, only 2000 tickets, 4 days, one cruise ship - but we will focus a little more on the extreme metal side: mainly death metal, thrash metal, speed metal, black metal, doom metal, and maybe some industrial metal, we'll see. It will be a solid mix."

Although no bands have been announced as yet, Andy promises it will be "massive". A full web site and first lineup announcement is expected soon, and anyone interested can sign up to be notified as soon as booking is available at the official Barge To Hell web site.

Andy also confirmed at the press conference that there would be a 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise again in 2013, and that the team are working on adding a third floating festival, possibly for 2014, although no further details were given.

A trailer for the Barge to Hell can be viewed below.

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1. LOU SELVEY writes:

not everyone lives on the east coast/south fla you know.
They can't come up with a west coast version of a cruise?

# Jan 27, 2012 @ 9:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. goatlady writes:

I saw an interview with Andy from last year where he was talking about how it took a long time to find a cruise company that would partner with them, and the one they're working with is Royal Caribbean who only do Miami -> Caribbean countries.

There were people from 55 different countries on the boat this year, so a lot of people had to do a lot of flying!

# Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

I was gonna say, they should do one from Baltimore - there are Baltimore cruises that go to the Bahamas. Bahamas is a super short ride from Miami I'd think. I need to do one of these sometime for sure...

# Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. yerkungfuisweak writes:

Hey Lou, there's actually more people from around the world that go on that sh** than Americans, so a flight to FL is nothing for us. We Americans were a much lesser percent. Definitely made going through customs a bit quicker, haha.

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5. wilco writes:

sounds great but wich bands wil play

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