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Metal News for November 12, 2019

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Omnium Gatherum Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Finnish melodic death metal outfit Omnium Gatherum has been announced as the latest confirmation for the 2020 edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the number of bands up to twenty eight, with sixty in total to perform. The ship will set sail to Cozumel, Mexico on January 7th and return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 11th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Aether Realm
Archon Angel
At The Gates
Devin Townsend
Flotsam And Jetsam
Grave Digger
Kissin' Dynamite
Leaves Eyes
Michael Schenker Fest
Omnium Gatherum
The Agonist

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Announces North American Tour

Italian orchestral-death metal giants, Fleshgod Apocalypse, will make their triumphant return to North America in 2020 in support of their Veleno album. For the first time in the band’s celebrated career they’ll be doing a full tour accompanied by a classical string quartet, which will be an unprecedented experience for death metal fans.

Fleshgod Apocalypse will be joined by special guests The Agonist on the excursion, that begins in Dallas, TX on March 16 and culminates in Los Angeles on April 6. Ticket on-sales are listed below:

Citi Presale: Tuesday, November 12, 12 PM, Eastern Time
Live Nation/Local Presales: Wednesday, November 13, 10 AM, Local Time
Ticketmaster Presale: Thursday, November 14, 10 AM, Local Time
All Presales End: Thursday, November 14, 10 PM, Local Time
On-sale: Friday, November 15, 10 AM, Local Time

"Once again, we’re sharing the stage with a wonderful string ensemble and, this time, in some of the best live music clubs across North America. About a year ago, we had the pleasure to perform a special show in our hometown with a classical string quintet. We filmed the entire event and, a few months later, it became our first ever official live Blu-Ray, An Evening In Perugia. Right after that, we’ve been literally flooded with requests from all over the world to make it happen abroad. Everyone in our team, including band, management and label, could only work at making it happen as soon as possible.

"So here we are, bringing the full experience across North America in March/April 2019. For the first time in the history of Death Metal, a band is touring with a full string ensemble. Every night will be a night to remember, featuring the longest set we’ve ever played in the continent. No excuses to miss it then, every single detail is going to be perfect and, above all, it might be a once-in-a-lifetime event… Don’t hesitate and get your ticket before it’s too late! Let’s write a new page of Death Metal history together!" - Francesco Paoli

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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