• 70000TONS OF METAL 'Ship and Destination for 2023 Announced'


    70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise has announced that their eleventh sailing will be hosted on board The Freedom of the Seas from Miami, Florida to Bimini, The Bahamas from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023. 

    True to their claim, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will include 60 bands over four stages. The festival boasts three indoor stages and most importantly, the outdoor Pool Deck Stage: The World's Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas featuring hot tubs incorporated into the stage itself. Fans can watch their favorite band perform on a world-class stage from the comfort of a hot tub. All shows are included in the ticket price.

    The Freedom of the Seas is one of the largest passenger vessels in the world and offers numerous amenities and unique bars including a casual Sports Bar & Arcade as well as a more sophisticated retro "R Bar" serving up classic cocktails. There is a vast selection of cuisine available across a number of restaurants on board, ranging from formal à la carte meals to casual international dishes, sushi, Italian fine dining and savory steakhouse classics.

    The luxury liner will sail to Bimini, The Bahamas: a chain of islands located in the north of The Bahamas, boasting picturesque white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and various attractions to indulge in: sport fishing, snorkeling & scuba diving, relaxing at the local bars and cafes, or getting pampered at a beach club.

    Lineup and ticket sale announcements are expected in the near future.


    About 70000TONS OF METAL

    70000TONS OF METAL is The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, which features 60 Heavy Metal bands aboard a luxury cruise ship performing across four stages, including The World's Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to sail the Open Seas. 

    Sailing on board the Freedom of the Seas, guests will enjoy complimentary fine dining, bars and lounges that never close, 24 hour room service and a host of on board activities.

    With ten consecutive sellouts since the first voyage in 2011, this five-day, four-night Heavy Metal Music Festival and Caribbean vacation offers 3000 Metalheads the unique opportunity to mingle side-by-side with 60 world-class Heavy Metal bands. 

    Every band plays twice and all guests have unrestricted festival access to 120+ live performances, including the Jamming in International Waters All Star Jam, meet & greets with every band, intimate Artist Clinics & Workshops and exclusive premieres. All of this with no VIP areas on board makes it feel like everyone has a backstage pass. If that's not enough, festival goers even get a chance to explore a Caribbean dream destination with their favorite Artists.

    For more information on 70000TONS OF METAL 2023 visit: https://70000tons.com 

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  • SODOM to Release ‘40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom’, 40th Anniversary Album


    40 years of Sodom, 40 years of ruthless thrash metal ‘Made in Germany’. 

    What came into being in 1982 in Gelsenkirchen-Buer has lost nothing of its authenticity and rawness, not even four decades later. Tom Angelripper and his men still spearhead a music style that draws its energy from pure determination, intransigence and relentlessness. 

    What’s more, Sodom never fails to surprise their fans all over the world. ‘40 Years at War – The Greatest Hell of Sodom’, is a more than worthy anniversary album that – in various formats – sums up the band`s history in an unusual and highly ambitious way. “Our goal was to re-record one song from each of our previous albums,” Tom explains. “Not necessarily the most obvious ones, we wanted to go for rarities or tracks we`ve never or very rarely played live.” 

    The CD and vinyl double LP with their martial cover artwork penned by Eliran Kantor (Kreator, Testament, GWAR, among others) include 17 tracks, all newly recorded by the current Sodom line-up featuring Frank Blackfire (guitars), Yorck Segatz (guitars) and Toni Merkel (drums). Tom: “We cover the songs unaltered, that’s to say: in exactly the same key and with the original lyrics. We’re better musicians now than we were back then, of course, so the new versions sound tighter and more up-to-date but the arrangements of the songs were deliberately kept unchanged.”

    The band`s 40th anniversary festivities will be carried over into their concerts in the coming fall. “We’ll not only play the Sodom classics, but also consider fan requests. We`re launching a poll about songs we`ve rarely or never played live on a tour to find out which ones the fans want to hear.”

    That's exactly what Sodom is about: being close to their fans, full of ideas, burning for action while keeping their eyes on the goal ahead. Tom: “If you want to draw a summary of the past four decades, it can only be this: 40 years later, and we’re still here!”

    Pre-Order Link: https://sodom.lnk.to/40YearsAtWar 


    1. Sepulchral Voice   3:55

    2. After the Deluge   5:00

    3. Electrocution   3:20

    4. Baptism of Fire   4:00

    5. Better Off Dead   3:40

    6. Body Parts   3:05

    7. Jabba the Hut   2:30    

    8. Gathering of Minds   4:10

    9. That's What an Unknown Killer Diarized    4:30

    10. Book Burning   2:35

    11. Genocide   4:30

    12. City of God   4:30

    13. Ashes to Ashes   4:20

    14. In War and Pieces   4:10

    15. S.O.D.O.M.  3:35

    16. Caligula   4:15

    17. Euthanasia   4:00


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  • JOEYDIABOLIC to release 'Se7en' on July


    Solo artist, composer and multi-instrumentalist JoeyDiabolic has announced the release of his new EP, ‘Se7en’ arriving to all digital music platforms on July 7th, 2022.

    This offering includes four new originals “Welcome To The Upside Down”, “Dead Souls That Lost Their Way Home”, “From Dusk Till Dawn” and “Disillusion” as well as remixes of ’Through Soundwaves’ era renditions “A Forest (LV-426 Distress Edit)”, “Save Yourself (Vogue Edit)” and “Nightmare (feat. Mama Doom)” remixed by Kai Rez of Visions of Empyrean.

    Included in this 27 minute release:

    01. Welcome To The Upside Down

    02. A Forest (LV-426 Distress Edit)

    03. Nightmare feat. MaMa Doom (VoE Remix)

    04. Dead Souls That Lost Their Way Home

    05. Save Yourself (Vogue Edit)

    06. From Dusk Till Dawn

    07. Disillusion

    When asked about the ‘Se7en’ release, Diabolic had this to say…

    “I had an idea, about a decade ago… for a concept EP based on the “Se7en’ film. Each song would have pertained to each theme of a deadly sin, though nothing beyond the initial concept developed, so it was shelved.

    After the ‘Through Soundwaves’ series and box set releases, I was thinking of ways to get a bit more mileage out of all that work and also release, I guess, transitional material that would set up my current and future audience for future releases… to get comfortable with musical avenues I would be exploring.

    Each song on ‘Se7en’ is inspired by films I really dig… some of which are in my all-time Top 5 favorites. The challenge overall was channeling the vibe and atmospheres of each film.”

    Films to Songs…

    Escape From NY’ // “Welcome To The Upside Down” 

    ‘Aliens (1986)’ // “A Forest (LV-426 Distress Edit)”

    ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’ // Nightmare feat. MaMa Doom (VoE Remix)

    ‘The Crow’ // “Dead Souls That Lost Their Way Home”

    ‘’The Matrix’’ // “Save Yourself (Vogue Edit)” & “From Dusk Till Dawn”

    ’Se7en’ // “Disillusion”

    For more info visit www.joeydiabolic.com 

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  • MASSACRE Releases "Mythos", New EP

    Floridian death metal juggernauts, MASSACRE have released their new EP, "Mythos," via Nuclear Blast. 

    In case it was missed, MASSACRE recently revealed a new single from "Mythos" titled "Behind The Serpent's Curse,"  which features Anders Odden (CADAVER). Purchase/Stream "Mythos": https://bfan.link/Massacre-Mythos 

    Stream "Behind The Serpent's Curse":  https://bfan.link/Massacre-BehindTheSerpentsCurse 

    Commenting on the EP, vocalist Kam Lee says: 

    "'Mythos' is MASSACRE in its true form. Forget the imitations this is the real deal. These tracks represent the band in its proper self. Representative of true old school death metal and the music on this EP represents the core of the band's true sound. This is what the band is and was always meant to be, and now that I'm in the captain's chair I'll make sure the core of the band shall remain as such".

    MASSACRE rose from the swamps of Southern Florida in the early 80's during a heatwave of groundbreaking death metal that produced some of the genre's most revered forefathers, DEATH, OBITUARY and SIX FEET UNDER. Their legacy was founded with a string of classic demos, "Aggressive Tyrant" (1986), "Chamber of Ages" (1986) and "The Second Coming" (1990), before unleashing their critically praised classic debut album "From Beyond" (1991). In 2021, the band made their long-awaited return with "Resurgence." Invigorated with the same youthful rage that brought them together at inception, long-time members, vocalist Kam Lee (MANTAS, BONE GNAWER, THE GROTESQUERY) and bassist Mike Borders, were joined in the studio by some of death's most prolific and malignant songwriters, guitarist Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, MEGASCAVENGER, RIB SPREADER), guitarist Jonny Pettersson (WOMBBATH, NATTRAVNEN, HENRY KANE), guitarist Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM, AS THE WORLD DIES) and drummer Brynjar Helgetun (CRYPTICUS, THE GROTESQUERY) with additional guest performances by Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE), Dave Ingram (BENEDICTION), Anders Odden (CADAVER), and Pete Slate (DRUID LORD) The record was recorded with producer and death metal icon Dan Swanö (ex-Edge of Sanity, ex-Bloodbath) and Pettersson as engineer/mixer. 

    Now only a year later, MASSACRE emerges from the swamps again for the brutally devastating EP, "Mythos." Picking up where they left off on "Resurgence," the band lays waste with Lovecraftian inspired lyrics and searing death metal riffs. 

    Purchase/Stream "Resurgence" here: https://www.nuclearblast.com/massacre-resurgence 

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  • UK Thrashers RIPTIDE release debut EP “MASTERS OF THE APOCALYPSE”

    UK thrashers RipTide, [fronted by EVILE guitarist Adam Smith] have released their debut EP “Masters of the Apocalypse”. The 36-minute-long EP contains 6 tracks featuring re-recordings and masters of the original RipTide demos. 

    Adam Smith (Lead Vocalist and Guitarist) comments...

    “After a hell of a long time, we are incredibly stoked to finally release ‘Masters of the Apocalypse’ as an EP, having changes in the Line-Up, multiple lockdowns, and settling in with EVILE. We are stoked to finally complete this record which consists of the first batch of songs from when we first started out. After playing these songs live over the years, and the incredible response we had at Bloodstock Festival last year, we chose these six songs as they represent mostly what the band has been doing over the years.

    I have had the vision of ‘Masters of the Apocalypse’ ever since the band’s inception back in 2018.  The artwork was made in 2018 and was used to promote the band with scrims and merchandise, we knew that it was too good to just use on a demo single or something, so we held on to it and saved it for this moment. It was a vision that I had inspired by apocalyptic landscapes in media such as Stranger Things, The Last of Us, and even stuff like Shadow the Hedgehog [.

    We wanted a 3rd person view of the backs of these ‘masters’ (world leaders/powerful people), who are the only ones left in this alternate world, looking over the remains of the city which was ultimately caused by greed, money and power etc... the vision was made into reality by the incredible Ania Bodziarczyk, who did an even better job than I could have ever imagined.

    I am also incredibly proud of my bro Sean [bass player of RipTide] for producing/co-producing this record! The quality of this recording is incredible and is for me, the highlight of this record!

    Sean Xavier (Bassist and main producer) continues...

    “When we first originally started recording these tracks, we were very young and didn’t really know much about how to make a record, we went to a couple of different studios to record but we were unhappy with both the quality of playing and the  early production wasn’t what we wanted, this coupled with covid, Adam joining Evile, and Tommy joining RipTide, delayed the release significantly, but we persevered and made the best recording we could possibly make! I am incredibly happy with the way the EP has turned out and with each recording we do, myself and the band get better and better! We have just finished tracking guitars for our next release which will be out in the next couple of months! So, keep your eyes peeled for that!

    Adam concludes...

    “Masters of the Apocalypse” has been a long time in the making and is the finale to the long journey we have all been on! It’s conception and production has been a team effort between all of the guys in the band and the fans, for pushing us to finish this! It is a group of songs that we are all incredibly proud of and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.

    The relentless new EP is available to listen to right now on all major streaming services and has limited CD copies available on their official merch store.

    Stream “Masters of the Apocalypse” on Spotify here:


    Track List: 


    Masters of the Apocalypse, 

    Fatal Retribution, 

    Cage of Regret, 

    Inhuman Race, 

    Behind the Killer’s Eyes

    BUY “Masters of the Apocalypse” on CD here: https://bit.ly/RIPTIDECD 


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