Suffocation, Ihsahn, The Agonist, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, The Agonist, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Axxis, Bloodbound, Candlemass, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Finntroll, Flotsam And Jetsam, Grave Digger, Haggard, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Origin, Soen, Sortilège, Stam1na, Suffocation, Trollfest, Venom, and Wintersun.

Michael Schenker Fest, Grave Digger, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, Aether Realm, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Candlemass, Cruachan, Devin Townsend, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica, Flotsam And Jetsam, Grave Digger, Haggard, Kampfar, Kissin’ Dynamite, Leaves’ Eyes, Michael Schenker Fest, Moonsorrow, Origin, Soen, Sortilège, Trollfest, Venom, and Wintersun.

At The Gates, Aborted, Etc. Added To 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will now feature the following: Aborted, ÆTHER REALM, Archon Angel, At The Gates, Cruachan, Flotsam And Jetsam, Kampfar, Sortilège, Candlemass, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica (“Design Your Universe” set), Haggard, Leaves’ Eyes, Moonsorrow (performing “Verisäkeet” in full), Origin, Devin Townsend, Venom, and Wintersun.

Epica, Emperor, Venom, Candlemass, Etc. Set For 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The first 10 bands have been revealed for the 2020 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise. The cruise, which is set to take place on January 7-11, will sail from Florida to Cozumel, Mexico and back and it will feature the following: Candlemass, Einherjer, Emperor, Epica (“Design Your Universe” set), Haggard, Leaves’ Eyes, Moonsorrow (performing “Verisäkeet” in full), Origin, Venom, and Wintersun (only 2020 shows).

Emperor’s Ihsahn On Possible Collaboration With Judas Priest’s Rob Halford & Behemoth’s Nergal: “I Think That Would Be Amazing”

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) previously said he wanted to work on a black metal project with Ihsahn (Emperor) and Nergal (Behemoth). Now, during an interview with Kaaos TV, Ihsahn discussed that further and said he thinks it “would be amazing.”

Ihsahn said the following:

“I actually talked with Rob about this project… He approached me… that’s quite a long time ago. I think I met him the first time in 2001 or something. But, of course, as he said in so many interviews as well, the situation with him being back in PRIEST since that time, and my schedule, doing both bands [EMPEROR and the solo project], it’s one of those things. But at some point, that would be great. When the god of metal calls, that’s not something you want to miss.”

He continued:

“Then [Rob] met Nergal from BEHEMOTH as well, and he [discussed a possible collaboration with him as well]… Because he’s a big fan of black metal — Rob — so at some point, he just wants to do something, as I said, tip his toe in the water with that kind of expression. So if time allows and fate will make it happen, and, for example, me, Nergal and Rob would come together — Nergal from BEHEMOTH is also someone that I have great respect for, a great artist — I think that would be amazing.”

He also added:

“It’s not something that you just would throw together, because I think those kinds of collaborations where it’s just putting names [on an album don’t work],” he explained. “You need to do it proper. And I think all of us, the way I know them, I think that’s their mindset [as well], where [we all think] it would have to be done properly. I think we would be very much on the same page on that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Hopes To Collaborate With Behemoth’s Nergal On A Black Metal Project

During an interview with Noisey, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford expressed a desire to work on a black metal project with Nergal (Behemoth) and Ihsahn (Emperor). He said the following:

“The black metal project! It keeps being about to lift the launchpad, but it never quite gets anywhere. I met Nergal from Behemoth recently, and I said to Nergal, ‘You know I love your kind of music. I would love to kind of put my toe into the water and see what would happen.’ So now I’ve got these two very nebulous but I hope at some point very real opportunities to do something with Nergal and still something to with Ihsahn. Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, that’s my big Emperor album. Both of them are incredible—they just have this real mastery of their world.”

Nergal himself seems down with the idea as well: