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).

Epica Announce North American “Design Your Universe” 10th Anniversary Shows

Epica will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Design Your Universe” with some special North American shows. Here’s the dates:

01/03 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre (with Blackguard)
01/05 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
01/12 New York City, NY – Webster Hall

As previously reported, a 10th anniversary “gold edition” of “Design Your Universe” will be released on October 4.

Epica To Re-Release “Design Your Universe” With Bonus Disc Featuring Acoustic Tracks

Epica will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Design Your Universe” by releasing a “gold edition” of the album on October 4. This version has been remixed and remastered by Joost van den Broek and it will come with updated artwork and a bonus disc featuring newly recorded acoustic renditions of songs from the effort.

Simone Simons commented:

“‘Design Your Universe’ is an album that is very dear to me not only because of the music, but also because of the message behind it. I am looking forward to the anniversary release and all the upcoming shows. The bonus CD is a worthy addition to ‘Design Your Universe’ and I can’t wait for you all to hear the songs!”

The “gold edition” of “Design Your Universe” will be released as a two-CD set and digitally. The acoustic tracks will also be available as a separate picture disc. Pre-orders will launch on August 9.

Epica Announce “Design Your Universe” 10th Anniversary Dates

Epica will be playing some special “Design Your Universe” 10th anniversary shows next year. Here’s the dates:

10/04 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
10/05 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Vredenburg
10/06 Paris, FRA – Elysée Montmartre
10/10 Tel Aviv, ISR – Barby Club
10/12 Moscow, RUS – Glavclub

Simone Simons commented:

“After all those years, ‘Design Your Universe’ remains one of my all-time favorite Epica albums. I know that the message behind the title song also resonates with a lot our fans because there are so many ‘Design Your Universe’-related tattoos. The title track and ‘Unleashed’ are songs that I hold very dear and the memories we made in that time of our career. I am looking forward to go back in time with you all while we play more songs from our ‘Design Your Universe’ album.”

Mark Jansen added:

“‘Design Your Universe’ is very dear to me. It’s an album that was written during a very inspiring time. The title track shows us that we can we all create our destiny and it’s still one of my favorite tracks to play live. Also, quite a few other songs of the album deserve to be played again, and we will! Our set is gonna be filled with ‘Design Your Universe’ songs, so don’t miss one of these opportunities.”