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.

Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Korn, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will take place in Dessel, Belgium on June 18-21 and it will feature: Airbourne, Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Amorphis, Anathema, Anti-Flag, August Burns Red, Babymetal, Battle Beast, Beyond The Black, Body Count, Boston Manor, Bury Tomorrow, Chelsea Grin, Creeper, Deep Purple, Deez Nuts, Deftones, Dimmu Borgir, Disillusion, Disturbed, Dog Eat Dog, Dool, Down, Dream State, Dying Fetus, Enter Shikari, Exciter, Fields Of The Nephilim, Foreigner, Fu Manchu, Gaahls Wyrd, Good Riddance, Heathen, Heaven Shall Burn, High On Fire, In Extremo, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kadavar, Killing Joke, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Lagwagon, M.O.D., Mayhem, Me And That Man, Mercyful Fate, Mispyrming, Motionless In White, My Dying Bride, Naglfar, Obituary, Of Mice & Men, Opeth, Our Survival Depends On Us, P.O.D., Paradise Lost, Powerflo, Powerwolf, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Shvpes, Silverstein, Slapshot, Soen, Steel Panther, The Great Old Ones, The Offspring, The Vintage Caravan, Thunder, Tribulation, Vltimas, Wayward Sons, and Wednesday 13.

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.

Sepultura, Nightwish, Enslaved, Etc. To Be Featured On 2018 Wacken Open Air Live Blu-Ray/DVD

A new Blu-Ray/CD/DVD featuring the 2018 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival is set to be released on July 26. The release, which is titled “Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder Than Hell,“ will feature audio mixed by Cameron Webb.

Track Listing:

DVD 1:

01. Sepultura – “Kairos”
02. Sepultura – “Sworn Oath”
03. Stiff Little Fingers – “My Dark Places”
04. An Theos – “Alean”
05. Dirkschneider – “Metal Heart”
06. Die From Sorrow – “Die From Sorrow”
07. Korpiklaani – “Henkselipoika”
08. Korpiklaani – “Metsämies”
09. Walking Dead On Broadway – “Song Of Courage”
10. Schandmaul – “Bunt Und Nicht Braun”
11. Schandmaul – “Pakt”
12. Doro – “I Rule The Ruins”
13. Nightwish – “Ghost Love Score”
14. Clawfinger – “The Price We Pay”
15. Blues Pills – “High Class Woman”
16. Running Wild – “Port Royal”
17. Mantar – “Cross The Cross”

DVD 2:

01. Soen – “Opal”
02. Riot V – “Thundersteel”
03. Riot V – “Angel’s Thunder, Devil’s Reign”
04. Knorkator – “Der Ultimative Mann”
05. Knorkator – “Buchstabe”
06. Night Demon – “Heavy Metal Heat”
07. Long Distance Calling – “Trauma”
08. Steel Panther – “Poontang Boomerang”
09. Ensiferum – “For Those About To Fight For Metal”
10. Helmet – “I Love My Guru”
11. Enslaved – “Sacred Horse”
12. Enslaved – “Allfadr Odinn”
13. Bonfire – “Ready 4 Reaction”
14. Zeal & Ardor – “We Can’t Be Found”
15. In Extremo – “Sternhagelvoll”
16. Helloween – “Pumpkins United”

Footage of Sepultura performing “Kairos” during the festival can be seen below:

Soen Premiere “Covenant” Music Video

Soen have premiered a new video for their song “Covenant.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Lotus.”

Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) said the following:

“Sometimes we choose to believe that we live in a well-adjusted society, but often than not, the truth differs. There are secrets everywhere, concealed carefully behind closed doors. Secrets that hide your despair and feed on your hopelessness, mistreated and misled by the people that are supposed to protect you.

‘Covenant‘ talks about one’s inner strength to fight back: it takes courage for one individual to take a stance, but it is necessary in order to survive. The true hero is not who’s called so by society’s standards, but the one that finds that inner strength and lead others by example.”

Soen Share Animated Video For “Lotus”

Soen have premiered an animated video for their new song “Lotus.” This is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on February 1. Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth) commented:

“‘Lotus‘ is a summoning of like-minded people that have reached that turning point in their lives where they have had enough. Enough of meaningless and shallow societies and their expected standards. Only once you have liberated yourself from these fake ideals and leave all of that behind, one can be truly free.”

In other news, the group have also booked a European tour with Ghost Iris and Wheel:

03/12 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
03/13 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
03/14 Hamburg, GER – Logo
03/15 Berlin, GER – Roadrunner
03/16 Aschaffenburg, GER – Colos Saal
03/17 Stuttgart, GER – Club Cann
03/19 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/20 Hagen, GER – Kultopia
03/21 Cologne, GER – Helios
03/22 Eindhoven, NET – De Effenaar Prognois Festival
03/23 Amsterdam, NET – QFactory
03/25 London, UK – O2 Academy
03/27 Grenoble, FRA – L’amperage
03/28 Barcelona, SPA – Salamandra
03/29 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
03/30 Porto, POR – Hard Club
03/31 Lisbon, POR – RCA
04/02 Paris, FRA – Backstage
04/03 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
04/04 Milano, ITA – Legend Club
04/05 Roma, ITA – Orion Ciampino
04/06 Ancona, ITA – Sonic Room Fabriano

[via Brooklyn Vegan]

Soen Premiere “Martyrs” Music Video

Soen have premiered a new video for their new song “Martyrs.” This track is from the band’s new album “Lotus,” which will be released on February 1. Joel Ekelöf said the following:

“The video and the song reflect the importance to stand up for yourself and not be trapped in other peoples’ expectations of you. People are going to try to push you down and they want you to conform to the prevailing ideals, but as long as you follow your own path you are never wrong.”

[via Metal Injection]