Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)
February 11, 2018
Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters.
Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "ZarTh Vader").
This year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1 and headed to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that lasted until February 5.
The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise claim it to be the original and biggest heavy metal sea cruise. The first such music festival on a cruise ship took place in 2011.
"When we came up with the idea  years ago, there weren't any other heavy metal cruises around," Andy Piller, skipper and organizer of 70000 Tons Of Metal, told Ship Technology. "From the displacement of the vessel and the number of passengers, we outnumber all of the others."
Regarding how he deals with the many logistical challenges posed by the heavy metal sea cruise concept, including the mixing of passengers and artists, Piller said: "Once you walk over that gangway to the ship, something in your subconscious happens. The mutual respect develops and they realize, literally, 'We're all in the same boat.'" As for security risks, Piller said: "We bring our own force onboard, as the ship's security is not used to handling that type of crowd."
The setlist for this year's "Jamming With Waters In International Waters" all-star jam was as follows:
01. Metal Health / Bang Your Head (QUIET RIOT) 02:42
Vocals: Chris Bay (FREEDOM CALL) Drums: Specki T.D. (IN EXTREMO) Guitar: Ryoji Shinomoto (GYZE) Guitar: Joona Björkroth (BATTLE BEAST) Bass: Schmier (DESTRUCTION)
02. Rock You Like A Hurricane (SCORPIONS) 10:47
Vocals: Adrienne Cowan (SEVEN SPIRES) Drums: Specki T.D. (IN EXTREMO) Guitar: Alex Beyrodt (PRIMAL FEAR) Guitar: Tommy Johansson (SABATON) Bass: Jari Kainulainen (MASTERPLAN)
03. Killing Machine (JUDAS PRIEST) 19:05
Vocals: Mike Howe (METAL CHURCH) Drums: Francesco Jovino (PRIMAL FEAR) Guitar: Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) Guitar: Daniel Mongrain (VOIVOD) Bass: Johan Jönsegård (OCTOBER TIDE)
04. The Number Of The Beast (IRON MAIDEN) 24:42
Vocals: Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen (AMBERIAN DAWN) Drums: Francesco Jovino (PRIMAL FEAR) Guitar: Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN) Guitar: Johan Reinholdz (DARK TRANQUILLITY) Bass: Pasi Kauppinen (SONATA ARTICA)
05. Neon Nights (BLACK SABBATH) 31:50
Vocals: Rick Altzi (MASTERPLAN) Drums: Eloy Casagrande (SEPULTURA) Guitar: Kurdt Vanderhoof (METAL CHURCH) Guitar: Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY, MESHUGGAH) Bass: Hugo Doyon-Karout (BEYOND CREATION)
06. Running Wild (JUDAS PRIEST) 38:40
Vocals: Ralph Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR) Vocals: Nick Seymour Drums: Eloy Casagrande (SEPULTURA) Guitar: Sami Yli-Sirniö (KREATOR) Guitar: Rob Barrett (CANNIBAL CORPSE) Bass: Linus Klausenitzer (OBSCURA)
07. Hells Bells (AC/DC) 47:00
Vocals: Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST) Drums: Cato Bekkevold (ENSLAVED) Guitar: Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR) Guitar: Elias Viljanen (SONATA ARTICA) Bass: Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR)