2013/02/06

Thank You!

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Thank you all you sailors from 55 countries around the Globe: Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Trinidad And Tobago, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the USA! Thank you for being the best fans any festival in the world could have!

Thank you 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, ANAAL NATHRAKH, ANACRUSIS, ANGRA, ARKONA, CRYPTOPSY, DELAIN, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DORO, DRAGONFORCE, EKTOMORF, ENSIFERUM, ETECC, EVERGREY, FATAL SMILE, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GOTTHARD, HEIDEVOLK, HELLOWEEN, HELSTAR, HOLY GRAIL, IMMOLATION, IN FLAMES, INQUISITION, KREATOR, LACUNA COIL, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH, NIGHTMARE, NILE, ONSLAUGHT, RAGE, SABATON, SUBWAY TO SALLY, SINISTER, STEEL ENGRAVED, THREAT SIGNAL, TIAMAT, TURISAS, TÝR and UNEXPECT for entertaining us!

Thank you Jeff Waters for hosting Jamming With Waters In International Waters, The Official 70000TONS All Star Jam! Thank you Vika for your very special piano performances! Thank you Karaoke David for all the late night fun!

Thank you to CMM and all our Media Partners: Aardschok, Blunt Magazine, iMusic 1, Metal Hammer Germany, Metal Hammer UK, Metallian, Roadie Crew, and Scream Magazine for spreading the word!

Thank you to Royal Caribbean International and the entire Crew of the Majesty Of The Seas for having us on board!

Thank you to everyone in our Crew, all the Volunteers and the Pool Girls! You are the best of the best! You are the A Team!

Thank you to Roc-Off for building the biggest Open Air stage that ever sailed the Open Seas! Thank you to Clair Brothers for providing the Sound Equipment! Thank you to Jonas Productions for the Backline! Thank you to Cat Entertainment Systems for providing the Power Distribution on board and thank you to Event Operations Group: The best Security Crew there is!

Thank you to all of the employees and partners of Ultimate Music Cruises Inc. for all your dedication and hard work, but also for putting up with all the shit I am giving you all year long! All of you are really remarkable!

And once again a very special Thank You to my brother Bernhard for making me become a Metalhead already as a little kid! Without you, all this may have never happened!

It makes me truly proud to have had all of you on the same boat!

I am looking forward to welcoming you all on board once again on January 27th, 2014 for round four of 70000TONS OF METAL, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! And for the ones that missed the news: If you are a ticketed passenger for 70000TONS OF METAL 2014 before the summer, you will be able to vote where we are sailing next year!

One more time: Thank you! All of you!

your Skipper