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2017/03/05

JAMMING FOR A CAUSE

Hosted by Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR, Jamming With Waters In International Waters – the official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam – once again wrote a new chapter in Heavy Metal History when a spectacular lineup of the musicians on board 70000TONS OF METAL™ 2017 teamed up to perform classic Metal Anthems!

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst Sailors about what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired the crew at 70000TONS OF METAL™ to make our own contribution – we will be auctioning off a very unique Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar. This legendary axe was signed by most of the world class artists who participated in the jam: Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE), Esa Holopainen (AMORPHIS), Jeff Waters / Fabio Alessandrini / Rich Hinks / Aaron Homma (ANNIHILATOR), Charlie Benante / Frank Bello / Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Ben Ash (CARCASS), Mark Osegueda / Will Carroll (DEATH ANGEL), Lisa Cuthbert (DRACONIAN), Jon Gallagher (DYING FETUS), Van Williams (GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS), Axel Ritt (GRAVE DIGGER), Bobby Blitz (OVERKILL), Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY), Fabio D’Amore (SERENITY), Rich Ward (STUCK MOJO), Alex Skolnick / Steve DiGiorgio / Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT), Thomas Vikström / Linnéa Vikström (THERION), Russ Bergquist (TOUCH THE SUN), and Steven Wussow / Philip Restemeier (XANDRIA).

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Direct Relief is a non governmental, nonsectarian, and not-for- profit humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies by delivering medicines and medical supplies to people in all 50 U.S. states and in 80 countries. Since 2010, Direct Relief has provided over $204 million in critically needed medical aid to over 200 healthcare facilities and organizations caring for Haiti’s most vulnerable communities. For more information about Direct Relief please visit www.directrelief.org.

The 70000TONS OF METAL™ Dean Guitar Auction for Haiti will begin March 5, 2017 at 2PM Eastern time, running until March 12 at 3PM Eastern time – From Europe this is 20:00 CET, or 19:00 GMT

For more information and to submit your bid, please visit this location.

2017/03/03

Official 70000TONS OF METAL Forum Temporarily Offline

Sailors!

Please note that our Official 70000TONS OF METAL Forum is down temporarily for Maintenance.

We are working hard to finish the Maintenance as soon as possible, we appreciate your patience and understanding.

We will make a separate post after this Maintenance has been completed for your convenience.

Thank you!

2017/02/24

2017 Survivor Feedback Survey – Closed

Thank you to all Sailors who submitted your 70000TONS OF METAL 2017 Survivor Feedback Survey. We are astounded that over 60% of you completed the Survey… This shows us that you are truly the most dedicated and passionate fans in the world!

Our team will be working diligently to review your answers and comments in order to make 70000TONS OF METAL 2018 even better! We also do apologize for the technical issues that caused a number of our Sailors problems when filling out the Survey.

We hope to see you all on board Round 8 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise – sailing from Miami/Ft Lauderdale, FL to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos and back on February 1-5, 2018!

Cheers,

your 70000TONS OF METAL team

2017/02/17

2017 Survivor Feedback Survey

Thank you for sailing on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2017, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

We hope you had a great time and enjoyed your stay on board. Your opinions and ideas are very important to us and will help us make 70000TONS OF METAL even better in the future.

Please be patient as it may take up to 48 hours for the system to send all Access Codes. If you do not receive yours within the next 48 hours, please make sure to check your spam folder and contact us.

This survey will remain open up and until February 24th, 2017 at 6PM Eastern Time.

We are looking forward to receiving your feedback and hope to welcome you back on board in 2018 for Round 8 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

Cheers,

your 70000TONS OF METAL team

2017/02/07

Thank You To All Survivors From 74 Nations!

Survivors! Like every year it has been a blast and makes me feel so good to sail the Caribbean with my Heavy Metal Family for Round 7 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

Last year we had 72 Nations from around the Globe on board 70000TONS OF METAL, and once again I truly thought there is no way we could beat that. But again you proved me wrong! This year you brought that count to 74 Countries! All you Survivors from ANDORRA, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CANADA, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CUBA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, ECUADOR, EGYPT, EL SALVADOR, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, INDIA, IRAN, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, MEXICO, MOLDOVA, NETHERLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA, NORWAY, PANAMA, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, PORTUGAL, PUERTO RICO, QATAR, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, SINGAPORE, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UKRAINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, USA and VENEZUELA made 70000TONS OF METAL 2017 once again truly feel like the United Nations Of Heavy Metal At Sea!

A special Thank You to all the members of my incredible crew – you are truly the greatest in the world! Last but not least, Thank You to all the Artists and their Crew for 123 fantastic live performances including Jamming With Waters In International Waters, the Clinics, holding all the Meet & Greet and Signing Sessions and participating in all the other Special Events.

Survivors! I am looking forward to welcoming you back on board for Round 8 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sailing from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos and back, February 1-5, 2018.

Thank you and Cheers!

Your Skipper