The eighth installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will depart from Fort Lauderdale in less than three months, and to say we are excited would be an understatement. With 60 metal acts and more than 100 performances, the high seas will be banging. But this excitement isn’t limited to us. The musicians are clearly ready to board the boat.
As part of our ongoing Sea Legs series, we had an opportunity to touch base with Satiris from Septicflesh and ask him a few choice questions about his plans for the cruise.
Septicflesh are currently garnering praise for their most recent release, entitled Codex Omega, which is out now on Prosthetic Records and Season of Mist. The band has a storied career, beginning in the ’90s as a death metal act that has morphed with the addition of symphonic elements.
What is your best “boat story”?
Combining metal music with a cruise, if you catch my drift …
What is the must-have gear that you are packing for the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise?
All the usual gear for our live shows, plus the necessary quantity of sunblock cream …
What is your must-do activity on the boat or when in the islands?
The belly flop contest
What song will you be singing for karaoke on the cruise?
“Breaking the Law” – Judas Priest
If the shit hits the fan and you end up on a deserted island, what is the one metal album you want with you?
Somewhere In Time – Iron Maiden