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3rd January 2012

monsters of rock cruise

Created for fans of 80s hard rock music, the Monsters of Rock Cruise sails from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Key West and Nassau, Bahamas from February 25-28, 2012, showcasing legendary bands including Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Stryper, Y & T, UFO, Night Ranger and more.

This high seas festival plays like a fantasy camp for hard rock enthusiasts with non-stop entertainment, activities and fun... the party never ends! Fans can save $50 per person by reserving their cabins now while supplies last at

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The Monsters of Rock Cruise announced today that only a few cabins remain as the greatest rock cruise to ever hit the seven seas approaches a total sell-out. With the recent addition of legendary artists UFO and Night Ranger, demand for the cruise has continued to escalate. Fans are encouraged to book as soon as possible at to secure their ticket aboard 2012s "can't miss" music experience.

Joining UFO and Night Ranger is an epic lineup featuring some of the greatest artists of the 70s and 80s era. Artists include Cinderella, Tesla, Kix, Stryper, Y & T, Lynch Mob, Firehouse, Black N' Blue, Bang Tango, Faster Pussycat, Keel, XYZ, John Corabi, Eric Martin of Mr Big, Ted Poley of Danger Danger, Rhino Bucket, Helix, Odin, DC4, Built By Stereo, Flametal and the Atomic Punks. This historic cruise journey will visit Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas, sailing the emerald waters of the Bahamas in this unprecedented Heavy Metal festival at sea.

The cruise is based on the legendary rock festival at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England... Seven Metal Bands and thousands of rabid fans converged on the soggy turf of Donington Park and became part of rock history as a historic event was born... the Monsters of Rock! Fast forward to today... the tradition of the Monsters of Rock is reborn, this time in the Bahamas aboard a luxury cruise ship, showcasing the greatest floating 80s Heavy Metal festival in history!

For one all-inclusive price, fans will enjoy a myriad of special Heavy Metal concerts, events and activities, designed to please the most discerning rock and roll Metalhead. While the music is the centerpiece, this is more than a Concert Cruise event... it is fantasy camp designed for interaction between artists and fans. The fun will begin the moment fans begin to board the beautiful MSC Poesia, meeting new friends poolside during the kickoff Sailaway Concert.

In addition, fans will experience inviting Music Venues and Events, featuring artists performing all day and night on the Main Stage plus the Monster's Coffee Shop, Back-Alley Stage and the Pool Deck Showcase for partying under the stars. Fans are also encouraged to bring along their own guitar to participate in the Monster's Amateur Jam to play out their personal Heavy Metal fantasy.

This will set the tone for the next three days, as other over-the-top special events, including the Monsters Rock 'N Roll Prom 1989, 'So You Think You Can Shred' Amateur Guitar God Competition (judged by guitar legends including Brad Gillis and George Lynch), Shotgun Wedding Vow Renewal, Artist Meet And Greets, Book Signings and more provide a wide array of entertainment options. As an added bonus, TV personality Eddie Trunk from VH1's That Metal Show will moderate up close and personal Q & A's with featured artists in Rock 'N Roll War Stories. Rounding out the spectacular celebrity lineup is radio personality Luc Carl from XM's Hair Nation plus Big John, star of the new TV bounty hunter series, Rock N' Lock.

The Monster's of Rock Cruise is a playground for the serious Heavy Metal fan where music and a luxury cruise hook up for the vacation of a lifetime. Rates for the cruise start at $849 per person (double occupancy), with limited cabins still available. Tickets for the Monsters of Rock Cruise will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will only be available at



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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