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Beer and metal for breakfast (70000 Tons of Metal part 3)

by Vjeran

70000 tons of Metal

WAKE UP! As the alarm on my phone shouts out itś horrible tunes i wake up with a smile on my face as i know this day will be even better than the last. Seeing the empty beerbottles and several pizzaslice left-overs to the left and to my right, i noticed i´m not the only one in our cabin that thought some drunken food in bed was a great idea. 

Waking up at about 09.00 in the morning, three hours just had to be enough, i instantly putting on my clothes… well bathing shorts and a t-shirts, thats more than enough. On this boat you don´t need your wallet as Royal carribean have a cashless system on board. Before you enter to ship you show your identification and your credit card. They take a photo of you and combine your cards into one combined card for the boat, which also works as your cabin key. The convinience of that is that if you can be withouth your phone you only will carry around one valuable thing, one card that do it all. For a paradise cruise like this it is perfect. So brushing my hair and my teeth, putting on my shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops and i´m ready to go. Walking to the back of the boat and to the buffet, to see what the first breakfast-buffet will offer… well … it offers everything you want on a breakfast table. The american and british style with a lot of fat…The more sugar coated diet breakfast … or the healty option if you like fruits. Me, myself is more of a bacon and egg kind of man, perhaps i can have some sweets and some fruits if its on the menu and convinient 70000 Tons of Metalon the same table as the bacon… well there is more options than you will have time to eat for breakfast in four days.

I have a look what the boat will offer me today music-wise during my breakfast, and see that this day will be even more packed than yesterday..

As they dont have enough time to build the open-air stage whiled docked in the port, they built it the first day and night while the boat is moving. So day two, offers the crowd another stage to keep track of. My schedule is quite free until about 14.00 this day so after my breakfast i walk up to the hottub, order me a ice mojito, mojito and slushie combined, to get me started and prepared for the day . I think to combine the social event and the music event is important, there is time for both to make your cruise more interesting and variated, you have to think to not stress around to see all the bands in once, as they will be doing two sets onboard.

One band I saw last summer (2015) on Brutal assault, which caught my interest was a Brazilian band, Nervosa. It was a late announcement from Ultimate metal cruises, only something like two weeks before the cruise, which made me really happy. These three women comes from Sao Paolo, Brazil and playing straight old-school thrash metal. And i know there are a lot of people that70000 Tons of Metal have a bit problem with all female bands, but this band is not to neglect if you like straight forward thrash-metal. This show were to take place in the ice-rink arena which suits them perfect i think. Except for Nervosa´s energy on stage the drummer really caught my eyes. Her energy and her performance was really something unique for a drummer. To be a drummer usually seems very exhausting in every metal band, especially when itś fast paste. Pitchu Ferraz, the drummer in Nervosa, doesńt make it easier for her, every hit on her drumkit is always with full force and with no shortcuts at all. And i think that calls for the whole trio, they are perfoming their shows filled with energy and aggressivity… and of course they can´t always hide away that they really seems to enjoy being on stage.

….actually i could write some small reviews about all the shows onboard… I could write a lot of drunken stories for you to read…. Or the nice food i ate as soon and often as i could. But … What i can say is that for starters the bands onboard seems always to play onboard, both to be a part of the partying going on throughout the cruise (As the bands are stuck onboard for the whole time). You meet your favorite musicians here and there on the boat, you share a talk with perhaps Chrigel Glanzmann from Eluveitie.. you take a selfie with the singer of Hammerfall, Joacim Cans. Or you just ignore the famous ones and enjoy the company of the rest of the crowd on the ship. You are the one creating your own storys along the cruise and the freedom to be out on the open seas with no worries what so ever. We were four persons in our group on the ship, and i know we all have different views on what is best that we have been a part of this event… it is a memory of a lifetime and something that is worth experience even if it´s just for one time our if you make it a annual quest.

Written by : Rickard Olkerud
Foto by: Delaynne Grillo, Rickard Olkerud & Robin Eriksson

(croatian version)

70000 tons of Metal

Buđenje! Kako se alarm derao svoje odvratne tonove s moga mobitela probudio sam se s osmijehom jer sam znao da će ovaj dan čak bolji od prošlog. Vidjevši prazne boce piva i nekoliko ostataka pizza s lijeve i desne strane uočio sam da nisam jedini u kabini koji je mislio da je hrana u krevetu dobra ideja.

Probudivši se oko 09:00 ujutro, 3 sata sna su bila sasvim dovoljna, odmah sam se obukao svoje kupače šorceve i majicu, to je više nego dovoljno. Na ovome brodu ti ne treba novčanik, kao Royal Carribean  imaš račun bez ograničenja na brodu. Prije nego što uđeš u brod dobiješ svoju karticu za identifikaciju i kreditnu karticu. Slikati će te i spojiti s ostalim kartama u jednu da ju možete koristiti na brodu koja također služi kao ključ za kabinu. Razlog tome je da sa svojim mobitelom možete nositi samo jednu vrijednu stvar sa sobom i jedna kartica pokriva sve. Za ovakvu krstaricu iz snova ovo je savršeno. Hodajući prema švedskom stolu da vidim čega ima ponuđenog… pa, ima sve što trebate za doručak; američka i britanska kuhinja sa puno masti, više zašećerena hrana ili zdravija opcija ako volite voće. Ja sam osobno više osoba za slaninu i jaja uz neke slatkiše i voće ako je na jelovniku. Možemo reći da ovdje ima više izbora nego što imaš vremena sve isprobati za doručak u ova četiri dana.

70000 Tons of MetalTijekom doručka sam gledao raspored bendova i shvatio sam da je danas raspored više popunjen nego jučer. Budući da nisu imali vremena sagraditi binu na otvorenom dok je brod još bio usidren, sagradili su ju tijekom prvog dana i noći plovidbe. Stoga tijekom drugoga dana publika je dobila još jednu binu da bendovi mogu pratiti raspored. Moj raspored je bio slobodan do 14:00 sati stoga nakon ručka sam otišao do vruće kupke, naručio a ice mojito, mojito i slushie u kombinaciji za početak i da si pokrenem dan. Smatram da kombiniranje društvenih i glazbenih događaja je bitno i imati vremena za oboje da i učinite putovanje više zanimljivim i raznovrsnijim morate imati na umu da se ne umarate da vidite sve bendove istovremeno jer će ionako dva puta svirati.

Jedan bend koji sam vidio prošlo ljeto na Brutal Assaultu koji je uhvatio moj pozornost su bili brazilski bend Nervosa. Bili su dosta kasnije najavljeni od strane Ultimate metal cruises, negdje dva tjedna prije putovanja što je dosta razveselilo. Te tri žene dolaze iz Sao Paolo, Brazila i sviraju old-school thrash metal. Znam dosta ljudi koji ima problem sa ženskim metal bendovima ali ovaj bend ne možete zanemariti ako volite thrash metal. Ovaj koncert se događa u ice-rink dvorani koji im savršeno pristaje. Osim energije benda na bini njihova bubnjarica je uhvatila moju pozornost. Njena energija i performansa je bilo nešto posebno za bubnjara. Biti bubnjar većinom se čini jako napornim poslom u svakom metal bendu, posebno ako je ritam većinom brz. Pitchu Ferraz, bubnjarica benda udara po bubnju svom silom kao i ostatak benda koji nastupa energično i agresivno mada ne skrivaju koliko uživaju u tome što su na bini.

70000 Tons of Metal

U suštini mogu napisati manje reportaže svih nastupa na brodu kao i mnoge pijane priče za vas da pročitate ili dobre hrane koje sam pojeo. Ali što mogu reći za početak da se čini da bendovi na brodu stalno sviraju, te ih kasnije upoznate van bine, pričate s njima kao naprimjer s Chrigelom Glanzmann iz Eluveitiea. Uslikate selfie sa vokalom iz Hammerfalla, Joacimom Cansom. Možete čak ignorirati poznate osobe i družiti se s ljudima koji su bili u publici. Stvarate zanimljive priče i događaje tijekom putovanja na otvorenom moru bez brige u svijetu. Bilo nas je četvero u grupi na brodu i svi smo imali drugačija mišljenja koji su bili najbolji događaji tijekom putovanja. Ovo je  doživljaj i sjećanje za cijeli život i čak da je samo jednom u životu potpuno bi vrijedilo.

Napisao: Rickard Olkerud
Foto: Delaynne Grillo, Rickard Olkerud & Robin Eriksson
Preveo i prilagodio na hrvatski: Tomislav Debelić

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