What a cruise ship filled with heavy metal fans looks like

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What a cruise ship filled with heavy metal fans looks like

New York-based photographer Giacomo Fortunato has always wanted to do a project involving heavy metal, a music and culture that’s been an integral part of his life since childhood.

So when he discovered 70,000 Tons of Metal, the world’s largest heavy metal cruise, he got his camera and hit the high seas.

“I attended the cruise as both a spectator and a photographer, intrigued by the premise of metal on a cruise ship,” he said. “It seemed like a funny juxtaposition of 3000 people wearing black in the Caribbean sun listening to what some might consider the least relaxing music ever.”

Giacomo has been a fan of metal since he was eight years old, when his cousin introduced him to the genre. Since…

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