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Caliban Share Video for New Single “I Was A Happy Kid Once”

Caliban
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Not only are CALIBAN releasing a brand new song and video today — they are also happy to announce a new member.

“We are excited to announce that Iain Duncan has joined CALIBAN as our new bassist and clean vocalist. Iain’s incredible talent and fresh energy mark a thrilling new chapter for the band,” states the group. “With Iain on board, we are diving into new material set for release over the next months. We are particularly excited to share our single, ‘I Was A Happy Kid Once.’ This track embodies the new direction we’re taking and showcases the dynamic contributions Iain brings to our sound. Thank you for your continued support. Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for an incredible year ahead!”

Check out the song on the digital platform of your preference or watch the video that was directed by Der Pakt here.

Duncan adds, “I am thrilled to announce that I have joined CALIBAN as their new bassist and clean vocalist. This opportunity marks an exciting new chapter in my musical journey, and I am eager to contribute to the band’s evolving sound. We are currently working on new material slated for release in 2024 and 2025. The creative process has been incredibly inspiring, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the fresh energy and direction we are taking. It’s crazy to believe that I am in the band I listened to when I was a teenager and I cannot wait for all the crazy moments that await us. Thank you for your support and enthusiasm as I embark on this exciting adventure with CALIBAN. Stay tuned for updates on our new music and upcoming releases!”

Catch the new lineup on a handful of selected European festivals before CALIBAN are touring with As I Lay Dying, Decapitated, and Left To Suffer in Europe in November and December.

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Capulet Fest Disaster | Firsthand Experience From Major Moment

Capulet Fest happened (kind of?) and we have some firsthand experience from Colton of Major Moment who shares what all happened behind the scenes. This is another festival dumpster fire. 

Capulet Fest Disaster | Firsthand Experience From Major Moment
Major Moment “Victim”
News Conference: Capulet Fest Issues
CT Attorney General to investigate Capulet Fest
Third Day of festival canceled abruptly after chaotic venue change
Capulet Fest changes location at the last second, see how music fans reacted

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“Capulet Fest 2024, a music festival in Hartford, Connecticut, faced significant challenges that left fans frustrated and seeking refunds. The event experienced a last-minute venue change, moving to The Webster, which led to logistical issues and disappointment among attendees. The festival’s organizers abruptly canceled the third day of performances, scheduled for Sunday, citing unspecified reasons. This cancellation, coupled with reports of early closures and sound cutoffs during previous days, has sparked outrage among ticket holders who invested time and money in the event. Many fans are now demanding refunds, but as of yet, there has been no clear communication from organizers regarding reimbursements. The situation has escalated to the point where Connecticut’s Attorney General is investigating complaints related to the festival’s cancellation and relocation. This series of events has left the festival marred by controversy and disappointment for music enthusiasts who expected a three-day celebration of live performances.” (Perplexity) #CapuletFest #Festival #MajorMoment 

The Devil Wears Prada Announce Fall 2024 Tour

TDWP 2024
photo credit: Imani Givertz

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA have shared their Fall 2024 tour plans. The band will hit the road on a headline run, with support from Silent PlanetLike Moths to Flames, and Greyhaven. An additional act on the bill will be announced at a later date. All dates are listed below.

Tickets for The Devil Wears Prada Is Eternal Tour go on sale on Friday, July 12 at 10am local time. Tickets and VIP packages will be available here

TDWP will appear at When We Were Young in Las Vegas and Furnace Fest in Birmingham in October.

“The Devil Wears Prada Is Eternal,” the band states. “We are thrilled to announce our Fall 2024 Headline Tour with an incredible lineup of bands. This will be the craziest TDWP show you’ve ever seen, so get your tickets now before they’re all gone! See you in the pit.”

TDWP also dropped the brand new single “Ritual” earlier this year and it’s a taste of what’s to come.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA ON TOUR:
WITH SILENT PLANET, LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, + GREYHAVEN:

10/25 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
10/26 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
10/27 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
10/28 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall
10/30 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
10/31 — Wilkes-Barre, PA — Mohegan Sun Arena
11/1 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
11/2 — Toronto, ON — The Danforth
11/3 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/5 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
11/6 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Works
11/7 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
11/9 — Ft Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
11/10 — St Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
11/12 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
11/13 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes
11/15 — Dallas, TX — The Factory
11/16 — Lawrence, KS — The Granada
11/17 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
11/19 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
11/20 — Boise, ID — Knitting Factory
11/22 — Tacoma, WA — Temple Theatre
11/23 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory
11/24 — Portland, OR — Roseland
11/26 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
11/27 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
11/29 — Los Angeles, CA — Belasco
11/30 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee Theatre
12/1 — Albuquerque, NM — El Rey

Also, ICYMI: TDWP shared a new version of “Reasons,” the collab track they released with electronic artists Excision and Wooli back in April 2023. The new version features LØLØ. Listen to “Reasons (TDWP Version Feat. LØLØ)” here

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Album Review: Harpazo – The Crucible

Harpazo is a prog metal project founded by guitarist Marc Centanni and singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery/Ayreon). By all accounts, it’s a large-scale collaboration rounded out by a collection of superstar talent from various acts within Christian, prog rock and power metal spaces.

HARPAZO – The Crucible (TRAILER)

Last Friday, the group released their debut album, The Crucible, a sci-fi thriller rock opera set in 2142. The album showcases vignettes of several characters, its central character an American eccentric tech genius named Jude Solomon. As the head of an innovative prosthetics company called Ichor, which infuses patients with a similarly named serum designed to heal all ailments and diseases, he earns near-universal backing for his breakthrough. Amid this success, he develops a savior complex and strives to achieve worldwide immortality by merging humanity with machinery. Through his cult of personality, he urges his followers to adopt a singular truth – that his technology is essential to the world’s survival. At the same time, they must accept him as their savior.  In turn, he seeks to eliminate those in opposition to his plight – the non-believers, or, more specifically, those who still practice old-world beliefs.

HARPAZO – I Am God (Official Lyric Video)

Contextually, the opening track, “Ichor,” contains a singing dialogue involving Solomon recruiting Michael, a trained assassin from Project Talos, as his messenger, with promises that their alliance will grant him unimaginable power. The chord sequence works well in bolstering the calculated nature of Solomon’s plan, while Michael’s words (sung by DC Cooper of Royal Hunt) demonstrate the impact that Solomon’s influence has on him. The harmonic duet in the chorus effectively emphasizes their forged alliance, with its solo work – fluid as it is fluent – complementing this triumph. After an electronic-inflected transition in “Legion Program,” the album is punctuated by its carrier single, “I Am God.” Alongside its hook factor in the riffs and backbeat, I like how its chorus ends in a subtle scream, as if to reveal a dormant monster behind a show of consistent nobility.

HARPAZO – Ichor (Official Lyric Video)

The fourth track, “The Golden Crown,” deals with the construction of a new city called Babylon, the central utopia cementing his philosophy. In this song, a new character is introduced, Princess Relena Umberto, who hails from Rome. With a manufactured disposition at an early age, she is equally cunning as she is beautiful. Her goal is to restore royalty to her family name, and Solomon promises her that her royalty will be restored in Babylon, while she will benefit from associating with someone of immense power and influence. In doing so, she begins a romantic relationship with Michael. The halfway part of the song characterizes their developing bond by both guitar and vocal solos, both expressed in their own unique way. After the arrangements complete, what follows is the implication that their bond is brimming with passion and intensity to the point where Michael begins to question his identity as an assassin, and wrestles to figure out whether he has genuine feelings for her or is simply being manipulated into serving Solomon.  On the fifth track, “The Crucible”, which features Barren Cross vocalist Michael Lee Drive alongside DC Cooper, colossal damage is inflicted by a meteor shower that occurs shortly after Solomon’s breakthrough. But when a wary Pope John, another Roman who made his way to America, joins with resistance forces, Solomon sees them as an immediate threat. In response, he encourages a genocide against the faithful, ironically asserting that religion’s primary purpose is war. As alluded to by the title, Michael’s inner conflict with his identity amplifies after being confronted by Pope John. The album’s midpoint is defined by “Two Witnesses” (featuring Sacred Warrior vocalist Rey Parra), where the performances become longer and more involved, and the stylistic showcase of electronic textures and overdriven guitars emphasize the divide between potentially limitless technology versus struggling, yet resilient faith. Two disciples of God, Moses and Ellie, appear before Michael, further informing him of Solomon’s evil ways, and though he initially tries to maintain his stance as an assassin, he now sounds noticeably hesitant.  Like the previous track, there is solid solo-laden interplay between the instrumentation, with guitar and keyboard leads played in smooth, but powerful succession.

At the latter half of the album, Michael learns of Jude Solomon’s hypocrisy behind his nobility upon being handed a bible from The Stranger. In “Change of Heart Part 1,” which features Bloodgood vocalist Les Carlsen alongside DC Cooper, Michael becomes more receptive to changing his ways. Rather than be pushed into believing in something that’s not easily understandable, he makes a choice independently to accept Christ into his heart. He also recognizes the true extent of his love for Relena, feeling an obligation to save her from Solomon’s oppression. Rather than take the easy route and go after Solomon, his advisor, Casimir Agnus, and the Ichor Soldier, he is crucified (“Ultimatum”, “A Small Price To Pay”). Just as well, the nuance in the songs’ execution becomes more apparent when highlighting the strength of Michael’s resolve. The ninth track, “We Are Weak,” for instance, derives its inspiration from both classic and modern iterations of “Jesus Loves Me.” The first, which comprises the song’s initial half, is a poem to a dying child (the child, in essence, is Michael), with gentle, yet simultaneously bleak, almost haunting accompaniment, and the second half is an empowering – and rocking hymn. In a similar way, “Change of Heart Part 2” highlights Princess Relena’s journey of faith, while gaining newfound purpose after noticing the death of a little girl’s mother. On the final track, In the “Book of Life,” the group barely escapes Solomon’s destruction, finding solace Relena grows a faint bond with the girl and takes her in, all the while the characters head back to Rome. The heaviness this time around feels rightfully subdued, conveying a mix of emotions. While the state of the world is bleak and dystopian, the group eventually finds safety there is also a glimmer of hope that faith will prevail in the face of insurmountable odds.

Overall, The Crucible has strong hook factor, not only by its guest spots and musicianship, but its characters. It is a story of not only choosing faith and love amid catastrophic circumstances, but the transformation of two people who abandon their cold, calculated upbringings and develop empathy and compassion for others. Even though ‘I’ve reached the end, I’m invested and feel the story can and should be continued.

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Harpazo The Crucible Album Review

 

Enter Shikari Release New Companion Record “Dancing On The Frontline”

Enter Shikari
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Enter Shikari have officially released “Dancing On The Frontline“, a new companion album to their UK #1 record “A Kiss for the Whole World“. The new release brings together remixes, non-album singles (featuring the likes of Wargasm, Cody Frost, AViVA and Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler), plus session tracks originally recorded for the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and Future Sounds shows. “Dancing On The Frontline” also comes with a Blu-ray of the band’s headline performance at the UK’s Slam Dunk Festival in 2023 and a set from Germany’s Vainstream Festival in the summer of 2022, with both shows edited by the band’s longtime visual collaborator Oleg Rooz. Listen to “Dancing On The Frontline” now HERE.

Since the release of “A Kiss For The Whole World“, Enter Shikari‘s much-lauded live show has since been all around the world, covering the USA, Australia, Europe, UK, Ireland and more. In February 2024, audiences in the UK, The Netherlands, and Germany also witnessed the band’s biggest ever headline tour to date, an audio-visual spectacular that The Guardian awarded four stars and heralded as “the beginning of Enter Shikari’s greatest chapter.”

October and November of 2024 will see the band heading back to the USA and Canada, this time taking along You Me At Six out on the road as special guests. Australian pop-punks Yours Truly will also be joining the tour as openers on all dates. Full tour routing is listed below.

2024 North American Tour Dates:

Wed 10/9/24 – Dallas, TX, South Side Music Hall
Thu 10/10/24 – Austin, TX, Empire Garage
Sat 10/12/24 – Houston, TX, Warehouse live Midtown
Mon 10/14/24 – Orlando, FL, The Beacham
Wed 10/16/24 – Washington, DC, Howard Theater
Thu 10/17/24 – Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer
Fri 10/18/24 – Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
Sat 10/19/24 – New York, NY, Palladium
Mon 10/21/24 – Montreal, QC, Théâtre Beanfield
Wed 10/23/24 – Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thu 10/24/24 – Chicago, IL, Metro
Fri 10/25/24 – Minneapolis, MN, First Ave
Sat 10/26/24 – Davenport, IA, Capitol Theatre
Sun 10/27/24 – St Louis, MO, Red Flag
Tue 10/29/24 – Denver, CO, Gothic Theater
Wed 10/30/24 – Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex
Fri 11/1/24 – Spokane, WA, Knitting Factory
Sat 11/2/24 – Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
Sun 11/3/24 – Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
Mon 11/4/24 – Seattle, WA, Showbox
Wed 11/6/24 – Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
Thu 11/7/24 – San Francisco, CA, August Hall
Fri 11/8/24 – San Diego, CA, House of Blues
Sat 11/9/24 – Los Angeles, CA, The Belasco

Dancing On The Frontline
Tracklisting:

  1. Goldfish (Shikari Sound System remix)
  2. Bloodshot (Shikari Sound System remix)
  3. The Void Stares Back (feat. Wargasm)
  4. Bull (feat. Cody Frost)
  5. STRANGERS (feat. AViVA)
  6. Losing My Grip (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
  7. It Hurts (BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds session version)
  8. Bull feat. Cody Frost (BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds session version)
  9. (pls) set me on fire (BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session version)
  10. A Kiss For The Whole World (BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session version)
  11. Bloodshot (BBC Radio 1 Rock Show session version)

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YOUR Favorite Albums Of 2024 (So Far) 

I asked the YouTube Community what their favorite albums of 2024 were so far. Here’s a look at what everyone said. These are YOUR Favorite Albums of 2024 (So Far). 

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Check out for reviews for several of the discussed albums below:
The Warning – Keep Me Fed = https://youtube.com/shorts/ovTiOXMeiKA?feature=share
Wage War – Stigma = https://youtube.com/shorts/9zNRrwxAMI4?feature=share
Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human: NeX GEn = https://youtube.com/shorts/oilRS6Df_nM?feature=share
Knocked Loose – You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To = https://youtube.com/shorts/ubUvMpm-B18?feature=share
Pearl Jam – Dark Matter = https://youtube.com/shorts/OqFV202AQeM?feature=share
High On Fire – Gather The Storm = https://youtube.com/shorts/Sk7LKxrzHGc?feature=share
Sum 41 – Heaven X Hell = https://youtube.com/shorts/eCSAzcZZQzU?feature=share
Judas Priest – Invincible Shield = https://youtube.com/shorts/pCABmvZH_UI?feature=share
Job For A Cowboy – Moon Healer = https://youtube.com/shorts/GFnyShv4SR8?feature=share
Chelsea Wolfe – She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She = https://youtube.com/shorts/gIFeL_0g_qk?feature=share
Green Day – Saviors = https://youtube.com/shorts/VjCYTaQRm2c?feature=share

Community Tab Link = https://www.youtube.com/post/Ugkx-UvxNuAngVkf007vCLqPeB0FMrZv_yhg

Thanks to everyone that tuned in during the Twitch live stream and left comments on the YouTube Community tab. I hope that more people check out the Community tab as I do try to post there about upcoming videos as well as gauge interest in topics, get feedback, and see what everyone is suggesting.

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YOUR Favorite Albums Of 2024 (So Far) 

The Warning – Keep Me Fed | Album Review

Hard rock that with only three members sounds more fleshed out and full than bands with four or five. This is a step up in energy and execution from The Warning. Strong riffs and beats, no frills, and clean singing that flows well. Strong album opener in “Six Feet Deep” to set the mood with the thick riff and bass. The grit and tone is thick. Songs like “S!CK” to “Hell You Call A Dream” really have an attitude in the delivery and sound. The drum track especially stands out in moments with killer drumrolls and symbols throughout. There’s nothing truly genre-bending or redefining of rock, but I think by definition this is suppose to be standard, pure rock sound. The Warning succeeds at that. Monterrey, Mexico delivered a young band that is improving with each album and now are feeding us with something solid.

The Warning Keep Me Fed Album Review
The Warning “Six Feet Deep”
The Warning “S!CK” (Live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! /2024)

“The Warning, a dynamic trio of sisters from Mexico, is making waves in the rock music scene with their latest album “Keep Me Fed,” set to release on June 28, 2024, via LAVA/Republic Records. This highly anticipated fourth studio album showcases the band’s evolution, blending their signature hard rock sound with universally catchy hooks and exploring new musical territories. The Warning’s journey from viral teenage prodigies to touring with rock giants like Muse, Foo Fighters, and Guns N’ Roses has solidified their position as rising stars in the industry. “Keep Me Fed” features 12 tracks, including standout songs like “Six Feet Deep,” “S!CK,” and “Apologize,” which demonstrate the band’s growth and versatility. With their powerful performances and dedication to their craft, The Warning continues to captivate audiences worldwide, making “Keep Me Fed” a must-listen for rock enthusiasts and new fans alike.” (Perplexity)

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The Warning Keep Me Fed Album Review

Dogstar Rock Europe: A Reunion 20 Years In The Making

When a group of friends come together after nearly twenty years it usually is a reunion people have been waiting for. In case you, of course, know then band. And in case not… you are in for one hell of a surprise.

Have you heard about the Dogstar? Don’t worry, almost no one ever seems to have. One of the better hidden Hollywood secrets, this trio consists of Bret Domrose on vocals and guitar, Rob Mailhouse on drums and none other than the action hero Keanu Reeves on bass. People generally don’t know the band, but famous name between them or not, their music is pretty damn good. Seems like they like to keep it nice and small, which, in the end, is what makes it quite special.

Ever since discovering Dogstar I only wondered if making a new album and crossing the big pond to Europe will be in their future plans. Or whether they will just keep themselves enclosed in the US and just jam in their living rooms together. But when an Instagram post appeared with simple “We’re back.” headline, I was beyond excited. Something Between The Palm Trees and Power Lines is first music they put out in over two decades and after touring the States and Japan, the band came to pay a visit to old good Europe. It took them almost a full month of concerts and festival shows, but band made it to Italy in the end. Playing no other than one of the amazingly beautiful, and with great acoustics on top of that, outdoor venues Europe has to offer – Castillo di Udine.

Unlike most of the other non-festival shows, this time the band had no support act and it was fully seated. The clearly excited audience and the band had to wait a few extra minutes to make sure no one missed beginning of the show, since the castle itself is on quite a steep hill. But once everyone was ready, the band took the stage waving to the fans and first tones of Blonde echoed through the castle grounds.

From the first moment you can see Keanu is definitely not in the spotlight here. You are not watching a movie star and some strange guys playing some tones, but more like perfectly synced trio fully submerged in the moment. Those three friends enjoying making music and having a great time on the stage projected it with everything they had to the crowd and it was definitely returned.

Ditching their twenty year old songs they filled the setlist almost to the rim with their new stuff. A slight bit of disappointment run through me not hearing any of the good old stuff like Halo or Flowers. But nevertheless, it didn’t make it less exciting. Especially in the castle grounds songs like Glimmer or Dillon Street really shined, while the sound of Rob’s harmonica echoed throughout the space.

On the other hand, we got to hear a few new songs the band has been working on like Math, Shallow Easy or Out Of. Those being more on the dynamic side of the spectrum it seemed they fit the vocal range and the overall feel of the band way better. Not to mention they sound live way more energic than most of their current album. The different voice position of the yet to be released songs definitely fits Bret better than most of the high parts where he tends to struggle sometimes a little bit.

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The main part of the show ended with Breach featuring a little bass solo from Keanu. A little excited kid that can play his favourite instrument and not mind anyone else. You could just feel how deep in the moment he was. Not only during the solo, but basically through the whole set. Jumping up and down from time to time added to the overall excitement that was pouring from the band towards the audience. But of course by the end the band left the stage for a short while and came back for the encores. The concert classic – which band doesn’t do it these days? And as excited as everyone was, suddenly a fully seated show was a standing one with people singing along and rocking the whole castle. Especially nice touch were two covers – The Cure and Ramones. But with Jackbox, another new song, the show unfortunately came to a final end. The band waved their goodbyes, threw some picks and with no huffs and puffs left the stage. And so did the audience. But definitely not disappointed in the slightest bit.

The zen feel radiating from the guys, the energy that they enveloped the whole castle grounds with was what left the place and the people still buzzing with huge smiles on their faces. So if you ever want to enjoy a great show and get to know a new-old band, just remember the name now. Dogstar.

ShipRocked 2025 Initial Music Lineup Announced

ASK4 Entertainment has announced the core music lineup for the 15th year of ShipRocked, the premier rock music festival cruise. ShipRocked 2025 will feature Parkway DriveHollywood UndeadNothing More and The Struts, as well as 10 Years, Atreyu, Buckcherry, The Ghost Inside, P.O.D. and many more during the January 19-25, 2025 cruise departing from Miami, Florida on Carnival Magic, with stops at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (a new destination for ShipRockers) and Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas.

Staterooms for ShipRocked 2025 sold out in just a few days, but a waiting list is available at www.ShipRocked.com.

Some of the ShipRocked 2025 bands shared their excitement about joining the cruise:

Parkway Drive: ShipRocked we are BACK!!! We had so much fun the first time around, this was a no brainer for us. The lineup is stacked, the vibes are high and we are set to bring the energy to another level. Can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Hollywood Undead“What’s up ShipRocked?! We can’t wait to be on board with you and rip it Undead style on the open seas. We’ll see you there!”

Jonny Hawkins / Nothing More: ShipRocked fans have to be one of the best and most insane group of fans to play for. This is going to be our third time on the boat and we can’t wait to play our new album for all of you. It’s going to be sick!”

Luke Spiller / The Struts: “We are very excited to kick off 2025 in pure style as we head out to perform a collection of electrifying shows on ShipRocked. You are not going to want to miss this! Sail away!”

The music lineup for ShipRocked 2025 includes: Parkway DriveHollywood Undead, Nothing More and The Struts, as well as 10 Years, Atreyu, Austin Meade, Buckcherry, Calva LouiseDes RocsDevour The DayDiamanteFlat BlackThe Ghost InsideGHØSTKIDGoodbye JuneJigsaw YouthKid KapichiNevertelOxymorronsPlushP.O.D.Silly GooseSpiritWorld and more. ShipRocked also features exclusive performances by ShipRockers’ favorite all-star band The Stowaways.

ShipRocked producer and creator Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment said, ”If you’d told me back in 1984 when I was sitting in my bedroom cranking Van Halen and U2 that someday I’d produce the world’s greatest rock music festival on a Caribbean cruise every year for the rest of my life, I would have laughed and pointed. I’ve been pinching myself every day for the last 15 years, and I couldn’t be more proud of the incredible lineup we’re bringing along for the ShipRocked family to enjoy this January!”

WRIF-FM in Detroit called ShipRocked, “…the best rock & roll festival in existence. Incredible bands, great people, a family vibe, non-stop activity choices,” while The Travel Addict hailed ShipRocked as “the most epic getaway!”

In addition to nonstop music and exciting port visits, the ShipRocked schedule also includes traditional cruise activities with a rock ‘n’ roll twist, such as the ShipRocked blackjack tournament, dodgeball tournament, live band karaoke, singles mixers, trivia contests and morning yoga.

A floating music festival, a rock & roll summer camp held in the dead of winter, a family reunion for the growing number of ShipRockers who have forged lifelong relationships out of a shared passion for music (and an occasional bucket of beer) – ShipRocked is the premier rock music vacation, offering dozens of performances and unique collaborations, artist-hosted events and activities, theme nights, and ample opportunity for fans and bands alike to unwind and create new friendships in tropical paradise.

The ShipRocked community is very supportive of charitable efforts, especially the annual ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction which has raised more than $1 million dollars to date for innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer.

Throughout the year, ShipRocked’s community of “ShipRockers”–as well as others from around the world–are staying connected via “Making Waves – The ShipRocked Podcast,” which launched in 2020 and is available for free through iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts. “Making Waves” features interviews with ShipRocked alumni artists, as well as other top music artists, actors and entertainment industry experts. It’s distributed via Sound Talent Media / Evergreen Podcasts and is hosted by Chad Nicefield and Justin Press.

JINJER Partners with Audiotree for New “From Nothing” Studio Performance

JINJER
Photo credit: Lina Glasir

This week, Ukrainian modern progressive metal icons JINJERAudiotree and Napalm Records have partnered up to present a very special edition of “Audiotree From Nothing”. The brand new segment features raw, intense performances of fan favorite tracks “Vortex”“Wallflower” and “Dead Hands Feel No Pain” amid in-depth interview footage touching on themes of social anxiety, isolation, cancel-culture, self-realization and more.

Recorded at Audiotree Studios in Chicago, IL on August 31, 2023, JINJER‘s Audiotree From Nothing session is available to watch and stream now!

Learn more via the Audiotree website.

Audiotree is a Chicago-based music discovery platform producing high quality studio sessions and live performance recordings from artists all around the world. Discover your next favorite band at audiotree.tv.

Experience more live JINJER performances and grab your copy of the band’s first official live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, NOW

Filmed on December 22, 2022 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Live in Los Angeles not only honors their endurance through recent challenges, but also celebrates their triumphant 15-year journey. During these years, JINJER attained remarkable milestones, touring globally and captivating millions at prestigious festivals like Hellfest, Rock am Ring, Graspop Metal Meeting, Download Festival and Rocklahoma USA. Moreover, their latest triumph, the acclaimed studio album Wallflowers, broke charts worldwide, soaring to #1 on both the US Billboard Top New Artist Album charts and Canadian Hard Music album charts, #2 on the US Hard Music album charts, #5 on the official UK Rock & Metal album charts and #7 on the official German album charts.

Live in Los Angeles was a spontaneous decision by the band, recorded as raw as possible, to emphasize the passion that can come from a live show. This release is an explosive mixture of JINJER’s discography – featuring fan favorites like “Sit Stay Roll Over”“Call Me A Symbol” and the game changing “Pisces”. The live album contains 16 songs in various audio formats, with some strictly limited: the Deluxe Digipack features not only a DVD, but also two more songs, “Wallflower” & “Disclosure!”, recorded in Paris in 2023.

You can find more formats and specials, as well as new merch in the official JINJER merch shop HERE

JINJER international live dates:

Additional Festivals 2024
08/03/24: Rasnov, RO @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/05/2024: Istanbul, TR @ Freedoom Metal Festival
08/08/24: Villena, ES @ Leyendas del Rock
08/09/24: Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault
08/10/24: Cercoux,FR @ Festival 666
08/11/24: Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz
08/15/24: Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze
08/17/24: Carhaix, FR @ Motocultor
08/18/24: Vallamand, CH @ Rock The Lakes

JINJER in North America
w/ Hanabie. and Born Of Osiris

09/20/24: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/21/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Metal Injection Fest
09/22/24: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
09/23/24: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/24/24: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
09/26/24: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
09/27/24: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
09/29/24: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/01/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/02/24: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/03/24: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10/04/24: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
10/06/24: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/07/24: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
10/09/24: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/11/24: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
10/12/24: San Bernardino, CA @ Mayhem Festival
10/13/24: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Celebrating Life Through Death – European Farewell Tour 2024
JINJER as special guest for Sepultura,
w/ Obituary (Main Support) & Jesus Piece (Opener)
10/03/24: Paris, FR @ Zenith Paris
10/31/24: Offenbach am Main, DE @ Stadthalle
11/01/24: Hamburg, DE @ Inselpark Arena
11/02/24: Cologne, DE @ Palladium
11/03/24: Den Bosch, NL @ Sepulfest
11/05/24: Brussels, BE @ AB Box – SOLD OUT!
11/06/24: Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/08/24: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT!
11/09/24: Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre – SOLD OUT!
11/10/24: Belfast, IE @ The Telegraph Building
11/11/24: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT!
11/12/24: London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/14/2024: Zurich, CH @ The Hall
11/15/24: Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
11/16/24: Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/17/24: Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Red Stage
11/19/24: Leipzig, DE @ Haus Auensee
11/20/24: Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/21/24: Katowice, PL @ Spodek
11/22/24: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/23/24: Prague, CZ @ O2 Universum – SOLD OUT!
11/24/24: Prague, CZ @ O2 Universum

Latin America Tour 2024
+ special guests: Heaven Shall Burn
11/30/24: Porto Alegre, BR @ Opiniao
12/01/24: Curitiba, BR @ Tork and Roll
12/03/24: Belo Horizonte, BR @ Mister Rock
12/05/24: Brasilia, BR @ Toinha
12/07/24: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Circo Voador
12/08/24: Sao Paulo, BR @ Terra SP
12/10/24: Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Flores
12/12/24: Santiago, CL @ Teatro Caupolican
12/14/24: Bogota, CO @ Calle 13
12/15/24: San Jose, CR @ Pepper’s Club
12/18/24: Guadalajara, MX @ C4 *
12/19/24: San Luis Potosí, MX @ Centro de las Artes *
12/20/24 Mexico City, MX @ Circo Volador *
*no HSB

… to be continued …

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