ShipRocked 2015 Adds Gemini Syndrome, Metal Allegiance, Icon for Hire, etc.

shiprocked 2015

ShipRocked, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation has added Gemini Syndrome, Icon For Hire, Three Years Hollow, Daybreak Embrace and Sidewise. Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill/ex-Pantera), Troy Sanders (Mastodon) and Alex Skolnick (Testament) are among the special guests confirmed to perform with Metal Allegiance on ShipRocked.

The previously announced acts on the bill –fueled by Monster Energy–will be headlined by Limp Bizkit. The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle (Pre-Party only), heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Gemini Syndrome, Icon For Hire, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, Daybreak Embrace, Sidewise, Three Years Hollow, and DJ Lippy Rage.

ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sailgate Pre-Party on February 1, 2015. The Pre-Party will feature Chevelle’s only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson.

ShipRocked 2015 will be hosted by satellite radio host Kayla Riley, as well as Ralph Sutton of The Tour Bus Radio and The SDR Show.

Each night, guests will be treated to a late night taping of The SDR Show (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll Show; hosted by Ralph Sutton and comedian Jay Oakerson, who will interview various band members.

Comedians Jay Oakerson and Luis J. Gomez will also perform various stand-up sets throughout the cruise.

New to ShipRocked this year will be a tattoo parlor hosted by Spaded & Jaded Tattoo and yoga with Mari Dew of Rock My Yoga.

ShipRocked on-board and beach activities also include the usual photo meet and greets, pool-side games, artist Q&A sessions, trivia challenges, game shows, parties, contests and more.

Also onboard, the ShipRocked charity auction will benefit Cancer Sucks, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer. The auction will feature one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia from current and past ShipRocked bands and more. ShipRocked guests have a history of generosity. In 2014, ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction raised over $100,000.

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10 Years Book US Tour With Otherwise, The Glorious Sons, Luminoth

10 years tour

10 Years is currently on their ‘From Birth To Burial’ tour with Otherwise, the Glorious Sons and Luminoth. Their new album From Birth To Burial is slated for a Spring 2015 release.


Feb 10: Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
Feb 11: Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
Feb 13: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
Feb 14: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 15: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 17: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Feb 18: Vinyl – Las Vegas, NV
Feb 19: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Feb 20: The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb 22: Jake’s Ballroom – Lubbock, TX
Feb 24: The Silo – Abilene, TX
Feb 25: 210 Kapones Live – San Antonio, TX
Feb 26: Trees – Dallas, TX
Feb 27: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
Feb 28: Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 02: Club LA – Destin, FL
Mar 03: Iron Horse – Birmingham, AL
Mar 04: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
Mar 06: Expo Five – Louisville, KY
Mar 07: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA (10 Years Fan Summit)
Mar 08: Thompson House – Newport, KY
Mar 10: Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
Mar 11: Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
Mar 13: Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
Mar 14: Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 15: The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Mar 17: Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI
Mar 18: Home Bar – Arlington Heights, IL
Mar 19: POVS – Spring Lake Park, MN
Mar 20: Q and Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI
Mar 21: Piere’s Entertainment Center – Ft. Wayne, IN

Otherwise – Peace At All Costs



If we were to be perfectly honest, Nickelback have a lot to answer for (most of which the less said about the better), but biggest of all is the rise of the post grunge/alternative hard rock acts that USA seems to be able to churn out like a conveyor belt. Yes there the few worthwhile and genuine bands that came as a result (Alter Bridge being the best example) but are outnumbered vastly by the hordes of soulless, cookie cutter acts devoid of originality, deviation and substance. Step forward Las Vegas’ own Otherwise.

Latest album Peace At All Costs (Century Media) is yet another exercise in ticking all the boxes in the Fisher Price book of rock clichés. The typical harder tracks sit side by side with the obligatory softer, near acoustic ballads whilst lyrically it conveys the all too familiar matter of over compensating, alpha male vs forced emotional sentimentality.

Far from being the worst band in this arena of rock music however; with the occasional strong riff, especially the opening one in ‘For The Fallen Ones’ which has an Alter Bridge metallic vibe to it. Otherwise Peace… is a completely forgettable example of a modern day hard rock album with no imagination and even less heart and feel.



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