On The Road… with Megadeth

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

The Phoenix crowd always seems to support Suicidal Tendencies relentlessly, however, the crowd at Comerica Theatre seemed to salivating and chanting the sound Meg A Deth, Meg A Deth. It was without question that this Phoenix crowd with so many metalheads was here for 1 reason – Megadeth!!!!!

A nearly sold out show of thousands came out to celebrate a 33 year career and fifteenth studio album Dystopia (Universal/Tradecraft).

The crowd was chanting Megadeth over and over again. Then the lights went dim, smoke rised from the stage and the displays come on and the intro plays Prince of Darkness. The crowd started to erupt.

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Silhouettes started to hit the stage and the show had begun. A short eerie intro, some screaming guitar, smoke and as the lights rise here is…….Dave Mustaine! Megadeth always seems to have new faces. This tour was no different. Megadeth has brought drummer Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and guitarist Kiko Loureiro (of Brazil Metal band Angra). There was an eruption and the “Threat is Real”.

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth came out with a barrage of metal that they are famous for!! Open with a new song then go way back to 1990 for “Hangar 18”! The crowd was singing along word for word of the lyrics and chanting Megadeth to the rhythm of Chris’ power beats!

After heating up the valley of the sun Dave Mustaine greets the Phoenix crowd and was given some love from his one time home crowd.

As the night rolled on Megadeth’s delivered goods from their expansive catalog, even had an appearance from Vic Rattlehead himself for “Peace Sells”

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

Megadeth, by Rick Triana Photography

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Set list:

The Threat is Real

Hangar 18

Kingmaker

Wake Up Dead

In My Darkest Hour

Sweating Bullets

Dystopia

Dawn Patrol

Poison Was The Cure

She-Wolf

Trust

Skin o’ My Teeth

Fatal Illusion

A Tout Le Monde

Symphony of Destruction

Peace Sells

Encore:

Holy Wars… The Punishment Due

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY RICK TRIANA

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ShipRocked 2016 Part 2: Days 3 And 4

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ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Red Sun Rising at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Monster Energy Girls at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Halestorm at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Halestorm at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

ShipRocked Day 3 got under way at picturesque Costa Maya, Mexico. The cruisers who left the ship for the beach and the sun were treated to a fun day of action hanging with artists and making new friends. At night more music poured out of the speakers and onto the stage with the all-star band The Stowaways, who performed the first of two sets. The Stowaways includes a who’s who of rock and metal royalty in their lineup such as David Ellefson of Megadeth, Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo(P.O.D.); John Tempesta (The Cult, Motor Sister); Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N’ Roses); Jonny Hetherington and Tavis Stanley (Art of Dying); Lukas Rossi, Josh Newell, and Miles McPherson (The Halo Method); Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen); Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach); Oli Herbert (All That Remains); Joey Duenas (Anew Revolution, ex-Unloco); . They played songs like Temple of The Dog’s 90s classic ‘Hunger Strike’, Megadeath’s thrashterpiece ‘Peace Sells’, Metallica’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, and tributes to the recently passed on Scott Weiland (STP’s ‘Vasoline’) and Lemmy (‘Ace of Spades’). Halestom and Nonpoint figured prominently on Day three as well.

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Stowaways at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

Day 4 was a full day at sea back to Miami which meant hijinks on the high seas the entire time. High winds canceled some of the outdoor activities, but the bands moved to the Sprinkler Lounge and the big theater too. In addition to FFDP playing an extra long set, Day 4 included Helmet, who was the band most talked about after the headliners by other bands on the cruise in terms of the “must see factor”. Up and comers like The Dead Deads and Red Storm Rising and another performance by the Stowaways. All in all ShipRocked #7 was and action packed, awesome time had by all. Once again special thanks to Rick Triana for RIPT Media Productions for throwing down behind the lens, and in front of it too; bringing Ghost Cult readers as close to the action as possible without being there. ShipRocked 2017 is already being booked, so we highly recommend this one-of- -kind, dream come true experience for music fans!

SHIPROCKED PART 1 REVIEW:

 

 

 

Nonpoint at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Nonpoint at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Helmet at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Helmet at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Red Sun Rising at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Red Sun Rising at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

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ShipRocked 2016 Part 1: Days 1 And 2

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Ghost Cult kicked off 2016 “Vacationing Harder” on the Norwegian Pearl with the amazing ShipRocked Cruise. Departing out of the Port of Miami, the four-day concert experience on the ocean drew nearly 3000 cruisers on the sold-out ship with the a huge waiting list left wanting. The seventh edition of the trip was stacked with hit-making rock and metal bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm and Seether performing multiple sets on different days. Sailing to lovely Costa Maya Mexico, everyone was all smiles for miles! Forty bands jamming over four days, on four stages raged while the beer and liquor flowed with fans. The best part of the rock cruise experience is the up close and personal experience of sailing with the bands, and the first class experience of the ship, its crew and staff. Covering the first two days of the cruise, bands such as FFDP, Halestorm, and Seether headlined the main-stages, frequent ShipRocked band 10 Years (three times on ShipRocked) delighted returning trip veterans, while up a coming bands like We Are Harlot (led by Danny Worsnop, ex-Asking Alexandria), Glorious Sons, and scene stealers in Doll Skin minted new fans. It’s great to see young talent represented and not out classed, like they might be as some of the larger festivals. Rick Triana for RIPT Media Productions captured all the action tirelessly on deck, on shore, and on all the stages for Ghost Cult Magazine.

 

Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

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Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

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Cruise launch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Five Finger Death Punch on ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Five Finger Death Punch on ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

Five Finger Death Punch on ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Five Finger Death Punch on ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

FThe Norwegian Pearl ship, at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

The Norwegian Pearl, at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 Five Finger Death Punch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Five Finger Death Punch at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 Halestorm at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Halestorm at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 Halestorm at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Halestorm at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 Seether at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Seether at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 10 Years at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

10 Years at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 We Are Harlot at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

We Are Harlot at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

 

 Doll Skin at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana

Doll Skin at ShipRocked, by Rick Triana Photography

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