On a chilly, snowy night, metalheads kicked off their week by trudging through slush as they made their way to Stage 48. Dark Tranquility headlined their North American 'Construct' tour which made its stop in New York City on Monday (Feb. 3). Support included Omnium Gatherum, Exmortus and Winter Nights.
An interesting news story involving Megadeth and Jason Newsted has come across the pond from Australia. Ever year, tons of amazing bands are recruited to tour throughout Australia for the Soundwave Festival. Many acts take the opportunity to play extra 'Sidewave' shows while they're traveling around the country, but according to Soundwave itself, Jason Newsted's eponymous solo act has been booted from two Megadeth side shows "at the request" of the band.
As Day 3 of ShipRocked dawned, it would serve as the last day of invading the beautiful, private Bahamian island so rockers were up early to take full advantage of the exotic surroundings one last time. The music didn’t kick off until early afternoon allowing fans to catch up on some much needed sleep, work on their tans and re-energize for another day of non-stop rock 'n' roll revelry.
Hangovers be damned, ShipRocked Day 2 kicked off on the private island of Great Stirrup Cay in the beautiful Bahamas. Rockers that rolled out of bed early enough were in for something special as Art of Dying officially kicked things off on the beach stage. With a high energy performance, Frontman Jonny Hetherington took a moment to take it all in calling the experience a true “bucket list” moment for his band. They wouldn’t be the only band to hit the beach stage on Monday though, Nonpoint also offered up a blazing set proving that it really is better in the Bahamas.