Motorboat Day 4: Metal Allegiance, Motorhead, Anthrax, High on Fire + More Close Out Cruise
The beginning of the last day of Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise began on a peaceful note as we went to the aptly named Serenity Deck for some rock and roll yoga, which featured Led Zeppelin tunes. The rest of the last day aboard the Carnival Ecstasy was anything but peaceful and serene.
Over on the Deck Stage, female fronted band Cilver gave a memorable second performance. Later in the day, High on Fire’s set was one of the best on the outdoor stage. Down members Philip Anselmo and bassist Pat Bruders were rocking out in support of High on Fire’s incredible set. After that, Zakk Wylde also performed his second acoustic set of the cruise.
The foundation of the Blue Sapphire Theater might never be the same again as it saw a lot of action on the final day at sea. Heavy hitters Testament, Anthrax and Motorhead all played their final sets of the cruise.
The almighty Metal Allegiance of all-star jam ended things right. While the set included many of the musicians from the first Metal Allegiance set, it also boasted a guest appearance from Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, plus Motorhead members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee joined Anthrax's Joey Belladonna onstage for one song.
Philip Anselmo rounded out the night as he performed Pantera songs like ‘Goddamn Electric’ and ‘5 Minutes Alone.’ Of course the night ended with ‘F---ing Hostile.’ How could it not?
As we pulled into Port of Miami with ears ringing and sore necks, we soon realized that Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise was one boat ride that both metal fans and bands will never forget. We can't wait for Motorboat 2015!
Check Out Photos From the Last Day of Motohead’s Motorboat 2014:
Rock and Roll Yoga:
David Ellefson Book Signing:
Artist Meet and Greets:
High On Fire: