ShipRocked 2015 Day 2: Black Label Society, Sevendust, Beach Wars and More
We woke up in the cloudy Bahamas but things warmed up quickly on the beach of the Great Stirrup Cay. ShipRockers made their way off of the Norwegian Pearl to the sandy shores to drink, hang with some bands and catch a couple of concerts in the sun.
Did we mention the private beach also has a massive stage for bands to rock out on? The first ones up were Letters from the Fire, who did indeed rock out.
Fans also got ready for Beach Wars – a beach style tournament with fans coached by band members with the prize being a sh-tload of beer! This tournament was headed by the members of Nonpoint. The team called “The Breaded Shrimp” coached by Nonpoint frontman Elias Soriano were the ultimate winners -- with a name like that, how can they not be?
The last band to round out our first day on the beach was Thousand Foot Krutch, who brought a vigorous set to the Bahamas.
Back on the boat Metal Allegiance kicked things into high gear out on the windy Deck Stage. With Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Joey Belladonna of Anthrax and Troy Sanders of Mastodon handling much of the vocal responsibilities, this metal mega group performed classic tunes we all know and love.
A special treat of the night was when the Metal Allegiance members shook things up and celebrated Van Halen by performing the band's 1978 debut album in its entirety, including classic songs ‘Runnin’ With the Devil,’ ‘You Really Got Me’ (Kinks cover) and ‘Eruption.’ It was a fitting tribute, especially with Wolfgang Van Halen on the bass guitar for much of the set.
Female fronted act Icon for Hire also shared the Deck Stage later in the evening. The last show on the Deck Stage for the night was probably one of the most anticipated. Sevendust performed their first album in full for diehard fans. Although many ShipRockers love favorites ‘Black’ and ‘B---h’ they also cranked out ‘Will It Bleed,’ ‘Too Close to Hate,’’Terminator’ and ‘Face’ just to name a few. It was an unforgettable night for the ShipRocked veterans.
Crobot were definitely one of the most fun bands to grace any stage on the Norwegian Pearl as they played their first show of the cruise over in the Stardust Theater. Their grit, soul and high energy performance is sure to capture the hearts of music fans both at sea and on land.
What better way to round out the second day than with Black Label Society? Zakk Wylde and his doom crew battered ear drums with one of the best performances of ShipRocked 2015 thus far. Favorites such as ‘Suicide Messiah,’ ‘Godspeed Hellbound’ and ‘Concrete Jungle’ filled the Stardust Theater. With a backdrop of the late, great Dimebag Darrell, Wylde gave a moving performance of ‘In This River.’ Black Label fans went wild for the set-ending ‘Stillborn.’
Check Out Photos of ShipRocked 2015 Day 3:
Beach Wars with Nonpoint:
Wilson, Andrew W.K., Otherwise + 3 Years Hollow Meet and Greets:
Thousand Foot Krutch:
Letters From the Fire:
Icon For Hire:
Black Label Society: