Music Lineup Announced For ShipRocked 2019

As the summer draws ever closer to its end, it only makes sense for the 2019 concert cruises to start getting announced. A popular event is the “ShipRocked Cruise” and the press release in full is just below for you to enjoy. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
A spectacular music lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2019, celebrating a decade of rock ‘n’ roll on the high seas January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor for the first time. The greatest vacation ever will feature performances from Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Motionless In White, and more, expanding to five days and nights, departing from Galveston, TX, with stops in Cozumel and the Yucatán in Mexico. Staterooms for ShipRocked 2019 are sold out, but a wait list is available at the link at the close.

Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach said, “We are so excited to join the 10th Anniversary cruise…It’s our third time on the bill and our first time headlining! You can expect a few surprises and a real rock show on the open sea – we can’t wait to see everyone taking part next year!!!”

Lajon Witherspoon from ShipRocked veterans Sevendust said, “I am so excited and so looking forward to taking part in the 10th anniversary of ShipRocked. We have met so many incredible people throughout the years that have become part of the Sevendust family. I always look forward to celebrating music and life with them at sea as well as on land. ShipRockers rule. God Bless Everyone and see you soon.”
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Netflix Presents: Marvel’s “Iron Fist” Season 2 Official Trailer

Back around the time of the SDCC, fans got what amounted to be nothing more than a teaser trailer for the upcoming Netflix series for “Iron Fist”‘s second season. I posted about that HERE in the event that you missed it and now as the show’s premiere draws closer we’ve gotten a longer and much, much better official trailer. Let’s take a look down below shall we?

The Cast/Characters:
Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist
Toby Nichols portrays a young Danny Rand
Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum
Ilan Eskenazi portrays a teenage Ward Meachum
Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum
Aimee Laurence portrays a young Joy Meachum.
Ramón Rodríguez as Bakuto
Sacha Dhawan as Davos
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
Alice Eve as “Typhoid Mary” Walker
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Devildriver Announces Remastered Catalog via BMG Music

The Press Release:
Southern Californian groove metal kings DEVILDRIVER are set to reissue revamped editions of their first five albums via BMG on CD on September 28, 2018. Limited edition LP versions will be available as part of Rocktober promotions in the U.S. with DevilDriver, The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand, and The Last Kind Words on October 2 and Pray For Villains and Beast on October 16. For more information and updates, please visit the link below.

Formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2002 when vocalist and frontman Dez Fafara’s previous band Coal Chamber were winding down, DEVILDRIVER became Dez’s new focus in the world of heavy music. The five-piece have since become a constant and dynamic force in the metal world over the best part of the last two decades. Originally signed to Roadrunner Records, in 2003 the group then featured guitarists Jeff Kendrick and Evan Pitts (who was replaced by Mike Spreitzer later that year), bassist Jon Miller and drummer John Boecklin. It’s been a constant uptick for the quintet since they first blasted a hole through the zeitgeist in 2003 with their pivotal self-titled debut. Their almost psychotic dedication to the road is legendary and their mastery of the circle pit beyond dispute. Now their fans can get their hands on their catalogue in revamped, remastered form, with all but one title being pressed on vinyl for the very first time.
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Huntress Singer Jill Janus Has Passed Away (1975-2018)

The news has been circulating for about an hour now and with the bands official statement having been released, I must share the sad news that Huntress singer Jill Janus has passed away of an apparent suicide. The bands words on this loss follow the image below.

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The Band Statement:
“It is with crushed hearts that we announce that Jill Janus—frontwoman for the California heavy metal band Huntress—passed away on Tuesday, August 14. A long-time sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon. Janus spoke publicly about these challenges in hopes of guiding others to address and overcome their mental illness.

Janus was a truly special creative involved with numerous musical projects including her role as vocalist for female metal/hard rock cover bands TheStarbreakers and Chelsea Girls. In addition, Janus was co-composer and creator of an upcoming rock opera with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Angus Clark and had a decade-long career as NYC DJ Penelope Tuesdae. Her musical career began in childhood.
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The Queen Of Soul; Aretha Franklin Has Died (1942-2018)

The entertainment world had been keeping their ears open since the folks at TMZ reported earlier this week that legendary singer Aretha Franklin was in dire condition and that her passing was only a matter of time. It was just a short while ago that this news became true as the Queen Of Soul has died at age 76 of cancer. There was no other voice like Aretha’s and we had to step outside of our normal Heavy Music zone to take off our hats and whisper a little prayer.

ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 05: The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin performs at The Fox Theatre on March 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Fox Theatre)

According to the reports that I have read and watched over the week, Aretha’s cancer had really taken its toll on her these last few days and that the doctors had called in all of her closest relatives to be around her for the time that was coming soon. Though I will not line out all the details of Aretha’s life since all of those storied details can be found on her Wikipedia entry. I will say however that she was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and has sold in excess of 75 million records over the course of her career. Amazing. The Heaven’s now have one of history’s greatest singers in their command and the choirs up in that great beyond will surely be louder and reaching more hearts than ever before. I never managed to see Aretha in concert but saw plenty of video footage. She must have been something else to experience live. Did you ever catch her? Please chime in with your comments about shows or albums that you enjoyed most as I’d love to hear them. Thank you for the decades of inspiring music Aretha, may you Rest In Peace.

Official Artist Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aretha_Franklin

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