Prong emerged from the New York City underground of the late 80's, quickly setting themselves apart from the conformist culture of the city's hardcore and metal scenes. They were recognized internationally for their first two independent releases: Primitive Origins and Force Fed. When Prong's dalliance with the outer limits of the mainstream acceptance came via Epic Records, it proved more successful than the underground-bred trio ever expected. Beg to Differ and Prove You Wrong are now highly influential metal classics, and the band's "Snap Your Fingers Snap Your Neck" (fromCleansing) became Prong's calling card upon its release in 1994.
At the beginning of the 2000's, guitarist and vocalist Tommy Victor put Prong aside for a time to play with Danzig and Ministry. It was a much-needed time for Victor to refocus his energies. When Prong finally twisted itself back into form, the band toured exhaustively, both headlining and supporting the likes of Soulfly and Fear Factory. Slowly but surely, the songs and ideas that would become Prong's new album, Carved Into Stone, began to take form. Prong's Long Branch Records/SPV debut isn't merely another chapter in the band's many-storied career, or the cliche "return to form". It's the sound of Tommy Victor and Company stating exactly who Prong is. Like it or not, they aren't about to go away any time soon.
Since Eminence was founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by guitarist Alan Wallace in January 1995, the members of Eminence have been riding high in their local underground scene. Through a large national following as well as its overseas fanbase, Eminence was asked to participate in the top countrywide music contest, Skol Rock. Representatives from major labels and other music media outlets, including MTV, Warner Music and many more, voted the band winners in the state competition and third overall in the national event. This was a major achievement for a heavy metal band facing competition from more mainstream genres such as pop, blues and rock and roll that always get major attention from the mass media in Brazil.
Eminence's latest album, The God of All Mistakes, was initially released by Locomotive Records in 2008 and produced by Tue Madsen (Halford, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity). This fall, it has been reintroduced independently by the band to North American audiences in preparation for new recordings in 2013.
Picture The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, a touch of Botch and a hair of Deftones in a blender. That still barely gets you within spitting distance of the throat-clenching madness that is For Sleeping or Jumping. The quintet formed in Boston in 2010, meeting at Berklee College of Music - the same school where drummer and founding member Taylor Pile studied under future Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini - and eventually coalescing into a massive math-metal beast fronted by a vocalist in Gio Coviello who has no regard for his personal safety or health live. It's no wonder that FSOJ got production help from Ryan Siegel (Glassjaw) and Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, creating something as endlessly captivating and original as the work of its influences. That's Dead Languages, the band's self-released third EP and a major step into the big leagues.
Aboard The Star of Palm Beach
This cruise is aboard THE STAR OF PALM BEACH and will depart from Pier 40 - West Houston St and the Hudson River (WEST SIDE)
We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away!
There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at email@example.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com
Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat
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