April 22, 2024

Ep. 124 Luna Aura

Fully independent and the master of her destiny, Luna Aura took us on her path to success from session and sync artist to fully formed recording and touring act with only her blood and sweat as collateral. Her latest EP, The Fiction, with its sinister artwork yet bright-sounding dark numbers,…

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April 15, 2024

Ep. 123 Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin)

In anticipation of the May 3rd release of his latest solo album, Infinity Now (Rise Records), Breaking Benjamin guitarist and backing vocalist Keith Wallen took the time to discuss learning Metallica riffs at 15, his never-ending touring schedule, his methodology for getting 7 hours of sleep and making good on…

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March 22, 2024

ShipRocked 2025 Booking Tutorial

While this tutorial was created for a prior cruise, the procedures for booking your stateroom remain the same. For questions, please email

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Feb. 21, 2024

Save The Date For ShipRocked 2025

Save the date for ShipRocked's Radical Retro Ride in '25! Sailing January 19-25, from Miami to Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, rock hard and vacation harder for six totally awesome days and nights aboard the Carnival Magic! Join the mailing list at…

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Feb. 21, 2024

ShipRocked 2024 Aftermovie Teaser Trailer

ShipRocked 2024 February 4-10 Miami • Bimini • Ocho Rios • Grand Cayman Carnival Magic

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Feb. 14, 2024

Ep. 121 Winona Fighter

Making Waves Episode 121, our final podcast before we set sail on ShipRocked 2024, found us in conversation with Coco, the lead singer and guitarist for Winona Fighter, talking all things Boston, Nashville, punk rock, the opportunities of playing Bonnaroo and gaining traction with their peers in the pop/punk world.…

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Jan. 22, 2024

Ep. 120 Brandon & Chris of Crobot

How does one get both Cannibal Corpse to loathe you and Janet Jackson to love you? You’ll have to check out Episode 120 of Making Waves, the Shiprocked podcast featuring our guests Chris and Brandon of CROBOT. How to participate with your label while keeping your dignity, the gig outside…

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Dec. 25, 2023

Ep. 119 Jack Underkofler (Dead Poet Society)

Making Waves, Episode 119, the Christmas edition, featured Jack Underkofler Dead Poet Society, who offered us everything but a lump of coal for the hour. Their new album, Fission, is a heavily influenced breakup record due out a week before ShipRocked 2024; timing is everything. We spoke about the band's…

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Dec. 4, 2023

Ep. 118 Jami Morgan (Code Orange)

Making Waves episode 118 features Jami Morgan of the mighty Code Orange. The Pittsburgh native took the time to discuss the band’s latest album, The Above, and its continued growth of the group from hardcore upstarts to metal titans who treat their albums in a cinematic approach while expanding their…

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Nov. 27, 2023

Ep. 117 Kid Kapichi (Jack Wilson)

Jack Wilson, vocalist and guitarist for England’s Kid Kapichi, are on the cusp of the new punk generation. Their third album, "There Goes The Neighborhood," which includes “Tamagotchi” and “Let’s Get To Work,” is already drawing massive attention months before its release in March 2024. We talked about the song-building…

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Nov. 20, 2023

MW Ep 116 Tigercub

Making Waves Episode 117 featuring Brixton’s Tigercub. Their latest release, The Perfume Of Decay, displays their influences while forging a new path. The discussion led us to the daunting aspect of touring as they try to establish a fanbase, playing to 25,000 one day and 100 the next. Playing analog…

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Nov. 13, 2023

MW Ep 115 Mike's Dead YouTube Full Video

Making Waves Episode 115 welcomed Mike of Mike’s Dead to the podcast. His latest EP Bite Down is ready to hit the market as a continuation of his ability to drop singles at a brisk pace. His move from university business major to audio production school changed his trajectory, and…

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Oct. 31, 2023

ShipRocked 2023 Aftermovie

ROCK HARD. VACATION HARDER. ShipRocked 2023 January 21-27 • Carnival Magic Port Canaveral to Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove Artist Lineup: Falling In Reverse • Parkway Drive Afterlife • Ayron Jones • Bad Omens • Bones UK • BRKN Love • Dropout Kings D.R.U.G.S. • Fame…

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Oct. 31, 2023

Ep. 114 Chris Motionless (Motionless in White)

Episode 114 was frightfully good, featuring our guest Chris Motionless of Motionless in White for our annual Halloween edition. We talked ghouls, goblins, vampires, and werewolves, plus touring until the tires come off the bus, pushing the boundaries of what the band does sonically and the ballet that is working…

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Oct. 16, 2023

Ep. 113 AJ from Fire From The Gods

Lucky 113 as Making Waves latest episode features AJ from Austin, Texas, metalcore stalwarts Fire From The Gods. The influence of Jonathan Davis, the boot camp of the New York hardcore scene, singing like Seal, album reinventions, the Texas effect, and Corey Glover’s Jamaican isn’t half bad.

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Oct. 9, 2023

Ep. 112 From Ashes to New

Episode 112 of Making Waves brings us Matt Brandyberry, vocalist/founder of From Ashes To New. Old-school hip-hop, the Top 5 rappers of all-time, how he discovered metal, there is no Plan B, working your way up the musical food chain, their latest album Blackout and having a son who is…

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Sept. 4, 2023

Ep. #110 The Warning

Sisters Daniela, Paulina and Alejandra Villarreal Vélez put the power in power trio. The band Makes Waves and discusses everything from authentic Mexican food, the last time they cried, growing up in a non-musical family, being vulnerable in the studio, and how to properly bicker with bloodline bandmates.

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Aug. 7, 2023

Ep. 109 Chef Chris Santos

Metal, Boxing and Food, this is the metal paradigm in 2023 and no one embodies these like Chef extraordinaire Chris Santos who's taking his love of the culinary arts to top tier restaurants, television and festivals but has now leveraged his influence into the world of metal and boxing thru…

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June 12, 2023

Ep. 108 Eva Under Fire

Eva and the boys Make Waves to discuss garage bands, the culinary delights of international touring, using pre-recorded tracks in a live setting. We also get a visit from the band mascot "Merf"!

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May 1, 2023

Ep 107 Ayron Full Youtube Episode

Episode 108 of Making Waves featured Ayron Jones discussing songs about fucking, understanding the black legacy of The Rolling Stones, attaining and maintaining musical status, the art of arena rock, and how to moderate your moderation, plus his new album and single.

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April 23, 2023

Ep. 106 Dameon & Gabe Aranda

Being creative during difficult times, Spanish fluency, the fastest 15 years in the music business... also, "Plant or Flower?" Check out Aranda's favorite charity, F.A.I.T.H. Kids at and give a couple bucks!

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April 10, 2023

Ep. 105 Elias Soriano of Nonpoint

Elias discusses decision-making at a crossroads and how his early work experiences shaped his trajectory. Longevity and the constant change in the music industry. Uncle Donny's bus driving and near-death experiences. Nearly killing state troopers, vodka tonic, sprite, and bread. Also, a magical impression of being from the Bronx.

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March 20, 2023

Ep. 104 Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire)

Making Waves Ep 103 featured Matty of Memphis May Fire, metal core stalwarts with a hankering for bar b que and pomade. Matty discusses the dichotomy of wearing floral prints in a sea of black while sandblasting earholes. His early Christian music background still plays in his daily life and…

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March 13, 2023

Ep. 103 Justin Benlolo of BRKN Love

Justin joins us from his native Toronto and shares the virtues of Rush, how he'd rather be eaten by a shark than mauled by a bear (or was it the opposite?), the beginnings of BRKN Love, how the band creates spontaneity, and how his bandmates are his favorite musicians.

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