Lamb of God Head Up 2023 Headbangers Boat Cruise with Mastodon, Hatebreed and More


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Lamb of God – Story by Charles Ken, photo by Travis Shinn

A cruise featuring plenty of heavy metal is set to launch on Halloween 2023 from Miami, Florida

Lamb of God and Sixthman have joined forces to kick off the first-ever Headbangers Boat cruise festival. The cruise will take off aboard the Norwegian Pearl on Halloween 2023 from Miami, Florida, and voyage to the Bahamas before circling back on Nov. 4.

Lamb of God, being the founder of this event, will perform two full sets on the cruise. For one of their sets, the band will perform their famed 2004 album “Ashes of the Wake” from front to back.

In addition to Lamb of God, the heavy metal cruise will feature a performances from Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Fit for an Autopsy and a set from the solo project of Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton. More performers are slated to be announced, too. Jose Mangin and Riki Rachtman and host the event. Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta will also do some live tapings of his Jasta Show podcast.

In addition to the live music, the event will offer a Q&A and photography show with Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, a drum-off with drummer Art Cruz and a casino tournament with bass player John Campbell. All attendees will also score a signed Lamb of God commemorative item. Pre-buyers will snag a cabin photo with Lamb of God.

“Imagine the sheer horror on the faces of all the happy families aboard, let’s say, another cruise when they look across the sea and see GWAR decapitating someone on the main deck of a big-ass boat filled with a few thousand crazed metalheads,” Blythe said in a press release. “If there’s any better reason to go on the Headbangers Boat, I can’t think of one…well, that and all our other friends we’ve played shows on land with that will be joining us. It’s gonna be a party for sure — see y’all somewhere in the Atlantic!”

Morton added, “A thrash metal cruise vacation to the Bahamas? Hell yea! Headbangers Boat! We’re stoked about this one y’all! Join us in a celebration of the heavy metal movement that these bands and these fans have been building for the last two decades. Lots of incredible bands with some more surprises announcing soon. LFG!”

General public for the cruise starts Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. ET. For more information, head to the Headbangers Cruise website.

Charles Ken
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