Making Waves, The ShipRocked Podcast

Making Waves, The ShipRocked Podcast

Follow along with Justin Press and ShipRocked MC Chad Nicefield (of the band Wilson) and the ShipRocked crew as they exploit behind-the-scenes details of heavy metal musicians. Life, music, social scenes, sex, life-defining moments, and more are all address here on MAKING WAVES. New episodes drop every Monday! Rock Hard. Vacation Harder. Listen to all of our podcasts, book a cabin or learn more about ShipRocked Cruise here:


February 26, 2024 44 mins
The gang is all here! Our powerhouse Q&A onboard ShipRocked Cruise! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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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. They may, may not, maybe, not sure, but they will be putting out new music soon as well as embarking on a tour with so...
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January 19, 2024 59 mins
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 of the gig, and how to tell your daughter that Dad’s poop too. It’s all here right before your stinkin’ eyes and ears.  Learn more about your ad c...
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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 popularity in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, because it's like a national holiday when they come to town. The absurd beau...
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December 4, 2023 58 mins
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 sonic palette beyond pure cacophony, giving the music and the listener a chance to breathe. Wrestling, the opportunity to work with C...
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November 27, 2023 63 mins
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 process, delivering profound ideas via danceable music, the rigorous task of making videos, British culture, and ...
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November 16, 2023 74 mins
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 lead us into the daunting aspect of touring as they try to establish a fanbase, playing to 25,000 one day and 100 the next. Playing analog gear in a digital world, working with notable figures in the music industry and the art of navigating the US roadways. All this plus...
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November 13, 2023 54 mins
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 briskly. His move from university business major to audio production school changed his trajectory, and his love of nu metal, industrial, and NY hip hop paved the way to the sound he has today. We discussed the idea of self-containment, finding your lane, narrative...
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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 with characters, dancers, pyro, and the most extensive production of the band's career—all this and more, including Chris...
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October 16, 2023 60 mins
Lucky 113 as Making Waves latest episode features AJ from Austin Texas metalcore stalwarts Fire FromThe 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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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October 9, 2023 72 mins
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 a musical savant.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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October 2, 2023 59 mins
Episode #111 of Making Waves welcomed Theresa and Alex of the Brighton-based band Yonaka. Fear of the dark, the return of synthwave, how an EP is almost an LP, with practice pop can be punk when played live, self-healing thru music and the art of breaking in the States without breaking the bank. Check out their latest release Welcome To My House, it's a favorite of Tay-Tay's  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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September 4, 2023 65 mins
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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August 7, 2023 47 mins
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 his relationship with the iconic Metal Blade Records and the world of professional boxing as well as home fitness. Check out this episode and f...
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June 12, 2023 76 mins
Eva and the boys Make Waves.. discussing garage bands, the culinary delights of international touring, and using pre-recorded tracks in a live setting. We also get a visit from the band mascot "Merf"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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May 1, 2023 61 mins
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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April 24, 2023 66 mins
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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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April 10, 2023 76 mins
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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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 he tells the tale of driving from Spokane to Dallas on a wing and a prayer. All this plus 2 Chains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...
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March 13, 2023 62 mins
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, the beginnings of BRKN Love, how the band creates spontaneity, and how his bandmates are his favorite musicians. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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