Guest Blog: Islander — Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Week 4
Islander recently released their debut full-length, ‘Violence & Destruction,’ and are currently rocking stages across this great nation as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. While they are out on that tour, the band’s vocalist, Mikey Carvajal, will be providing us with updates and photos from the road.
This week in Islander land was incredible. To jump right into it, this week I rode my first upside down roller coaster. I know it sounds silly, but it’s been something that has freaked me out since I was a kid. I’m grateful for my wife and friends that laughed and supported me through it.
We had the opportunity to see a lot of family this week as well. We hung out with Andrew’s dad this week and then we saw some of my family in Queens, N.Y. The family came out to one of the Avenged Sevenfold/Korn off-dates to hang out and then they cooked for us and gave us place to rest.
We visited the old MTV/TRL studios in Times Square and reminisced about how it was once a channel for music (hint hint MTV). After visiting the MTV graveyard, we had some New York pizza and got some sleep. We were also able to visit the site where the photo for cover for our EP, ‘Pains,’ was taken–so that was a special experience for us.
I like to keep these short and sweet but I would like to take this moment to say that the fans we’ve been meeting on the road are amazing. It’s wonderful to know that the music we create is impacting you guys just as much as it has us. Even without a TV station promoting music exclusively, it’s nice and refreshing to see that music is still impacting people’s lives. Thank you.
Much Love. – Mikey
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