ISLANDER AT ROCK USA 2016 - PHOTO GALLERY BY MICHAEL MULLENIX
Keeping our coverage and photo galleries going, we caught up with our good friends in Islander. Last seen rolling through Texas with Atreyu, the band has been making their way through festivals in support of their approaching new album Power Under Control. Reshaping the lineup, band veterans Mikey Carvajal and JR Bareis now welcome newcomer Ezekiel Vasquez and former Avenged Sevenfold drummer Arin Ilejay into the fold. At Rock USA they find themselves perched in the early afternoon of the 3rd day, setting the stage for Alice In Chains later in the evening. With their patented raw energy, not to mention the only singer to crowd surf during his own set, Islander made a lasting impression for this year's festival. As a special treat we were able to join the band onstage, a first in our ROCK USA Coverage History. Without further ado, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome back to the site, ISLANDER!