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Band Photo: Alestorm (?)

Formed: 2007
From: Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Alestorm News

Below is our complete Alestorm news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Alestorm Shares Title Track From New Album

Infamous pirate metal gang Alestorm set sail on a new voyage with their seventh studio album, "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum," out this Friday! Today, the band reveals the fourth single and official music video for the title track, "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum" – a real throwback to the early days of "Captain Morgan’s Revenge" telling the heroic story of a war on the seven seas!

The new video shows the band in 70s style - bell-bottoms, groovy sunglasses and fringed shirts included. Don’t miss out on this! More...

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Alestorm Unveils New Music Video

Infamous pirate metal gang Alestorm set sail on a new voyage with their seventh studio album, "Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum," unveiling the next chanting anthem and third single, "The Battle Of Cape Fear River." The new single tells the story of legendary Captain Blackbeard and transports the sound of the band back in the times of classics like "Captain Morgan’s Revenge" and underlines that the new album is the most epic and serious sounding release ever heard of the band.

The official video accompanying the new single finally sees Alestorm back in their trademark pirate visage, searching for treasure and aiming for adventure! More...

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Alestorm Releases "P.A.R.T.Y." Music Video

It´s “P.A.R.T.Y.” time! Grab a drink and come on board, because the infamous and boisterous pirate metal gang, Alestorm, have released the second single from their upcoming full-length album, "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum" – the ultimate pirate-party-hymn: "P.A.R.T.Y.!"

The energetic track is quite possibly the band’s catchiest offering to date – chock full of rousing chants and video game-worthy synths that tempt the listener to grab a drink and sing along, leaving no sailor behind. The dance-infused folk sound of “P.A.R.T.Y.” will assuredly bring up the urge to gather your crew and bop happily along arm in arm. Set your sails and join Alestorm at their pirate party on the open seas!

Christopher Bowes on "P.A.R.T.Y.":
"Oh wow! We tried our best to make Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum into a serious album, but of course we're not very good at that, and the temptation to make a disco party anthem was all too great. So we ended up with this song. Extra special thanks to the wonderfully talented Alex Henderson for making this amazing animated video, and of course thanks to Matt Cockram for playing the egg (it's just before verse 2, if you're interested)." More...

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Alestorm Shares "Magellan's Expedition" Video

It’s time to put on your pirate hat and inflate your rubber ducks, because the world-famous Pirate Metal Drinking Crew, Alestorm, have just set sail on a new voyage with their seventh studio album, "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum," set for release on June 24, 2022 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders start now!

Alongside its pre-order kickoff, Alestorm have released the charging first single from the new album, "Magellan’s Expedition" – an epic quest telling the tale of Ferdinand Magellan's historical circumnavigation of the earth in 1522. The official video was filmed on location in a castle, features tons of pyro, and of course, a huge yellow laser-eyed rubber duck fighting a young maiden warrior, transforming her into a real, beautiful duck! Featuring majestic orchestral backing, whirling folky violins and huge Latin choirs, this song is classic Alestorm like you haven’t heard in years – a real throwback to the early days of "Captain Morgan’s Revenge!"

The band spent two years during the lockdown going insane and frantically dredging up the craziest pirate metal anthems from their treasure chest of ideas, and have created the most epic and serious (yes, serious) sounding Alestorm album you’ve ever heard. From the symphonic choir-powered "Magellan’s Expedition" to the rousing anthem "Under Blackened Banners" featuring intense technical riffing and exquisite solo duels, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum is a real throwback to the early days of Captain Morgan’s Revenge. But fans of the modern Alestorm sound need not worry either – there’s plenty of party mood in the aptly-named future hit song "P.A.R.T.Y.," and the high speed, insane folk metal banger "Cannonball" has the most ridiculous and offensive lyrics you’ve ever heard in a pirate metal song (making “Fucked With an Anchor” sound tame).


1. Magellan's Expedition
2. The Battle of Cape Fear River
3. Cannonball
4. P.A.R.T.Y.
5. Under Blackened Banners
6. Magyarország
7. Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum
8. Bite the Hook Hand that Feeds
9. Return to Tortuga
10. Come to Brazil
11. Wooden Leg (Part III) More...

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Alestorm Posts New Music Video Online

Pirate metal icons Alestorm have just released a new live performance video for the song “Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship”, featuring footage from their 2021 UK/Ireland tour and including hilarious backstage footage! The video showcases exactly why Alestorm needs be experienced live: chock full of incredible energy and synergy with the most engaged audience for miles – giant rubber ducky included.

In other news, Alestorm just entered the studio to record their seventh studio album, "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum" – stay tuned for updates!

Alestorm on the new clip:
"Back in December, we managed to defy all the odds and do a massive tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, playing 11 huge shows to tens of thousands of fans, culminating in our biggest ever headline show at the Brixton Academy in London. While we were on the road, we also filmed a bunch of footage on and off the stage, so we thought we'd stick it all together into a big fun music video featuring one of our favorite songs from our previous album, called “Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship”. Thanks to everyone who came to see us during these tough times, and extra special thanks to Loretta Lovely, who performed the female vocal parts 'live' on stage with us. OH WOW!" More...

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Alestorm Begins Recording New Album

Pirate Metal Icons Alestorm have extended their worldwide record deal with Napalm Records for three more albums! Napalm Records has been alongside Alestorm since their early days – starting with their debut album Captain Morgan’s Revenge back in 2008. Since then, the band around founding member and singer Christopher Bowes have built a stellar career, reigning as one of the biggest and most important bands in the genre.

The band also just entered the studio to record their seventh album, which will be called "Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum!" Continuing the work with their long-time producer Lasse Lammert once again – this time at Middle Farm Studios in Devon, England. The album will see the band back in full force and sailing the seven seas in no time this year. Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming album!

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Wizardthrone Premiere New Single & Lyric Video

Wizardthrone (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Aether Realm, Forlorn Citadel and Nekrogoblikon) premiere their new advance track and lyrci video “Forbidden Equations Deep Within The Epimethean Wasteland“. The track is off the band’s impending new album “Hypercube Necrodimensions” that will be out in stores on July 16th via Napalm Records.

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Wizardthrone Premiere New Single & Music Video

Wizardthrone - featuring members of Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Aether Realm, Nekrogoblikon/Vale Of Pnath etc. - will release their new record “Hypercube Necrodimensions” via Napalm Records on July 16th. The band premiere a new official music video for their first advance track off it titled “Frozen Winds Of Thyraxia“ streaming for you below.

Tells the band’s guitarist/songwriter M. Archistrategos Barber: More...

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Alestorm Announces New Live Album/Blu Ray

All aboard! The world’s favorite Pirate Metal Drinking Crew, Alestorm, are taking you on a wild, wet ride across the seven seas with their new live album/DVD/BluRay, "Live in Tilburg," out May 28, 2021 via Napalm Records!

Starting within the very first seconds of the energetic "Keelhauled," it is crystal clear that Alestorm are one of the most creative and unique live bands out there today - and judging by Tilburg’s incredible live audience of 3,000 fans, the band’s unmatched energy leaves no one standing still. Feast your eyes on Alestorm’s exciting funfest of a live show experience - featuring everyone’s favorite giant blow-up rubber ducky and loads of alcohol - from the comfort of your own couch!

Christopher Bowes about "Live in Tilburg":
"Oh wow! Live concerts! Remember those? Nah, me neither. Anyway, a couple of years ago we played a giant show at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. It was a whole lot of fun. We even filmed the whole thing. And when we released the recording for free on YouTube last year, a whole bunch of you said you really liked it. And being the treasure-hungry sellout pirates that we are, it made us realize we could probably convince a bunch of you to buy it if we wrapped it in plastic and stuck it in a big wooden box. We even added some low-effort bonus features. Enjoy!" More...

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Wizardthrone Signs With Napalm Records

Mortals beware - some mighty sorcerers have cast their spell over Napalm Records! The label is proud to announce the signing of the newly founded extreme metal supergroup Wizardthrone. This groundbreaking adventure features members of roaring metal pirates Alestorm, galactic warriors Gloryhammer, melodic death metal formation Aether Realm, kings of goblin metal Nekrogoblikon, epic black metal visionaries Forlorn Citadel and death metal machinery Vale Of Pnath.

After countless eons shrouded in secrecy, the elder council of Wizardthrone has been summoned forth from the stellar void in the great blight of 2020, replete with astonishing marvels to horrify and enthrall all who might encounter their majesty. Drawing influence from the greatest extreme metal bands of years past, Wizardthrone shall be imminently unleashing their initiatory incantation upon the world.

Wizardthrone on the signing:
"It is with tremendous exultation that we announce our necrosophic pact with the most esteemed patrons of art, Napalm Records! Immortalise this day in song, humans, and kneel before your Supreme Wizard Overlords! Liber Falxifer! Hail the Non-Euclidean Hypercrystal!"

Wizardthrone are:
V. Morbistopheles Jones (Aether Realm) - vocals/bass
M. Archistrategos Barber (Gloryhammer, Deathcode Society) - guitar
M. Xaviculus Bell (Forlorn Citadel) - guitar
C. Hyperiax Bowes (Alestorm) - synthesizers
E. Wizardthrone Brown (Nekrogoblikon, Vale Of Pnath) - drums

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Alestorm Posts New Music Video Online

You wanted boats? You get boats. Notorious Pirate Kings Alestorm have unveiled a special surprise for all ye weary seafarers - the new single, "Big Ship Little Ship" - originally released via the 7" inch included with the "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut" wooden box set.

Accompanying this heavy, folky, sing-a-along shanty is a high-spirited official music video showcasing the members of Alestorm and their musical guests joining forces in the name of fun, stuffed sharks, riding lawnmowers, cruise ships, Hurdy Gurdy and so much more. No matter the size of your ship, a pirate’s life is for you!

Alestorm on "Big Ship Little Ship":
"Oh wow! We've all been stuck at home and incredibly bored since the release of our latest album 'Curse of the Crystal Coconut', so we thought we'd make a fun little 'home video' for y'all, to celebrate the digital release of our two bonus tracks 'Big Ship Little Ship' and 'Bassline Junkie'. We even got the wonderful Patty Gurdy involved, since this song features a massive hurdy gurdy melody that she played on the record. Watch us do our normal everyday home activities, such as crossdressing, shouting obscenities at buildings, and hanging out in children's playgrounds!" More...

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Cruachan To Host Virtual Pub

Irish folk metal pioneers Cruachan has announced that following their recent live stream, they will once again be hosting a "virtual pub" stream, which features a number of high profile guests. Joining the band at 6pm Irish time (1pm EST) will be Venom members La Rage and Dante, Dimmu Borgir keyboardist Geir "Gerlioz" Bratland, Gareth Murdock of Alestorm/ex Waylander, professional wrestler Joseph Ruud (better known as Erick Rowan,) Månegarm drummer Jakob Hallegren and Kim Dylla, formerly of Gwar and now owner of Kylla Custom Rockwear. The event will take place on the band's Facebook page on Saturday June 6th.

At this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, Metal Underground spoke with Cruachan frontman Keith Fay, as well as Venom, including La Rage and Dante. You can watch both interviews below. More...

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Alestorm Uploads New Music Video

Alestorm has just released their second single, "Tortuga," off the upcoming album "Curse of the Crystal Coconut" - out on May 29 via Napalm Records. Live the devious buccaneer’s life with Alestorm as they deliver their smashing homage to the most notorious pirate capital of the world. Exploring both electronic and even rap influences doused in the signature Alestorm flavor – you’ve surely never heard a pirate’s shanty quite like this before!

The accompanying audiovisual has it all: palm trees swaying in the Caribbean breeze, the sunshine beaming down… and with Captain Christopher Bowes stealing rum, the British Crown is on the hunt - a manhunt to be exact! Captain Bowes is joined by the legendary pirate Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY, and together, they finally emerge victorious and celebrate that by… well, see for yourself! Watch the official video below!

ALESTORM on the new video:

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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Iron Maiden, Kiss And SOAD To Headline Download

The organisers of the Download festival, the biggest rock and metal event in Great Britain, have announced that the 2020 edition will be headlined by Kiss, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down. A statement from the organisers reads as follows:

"Downloaders, the day is finally here - your first Download Festival 2020 lineup announcement is here! We couldn’t be more stoked to reveal that your headliners will be... KISS, Iron Maiden, and System Of A Down!

"Not only that, but NINE more bands will also be coming to rock the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, including Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, and Disturbed! Download 2020 takes place on 12th-14th June and tickets are on sale now, so make sure you grab em!"

The first batch of bands in full:

Kiss (Headliner)
Iron Maiden (Headliner)
System Of A Down (Headliner)
The Offspring
Black Veil Brides
Of Mice And Men

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Alestorm Announces North American Tour Dates

Scottish pirate metal favourites Alestorm has announced that they will be heading back to North America this September for a headlining run in support of their latest album, "No Grave But The Sea." Joining them on the trek will be Gloryhammet. A statement regarding the tour reads as follows:

"Oh god. It's finally happened. It's that moment you've all been waiting for...a chance to complain that we're not coming to your city! We just can't wait to read your whining messages! Oh yeah and it's also a tour with Alestorm and Gloryhammer around the USA and a tiny bit of Canada (and still we have the audacity to call it a North American tour, how do you like that?). Anyway, see y'all for a party in September. Bring ducks."

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Day Two

After a superb first day aboard the Independence Of The Seas, it was time for another long day of seeing and meeting some of the most revered bands in metal. There's worse ways of spending a long weekend I suppose...

A late night and jet lag meant sleeping in longer than expected and missing out on the first few bands, though I was up and fed in time to head to the pool deck for the first time and check out one of the greatest names in British death metal, Benediction. While some may onky recognise them as the group Barney Greenway fronted before joining Napalm Death, the Birmingham based bruisers have had a long career with some outstanding music under their belts and it's fair to say that a live setting is the best place to sample it. There's no frills and no pretentiousness about Benediction, they're working class English guys who play old school, thrash inspired death metal and they do it wonderfully. I imagine Benediction to thrive in a small venue, which makes an outdoor venue with thousands of potential crowd members something of a risk, as not all bands used to intimate stages can work on a bigger setting. I'm pleased to report however, that Benediction don't have this problem. Those in attendance were treated to a blistering performance, which no doubt won over those who are put off by the poor production of their earlier work and delighted fans and curious parties. A great way to kick off the day. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Lineup Completed

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced the last four bands to perform at this year's event. Canadian death metal veterans Kataklysm will be performing, in addition to American power metal outfit Seven Kingdoms has been confirmed for the journey, as well as Belgian groove metal band Diablo BLVD and Colombian speed metal group Revenge. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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Two More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Comedy metal act Psychostick and Mexican doom metal band Majestic Downfall are the latest groups announced to play this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which sets sail in only six days. This brings the total number of confirmed bands up to fifty six, with only four more to be confirmed. The organisers have said that the next three bands to be confirmed will all hail from different continents. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Freedom Call
In Extremo
In Mourning
Internal Bleeding
Leaves' Eyes
Majestic Downfall
Metal Church
October Tide
Primal Fear
Seven Spires
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun

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Belphegor Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced that Austrian blackened death metal veterans Belphegor will be performing at this year's edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. This brings the total of confirmed bands to fifty four, with only six more to be revealed. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows: More...

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