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

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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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Napalm Death Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added another act to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: legendary U.K. grindcore act Napalm Death.

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

Though the "All-Star Jam" was absent from the 2014 edition, the Jeff Waters run funfest - now dubbed "Jamming With Waters" is set to return in 2015. This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

Napalm Death joins previously announced bands below, with 34 bands still to be announced:

Alestorm
Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Behemoth
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
D.A.D.
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Primal Fear
Tank
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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New Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2015

70,000 Tons of Metal promoters UMC added four more acts to the 2015 edition of the world's largest heavy metal cruise: Danish hard rock act D.A.D., Scottish pirates Alestorm, U.K. legends Tank and the ultimate evil from Poland: Behemoth.

Though the "All-Star Jam" was absent from the 2014 edition, the Jeff Waters run funfest - now dubbed "Jamming With Waters" is set to return in 2015. This is how it will go down: Waters will assemble the line-up and compile a list of songs. Then the fans will vote later this year for which of these songs will be played!

The world's largest metal cruise casts off on Thursday, January 22, 2015 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica, returning on Tuesday, January 26, 2015 aboard a new ship, Liberty of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band will be back this coming January, which features members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live. There will also be two hot tubs on the pool deck stage.

All the information on the festival, along with booking information can be found at 70000tons.com.

D.A.D., Alestorm, Tank and Behemoth join previously announced bands below, with 35 bands still to be announced:

Annihilator
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Blind Guardian
Cannibal Corpse
Chimaira
Ensiferum
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Heathen
In Extremo
Kataklysm
Korpiklaani
Lake of Tears
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock
Origin
Primal Fear
Therion
Threshold
Triosphere
Xentrix More...

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Alestorm Announces Piratefest Tour

Alestorm has checked in with the following announcement about the forthcoming Piratefest tour:

"Pirates of Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and England! After the crazy fun time we had performing at Sonisphere Festival, we can now announce that we will be returning to your shores in October 2014 with our very own headlining tour!

"It's been over 2 years since we toured the UK & Ireland, so we wanted to make this one be a wee bit special. We're calling this tour Piratefest, and we're going to be bringing some of our very favourite piratical metal bands from all over the world to party with us for 19 shows.

"Have you ever seen a grown man drink a litre of rum out of his own shoe? Direct support will come from Australia's Lagerstein, a bunch of guys we've had the pleasure of touring with a lot in the past, now in the UK & Ireland for the very first time. Expect badass piratical anthems and liver-destroying on stage antics.

"We will also be joined by Red Rum, from the not-so-distant land of Nottingham, who bring a mandolin fueled pirate party to the show. And opening up all shows will be Rainbowdragoneyes from the USA, the bizzare one-man black metal chiptune project brought to you by Eric W. Brown, otherwise known as the drummer of New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle. What a party that's gonna be!"

Alestorm's new album "Sunset On The Golden Age" is due out August 5th, and you can check out a music video for the new track "Drink" at this location. More...

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Alestorm Posts Preview Clip Of New Album

Scottish metal pirates Alestorm released an interactive preview clip, which features snippets from the entire upcoming release "Sunset on the Golden Age." The album is set to be released via Napalm Records on the following schedule:

August 1st: GAS, FIN & BENELUX
August 4th: UK & Rest of Europe
August 5th: USA/CAN
August 6th: ESP/NOR/SWE

The track list for the album is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink (see music video here)
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age

Check out the preview here: More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.

Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).

As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:

Friday, June 27th:

Jeff Scott Soto
Alestorm
Primal Fear
Sepultura
Novembers Doom
Solstafir
Napalm Death
Triptykon
Candlemass
Opeth

Saturday, June 28th:

Civil War

Sunday, June 29th:

Comeback Kid
Schirenc Plays Pungent
Tiamat More...

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Alestorm Posts New Music Video "Drink"

Scottish metal pirates Alestorm released the first single and music video from the upcoming new album "Sunset on the Golden Age." The video for "Drink" can be viewed in the player below. "Sunset on the Golden Age" will be released on the following schedule:

August 1st: GAS, FIN & BENELUX
August 4th: UK & Rest of Europe
August 5th: USA/CAN
August 6th: ESP/NOR/SWE

The track list for the album is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age

Check out "Drink" here: More...

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Alestorm Announces New Tour Dates

Alestorm has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Ahoy dudes and babes! We can finally reveal to you the first dates of our massive headlining world tour to celebrate the release of our upcoming album 'Sunset on the Golden Age!'

"In September and October 2014 we are gonna be hitting the shores of mainland Europe, joined by the German power metal wizards Brainstorm, and the Australian wacky folk metal psychopaths of Troldhaugen.

"But wait, there's more! We'll be adding a few more gigs to this tour in other countries as soon as they're confirmed, and for those of you in the rest of the world...stay tuned! We'll be coming to party in your cities very soon."

"Sunset on the Golden Age" is due out August 5th in North America, and you can catch the band live on these dates: More...

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Alestorm Posts Preview Clip Of "Magnetic North"

Scottish metal pirates Alestorm released the first preview snippet of the new track "Magnetic North." The preview can be heard on the Napalm Records pre-order splash page for the upcoming new release "Sunset on the Golden Age," located over here (or in the player below). The album will be released on the following schedule:

August 1st: GAS, FIN & BENELUX
August 4th: UK & Rest of Europe
August 5th: USA/CAN
August 6th: ESP/NOR/SWE

The track list for the album is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age

Check out the snippet of "Magnetic North" here: More...

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Alestorm Details New Album

Scottish pirate metal act Alestorm announced that the next installment in piracy will be entitled "Sunset on the Golden Age." The track list and cover artwork can be seen below. The album will be released via Napalm Records on the following schedule:

August 1st: GAS, FIN & BENELUX
August 4th: UK & Rest of Europe
August 5th: USA/CAN
August 6th: ESP/NOR/SWE

The track list for the album is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age More...

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Alestorm Issues Recording Update

The Pirate metal flag bearers in Alestorm are currently holed up in the studio working on a new album and follow-up to "Back Through Time" (reviewed here).

This new album "Sunset on the Golden Age" is slated for release in summer 2014 via Napalm Records, and now the band has checked in with the following update:

"It's day 5 in the studio, and all the lead vocals, screams, and death growls for our upcoming album 'Sunset on the Golden Age' are complete! All credit goes to the healing powers of mead; an essential ingredient in achieving the elusive gnarly piratical vocal sound. Next up - time for Pete to record some drums!" More...

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Alestorm Enters Studio To Record Fourth Album

Scottish pirate act Alestorm has entered LSD-Studios in Germany with producer Lasse Lammert to record the fourth studio album to be entitled "Sunset on the Golden Age." The album is targeted for release in summer of 2014 via Napalm Records.

The update on the band's Facebook Page reads: "Today, the next chapter in the Alestorm tale begins! The band has just arrived at Lasse Lammert's LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany, to record their 4th full-length album, which will be titled 'Sunset on the Golden Age.'

'This is gonna blow all your expectations as to what an Alestorm album is all about' comments Christopher Bowes (vocals/keytar). 'Over the past couple of years we've been writing non-stop, and we've come up with a ton of badass material. Some of this stuff is catchiest pirate party anthems you've ever heard, with choruses that'll make you want to raise a pint of rum up high and sing your guts out. And for the fans of the epic stuff, we've got some songs that hit the 10-minute mark, with lyrical themes about historical events and crazy mythological madness. It's gonna rule!'

"Expect more updates and drunkenness over the coming months, and a release through Napalm Records sometime in the early summer!" More...

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Christopher Bowes Streaming Christmas Album

Yesterday Christopher Bowes (Alestorm, Gloryhammer) released a video for "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" off his "Christmas at the Organ" album. Now the full album is available for streaming below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 03:02
2. Away in a Manger 01:58
3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 03:14
4. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green) 03:50
5. Silent Night 01:58
6. We Three Kings of Orient 03:24
7. O Come All Ye Faithful 04:20 More...

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Christopher Bowes Releases Christmas Album

In celebration of the holidays and apparently because baby Jesus may have also been a pirate, Christopher Bowes of Alestorm and Gloryhammer has released his own Christmas album "Christmas at the Organ."

Check out the ridiculous video for "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" below (how often does that hymn feature the word "fuck" in it?).

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Winterhymn To Miss Tonight's Show

Winterhymn has issued the following announcement about missing tonight's tour date:

"We regret to inform you that we will not be able to play the Alestorm show tonight. On our journey to Columbus, we were beset on all sides by goblin marauders. Despite Valthrun's skills in hand to hand combat and Alvadar's attempts to appeal to the bandits' carnal lusts, they made off with our trailer tire.

"We apologize to everyone who came to see us and to CEG, and thank you all for your understanding and hope to see you soon. Have a swashbuckling night!"

For more info on Winterhymn and upcoming live activity, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Alestorm Posts "In The Navy" DVD Clip

Scottish pirates Alestorm have released a new video clip featuring the cover of The Village People classic "In the Navy."

The footage comes from the band's upcoming DVD/CD "Live at the End of the World." The DVD captures the band's antics in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. The DVD/CD will be released on November 15th via Napalm Records.

The 7" single for "In the Navy" can be purchased over at this location. "Live at the End of the World" can be pre-ordered over here.

The track list for "Live at the End of the World" is as follows:

1. The Quest
2. The Sunk'n Norwegian
3. Leviathan
4. Shipwrecked
5. Over the Seas
6. Midget Saw
7. Nancy the Tavern Wench
8. Pirate Song
9. Back Through Time
10. Wenches & Mead (see video clip here)
11. Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
12. Keelhauled
13. Rumpelkombo
14. Set Sail and Conquer
15. Captain Morgan's Revenge
16. Rum

Check out "In the Navy" here: More...

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Alestorm Posts "Wenches & Mead" Clip From New DVD

The scottish pirates in Alestorm released a live clip of the track "Wenches & Mead" (from the 2008 debut LP "Captain Morgan's Revenge"). The clip is part of the upcoming new DVD/Live CD release "Live At the End of the World," which captures the band's performances in Australia and New Zealand earlier in the year. The DVD will be released on November 15th via Napalm Records.

The announcement from the band reads: "My friends, you've all waited long enough...so on this very special day, i think it is time we announced that our long-awaited Live DVD, "LIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD", will be released on NOVEMBER 15TH! Filmed back in January in Australia & New Zealand, this double disc set (1 DVD & 1 Audio CD) contains our full pro-filmed super high quality live headlining show from Melbourne, plus a metric fuckton of bonus material and other nautical nonsense from the rest of the tour. It's gonna kick ass!"

The track list is as follows:

1. The Quest
2. The Sunk'n Norwegian
3. Leviathan
4. Shipwrecked
5. Over the Seas
6. Midget Saw
7. Nancy the Tavern Wench
8. Pirate Song
9. Back Through Time
10. Wenches & Mead
11. Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
12. Keelhauled
13. Rumpelkombo
14. Set Sail and Conquer
15. Captain Morgan's Revenge
16. Rum

Check out "Wenches & Mead" here: More...

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Alestorm Announces North American Tour

Scottish pirate metallers Alestorm are returning to North American shores this fall for a headline tour. The band will be taking Trollfest and Gypsyhawk along for the ride.

The tour kicks off November 11th in Santa Ana, CA and will run through December 5th in Atlanta, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Alestorm released third album "Back Through Time" (reviewed here) in 2011. The band will be releasing a DVD this fall as well. More details are expected to be announced shortly. More...

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Paganfest Europe 2013 Trailer Posted

A trailer for the legendary Paganfest was posted for the 2013 tour featuring Alestorm, Arkona, Thyrfing and Ex Deo with Wolfchant and Varg on special extended shows. The confrimed dates are as follows:

28.02.2013 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE - Wuerzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE - Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
03.03.2013 NL - Eindhoven, Effenaar
04.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
06.03.2013 AT - Vienna, Szene
07.03.2013 DE - Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE - Munich, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended*

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Just For Fun

Alestorm's Christopher Bowes Releases Christmas LP

Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes has just released a special Christmas album right in the "nick" of time for the holiday season. "Christmas at the Organ" is streaming now in the player below and is available as a free download through bandcamp. All songs were performed live in one take today.

Bowes' stunning and timeless renditions of "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "We Three Kings," complete with lyrical forgetfulness, re-starts and overall holiday fun are now yours for the taking. The cover art, with Bowes in a white suit with a glass of sherry, is a throwback to the glory days of Engelbert Humperdink.

Check it out and download now right here:

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Paganfest 2013 Lineup Announced

The legendary Paganfest is ready for the next round in 2013 with headliner Alestorm. Also on the bill will be Arkona, Thyrfing, Ex Deo, Wolfchant, and Varg on special extended shows. The currently announced dates are as follows:

28.02.2013 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
01.03.2013 DE - Würzburg, Posthalle *Extended*
02.03.2013 DE - Essen, Weststadthalle *Extended*
04.03.2013 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
05.03.2013 CH - Solothurn, Kofmehl
07.03.2013 DE - Berlin, K17
08.03.2013 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser *Extended*
09.03.2013 DE - München, Backstage *Extended*
10.03.2013 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle *Extended* More...

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