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New Jersey pirate thrashers Swashbuckle have issued the following statement about recruiting Anna Murphy and Meri Tadic of Eluveitie to guest on the band's upcoming album:
"We in the ‘Buckle are stoked to announce two very special guest appearances on 'Crime Always Pays…' That’s right, we sailed our ship right over a bunch of really high mountains and hijacked two of Switzerland’s finest folk metal musicians, the wonderful Anna Murphy and Meri Tadic from Eluveitie!
"Anna can be heard elegantly cranking her hurdy-gurdy’s rosin wheel on the song ‘Slowly Wept the Sea’, and Meri fiddles up a fury on the tune ‘Of Hooks And Hornswogglers’. We’ve been friends with the lasses for many a moon and it was a blast finally getting to work with them. However, don’t let this fool ya, ye twat waffles… this is still the most aggressive, in yar face Swashbuckle record to date, so ya best be checkin’ it out, or else the Swiss wenches get it!"
Three of Nuclear Blast’s best took a free day off from their huge tour with Soilwork to play in New Orleans, and we were very grateful. Although it was a Sunday (even the heaviest metallers have day jobs) many showed up to see Death Angel, who have not visited our swampy soil in decades. I was able to tape the first few songs of Death Angel’s set for your viewing pleasure. More...
Pirate metal outfit Swashbuckle is releasing a new album entitled "Crime Always Pays..." on Nuclear Blast. It is scheduled to drop on September 10, and singer Admiral Nobeard had the following to say about the upcoming release:
"'Crime Always Pays...' is our heaviest and fastest record to date. It'll tear your head off of your neck and shove a pegleg in your eye-sockets.
"We're proud to have Nuclear Blast release this malicious metal madness, and we're sure you'll all be pleased with the shenanigans that are about to ensue.
Thrash hard, mosh fast, and leave a decaying corpse swingin' from the noose!"
The album's track list is below, and you can check out the album cover for "Crime Always Pays..." at their MySpace Blog.
"Crime Always Pays..." Tracklist
01. Slowly Wept The Sea
02. We Are The Storm
03. This Round's On YOU!
04. Powder Keg
05. Where Victory Is Penned
06. Of Hooks And Hornswogglers
07. A Time Of Wooden Ships & Iron Men
08. Crime Always Pays
09. Raw Doggin' At The Raw Bar
10. The Gallow's Pole Dancer
11. Legacy's Allure
12. At The Bottom Of A Glass
13. To Steal A Life
14. You Bring The Cannon, We'll Bring The Balls
15. Surf-N-Turf (For Piratical Girth)
16. Rope's End
The Panic Over North America Tour, featuring Soilwork, Death Angel, Augury, Swashbuckle and The Crinn, will stream the July 23rd date live from Milwaukee, and for free!
Starting at 12mid GMT/8pm EDT/5pm PDT, the show will stream live sets from all five bands. Check out more details at theravelive.com. To watch the live feed, follow these directions at the appropriate time:
1) Click on this link: theravelive.com
2) Click on the ‘Free Signup’ button at the upper right of the page
3) Choose the ‘Fan’ option and fill out the information
4) Sign in on day of stream and click the ‘Live Webcast’ tab and you’re all set!
Swashbuckle guitarist Commodore RedRum has posted a break down of the band's lyrics via the Bald Freak Blog. An excerpt from his post follows:
Top of the eve to ye all. It's RedRum here from Swashbuckle, with a lyrical treat for all you boys and girls who care about words, and the poetic combinations thereof. I've been strong armed by the good people at Bald Freak Music to contribute more to this blog in the way of a personable, heartfelt, exposé of sorts. Something "to help fans get a bit more intimate with the band", I was told. My tricorn hat is off to anybody who wants to get more "intimate" with us. In any case, I racked my brain for days trying to come up with something that wasn't available elsewhere. So here's an in-depth look into the lyrics for every song with written word on our debut record, Crewed by the Damned (released on Bald Freak). I'll follow this up in a few weeks with a post in the same fashion regarding our second record, Back to the Noose, which was so kindly perpetuated by the mighty Nuclear Blast Records. Finally, I'll conclude this little miniseries with a guided look at the songs on our upcoming third release, Crime Always Pays (also to be released on Nuclear Blast Records). So without further adieu, I give you the track by track conceptual ramblings on Crewed by the Damned:
Welcome Aboard: “Welcome Aboard” was the first set of lyrics ever written for Swashbuckle. I remember the evening vividly - Admiral Nobeard and I brainstorming song titles for the freshly birthed pirate project. Nobeard immediately pulled out the quatrain "Taking to the sails at dawn / Ravage the seven seas / Yo Ho, Yo Ho / This pirate’s life for me" and the tom foolery kick started instantly. The rest of the song is mostly my prose, and to be honest, it is so far from impressive that it hurts. I pretty much tried to throw in every pirate cliché imaginable, assuming that the band would not grow to anything more than just a basement-recorded Myspace joke. One of the most memorable lines for me on this record is the last bit of this tune: "In a world of map-drawn lines / True paradise yet defined".More...
Thrash Metal band Exodus, among several other bands, have just been added to one of the most epic cruises of all time: the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise (Jan 24-28th of 2011). So far, eighteen bands out of the forty have been confirmed on the official site. The bands that have been confirmed are as followed:
Uli Jon Roth
New Jersey pirate themed thrash metal act Swashbuckle has issued the following announcement about switching venues for the upcoming live show on September 20th, 2010: "Ahoy all, please note that the venue for the Heidenfest show on September, 20th has been moved. Still the same date (September 20th, 2010), the venue is now O2 Islington Academy, UK - London!"
The upcoming Swashbuckle tour dates are as follows:
7/14 2010 Jaxx SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, US
7/15 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
7/16 2010 The Gramery Theatre New York, New York , US
7/17 2010 The Palladium Worcester, Massachuse, US
7/18 2010 FouFounes Electriques Montreal, QC, Quebec , CA
7/19 2010 THE OPERA HOUSE Toronto, Ontario, CA
7/20 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio, US
7/21 2010 BLONDIE’S Detroit, Michigan, US
7/22 2010 Reggies Rock Club Chicago, Illinois , US
7/23 2010 The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
7/24 2010 The Rock Maplewood, Minnesota , US
7/27 2010 El Corazon Seattle, Washington, US
7/28 2010 Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC, British Co, CA
7/29 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon, US
7/30 2010 Slim’s San Francisco, California, US
7/31 2010 The Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, California, US More...
An upcoming live show in Milwaukee featuring Hypocrisy, Scar Symmetry, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle will be available for streaming online. The free live stream will occur on Monday, May 24th, 2010 via this location at 6pm Pacific / 7pm Mountain / 8pm Central / 9pm Eastern. To access the free live stream you will need to go through the free sign up process and download the Windows Media plugin Flip4Mac.
Swashbuckle has been posting a series called "Ask The Admiral," which has some commentary on the band's current activities, as we as some fun. This week we learn how to commit armed robbery! Check out the video below:
New Jersey's pirate thrashers SWASHBUCKLE have recently parted ways with drummer Captain Crashride. A new replacement has already been found with a guy called Bootsmann Collins.
The band comments, "Ahoy scallywags and asshats! There's been a bit of a change in the 'buckle rank as of late. We have recently parted ways with drummer Captain Crashride. He brought us five years of service and utter shenanigans, and we wish him nothing but the best in combating that extreme outbreak of scurvy. With that being said, we now have a new drummer stepping up to fill the boots and more so to speak, and that man be none other than Bootsmann Collins. He's a fucking killer drummer and quite the retarded pirate. So we couldn't be more stoked to have him aboard. So please give him a warm welcome with yar internet shit-talk and utter disgust for everything piratical. We wouldn't have it any other way. Eat a bowl of fuck! Love, Admiral Nobeard. P.S. Check out the bootsmann's other band as well - WE ALL HAVE DAY JOBS Tootles!" More...
Bassist/vocalist Pat Henry of New Jersey pirate metal band Swashbuckle has issued the following studio update:
"'Buckle drum tracks for 'Crime Always Pays' will be finished tonight. Starting on guitars/bass this week. This record is moving along awesomely. This record is the equivalent of being punched in the face by a metal-squid wearing boxing gloves made of brass and iron, whilst reading many leatherbound volumes."
New Jersey based pirate metal outfit Swashbuckle has revealed some important details regarding their new studio album. A message from the band reads as follows: "Ahoy asshats and saucy wenches! At the moment we pirates three are hard at work on recording our new album entitled Crime Always Pays. That's right jerks, the thrash band with a pirate problem is back in action crafting malicious metal jams with tales of piratical shenanigans. It's gonna be a heavy record, so expect to beat the shit out of your siblings and parental units whilst ye get caught in a mosh. Expect some video-updates as we progress on our studio-adventures of musical-retardation, and while you're at it, catch us on the road in May with HYPOCRISY. It'll be a killer time.
"Some of the new song titles we got rollin' with are: 'This Rounds On You!', 'Raw-Doggin' At the Rawbar' and 'You Bring The Cannons, We'll Bring the Balls'. Aye, I know what you be thinkin', this seems like a whole 'lotta hooplah, but let me assure you...heh, it says ass....uh, where was I. Oh yeah, let me assure you that it'll thrash your fucking brains into your butt hole. Yep. I stand by that, brain-thrashed buttholes. Ooohh Yeah brother!
"Stay Classy, and eat a bowl of fuck. Love, Admiral Nobeard."
The tracklisting for the album is as follows: More...
Pirate metallers Swashbuckle have issued the following update about performing on the 70,000 tons of metal cruise ship:
"Swashbuckle confirmed for 70,000 tons of metal cruise (ship terror!) ......That's right, you sea chum. You knew it had to happen eventually... Swashbuckle is confirmed for the biggest floating metal festival in the history of water - 70,000 tons of metal. Featuring 40 bands, this 4 day booze-cruise will embark from Miami, Florida on January 24th, 2011, make berth in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico, and return to Miami on January 28th. We'll be sharing this ridiculous floating stage with the likes of Sodom, Amon Amarth, Finntroll, Obituary, Saxon, and plenty more kick ass bands.
"This is a legit cruise ship, people. With casinos, lounges, spas, shops, bars, shuffleboard, lifeboats, fitness centers, bars, room service, rock climbing walls, and bars with lots of alcohol... Book your cabin now and witness cruise ship terror become reality! If Cozumel is lucky, maybe we won't steal their ancient Mayan ruins."
More information on the cruise ship can be found at this location.
New Jersey pirate thrash metal band SWASHBUCKLE has posted the third episode of the recently launched first season of "Ask The Admiral" - a conceptual series of video clips in which singer & bass player Admiral Nobeard talks about the most recent metal records, but also gives the audience the chance to submit questions. Watch the fourhth episode below:
Swedish modern metallers Soilwork will embark on a North American headlining tour this summer with Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel. Joining them will be Quebec’s tech-death masters Augury, Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within, and pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle.
Soilwork vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid commented: "We are stoked to tour with the most vicious thrashers from the west, famous for their gin drinking and intense live shows. Death Angel is a classic band that we've wanted to tour with for a long time. A perfect fit for the bill and surely an awesome touring companion. The summer of mosh is upon us. Don't miss out!"
Death Angel frontman Mark Osegueda added: “I can't begin to tell you how excited we are about the upcoming tour! I first heard Soilwork on a Nuclear Blast promo compilation and they stood out from the first listen. The riffs, the drumming, and Bjorn's vocal attack! Then we were fortunate enough to play with them at With Full Force Festival a few years back and they killed it live! As fate would have it, I was asked to participate in a Nuclear Blast 20 Year Anniversary compilation album called Out of the Dark, which Peter Wichers wrote the music for. I wrote the lyrics and melody for a song on that compilation called ‘My Name is Fate’! Peter actually was also the producer, so I was fortunate enough to get to work with him in the studio! What a brilliant guy and and a great musician and now that he is back in the fold Soilwork is back on top of their game. I think the musical styles and live performances of both bands will make every show on this tour a show not to be missed by any true fan of HEAVY music! So don't just hear about the aftermath, experience it for yourself!”
Augury lead singer/guitar player Patrick Loisel: “We are very proud to be part of such a great tour with Soilwork, perform alongside legends such as Death Angel (a band whom I covered in my old bands), and join our brothers in Swashbuckle again. It's quite a thrill!”
Soilwork and Death Angel have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet Soilwork and Death Angel for a special event that is being offered. Fans will also receive a customized poster to get signed by both bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com.
Tour dates are as follows: More...
New Jersey pirate thrash metal band SWASHBUCKLE has posted the third episode of the recently launched first season of "Ask The Admiral" - a conceptual series of video clips in which singer & bass player Admiral Nobeard talks about the most recent metal records, but also gives the audience the chance to submit questions. watch the third episode below:
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.
Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM
Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.
Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.
Swedish melodic death metal band Scar Symmetry has been added to an upcoming North American tour with HYPOCRISY, Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle,
Guitarist Per Nilsson comments, "Touring the US with our buddies HYPOCRISY, are you fucking kidding me?! We'd better make reservations at the Betty Ford clinic! Man, is this going to be a party or what?! We haven't toured North America since 2007, which makes for two albums worth of music never performed live over there. Many thanks to HYPOCRISY for inviting us!" More...
Swedish extreme metallers Hypocrisy have announced they will be returning to North America in May. Support on the tour will come from Hate, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
5/11 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
5/12 - Mesa, AZ @ UB's
5/13 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
5/14 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
5/15 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
5/16 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
5/17 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room
5/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
5/19 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/22 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
5/23 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
5/24 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/25 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
5/26 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
5/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
5/28 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/29 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
5/30 - Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
5/31 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
6/01 - Farmingdale, NY @ Crazy Donkey
Hardtimes.ca conducted an interview with New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle at a Montreal tour date in December 2009. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.