"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2005
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Swashbuckle News

Below is our complete Swashbuckle 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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Dark Tranquility Announces Christmas Tour Dates

Dark Tranquility has issued the following announcement about a Christmas tour with Heaven Shall Burn, Swashbuckle, and Deadlock:

"We're pleased to announce that instead of spending the yuletide holidays in the usual lazy ways, we'll join up with a gang of other bastards for a short tour called 'Darkness over X-mas.' This will probably be the first time that we'll showcase material from the soon-to-be-recorded new album live."

The confirmed dates are as follows:

25 Dec - Leipzig (Ger), Werk 2
26 Dec - Hamburg (Ger), Markthalle
27 Dec - Brugge (B), L'Entrepot
28 Dec - Herford (Ger), X
29 Dec - Pratteln (CH), Z7
30 Dec - Stuttgart (Ger), LKA

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Deadlock Confirmed For Darkness Over X-Mas Tour

German death metal band DEADLOCK has been confirmed for the DARKNESS OVER X-MAS TOUR 2009. The dates for the DARKNESS OVER X-MAS TOUR 2009 with HEAVEN SHALL BURN, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SWASHBUCKLE, and DEADLOCK are as follows:

25.12. Leipzig (DE) @ Werk 2
26.12. Hamburg (DE) @ Markthalle
27.12. Brügge (B) @ L'Entrepot
28.12. Herford (DE) @ X
29.12. Pratteln (CH) @ Z 7
30.12. Stuttgart (DE) @ LKA-Longhorn

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Swashbuckle Posts Live Wacken Video Clip Online

New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle have posted a new video clip online of their performance of the song "Cruise Ship Terror." The video, which is complete with man eating shark, was recorded at the Wacken Open Air Festival 2009. More...

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Ex Dementia Posts New Song Online

NJ's Ex Dementia has posted a new song, entitled "Mud and Blood" on their MySpace page. The track comes off of their upcoming album, "The Red Mass," which will be released this October.

The band has announced the following guest appearances on the album: Chris Reifert (Autopsy/Abscess), Ross Sewage (Impaled), Parasitic Tim (Splatterhouse), and Admiral Nobeard (Swashbuckle). More...

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Swashbuckle Posts Fourth Album Trailer Online

Pirate metal outfit Swashbuckle has posted a fourth trailer online for their forthcoming new studio album, "Back To The Noose." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released this friday, the 24th of July, via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Swashbuckle Announces Online Chat With Fans

Swashbuckle has issued the following statement about conducting an online chat to answer fan questions:

"SWASHBUCKLE to answer fans questions in online chat!

"New Jersey?s very own pirate thrash armada SWASHBUCKLE just announced to talk to their fans in an online chat during the current week. The chat will take place on Thursday, July 23 at the ?Metal.de-Room? of ?The Dark Chat? from 9pm CET on.

"SWASHBUCKLEs new album ?Back To The Noose? will be unleashed on Friday, July 24 via Nuclear Blast!

"Also make sure to take part in the SWASHBUCKLE online game here and win a meet & greet with Admiral Nobeard & Co.!"

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Swashbuckle Streaming Entire New Album Online

New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle have issued the following announcement about streaming their entire album "Back to the Noose" via their MySpace page:


The album is set to be released on July 24, 2009 (Europe) and August 11, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Swashbuckle Posts New "Back To The Noose" Trailer

New Jersey based pirate metal outfit Swashbuckle has posted a third trailer for their forthcoming new studio album, "Back To The Noose." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released through Nuclear Blast Records on July 24th. More...

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Video Interview With Swashbuckle Posted Online

Pirate metallers Swashbuckle will be releasing their upcoming album "Back To The Noose" on July 24, 2009 (Europe) and August 11, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. Metalinjection.net has posted a new video interview online with the band, which can be viewed below. More...

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Swashbucke Confirmed for Waken Open Air 2009

NJ pirate metal band, Swashbucke, has announced that the official release party for the three pirates' upcoming album, “Back To The Noose,” will take place at this years Wacken Open Air.

The show starts at 8pm CET at the Mittelalter-Stage on Friday, July 31st including a signing session right after the band plays. As it is the official “Back To The Noose” release party, SWASHBUCKLE plan something really special that night.

Singer/bassist Admiral Nobeard comments, “Aye, it seems the Gods of Metal have smiled upon we pirates three, for we now have rite of passage to pillage and conquer thee greatest festival of heavy metal music known to mankind: WACKEN OPEN AIR!!!! With our record "BACK TO THE NOOSE" being released July 24th on NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS, we'll be making WACKEN our official Record Release Party. Expect utter shenannigans and a blistering battering ram of metal mayhem! Bring yar wenches, yar booze, yar will to thrash about and mosh everything in sight, for it be time for piratical metal glory!!! Be warned Wacken: Hell hath no fury like a Pirate's will to thrash! WE'RE COMING FOR YE, AVAST!”

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Swashbuckle Posts "Back To The Noose" Trailer

New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle are set to release their upcoming album "Back To The Noose" on July 24th via Nuclear Blast. The band has posted a second teaser trailer online for the album, which can be viewed below. More...

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Swashbuckle Added to PaganFest Europe 2009

New Jerseys very own pirate thrash armada Swashbuckle is set to join this years issue of Paganfest Europe alongside label mates Korpiklaani, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Ex Deo, Unleashed and Alestorm.

Also check out the new songs “Scurvy Back” and “Cruise Ship Terror” from the upcoming album “Back To The Noose,” due on July 24th at www.myspace.com/swashbuckle. Also, check out the video for "Cruise Ship Terror" on YouTube.

PaganFest Europe 2009 dates: More...

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Paganfest 2 Comes To New York City

On Monday May 4th, 2009 I went to the Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City to see Paganfest 2, which featured Korpiklaani, Primordial, Moonsorrow, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle. The venue featured movie theater style seating in the back and a comparably small general admission area. The crowd had already packed in well as the first band took the stage. More...

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PaganFest New York Venue Changed

The upcoming PaganFest show in New York on Monday, May 4th has changed venues. The gig will be moved from The Irving Plaza to Blender Theatre at Gramercy. All tickets already purchased will be honored at new venue.

Paganfest America features Finnish headliners Korpiklaani, Ireland's Primordial, Finland's Moonsorrow, Canada's Blackguard and New Jersey pirate metallers Swashbuckle.

PaganFest American Part 2 tour dates are as follows: More...

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Swashbuckle Posts New Song Online

New Jersey pirate metal band, SWASHBUCKLE, has posted a brand new song from their upcoming Nuclear Blast debut "Back To The Noose." The song, "Cruise Ship Terror," is available for free streaming on the bands MySpace page. The release date of "Back To The Noose" has moved from July 30th to July 24th.

In other news the band recently shot a video for "Cruise Ship Terror," which will be made available online soon. More...

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Swashbuckle Reveals "Back To The Noose" Artwork

Pirate themed thrashers Swashbuckle have revealed the cover art for their upcoming album "Back to the Noose." The art can be viewed here. Swashbuckle also issued the following statement about the artwork:

"Aye, we pirates three commissioned the likes of the finest artisan we could scour amoungst the blackhearts of digital designers for the artwork for "Back to the Noose". Adam Vehige is his name, and kicking conceptual ass is his game. We brought this legend of graphical creation our "Back to the Noose" concept of Captain Crotchrot (our recurring decaying mascot miscreant) breaking free of the gallows to join an intense cannon warfare battle upon the ocean's blue. Adam accepted our payment of stolen gold shillings and doubloons (aye, blood money, and cursed it be) and rendered us some brutal cover art. If ye be seekin' nautical nonsense and high-seas hijinx, vicious splash-n-thrash attack and malicious moshing madness, ye will certainly be needin' no more persuasion than gazin' yar weary eyes upon our album art!"

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Paganfest America Announces More Tour Dates

The travelling Paganfest America show featuring Korpiklaani, Eluveite, Primordial, Moonsorrow, Blackguard and Swashbuckle has announced some more shows on their trek across America. You can check out the updated your schedule below.

28 - The Opera House - Toronto, Ontario
29 - Medley - Montreal, Quebec
30 - Imperial - Quebec City, Quebec

1 - The Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
3 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
4 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York
5 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, Ohio **
6 - The Mad Hatter - Convington, Kentucky **
7 - Chicago Powerfest - Chicago, Illinois
8 - The Lab - St. Paul, Minnesota
7 - Chicago Powerfest - Mokena, Illinois
8 - Station 4 - St. Paul, Minnesota
9 - venue tba - Winnipeg, Manitoba
10 - The Exchange - Regina, Saskatchewan
11 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, Alberta
12 - Warehouse - Calgary, Alberta
13 - venue tba - Vancouver, British Columbia
14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, Washington
15 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon
16 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, California
17 - House Of Blues - Hollywood, California
18 - California (details tbc) **

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Swashbuckle Signs to Nuclear Blast Records

NJ pirate metallers, Swashbuckle have announced that they have signed with Nuclear Blast Records. Swashbuckle 's signing came as a result of Swashbuckle winning the label's "MySpace Band Contest."

Nuclear Blast comments in a press release, "SWASHBUCKLE not only impressed us with their great crossover between thrash and punk — think of a mixture of EXODUS, ANTHRAX, S.O.D., SLAYER and RUNNING WILD — but also with their image." More...

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More PaganFest Tour 2009 Dates Announced

PaganFest America have just released their first batch of dates. The dates so far are as follows:

04/28 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA
04/29 - Medley – Montreal, QC - CANADA
04/30 - Imperial - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
05/01 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
05/04 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
05/07 - Chicago Powerfest - Chicago, IL
05/08 - The Lab - St. Paul, MN More...

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Paganfest USA Part 2 Lineup, First Date Revealed

Initial details on the follow-up to the highly-successful and introductory run of PaganFest USA earlier this year have been revealed.

Part 2 of PaganFest USA is set to feature Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, Switzerland's ELUVEITIE, Finland's MOONSORROW, and Canada's BLACKGUARD (formerly known as Profugus Mortis), Finland's KORPIKLAANI, and New Jersey Pirate Metalers SWASHBUCKLE for mid 2009.

The first date of this unique trek has been exclusively revealed on the PaganFest USA MySpace as May 7, 2009 at Chicago's Powerfest. Details and ticket purchase links for PaganFest USA: PART 2 will be updated on the official MySpace page as they come in so please keep checking back often!

KATAKLYSM frontman and ROCK THE NATION USA's general manager Maurizio Iacono comments:

"As this years Paganfest was a great discovery for many people and a HUGE success, we are proud to bring it back again for 2009!

"The demand for the tour is growing and people are really excited. We chose to bring the best and some new blood as well for the next run. We hope (like this year) that all the pagan followers will come back in big numbers and raise their drinks in the air and celebrate a majestic evening not to be forgotten anytime soon!"

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