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! Here's the full dates:
ALESTORM presents PIRATEFEST 2014
With support from Lagerstein, Red Rum, and Rainbowdragoneyes
8.10 - Norwich - Waterfront
9.10 - Birmingham - Academy 2
10.10 - Sheffield - Corporation
11.10 - Southampton - 1865
12.10 - Brighton - Concorde 2
13.10 - Plymouth - White Rabbit
14.10 - Liverpool - Academy
15.10 - Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
16.10 - Cork - Cyprus Avenue
17.10 - Belfast - Mandela Hall
18.10 - Aberdeen - Garage
19.10 - Glasgow - Arches
20.10 - Bristol - Bierkeller
21.10 - Manchester - Academy 2
22.10 - Exeter - Lemon Grove
23.10 - Reading - Sub 89
24.10 - London - Electric Ballroom
25.10 - Leeds - University
26.10 - Cardiff - Globe
Tickets are available now from all good retailers! Get yours now!
Chris - Alestorm
ALESTORM - "Storming Across Europe 2014" with BRAINSTORM and TROLDHAUGEN!
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. Check the dates so far:
12.9 - Nuremberg, DE - Rockfabrik
13.9 - Bochum, DE - Matrix
14.9 - Ludwigsburg, DE - Rockfabrik
15.9 - Pratteln, CH - Z7
16.9 - Monthey, CH - Pont Rouge
17.9 - Lyon, FR - CCO
18.9 - Paris, FR - Divan Du Monde
19.9 - Trier, DE - Exhaus
21.9 - Nijmegen, NL - Doornroosje
22.9 - Hamburg, DE - Markthalle
23.9 - Wroclaw, PL - Alibi
24.9 - Warsaw, PL - Proxima
25.9 - Krakow, PL - Fabryka
28.9 - Graz, AT - Explosiv
29.9 - Vienna, AT - Szene
30.9 - Zagreb, HR - Vintage Industrial
1.10 - Ljubljana, SI - Gala Hala
2.10 - Brescia, IT - Circolo Colony
3.10 - Munich, DE - Backstage
4.10 - Darmstadt, DE - Steinbruch
5.10 - Eindhoven, NL - Dynamo
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.
See you at the show!
Chris - Alestorm
Ahoy there righteous dudes, babes, and all fans of Pirate Metal! It is my very great pleasure to tell you all that Alestorm's 4th album, to be entitled "Sunset on the Golden Age" will be released by Napalm Records on August 1st 2014! The tracklist for the album will be as follows:
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
Wow! Songtitles! Exclamation marks! We'll be telling you a bit more about the individual tracks sometime soon. What we will say for now, is that "Hangover" is a cover of the dance-pop anthem by Taio Cruz and Flo Rida. It works...trust me!
ANYWAY back to the good stuff. Check out the artwork for the album...how good is that? This rad painting was once again done by the very talented Ingo Römling, who has handled all of our previous album covers. It features a bunch of pirate ships doing what they do best: shooting the crap out of each other. Cannons are cool. Also, the sky is red, as if to imply it's sunset. See what we did there?
OF COURSE the title of the album is a reference to "The Golden Age of Piracy", which was a period roughly between the years 1680-1720 (depending on who you ask), during which time all the famous pirates you've probably heard of were doing their thing in the Caribbean. Stealing treasure, kicking the ass of the British Navy, plundering wenches, and so forth. Like all good things, this age had to come to an end, and so we've used that as a general theme for this album. There's also songs about drinking and partying too.
In the coming weeks and months we'll be giving you more details about the album, including preorder information, special editions, and other stuff...and we'll maybe let you all hear a song if you're good boys and girls! Until then, stay piratical!
Chris - Alestorm
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!
If you want to keep up with all of the details, follow Chris (@hyperchrisz), Dani (@weaselcannon), Gazz (@garethmurdock) and Elliot (@elliosis) on Instagram!
Good morning 2014! How's everyone's hangovers doing?
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States... we conquered all these countries in 2013, but this year we're gonna play even more places. And next month, we're going to head back to the studio to record our FOURTH ALBUM! Get ready for some epic questing action!
Happy New Year everyone! xxx
AHOY! HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!
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! Here's the full tracklist:
1. The Quest
2. The Sunk'n Norwegian
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
14. Set Sail and Conquer
15. Captain Morgan's Revenge
We'll have preorder links for you soon. Can't wait for the release? Then check out this video of "Wenches & Mead" ripped straight from the DVD! Happy pirating, gnarly dudes and babes! YARR HARR RUM AHOY!!! etc.
So yeah a couple of years ago when we were recording "Back Through Time", we asked you all what songs you wanted us to cover. And a whole bunch of you suggested "In the Navy" by The Village People. So of course we recorded it, but for some strange reason we decided not to tell anyone...until now!
On October 18th, we'll be releasing a cover of that awful song on a super limited 7" vinyl single (plus digital download for all you futuristic types), and its available to preorder NOW! So go get it!
The B-Side to the disc is a remix of "Shipwrecked" by the very talented Drop Goblin. You're going to hate every second of it!
Alestorm will be returning to North American shores in November 2013, for their FIRST EVER HEADLINING TOUR! This is gonna be our first ever chance to play a full-length set in the USA & Canada, plus we'll be hitting a lot of cities we've never managed to get to before (Canada, I'm looking at you here).
But the fun doesn't end there...we'll have our BRAND NEW DVD "Live at the End of the World" for sale, and we might even be playing a NEVER BEFORE HEARD SONG from our upcoming 4th album (we're working on it, give us time). Support comes from the crazy Norwegians of TROLLFEST, plus the gnarly party dudes of GYPSYHAWK. Here's the full details:
with support from TROLLFEST and GYPSYHAWK
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2013
Tickets available NOW from www.enterthevault.com
Pirates of Denmark! Thanks for an amazing show at the COPENHELL festival! It felt great to get back onto a big open air stage for the first time this year. You guys rocked, cheers!
Ahoy! Welcome to the new Alestorm website!