“Rum, beer, quests and mead. These are the things that a pirate needs!” By Davy Jones’ beard, only one band throws a chorus line like that at the audience. And only one can be reviewed whilst under the influence without a ticket from grammar police. These are the alcohol guzzling sea dogs of Alestorm. Let’s face it: When Christopher Bowes and his gang of merry pirates have another go at a record, fun and cheap booze are on the menu. And their 5th full length album No Grave But The Sea is absolutely no different. So, uncap your … [...] Click to raid more!
You have got to give it to them: Whatever Christopher Bowes and his gang of merry troubadours touch is fun to listen to. Sometimes too intense for their own good or slightly overdone in reckless cheesiness, but never too serious. And always delivered with an eyewink of sorts. Their personas reach from the Davy Jones infested waters of Alestorm to galaxy hopping goblins in Gloryhammer.
Now this time we descend from bewildering space goblins to some more basic needs Heavy Metal pirates have. And turn the clock back to 2014, when Alestorm‘s fourth full length record Sunset … [...] Click to raid more!
Spicy! Scottish, beer guzzling pirate meets Italian corsair. Ha! Alestorm and the likes have got company in the Pirate Metal universe! Even if we do not quite know if Alestorm is still alive and kickin’, given their sudden career change, now employing astral dwarves with their new outfit Gloryhammer! But here a worthy heir to this powerful fleet presents itself, in the less astral and very real form of Silverbones – mighty #metal pirates from the South.
The band is preparing to unmoor their début full length album Wild Waves this June 2016, supported by Stormspell Records. Featuring … [...] Click to raid more!