Gloryhammer, a rather humorous power metal side project of Alestorm's singer/keyboardist Christopher Bowes, has introduced to the metal world its first video for the song "Angus McFife". It can be viewed below. As for the debut album itself, Tales From The Kingdom Of Fife is scheduled to be released on March 29th, 2013 via Napalm Records.
Halestorm won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. The band was up against Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Lamb Of God and Marilyn Manson. Halestorm won with the song "Love Bites (So Do I)" from their latest album The Strange Case Of...
UK folk/power metallers Alestorm have announced double exciting news for their fans across Europe and Latin America. The band has announced their first ever headlining tours for Europe (not under the Paganfest banner) and Latin America. The first one is scheduled for March this year, immediatly after the band's headlining Paganfest tour and the second one will follow this European one.
The time has come for Alestorm's first ever headlining European tour under the banner of Paganfest 2013. Check out below the line-up and the dates announced so far. There's still a couple more shows in other countries to be confirmed.
Scottish folk metallers Alestorm have posted online a new video for the song "Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid" and you can watch it below. The song comes off their latest album Back Through Time, released last year through Napalm Records.
The band commented: "Greetings dudes! In February 2012 we'll be hitting the road for our biggest headlining UK tour ever, including our first ever shows in Ireland! Along with us will be our Australian buddies Claim The Throne, who are really good at getting drunk. Get your asses down to the show, or we'll kick your ass. I know where you live."
"Shipwrecked", the new video from Scottish metal pirates Alestorm, can now be watched below.
The clip was filmed a last month in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic (Epica, Kamelot).
"Shipwrecked" comes off the band's upcoming new album Back Through Time, which will be released on June 3rd in Europe and June 14th in North America through Napalm Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Back Through Time, the new album from Scottish metal pirates Alestorm, will be released on June 3rd in Europe and June 14th in North America through Napalm Records.
The album will be available in Jewelcase, Digipak, Vinyl, and Epic Special Edition formats.
One of the new tracks, called "Shipwrecked", is still available for streaming over at SoundCloud.
Yes, that is a rat on a snowboard.
Back Through Time tracklist:
01. Back Through Time
03. The Sunk'n Norwegian
04. Midget Saw
05. Buckfast Powersmash
06. Scraping The Barrel
10. Barrett's Privateers
11. Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid
12. I Am A Cider Drinker
13. You Are A Pirate
Update by Chris through Alestorm's official Facebook:
"Greetings my fellow bawbags, pirates, and gobshites!
It is my very great pleasure to announce that on January 10th, Alestorm will be heading to the studio to record our 3rd album, which we're gonna call Back Through Time. It's gonna be an epic adventure through piratical badassery in 11 tracks, with more drunken singalong anthems than you can shake a stick at. There will be songs about midgets. There will be songs about Wisconsin. There will be songs about travelling through time to kill Vikings. And of course, loads of songs about pirates doing what they do best; kicking your ass and stealing your wenches!
Lasse Lammert will once again be at the helm of the production, at his LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany. We'll be there for about a month (1 week of recording, 3 weeks of alcohol abuse), and we're hopefully looking at a release in early summer, in time for us to kick your asses with these songs at all the festivals.
Alestorm drummer Ian Wilson bailed out his band... again. Here is Wilson's final statement:
"So aye, I quit Alestorm earlier this week because I'd basically just had enough of all the bullshit that goes with being in that band. I'm not going to divulge much information because I'm totally done with it. But I will say that for me I had nothing more to give to the band and had no time left for some of the people in Alestorm. So that was what my final decision was based on.
The positive from this is I can now focus all my attention on music I want to play! I've been writing material for my new band The Bloodless which I've formed with some old band mates from Catharist, and I've also been able to recruit my boy Pat Henry (Swashbuckle) on vocals which I'm excited about. We're playing some old school death metal inspired by shit like Hypocrisy, Entombed and Death Breath and I'm quite sure it's gonna be a success judging by the material we've got already!"
Alestorm vocalist Christopher Bowes has announced the following... statement:
"Strewth! Bugger! Crikey! I'm freakin' excited to tell you all that we've just confirmed our first ever Australian Tour. We've been waiting for this a long time, and now it's finally happening. We'll be coming to Oz in the month of June 2010 for four gigs, as part of the "Plunder Down Under" tour. Yeah, most obvious name for a tour ever, I know. Deal with it, bitches."
Support will come from a band called Claim The Throne. Apparently these chaps have a song called "Set Sail On Ale" , so yeah, these two sure belong together.
A new Alestorm song, entitled "Keelhauled" has been made available at this location. The song comes off the band's upcoming album "Black Sails At Midnight", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
May 27 - Finland, Spain
May 29 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, France, Italy, Spain
Jun. 01 - Rest of Europe
Jun. 02 - USA, Canada
It will be available in normal jewelcase format with the following cover art (designed by Ingo Romling), and also as a limited-edition digipack with different artwork and a bonus DVD featuring the band's gig from the Wacken Open Air festival in 2008.
Alestorm and Týr are teaming up for a co-headlining European tour in support of Alestorm's upcoming effort "Black Sails At Midnight". The dates for the UK leg of their upcoming European tour have just been announced and are as follows:
04-24 - Prestatyn, Wales - Hammerfest
04-26 - Dudley, England - JB's
04-27 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
04-28 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Studio 24
04-29 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
04-30 - Leeds, England - Rio's
05-01 - Milton Keynes, England - The Pitz
05-02 - Petersborough, England - The Park
05-03 - London, England - Underworld
The rest of the Black Sails Over Europe Tour schedule, featuring Alestorm, Týr, Heidevolk and Adorned Brood, looks as follows: