Alestorm

Alestorm

Alestorm is a folk metal band from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result have been dubbed a pirate metal band on a popular heavy metal related website. They refer to their genre as "True Scottish Pirate Metal". The band formed under the name Battleheart in 2004. After releasing two EPs, they were signed by napalm records in 2007 and renamed themselves Alestorm. Their debut album was released on 25 January 2008. The band`s third album, Back Through Time, was released in June 2011.

Articles with Alestorm

ALESTORM – Heavy Metal Pirates!

Poking fun at the process of genres and sub-genres within the hard rock and heavy metal community, Alestorm adopted a unique stance on the subject by announcing their place in the scheme of things.  Welcome to ‘bacon-powered pirate-core’!  With songs running the constant theme of pirates and the world in which such critters inhabit, there… Read more »


ALESTORM – Sunset on the Golden Age

We are here to drink your beer!”  Direct and subtle-as-a-sledgehammer as these bacon-powered pirate core merchants provide yet more folly and jest within the confines of no-nonsense sea shanties!  These are no ordinary sea shanties me hearties, these are parrot-pumped treasures you’d find in the base of ye olde treasure chests with sunlight sparkling off… Read more »


Napalm Records New Releases For November From Leaves’ Eyes And Alestorm

November 26th sees two highly anticipated new releases from LEAVES’ EYES and ALESTORM.  The LEAVES’ EYES release is a new studio album entitled Symphonies of the Night.  The release from Scottish Pirate Metallers ALESTORM is a live DVD/CD entitled Live at the End of the World LEAVES’ EYES recently unveiled the album art and tracklisting… Read more »


Live Photos of Alestorm at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia on October 25, 2012

Live Photos of Alestorm at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on October 25, 2012