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.

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(watch) Alestorm Reveals Music Video for First Single, “Magellan’s Expedition” + Announces New Album Details

It’s time to put on your pirate hat and inflate your rubber ducks, because the world-famous Pirate Metal Drinking Crew, ALESTORM, have just set sail on a new voyage with their seventh studio album, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, set for release on June 24, 2022 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders start now! Alongside its… Read more »

ALESTORM to Release New Live Album & DVD/BluRay, Live in Tilburg, on May 28

All aboard! The world’s favorite Pirate Metal Drinking Crew, ALESTORM, are taking you on a wild, wet ride across the seven seas with their new live album/DVD/BluRay, Live in Tilburg, out May 28, 2021 via Napalm Records! Starting within the very first seconds of the energetic “Keelhauled”, it is crystal clear that ALESTORM are one… Read more »

ALESTORM Releases New Single & Official Video “Fannybaws” (watch)

ALESTORM have just released yet another banger fresh off their new album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, to be released via Napalm Records on May 29, 2020! “Fannybaws” tells the story of the fearsome pirate who killed the mighty terror squid and fought against the Vikings – wearing nothing but a tiger pelt! The melding… Read more »

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