Being in a Scottish pirate metal band like Alestorm must have its ups and downs. On the one hand, you’ll never be considered grymm. On the other hand, if you’re in Alestorm, you get to issue press releases like this one. Can’t imagine seeing something like this from, say, Gorgoroth.
“It is my very great pleasure to announce that on January 10th ALESTORM will be heading to the studio to record our third 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!”
And then there are the projected song titles announced by the band for the forthcoming piratical badassery:
* The Sunk’n Norwegian
* Shipwrecked (Pure Dead Banjaxed)
* Buckfast Powersmash
* Back Through Time
* Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid
* Midget Saw
* Scraping The Barrel
* Barrett’s Privateers
(more after the jump . . .)
The band also promises “a silly digipak version with a bunch of daft covers as bonus tracks as well, the exact details of which we’ll announce at a later date.”
Don’t know about you, but I liked Alestorm’s latest album, Black Sails At Midnight — at least in small doses. Knowing that the new album will include songs about midgets, Wisconsin, time travel, Viking battles — and terrorsquid — makes me almost breathless in anticipation. How ’bout you? Breathless, right?
Having gone this far, I might as well throw up an Alestorm video. 🙂
I suppose I should apologize to Andy for bumping his opus off the top spot on the site for this. I just couldn’t resist.
Anyway, if you’re like me and you’ve been waiting for a good metal song about squid, the wait is almost over.