Heavy News by Katha
How about a very serious history lesson, proudly presented by the Scottish “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” ALESTORM? They are back to show all the filthy landlubbers what they’re made of. In anticipation of their new album Curse of the Crystal Coconut, which is gonna be out on May 29 via Napalm Records, they just released a video for the new single Fannybaws.
Check it out here:
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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 of rhythmic guitar riffs and Captain Chris Bowes’ raspy voice, both underlined by smashing drums, will channel your inner swashbuckler faster than you can say arrrggh!
The band states: “Oh wow! The history of Scotland is full of tales of mighty pirates, and none were as feared as the legendary Phann’aig Bhall (otherwise known as “Fannybaws” in Lowland Scots). I hope we’ve done his epic seafaring legacy justice with this song, and we hope you all enjoy singing along with it. Meet yer dad and smell yer maw!”
Preorders are available HERE
The upcoming album Curse of the Crystal Coconut features eleven tracks in ALESTORM’s signature unadulterated, chaotic fashion! Adding to that are guest performances from musical greats like Ally Storch of SUBWAY TO SALLY (violin on the entire album) and Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY!
Whether the album makes you want to grab a fresh coconut and sip it or open up a nice bottle of beer – it will definitely lead to a wild piratical escapade. For the extra-adventurous pirates amongst you, ALESTORM will release a 2-CD Mediabook with ground-breaking 16th century interpretations of the songs.
Great song! I saw these guys two years ago and it was the most fun 45 minutes of the entire weekend.