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Originally known as Battleheart, Alestorm, the purveyors of the relatively unexplored musical territory known as "pirate metal," formed in their original (pre-nautical) phase in 2004. As Battleheart, the group was initially a duo formed by Gavin Harper (guitar) and Christopher Bowes (vocals and keyboards), and recorded its first EP (a self-titled affair) in 2006. Over the course of the next year, feeling the need to bring their sound to the people of Scotland, Battleheart expanded to a four-piece with the addition of bassist Dani Evans and drummer Doug Swierczek. The new crew recorded another EP soon after, entitled Terror on the High Seas, and the buzz helped land a song from the release on Metal Hammer magazine's Battle Metal V compilation. Later that year, in 2007, the bandmembers -- after signing with Napalm Records -- decided to change their name to further the cause of their unique brand of metal, settling on Alestorm. Eventually, the lineup settled a bit more, with Ian Wilson bringing stability to the drummer position, and Alestorm released their debut album, Captain Morgan's Revenge, in early 2008. The band toured the United States later that year with fellow folk-metal giants Týr and Heidevolk before releasing its second full-length, Black Sails at Midnight, in spring 2009. ~ Chris True
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  1.   Song
  2.   Rumpelkombo
  3.   Drink
  4.   Captain Morgan's Revenge
  5.   Keelhauled
  6.   Pirate Song
  7.   Magnetic North
  8.   Shipwrecked
  9.   Hangover
  10.   The Sunk'n Norwegian
  11.   That Famous Ol' Spiced
  12.   Nancy the Tavern Wench
  13.   Black Sails at Midnight
  14.   Wenches & Mead
  15.   Terror on the High Seas
  16.   Mead From Hell
  17.   1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
  18.   Buckfast Powersmash
  19.   The Quest
  20.   Chronicles of Vengeance
  21.   Wolves of the Sea
  22.   Set Sail and Conquer
  23.   Death Before the Mast
  24.   Sunset on the Golden Age
  25.   Quest for Ships
  26.   Surf Squid Warfare
  27.   Walk the Plank
  28.   Scraping the Barrel
  29.   Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
  30.   Barrett's Privateers
  31.   Weiber und Wein
  32.   Heavy Metal Pirates
  33.   Flower of Scotland
  34.   Of Treasure
  35.   Over the Seas
  36.   Questing Upon the Poop Deck
  37.   In the Navy
  38.   Swashbuckled
  39.   Rum
  40.   Midget Saw
  41.   Back Through Time
  42.   To the End of Our Days
  43.   The Huntmaster
  44.   Leviathan
  45.   Wooden Leg!
  46.   No Quarter

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