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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.   Drink
  3.   Barrett's Privateers
  4.   Captain Morgan's Revenge
  5.   Shipwrecked
  6.   Keelhauled
  7.   Hangover
  8.   The Sunk'n Norwegian
  9.   1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
  10.   Of Treasure
  11.   Surf Squid Warfare
  12.   Pirate Song
  13.   Leviathan
  14.   Wenches & Mead
  15.   Nancy the Tavern Wench
  16.   Flower Of Scotland
  17.   Magnetic North
  18.   Heavy Metal Pirates
  19.   Rum
  20.   Back Through Time
  21.   No Quarter
  22.   Black Sails at Midnight
  23.   The Huntmaster
  24.   To the End of Our Days
  25.   Wolves of the Sea
  26.   Terror On The High Seas
  27.   Over the Seas
  28.   In the Navy
  29.   Swashbuckled
  30.   Scraping the Barrel
  31.   Weiber Und Wein
  32.   Set Sail and Conquer
  33.   Questing Upon the Poop Deck
  34.   Sunset On the Golden Age
  35.   Wooden Leg!
  36.   Quest For Ships
  37.   Rumpelkombo
  38.   Midget Saw
  39.   Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
  40.   The Quest
  41.   That Famous Ol' Spiced
  42.   Chronicles of Vengeance
  43.   Buckfast Powersmash
  44.   Mead From Hell
  45.   Walk the Plank
  46.   Death Before the Mast
  47.   Intro
  48.   I Am a Cider Drinker
  49.   You Are a Pirate

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