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

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