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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 coalesced 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. The band further cemented their reputation for pirate-themed metal over the next five years by releasing two albums, 2011's Back Through Time and 2014's Sunset on the Golden Age. A year later, their fourth album guitarist, Dani Evans, left the group; he was eventually replaced by Máté Bodor (Wisdom), who made his first recorded appearance on their fifth studio album, 2017's No Grave But the Sea. ~ Chris True
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  2.   Alestorm
  3.   Mexico
  4.   No Grave but the Sea
  5.   To the End of Our Days
  6.   Drink
  7.   Rumpelkombo
  8.   Fucked with an Anchor
  9.   Captain Morgan's Revenge
  10.   Shipwrecked
  11.   The Sunk'n Norwegian
  12.   Pirate Song
  13.   Keelhauled
  14.   Wolves of the Sea
  15.   Treasure Island
  16.   That Famous Ol' Spiced by Alestrom
  17.   In the Navy
  18.   Hangover
  19.   Surf Squid Warfare
  20.   Heavy Metal Pirates
  21.   To the End of the World
  22.   Scraping the Barrel
  23.   Midget Saw
  24.   Over the Seas
  25.   Mexico for Dogs
  26.   Questing Upon the Poop Deck
  27.   1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
  28.   Swashbuckled
  29.   Rum
  30.   No Quarter
  31.   Black Sails at Midnight
  32.   Weiber Und Wein
  33.   Leviathan
  34.   Of Treasure
  35.   Nancy the Tavern Wench
  36.   Rage of the Pentahook
  37.   Wooden Leg
  38.   Magnetic North
  39.   Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
  40.   Barrett's Privateers
  41.   Back Through Time
  42.   The Quest
  43.   Chronicles of Vengeance
  44.   Terror on the High Seas
  45.   Death Before the Mast
  46.   Treasure Island for Dogs
  47.   Fucked with an Anchor for Dogs
  48.   To the End of the World for Dogs
  49.   Man the Pumps
  50.   Pegleg Potion
  51.   Bar ünd Imbiss
  52.   Quest for Ships
  53.   Mead From Hell
  54.   Buckfast Powersmash
  55.   Flower of Scotland
  56.   Wenches & Mead
  57.   Sunset on the Golden Age
  58.   The Huntmaster
  59.   Rage of the Pentahook for Dogs
  60.   Pegleg Potion for Dogs
  61.   Alestorm for Dogs
  62.   No Grave but the Sea for Dogs
  63.   Walk the Plank
  64.   Set Sail and Conquer
  65.   Bar ünd Imbiss für Hunde
  66.   Man the Pumps for Dogs

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