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

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