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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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  1.   Song
  2.   Alestorm
  3.   Drink
  4.   Mexico
  5.   Fucked With an Anchor
  6.   Captain Morgan's Revenge
  7.   Terror on the High Seas
  8.   Shipwrecked
  9.   The Sunk'n Norwegian
  10.   Heavy Metal Pirates
  11.   Rage of the Pentahook
  12.   Man the Pumps
  13.   No Grave But the Sea
  14.   Pirate Song
  15.   Over the Seas
  16.   Bar ünd Imbiss für Hunde
  17.   To the End of the World
  18.   Hangover
  19.   Walk the Plank
  20.   In the Navy
  21.   Swashbuckled
  22.   Rum
  23.   That Famous Ol' Spiced
  24.   Chronicles of Vengeance
  25.   Wolves of the Sea
  26.   Wenches & Mead
  27.   Nancy the Tavern Wench
  28.   Man the Pumps for Dogs
  29.   Fucked With an Anchor for Dogs
  30.   Mexico for Dogs
  31.   Treasure Island
  32.   Scraping the Barrel
  33.   Keelhauled
  34.   Flower of Scotland
  35.   Of Treasure
  36.   Death Before the Mast
  37.   No Grave But the Sea for Dogs
  38.   The Huntmaster
  39.   Treasure Island for Dogs
  40.   Rage of the Pentahook for Dogs
  41.   Alestorm for Dogs
  42.   Pegleg Potion
  43.   Bar ünd Imbiss
  44.   Questing Upon the Poop Deck
  45.   Sunset on the Golden Age
  46.   Wooden Leg
  47.   Quest for Ships
  48.   Surf Squid Warfare
  49.   Mead From Hell
  50.   1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
  51.   Rumpelkombo
  52.   Death Throes of the Terrorsquid
  53.   Barrett's Privateers
  54.   Back Through Time
  55.   To the End of Our Days
  56.   No Quarter
  57.   Set Sail and Conquer
  58.   Leviathan
  59.   The Quest
  60.   To the End of the World for Dogs
  61.   Midget Saw
  62.   Magnetic North
  63.   Weiber Und Wein
  64.   Pegleg Potion for Dogs
  65.   Black Sails at Midnight
  66.   Buckfast Powersmash

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