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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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Top Songs by

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

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