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2nd November 2017


Alestorm have, and will always have, the honour of being the first ever band to have a live gig review published on MetalTalk. That was back in early 2009 and it was just before the release of their second album, 'Black Sails At Midnight'.

The Scottish Pirate Metallers' debut album, 'Captain Morgan's Revenge', was released in 2008 and is a modern Metal classic and from it, a completely new subgenre was born.

Nearly ten years later and after sold-out shows all over the world, Alestorm's boozy debut gets its well-deserved anniversary treatment and will be re-released on January 26th 2018 with Napalm Records.

'Captain Morgan's Revenge – 10th Anniversary Edition' has received a fresh remix and remastering by original producer Lasse Lammert at his LSD studios and will be coming with a rejuvenated artwork. Alongside the 'Live At Summer Breeze' bonus disc, this re-release will be a true gem for all collectors, new fans and nostalgics alike.


Captain Christopher Bowes tells us:

"Oh wow! Can't believe it's been ten years already since we made this record. We were all terrible musicians back then, and it was only thanks to the immense skill of our producer Lasse Lammert that we managed to salvage a passable bunch of songs.

"But anyway, it seems a bunch of you people seemed to like this album, so we decided to give it a bit of spit and polish for the tenth anniversary.

"NO, this is not one of those shitty 'brickwall' remasters that some bands do, and NO, this is not a re-recording by a bunch of disinterested and jaded old musicians. We've taken the original multitrack source material from ten years ago (bad playing, cheap keyboards, awful vocals and everything), and just re-mixed the whole album to be punchier, tighter, more dynamic, and more sonically delightful than before.

"You probably won't even notice the difference! But it's there. And it'll sound awesome on vinyl, for the first time ever!"

The track list will read as follows:

CD 1
1. Over The Seas
2. Captain Morgan's Revenge
3. The Huntmaster
4. Nancy The Tavern Wench
5. Death Before The Mast
6. Terror On The High Seas
7. Set Sail And Conquer
8. Of Treasure
9. Wenches & Mead
10. Flower Of Scotland

CD 2 (bonus disk - Live at Summer Breeze 2015)
1. Actual Human Intro
2. Walk The Plank
3. The Sunk'n Norwegian
4. Shipwrecked
5. Magnetic North
6. That Famous Ol' Spiced
7. Nancy The Tavern Wench
8. Keelhauled
9. Rumpelkombo
10. Drink
11. Captain Morgan's Revenge

After they just returned from the US Vans Warped Tour as well as an extensive European run this year, Alestorm will continue to drop their anchor live on the following dates. Turn on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely here:

25th November: MX – Mexico City / Cosa Nostra
26th November: CO – Bogota / Auditorio Lumiere
28th November: PE – Lima / Mangos
1st December: BR – Curitiba / John Bull
2nd December: BR – Sao Paulo / Tropical Butanta
3rd December: BR – Porto Alegre / El Toro Pub
4th December: UY – Montevideo / Montevideo Music Box
6th December: AR – Rosario / Animal
7th December: AR – Buenos Aires / Uniclub
8th December: AR – Cordoba / Casa Babylon
9th December: CL – Santiago / Nuevo Club Rock & Guitarras

Piratefest UK Tour 2018 with support from Rumahoy and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood.

9th February: Liverpool / O2 Academy
10th February: Sheffield / Corporation
11th February: Newcastle / Northumbria Uni
13th February: Aberdeen / Garage
14th February: Glasgow / O2 ABC
15th February: Belfast / Mandela Hall
16th February: Dublin / Tivoli
17th February: Birmingham / HRH Metal
18th February: Manchester / O2 Ritz
20th February: Leeds / Stylus
21st February: Norwich / Waterfront
22nd February: London / O2 Forum
23rd February: Brighton / Concorde 2
24th February: Bristol / Motion
25th February: Southampton / Engine Rooms

Tickets are available right here.

Captain Christopher Bowes was special guest on Steve Göldby Talks Metal back in May and you can have a listen to what he had to say right here:

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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