Last we heard from pirate metallers Alestorm was frontman Christopher Bowes’ apology surrounding the offensive texts sent by him and members of Gloryhammer which came to light. Now, it seems that the pirate metal crew are back, having announced a new album this week.
According to the band’s Instagram, Alestorm’s seventh studio album will be titled Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, and will see the light of day on June 24th via Napalm Records. Preorder information hasn’t been released yet, but you can check out the cover and tracklisting below.
According to the band:
“Right now we’re very excited to reveal to you the cover artwork (once again drawn by the magnificent Dan Goldsworthy), and the tracklist.”
“If you think that everything we’ve released since 2014 is absolute garbage, then you’re gonna love this album! We’ve stuffed 77% more giant metal riffs and epic orchestral adventures into these songs, and it all actually sounds kinda cool. But if you’re a fan of Lamborghinis, Rubber Ducks and Swearing – don’t despair! We’ve also somehow managed to write some of our most moronic and offensive party anthems ever for this record as well.
“The whole thing is once again produced by the legendary wizard Lasse Lammert, and there’s guest appearances from all our favorite friends, including Captain Yarrface on vocals, Patty Gurdy on hurdygurdy, Ally Storch on violin, Matt Cockram on egg, and even an entire choir singing in badly translated Latin courtesy of the guys and girls from Hellscore.”
There you go: as long as someone is playing the egg, this should prove to be the greatest album of all time.
Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum drops June 24th (my birthday!) on Napalm. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below.
1. Magellan’s Expedition
2. The Battle of Cape Fear River
5. Under Blackened Banners
7. Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum
8. Bite the Hook Hand That Feeds
9. Return to Tortuga
10. Come to Brazil
11. Wooden Leg (Part III)