Come take a trip with me I’ll tell you of the greatest man who ever sailed the sea!
ALESTORM have just released yet another banger fresh off their new album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, to be released via Napalm Records on May 29, 2020! “Fannybaws” tells the story of the fearsome pirate who killed the mighty terror squid and fought against the Vikings – wearing nothing but a tiger pelt! The melding of rhythmic guitar riffs and Captain Chris Bowes’ raspy voice, both underlined by smashing drums, will channel your inner swashbuckler faster than you can say arrrggh!
Accompanying the new single, ALESTORM have delivered a third official video in support of Curse of the Crystal Coconut – decked in their adored tumultuous pirate fashion, of course. Lift your eyepatch and see for yourself – sail the seas with the great “Fannybaws”!
ALESTORM on the new video:
“Oh wow! The history of Scotland is full of tales of mighty pirates, and none were as feared as the legendary Phann’aig Bhall (otherwise known as “Fannybaws” in Lowland Scots). I hope we’ve done his epic seafaring legacy justice with this song, and we hope you all enjoy singing along with it. Meet yer dad and smell yer maw!”
The “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” is back to show all the filthy landlubbers what they’re made of. ALESTORM’s sixth long-player, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, features eleven tracks presented in ALESTORM’s signature unadulterated, chaotic fashion! Adding to that are guest performances from musical greats like Ally Storch of SUBWAY TO SALLY (violin on the entire album) and Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY!
A must-have, riff-laden anthem at any party, “Treasure Chest Party Quest” takes the listener on a journey into the depths of the darkest taverns of “Tortuga” and Christopher Bowes’ unique sense of humor. The smashing, lively track “Chomp Chomp”, featuring vocals of Vreth of FINNTROLL, may make you never want to enter the open waters again, but will definitely entice you to dance along with its addictive melodies. “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” is yet another foot-stomping anthem on the album that excels with a catchy rhythm and indelible hook. Be careful to not anger the great pirate Scurvy, or he might just unleash the Curse of the Crystal Coconut with the brutal riffs of the “Pirate’s Scorn” upon you.
Whether the album makes you want to grab a fresh coconut and sip it or open up a nice bottle of beer – it will definitely lead to a wild piratical escapade. For the extra-adventurous pirates amongst you, ALESTORM will release a 2-CD Mediabook with ground-breaking 16th century interpretations of the songs. Be sure to get yours.
Pre-Order Curse of the Crystal Coconut HERE! – Be quick, most formats are already sold out!
Curse of the Crystal Coconut will be available in the following formats:
– LTD Deluxe Wooden Box Set (including 2-CD Mediabook, exclusive 7” Single, Track Stems on USB Stick, Pendant, Flag, Postcards) – SOLD OUT
– 2 CD Mediabook – including 16th century interpretations of all songs
– 1 CD Jewel Case
– LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
– LP Gatefold RED Vinyl
– LP Gatefold GOLD Vinyl – SOLD OUT
– LP Gatefold PURPLE Vinyl – SOLD OUT
– LP Gatefold Silver Vinyl (Napalm Records US Store exclusive) – SOLD OUT
– Music Cassette + Walkman Bundle in Pirate Bag RED (strictly limited to 250) – SOLD OUT
– Digital Album
– Digital Deluxe Album
1. Treasure Chest Party Quest
3. Chomp Chomp
5.Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship
6.Call of the Waves
7. Pirate’s Scorn
8. Shit Boat (No Fans)
9. Pirate Metal Drinking Crew
10. Wooden Leg Pt. 2 (The Woodening)
11. Henry Martin
Pre-order any format of Curse of the Crystal Coconut NOW and you’re automatically entered in a giveaway to win an ALESTORM-branded N64 + original Donkey Kong 64 Game!
Christopher Bowes – vocals, keytar
Gareth Murdock – bass
Mate Bodor – guitar
Peter Alcorn – drums
Elliot Vernon – keyboard
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[Photo Credit: Elliot Vernon]