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Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018 – Saturday

As the kids TV programme TISWAS used to say, Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile and with another packed day ahead at Bloodstock Open Air Festival, there was loads to smile about! First up was The Brood laying waste to a full New Blood Stage with some full on grind. …

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HRH Metal – Academy, Birmingham – Day 1, Saturday 17th February 2018

This year’s HRH Metal took place at the weekend in Birmingham. It’s the second year of the event, and the lineup was definitely appealing. The festival appeals to a lot of the same people as Hammerfest but for many people Birmingham is just easier to get to. With three stages …

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Bloodstock announces Alestorm, Pallbearer, & more

BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more bands for August’s best heavy metal weekender!  Tickets are moving fast for 2018 and we expect another advance sell-out, so don’t delay in picking up yours! There’s also only 6 days left to sign up to the deposit scheme… We welcome pirate metal’s …

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Alestorm – Captain Morgans revenge 10th anniversary edition

It’s hard to believe but it’s been ten years since Alestorm’s first album, “Captain Morgan’s revenge” was released. Since then they’ve released four more studio albums and are still singing about alcohol, women and piracy, and show no sign of stopping. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of …

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Download 2017 – Saturday

Irish band Dead Label kicked off proceedings on the Dogtooth stage.  I last saw them at Bloodstock two years ago and was impressed by them then, and they’ve improved further in the last two years.  They look to be having a great time on stage and they’ve drawn a good …

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Alestorm – No grave but the sea

Scottish Pirate Metal band Alestorm are back with their new album – their fifth studio album.  If you’ve listened to Alestorm before you’ll probably be expecting songs about Rum, Mead, Wenches, Pirates, Quests and Treasure.  If that’s what you’re expecting then congratulations, you successfully predicted the lyrical content of the …

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Download Festival gives us a batch of new bands!

It seems like forever since Download Festival last made an announcement of bands, but good things come to those who wait and the bigwigs have officially made their first announcement of 2017 – and what an announcement! 48 new bands have been added to the bill including several big names …

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Sabaton & Alestorm – Academy, Birmingham – 28th February 2016

Tonight’s bill looked certain to be a good one – Sabaton and Alestorm plus Bloodbound.  The two main acts both pulled in a lot of fans – there were lots of Sabaton Tshirts being worn in the queue outside, and also a lot of Alestorm Tshirts plus people dressed as …

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Sabaton release ‘Heroes On Tour’ live DVD

Swedish troopers Sabaton are to release a new live package, ‘Heroes On Tour’, on 4 March, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Recorded on their 2015 ‘Heroes’ tour, and including their appearances at Wacken and their own festival in their hometown of Falun, the package comes as two DVDs or Blu-Rays and a CD. …

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Christopher Bowes, Gloryhammer interview

I spoke to Chris Bowes, keyboard player and songwriter for Alestorm as well as singer for Alestorm shortly before they went on stage at Islington academy, to discuss the latest Gloryhammer album, their tour with Stratovarius, and Alestorm’s tour next year with Sabaton.      

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Sabaton Announce 2016 Co-Headline UK/Ireland Tour With Alestorm 

Put on your army combats, grab a tankard of rum and prepare to witness the metal event of 2016. Swedish power metal heroes SABATON are coming back to the UK and Ireland in 2016 and this time they’re bringing Scotland’s favourite Heavy Metal Pirates ALESTORM. “We felt that the last UK tour …

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Arch Enemy to headline Dynamo Metalfest

Dynamo Metalfest logo

Arch Enemy have been confirmed as the headline act for the first ever Dynamo Metalfest, which takes place at the IJssportcentrum in Eindhoven on Saturday July 18. They join Death Angel, Alestorm and Nuclear Assault, with four other acts still to be announced. “We are very pleased with the addition of …

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PlanetMosh Readers Album of the Year 2014 – poll

PlanetMosh have compiled a poll for the best albums released in 2014 and now we are asking YOU, our readers, to pick your three favourite albums from 2014. The Poll will remain open until Saturday December 27th at 18.00. Will you agree with our Staff ?  The PlanetMosh Album Of …

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Dynamo Metal Fest announces first three bands for inaugural event

Dynamo Metal Fest poster

Death Angel, Alestorm and Nuclear Assault are the first of eight bands to be confirmed for the first edition of the all new Dynamo Metalfest, which  takes place in Eindhoven on Saturday July 18. The brand new event will be a back to basics, one day event highlighting the best of homegrown and international heavy …

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Alestorm – Belfast, Mandela Hall, 17/10/2014

Alestorm live in Belfast 2014

According to historical records, pirates (at least in their commonly perceived historical incarnation) may have sailed into many ports but they never quite ventured as far north as Britain – and certainly never as far as the shores of what, at that time, would have been Carrickfergus Bay. However, British …

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CRIMSON SHADOWS unveil album preview clip!

The Epic metallers CRIMSON SHADOWS are set to release the upcoming album Kings Among Men on September 1st in the UK via Napalm Records. To check out the exceptional Canadian talents, the winners of Wacken Metal Battle 2013 are now presenting a preview clip for the upcoming album: The upcoming …

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Alestorm – Sunset on the golden age

,SunsetIt’s been three years since those drunken pirate metallers at Alestorm last gave us a new studio album (Back through time), but happily they sobered up long enough to write and record a new album – Sunset on the golden age.  Ok to be fair to them they have released …

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Alestorm – Interview with Chris Bowes

Alestorm

With the launch of their new album, ‘Sunset On The Golden Age’, scheduled for August 1, PlanetMosh pulled up a tri-cornered stool, cracked open a bottle of the finest liberated rum and fired up ye olde telephony thingymajig to the captain of the good ship Alestorm – vocalist Chris Bowes …

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Sonisphere 2014 – Saturday 5th July – Review

Day two of the festival kicked off a little earlier than the previous day at 11am with Tesseract on the main stage. Alestorm, however, were the real treat of the morning opening the Saturn stage with ‘The Quest’ and continued their infectious jitterbug set with the likes of ‘The Drunken …

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Alestorm announce ‘Piratefest’

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…   Alestorm announce ‘Piratefest’, 19 dates across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Eire!   Scottish pirates ALESTORM with Captain Christopher Bowes at the helm are set to release their upcoming album Sunset On The Golden Age on …

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