Alestorm tease new album and reveal 19 date UK tour

Alestorm Golden Age Cover 2014Scots metal pirates Alestorm are to release their new album, Sunset On The Golden Age, on the 4th of August via Napalm Records.

The band have also announced a 19 date tour in support of the release, covering much of the UK throughout October.

In a statement on their official website, Alestorm said: “It’s been over 2 years since we toured the UK & Ireland, so we wanted to make this one be a wee bit special. We’re calling this tour PIRATEFEST, and we’re going to be bringing some of our very favourite piratical metal bands from all over the world to party with us for 19 shows!”

Of the new album, they said: “The title of the album is a reference to ‘The Golden Age of Piracy’… during which time all the famous pirates you’ve probably heard of were doing their thing in the Caribbean. Stealing treasure, kicking the ass of the British Navy, plundering wenches, and so forth. Like all good things, this age had to come to an end, and so we’ve used that as a general theme for this album.”

“There’s also songs about drinking and partying too,” they continue.

Watch the teaser trailer for Sunset On The Golden Age below, along with the official video for new song, “Drink.”

Alestorm will play:

8th of Oct: Waterfront, Norwich
9th of Oct: Academy 2, Birmingham
10th of Oct: Corporation, Sheffield
11th of Oct: 1865, Southampton
12th of Oct: Concorde 2, Brighton
13th of Oct: White Rabbit, Plymouth
14th of Oct: Academy, Liverpool
15th of Oct: Voodoo Lounge, Dublin
16th of Oct: Cyprus Avenue, Cork
17th of Oct: Mandela Hall, Belfast
18th of Oct: Garage, Aberdeen
19th of Oct: Arches, Glasgow
20th of Oct: Bierkeller, Bristol
21st of Oct: Academy 2, Manchester
22nd of Oct: Lemon Grove, Exeter
23rd of Oct: Sub 89, Reading
24th of Oct: Electric Ballroom, London
25th Of Oct: University, Leeds
26th of Oct: Globe, Cardiff

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