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The EMP online shop stocks all the Alestorm albums released to date. But as well as the albums, we also have the finest Alestorm merchandise. How about, for example, an Alestorm t-shirt with the bands trademark lettering and logo? Stock up with the Alestorm merch you're looking for - at work, at the pub or when you just want to rock.
Alestorm Fan Shop at EMP
In 2004, Christopher Bowes and Gavin Harper got together in their hometown of Perth, Scotland to form a metal band. They called themselves Battleheart and sang of pirates and their adventures in their local pub, finally releasing their first EP, featuring a cover of 'Journey Man'by Korpiklaani, in April 2006.
The Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani was one of the role models that inspired Battlehearts sound. Bowes and Harper then got bassist Dani Evans and drummer Doug Swierczek on board, in order to be able to perform live as a proper band. Their next single followed in October of the same year.
With the release of 'Terror on the High Seas', the band earned the honour of being the only unsigned group on Metal Hammer's 'Battle Metal Sampler V'. The attention surrounding the band grew quickly, and Battleheart was renamed: From that moment onwards they sailed under the name Alestorm, playing a sound that they themselves describe as 'True Scottish Pirate Metal'.
Alestorm - albums and achievements
Their first record deal was quick to follow, and the group released their debut album 'Captain Morgan's Revenge' in January 2008, underscoring the bands folksy style. The record was well received and Alestorm quickly made a name for themselves throughout Europe. These days they regularly appear at numerous smaller and larger festivals.
Their next EP 'Leviathan' was released in 2008, followed by 'Black Sails at Midnight' in 2009. Numerous tours later, more and more fans began to follow the burly pirate troupe. The story continued in June 2011, with the release of their third album 'Back Through Time'. In 2013 they reached an even greater milestone: Making the lineup at Wacken Open Air.
In the same year, the band released their first live album, followed by the fourth Alestorm album (Sunset on the Golden Age) the year after. The band still refused to take a break and continued to tour tirelessly across the seven seas, a huge crowd of fans always close behind. With 'No Grave But The Sea' they took Pirate Metal to new heights - what an album!