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Dreaded Metal Pirates ALESTORM Conquer the Aral Sea and Unveil “Uzbekistan”

photo credit: Niek van de Vondervoort

Christopher Bowes – vocals, keytar
Gareth Murdock – bass
Mate Bodor – guitar
Peter Alcorn – drums
Elliot Vernon – keyboard

Dreaded Metal Pirates ALESTORM Conquer the Aral Sea and Unveil “Uzbekistan” + Official Video | Watch HERE

New EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, out this Friday, March 22 | Get Your Copy HERE

Currently on Tour in North America!

Oh wow! Just in time for the release of their upcoming EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, pirate parties are raging around the world with ALESTORM’s new, infectious single “Uzbekistan”, out now alongside an official music video. The new EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, drops this Friday, March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records. 

The crew sails forth with “Uzbekistan”, showcasing a classic pirate metal anthem featuring a synth-laden party breakdown full of intense screams while teaching geography to the greatest historians about the famous pirate-sea-land of Uzbekistan. 

This EP succeeds the  band’s chart-topping previous album, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, which debuted at #7 on the German album charts and #5 on both the US Current Hard Music and Top New Artist Albums charts upon release, as well as six further humorous masterpieces. After a successful UK and Ireland tour supported by Korpiklaani and label mates Heidevolk, and a long crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, they are currently headlining venues in North America!

Chris Bowes comments:
“Oh wow! We’ve decided it is our life goal to become the biggest band in Uzbekistan, so we wrote this wee song about the place. I trust it is 100% historically accurate.”

Watch the Official Video for “Uzbekistan” HERE!

ALESTORM return to the seven seas with new Pirate Metal anthems!

The EP breaks loose with the epic title track Voyage of the Dead Marauder – an accelerating anthem featuring an appearance from returning guest favorite Patty Gurdy, giving the track some extra spice with a hurdy-gurdy performance and captivating vocals. “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate” will transform any gathering into a packed pirate pub with its jolly flute melody, conveying a freeing, energetic mood, before “Sea Shanty 2” uplifts with an instrumental interlude. But don’t fret – listeners who clamor for the band’s most raucous anthems will have their needs met, as closing track “Cock” fully balances out the EP’s more serious tracks with its delightfully foul lyrics. Get on board landlubbers, and embark with your favorite pirate crew on this seaworthy adventure!

Get Your Copy of Voyage of the Dead Marauder HERE!

Voyage of the Dead Marauder Tracklisting:
1. Voyage of the Dead Marauder 
2. Uzbekistan    
3. The Last Saskatchewan Pirate    
4. Sea Shanty 2    
5. Cock  

Voyage of the Dead Marauder will be available in the following formats:
1-LP Gatefold SPLATTER + 16p Booklet, Artprint
1-LP Gatefold GREEN + 16p Booklet
1-LP Gatefold BLACK
1-CD Digisleeve + Shot Glass Set
1-CD Digisleeve
Digital EP

Make sure to catch ALESTORM live on tour!

ALESTORM Live 2024
“Tour Of The Dead Marauder” 
w/ Elvenking & Glyph

22.03.24 CA – Toronto, ON / The Concert Hall
23.03.24 CA – Montreal, QC / MTELUS – Sold Out!
24.03.24 US – New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
26.03.24 US – Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE
27.03.24 US – Detroit, MI / The Majestic
29.03.24 US – Milwaukee, WI / The Rave
30.03.24 US – Omaha, NE / The Admiral
02.04.24 CA – Winnipeg, MB / Park Theatre
03.04.24 CA – Saskatoon, SK / Coors Event Centre
05.04.24 CA – Edmonton, AB / Midway Music Hall
06.04.24 CA – Calgary, AB / The Palace Theatre
08.04.24 CA – Vancouver, BC / Commodore
09.04.23 US – Spokane, WA / Knitting Factory
10.04.24 US – Boise, ID / Knitting Factory
12.04.24 US – Sacramento, CA / Ace of Spades
13.04.24 US – Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
15.04.24 US – Tucson, AZ / Rialto Theatre
16.04.24 US – Albuquerque, NM / Sunshine Theater
18.04.24 US – Oklahoma City, OK / Diamond
19.04.24 US – St. Louis, MO / Red Flag
20.04.24 US – Indianapolis, IN / Old National 
21.04.24 US – Nashville, TN / Marathon

Festivals 2024
28.06.24 FI – Tuska / Sulvilahti 
05.07.24 DE – Rock Harz / Ballenstedt
11.07.24 HU – Rockmaraton / Dunaújváros
12.07.24 CZ – Masters of Rock / Vizovice
13.07.24 AT – Area 53 / Leoben
14.07.24 NL – Pirate Metal Party / Helmond
17.07.24 RO – Metalhead Meeting / Bucharests
20.07.24 IT – Luppolo in Rock / Cremona
10.08.24 ES – Leyendas del Rock / Villena

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