pirate metal blog posts on metal events and happenings, concerts, festivals and advice on throwing epic metal parties.

February 4, 2013 1 Comment

Shenanigans with alestorm: Auckland concert review and Hobbiton adventures

I’m trying to recreate in words the awesomeness that was this weekend. I’m having a lot of trouble, probably because I’m not drunk enough. If you could go out to the liquor store, buy yourself a large bottle of gin, and sort of pour it down the screen of your […]

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May 17, 2011 6 Comments

Wenches, Mead, Destruction, Drunk Steff, Free Shots, swearing, and a Pyrex Jug of Doom – Alestorm kick ass in New Zealand

“You New Zealanders are insane, I’m sure there was a barrier here earlier. But you know what? FUCK THE CUNTING BARRIER!” Alestorm stormed our shores, raped, pillaged and drank their way through all our wine, played one of the best, most energetic shows I’ve seen on these shores for a […]

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May 11, 2011 2 Comments

Costumes, midgets and those wacky Germans: Talking pirate metal with Chris from Alestorm

Yarrr! It’s pirate metal week, and I’m stoked to get an interview with Chris Bowes, vocalist and keytarist of Alestorm, who will be rocking their own brand of pirate madness at Rising Sun in Auckland this Sunday. Steff: Hi Chris. What time is it in Scotland? Chris: It’s 11 o […]

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May 10, 2011 2 Comments

Metal History: A real pirate ship – the Queen Anne’s Revenge

“Weigh anchor, hoist the sails Cruisin’ for booty on watery trails No exploiter we see can still sail on Our cannons fire till his ship goes down Coming through the waves to free all the captives Boarding the vessels we know all the tactics We’re the menace, the curse of […]

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