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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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November 12, 2010 7 Comments

Pirate Metal Albums – Reviewed

I promised there would be more piratical posts this week, and I wasn’t lying. Pirate metal isn’t really a genre, but I don’t mind calling any of the below bands by that name, owing to the abundance of pirate-themed lyrics, riffs, costumes and album covers. Running Wild – Port Royal […]

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November 10, 2010 2 Comments

Metal History: Bastard Pirate Girls

My piratical guest-poster Felicity continues with some most excellent tales of real pirate wenches. These stories are true. Certain parts are in the public record. The rest is from “A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates”, released in 1724. Anne Bonny was a bastard, […]

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