We’re heading west, to the land that’s the best
and I ain’t ever coming back. Tortuga!
ALESTORM has just released their second single, Tortuga, off the upcoming album Curse of the Crystal Coconut – out on May 29 via Napalm Records. Live the devious buccaneer’s life with ALESTORM as they deliver their smashing homage to the most notorious pirate capital of the world. Exploring both electronic and even rap influences doused in the signature ALESTORM flavor – you’ve surely never heard a pirate’s shanty quite like this before!
The accompanying audiovisual has it all: palm trees swaying in the Caribbean breeze, the sunshine beaming down… and with Captain Christopher Bowes stealing rum, the British Crown is on the hunt – a manhunt to be exact! Captain Bowes is joined by the legendary pirate Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY, and together, they finally emerge victorious and celebrate that by… well, see for yourself! Watch the official video below!
ALESTORM on the new video: “Oh wow! Chris from Alestorm here. We’re really excited to release our new vi- IT’S ME, CAPTAIN YARRFACE! GET OUT OF MY WAY LITTLE BOY BOWES! THIS SONG IS TERRIBLE EXCEPT FOR THE BIT WHERE I SING! I’M THE GREATEST PIRATE IN THE WHOLE WORLD! WELCOME TO THE SEA!”
Party along the sands of Tortuga below!
The “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” is back to show all the filthy landlubbers what they’re made of. ALESTORM’s sixth long-player, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, will be released on May 29, 2020 via Napalm Records! Eleven tracks presented in ALESTORM’s signature unadulterated, chaotic fashion will pull the rug out from under your feet. Adding to that are guest performances from musical greats like Ally Storch of SUBWAY TO SALLY (violin on the entire album) and Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY!
A must-have, riff-laden anthem at any party, Treasure Chest Party Quest takes the listener onto a journey into the depths of the darkest taverns of Tortuga and Christopher Bowes’ unique sense of humor. The smashing, lively track Chomp Chomp, featuring vocals of Vreth of FINNTROLL, may make you never want to enter the open waters again, but will definitely entice you to dance along with its addictive melodies. Pirate Metal Drinking Crew is yet another foot-stomping anthem on the album that excels with a catchy rhythm and indelible hook. Be careful to not anger the great pirate Scurvy, or he might just unleash the Curse Of The Crystal Coconut with the brutal riffs of the Pirate’s Scorn upon you.
Whether the album makes you want to grab a fresh coconut and sip it or open up a nice bottle of beer – it will definitely lead to a wild piratical escapade. For the extra-adventurous pirates among you, ALESTORM will release a 2-CD Mediabook with ground-breaking 16th century interpretations of the songs. Be sure to get yours.
- Treasure Chest Party Quest
- Chomp Chomp
- Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship
- Call of the Waves
- Pirate’s Scorn
- Shit Boat (No Fans)
- Pirate Metal Drinking Crew
- Wooden Leg Pt. 2 (The Woodening)
- Henry Martin
Curse of the Crystal Coconut will be available in the following formats:
- LTD Deluxe Wooden Box Set (including 2-CD Mediabook, exclusive 7’’ Single, Track Stems on USB Stick, Pendant, Flag, Postcards)
- 2 CD Mediabook – including 16th century interpretations of all songs
- 1 CD Jewel Case
- LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
- LP Gatefold RED Vinyl
- LP Gatefold GOLD Vinyl
- LP Gatefold PURPLE Vinyl
- Music Cassette + Walkman Bundle in Pirate Bag RED (strictly limited to 250)
- Digital Album
- Digital Deluxe Album
Pre-Order Curse of the Crystal Coconut NOW and automatically enter the giveaway for an ALESTORM-branded N64!
Christopher Bowes – vocals, keytar
Gareth Murdock – bass
Mate Bodor – guitar
Peter Alcorn – drums
Elliot Vernon – keyboard