Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM recently filmed a video for the song "Shipwrecked". The track comes off the band's third album, "Back Through Time", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
June 1 - Spain, Finland, Sweden
June 3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy
June 6 - Rest Of Europe
June 14 - U.S./Canada
Commented ALESTORM frontman/keyboardist Christopher Bowes: "We've just got back from sunny Belgrade in Serbia, where we've been filming the music video for our new song 'Shipwrecked'. No expense was spared in the making of it, and I can confidently say that it's gonna be the best damn music video ever. 'But how can you be so sure?' I hear you ask. Here's why: violin playing midgets! Hot medieval babes! Ridiculous CGI! Rampant alcohol abuse! All this and much much more! The video was directed by the mighty Ivan Colic (EPICA, KAMELOT, KATAKLYSM), and should be released sometime in May, a month before our forthcoming album, 'Back Through Time', hits the stores! I'm sure like us, you can't wait to see the finished thing!"
"Back Through Time" was produced by Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany. The effort will be made available as a jewelcase, mediabook, LP, and special-edition boxset "featuring bonus tracks and other mad shite!"
"Back Through Time" track listing:
01. Back Through Time
03. The Sunk'n Norwegian
04. Midget Saw
05. Buckfast Powersmash
06. Scraping The Barrel
10. Barrett's Privateers
11. Death Throes Of The Terrorsquid
12. I Am A Cider Drinker (bonus track)
The song "Shipwrecked" can be streamed using the Soundcloud player below.
ALESTORM's last album, "Black Sails At Midnight", landed at position No. 87 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart. The Heatskeers chart lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
ALESTORM released its debut album, "Captain Morgan's Revenge", in January 2008 through Napalm.
According to a press release, the quartet "plays Scottish 'pirate metal,' by their own definition, and musically resembles the great battle metal bands such as KORPIKLAANI or TURISAS, albeit with a unique touch and Scottish instrumentation."