Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM has announced the addition of guitarist Tim Shaw to the group's ranks. The band states, "The more eagle-eyed watchers of the underground amongst you may know him as the mastermind behind the epic black metal project FYRDSMAN, and as the guitarist of the now-departed death metal titans PREMITHON. He's a beastly good guitarist, and a great lad to boot. It's gonna be a fucking blast when we get up on stage and in the studio."
ALESTORM adds, "Gavin's [Harper, former ALESTORM guitarist] shoes are going to be tough ones to fill, but that's OK, because Tim has big feet. And you know what they say about guys with big feet..."
ALESTORM was recently rejoined by drummer Ian Wilson.
The band has just completed work on four-track EP, which will go on sale to coincide with the band's upcoming European tour with SVARTSOT, HOLLENTHON and TÝR. According to the group, "It's got one new awesome song, a cover, 'Wenches and Mead' in German (oh, yes), and a revamped version of 'Heavy Metal Pirates', available on CD for the first time."
"Leviathan" EP tentative track listing:
02. Wolves of the Sea
03. Weiber und Wein (German version of "Wenches and Mead")
04. Heavy Metal Pirates
ALESTORM released its debut album, "Captain Morgan's Revenge", in January through Napalm Records.
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."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/alestorm.
ALESTORM performing at Metalcamp festival in Slovenia (July 2008):