"Black Sails At Midnight", the new album from the Scottish folk/power metal band ALESTORM, sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at position No. 87 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which 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.
Professionally filmed video footage of ALESTORM performing the song "Nancy The Tavern Wench" at last year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be viewed below. The footage comes off the bonus DVD that comes with the limited-edition digipack version of "Black Sails At Midnight".
"Black Sails At Midnight" track listing:
01. The Quest
03. That Famous Ol' Spiced
05. To The End Of Our Days
06. Black Sails at Midnight
07. No Quarter
08. Pirate Song
09. Chronicles of Vengeance
10. Wolves of the Sea
The cover artwork, which was designed by Ingo Romling, can be viewed below.
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."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/blacksailsovereurope.