"We Are Pirates", the new video from German melodic metallers ORDEN OGAN, can be viewed below. The clip features an appearance by former RUNNING WILD guitarist Majk Moti, who is fighting the evil pirate king and has to prove himself by dueling ORDEN OGAN guitarist Tobi.
"We Are Pirates" is the first video to be released from the upcoming ORDEN OGAN album, "Easton Hope", which is scheduled for release in early 2010.
Commented ORDEN OGAN singer Seeb: "RUNNING WILD has always been a big influence to us. 'We Are Pirates' is the ultimate RUNNING WILD homage. It was sad to hear that they [were] going to play their farewell show at this year's Wacken Open Air. This is our way to say 'Thank you, Rock 'n' Rolf' for many hours of great music!"
If you pay close attention, you will see that the "We Are Pirates" lyrics are completely based on Lucas Arts/Lucasfilm Games adventure classic "Monkey Island".
According to a press release, "the traditional roots of [ORDEN OGAN's] sound are, of course, contemporary modern, effortlessly avoiding cliche and is able to remain fresh and original. Symphonic keyboards melt into grinding guitar riffs and bombastic choir and orchestral arrangements creating an impressive wall of sound. Modern and traditional and the most original in their class of what Germany has to offer lately. ORDEN OGAN have rocked many stages and shows in the entire Republic of Germany and some of her neighbors with artists such as DORO, SUBWAY TO SALLY, IN EXTREMO, TESTAMENT, CLAWFINGER, SCHANDMAUL, CORVUS CORAX, BLAZE, AXXIS, RAGE, EISREGEN, NAPALM DEATH and many more."