Alestorm will set sail on the high seas of heavy metal once again. The pirate-themed band is releasing a new album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut this spring, and has shared the music video for lead single “Treasure Chest Party Quest”.
The self-described “pirate metal drinking crew” take the triumphant riffing of power metal to swashbuckling extremes… with tongues firmly in cheeks. The wacky video “Treasure Chest Party Quest” is as eccentric as Alestorm themselves, as the band trades its customary buccaneer costumes for tracksuits and sportscars in a deliberate effort to eschew its typical image.
“Oh wow! We tried our very best to make a video that would alienate as many of our fans as possible,” Alestorm said in a press release. “I think we succeeded! This song is about giving birth to yourself, selling out, and driving awful Yugoslavian cars. All the classic elements of pirate metal!”
The band’s hardcore seafaring fans need not worry about Alestorm abandoning their pirate roots. In addition to the standard 11-track album, Alestorm are releasing a deluxe version of Curse of the Crystal Coconut featuring 16th-century sea shanty interpretations of the songs.
As of now, the band is slated to play a series of festival dates across Europe this summer in support of the new album. See those dates below.
Curse of the Crystal Coconut arrives May 29th, and is available for pre-order via Napalm Records and Amazon. Watch the video for “Treasure Chest Party Quest” and see the album artwork and tracklist below.
Alestorm 2020 European Tour Dates:
06/04 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock
06/12 – Interlaken, CH @ Greenfield
06/19 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
07/03 – Barcelona, ES @ Rock Fest
07/04 – Villafranca di Verona, IT @ Rock The Castle
07/09 – Vizovice, CZ @ Masters of Rock
07/26 – Séléstat, FR @ Rock Your Brain
07/31 – Ternopil, UA @ Faine Misto
08/06 – Pula, HR @ Headbanger’s Holiday
08/08 – Leeuwarden, NL @ Into The Grave
08/14 – Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze
08/21 – Haddeby, DE @ Baltic Open Air
08/22 – Cieszanow, PL @ Cieszanow Festival
09/05 – Selb, DE @ Festival Medieval
Curse of the Crystal Coconut Artwork:
Curse of the Crystal Coconut Tracklist:
01. Treasure Chest Party Quest
03. Chomp Chomp
05. Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship
06. Call of the Waves
07. Pirate’s Scorn
08. Shit Boat (No Fans)
09. Pirate Metal Drinking Crew
10. Wooden Leg Pt. 2 (The Woodening)
11. Henry Martin