Captain Christopher Bowes and his pirate crew of ALESTORM have just unveiled the title, track listing and release dates of their upcoming album! Sunset on the Golden Age (on Napalm Records), is the title of their brand new masterpiece and will be available on August 5th in North America, August 4th in The UK and Europe on August 1st. Check out the track listing and cover art below:
1. Walk The Plank
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
10. Sunset on the Golden Age
Sunset on the Golden Age Release Dates:
01.08. G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
04.08 UK & Europe
Comments the vocalist Chris Bowes:
Wow! Songtitles! Exclamation marks! We’ll be telling you a bit more about the individual tracks sometime soon. What we will say for now, is that “Hangover” is a cover of the dance-pop anthem by Taio Cruz and Flo Rida. It works…trust me! ANYWAY back to the good stuff. Check out the artwork for the album…how good is that? This rad painting was once again done by the very talented Ingo Römling, who has handled all of our previous album covers. It features a bunch of pirate ships doing what they do best: shooting the crap out of each other. Cannons are cool. Also, the sky is red, as if to imply it’s sunset. See what we did there?
OF COURSE the title of the album is a reference to “The Golden Age of Piracy”, which was a period roughly between the years 1680-1720 (depending on who you ask), during which time all the famous pirates you’ve probably heard of were doing their thing in the Caribbean. Stealing treasure, kicking the ass of the British Navy, plundering wenches, and so forth. Like all good things, this age had to come to an end, and so we’ve used that as a general theme for this album. There’s also songs about drinking and partying too.
In the coming weeks and months we’ll be giving you more details about the album, including preorder information, special editions, and other stuff…and we’ll maybe let you all hear a song if you’re good boys and girls! Until then, stay piratical!
Napalm Records announces that Today, the next chapter in the ALESTORM tale begins! The band has just arrived at Lasse Lammert’s LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany, to record their 4th full-length album, which will be titled “Sunset on the Golden Age”.
“This is gonna blow all your expectations as to what an ALESTORM album is all about” comments Christopher Bowes (vocals/keytar). “Over the past couple of years we’ve been writing non-stop, and we’ve come up with a ton of badass material. Some of this stuff is catchiest pirate party anthems you’ve ever heard, with choruses that’ll make you want to raise a pint of rum up high and sing your guts out. And for the fans of the epic stuff, we’ve got some songs that hit the 10-minute mark, with lyrical themes about historical events and crazy mythological madness. It’s gonna rule!”
Expect more updates and drunkenness over the coming months, and a release through Napalm Records sometime in the early summer!