Alestorm is a Scottish heavy metal band formed in Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterised by a pirate theme, and as a result, they have been dubbed a “pirate metal” band by many critics and their fanbase. The group currently consists of lead vocalist/keytarist Christopher Bowes, bassist Gareth Murdock, drummer Peter Alcorn, keyboardist/harsh vocalist Elliot Vernon and guitarist Máté “Bobo” Bodor.
After signing to Napalm Records in 2007, their debut album Captain Morgan’s Revenge, was released on 25 January 2008. Black Sails at Midnight, the band’s second album, was released on 27 May 2009. The band’s third album, Back Through Time, was released on 3 June 2011. The fourth album from the band, Sunset on the Golden Age, was released in August 2014. Their fifth album No Grave But the Sea was released on 26 May 2017. Their sixth and latest album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, was released on 29 May 2020. The band has also released one live album and five EPs. The lead vocalist Christopher Bowes provides the announcer voice for the Pirate team in the video game Pirates, Vikings and Knights II.
On 16 January 2022 the band announced they were in the studio recording a new album entitled Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum. The album will be released on 24 June 2022.