News Posts

Alestorm releases a video for the track ‘Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship’, with live and backstage footage of their 2021 UK/Ireland tour!

The extreme wizard metallers of Wizardthrone unleash another new song in celebration of the release of their debut album ‘Hypercube Necrodimensions’!

Extreme wizard metal supergroup Wizardthrone unleash a lyric video for the blistering single ‘Forbidden Equations Deep Within The Epimethean Wasteland’!

Let’s drink and party the Alestorm way, because we’re only here to have fun! Check out their new song!

Out of nowhere, Graspop just dropped 74 new names for their 25th edition.

Alcatraz has just added 14 new names to their bill, check them out here!

What happens when you bring pirates and vikings together? A party? A disaster? Epicness?

Festival Reports

The very last day of Graspop 2022 was the one that fitted our reported the best with amazing shows from bands like Crossfaith, Evil Invaders, Alestorm, Alice Cooper, The Offspring, Deep Purple and Sabaton. What a way to wrap up this event that everyone had been looking forward to so much!

When you’re a fan of Sabaton or just a huge sucker for heavy, power, symphonic and folk metal, Sabaton Open Air might be the place to be for you!

Lokerse feesten is a relatively small festival of about 15.000 people that offers big bands. Long story short, it’s a nice, cheaper festival that takes place only in the evening.

Wacken 2018 was definitely a shiner of an edition! Go have a look at our experiences and see you next year!

It’s oh so quiet, it’s oh so hot…! This year’s edition was one of heat, historical events and many records!

Album Reviews

Alestorm sets sail for the seventh time on ‘Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum’: creativity and pirates at their best! Out on Napalm Records.

What makes this show so awesome, is how much the crowd interacts with the band. You hear Christopher Bowes sing just as loud without a mic, you hear the crowd in the background. Amazing.

With this album I found myself distracted. I like the songs. They definitely scream party but they lack the power of pirate metal. It is still Alestorm, but not as loud and rough as we are used to.

Night Demon

Night Demon doubles the fun, while Darkness Remains!

The ship has docked and Alestorm has returned! So fill your tankards and tag along for some mighty pirate adventures, for there is no grave but the sea!

Photo Reports

Day 1 of the rejuvenated Sauna Open Air offered a lot of fun with Michael Monroe, Negatiiviset Nuoret, Nestor, Fear of Domination, Stam1na, Eläkeläiset, Alestorm, Korpiklaani, Beast in Black, Turmion Kätilöt and Bullet For My Valentine!

Skálmöld + Alestorm = Skálstorm. Throw on top of that the cowboys of Bootyard Bandits and it results in one hell of a party night!

We knew we couldn’t miss this – sold out – Pirate Party!

Lists

After 2 years of nothing, Sauna Open Air is back! And how! If you haven’t checked it out yet, here are 6 very convincing reasons why you should try to go!

With 2021 being again a bit of a weird year, while looking forward to a hopefully better 2022, lets look back at some of the albums I enjoyed the most this past year.

It wasn’t all bad in 2020. Although it seemed like that sometimes. An example are these awesome albums that were released this year. The bands couldn’t tour, but I’m sure they will the first moment they can. Enjoy!

A full year of incredible releases that we are trying to cram into a list of “albums of the year”, here we go again…