"We are Heavy Metal Pirates
Our cutlasses are true
So give us all your treasure
Or soon we'll come for you"Alestorm is a power/folk metal band from Scotland and their main gimmick is the pirate theme of their music. Arr!Formed in 2004 under the name Battleheart, they released a bunch of EPs (The first of which, Battleheart, gave rise to the term 'True Scottish Pirate Metal, parodying the term 'True Norwegian Black Metal') before signing themselves to Napalm Records and rechristening themselves Alestorm.From there their popularity increased a fair amount and they're already doing world tours.
— Heavy Metal Pirates, first song written by Alestorm
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