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Frontman Christopher Bowes Speaks to Zombitrol Productions

Scotland’s Alestorm are dropping their fifth album of catchy pirate-themed heavy metal today, entitled No Grave But The Sea. Recently the band did a quick run of dates in Montreal, Quebec City, and Toronto to make up for some shows they had to cancel on their last tour. I sat down with frontman Christopher Bowes to talk about the new album, their status as one of metal’s premier gateway bands, and how despite their on-and-off-stage shenanigans, they actually take this music thing pretty seriously.


No Grave But The Sea is out today on Napalm Records, and you can watch the video for “Mexico” below. You can catch Alestorm on the Vans Warped Tour this summer, bookended by lots of European festival dates. Check them all out here

I would also like to thank the band for donating a signed and defaced vinyl copy of Crimson Shadows’ Kings Among Men, to Zombitrol Productions’ presentation of The Rab Bash, a charity metal show in memory of the legendary Rob Cranny. We raffled off the album as well as a number of other great prizes, and along with the door proceeds, we were able to raise $1,400 for North Toronto Cat Rescue. See the legendary defacement below, as well as the album with winner Ryan Cowdy.