Alestorm @ O2 Islington Academy
18th February 2012
Review by Katherine Tullett
Set sail for the high seas, raise the Jolly Roger, and let Alestorm take you on a voyage! Following the course first plotted by Running Wild, Alestorm writes heavy, power-metal-driven songs about wenches and mead (seriously, one of their songs is called "Wenches and Mead"), but this time, they’ve brought cannons. Lead vocalist and keytar captain Chris Bowes adds thick, symphonic backings to their music in the tradition of folk-metal bands like Turisas and Korpiklaani, two bands that Alestorm cites as influences.
Axe-man Gavin Harper also proves competent, shredding through the waves with a sweep solo on this song.
Raise up your pint of grog and take a swig to "Captain Morgan’s Revenge"!
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Tags: ALESTORM, CLAIM THE THRONE, DARKEST ERA, O2 Islington Academy, Sorcerer's Spell
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Lock your cellars and hide your wenches! Ale-guzzling Australian warriors CLAIM THE THRONE are set to ransack taverns in the distant lands of the UK and Ireland.
FROM ALESTORMS WEBSITE
Greetings dudes! In February 2012 we’ll be hitting the road for our biggest headlining UK tour EVER, including our first ever shows in Ireland! Along with us will be our Australian buddies Claim The Throne, who are really good at getting drunk. Here’s the dates:
2012.02.04 – Plymouth – White Rabbit
2012.02.05 – Stoke-on-Trent – Green Star
2012.02.06 – Sheffield – Corporation
2012.02.07 – Bristol – The Fleece
2012.02.08 – Southhampton – Talking Heads
2012.02.09 – Manchester – Moho Live
2012.02.10 – Glasgow – Garage
2012.02.11 – Belfast – Speakeasy
2012.02.12 – Dublin – The Pint
2012.02.13 – Leicester – Sub 91
2012.02.14 – Brighton – The Haunt
2012.02.15 – Wrexham – Central Station
2012.02.16 – Leeds – The Well
2012.02.17 – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
2012.02.18 – London – O2 Academy
2012.02.19 – Norwich – Waterfront
Riding high on the success of the latest album TRIUMPH AND BEYOND and huge Australian tours with ALESTORM, FINNTROLL and their own headlining tour in 2012 , CLAIM THE THRONE are well primed to bring their all conquering and frothy guzzling live show to the mother land. Putting the ‘fun’ in funnels since 2005, CLAIM THE THRONE have built a reputation for outrageous live performances and a unique take on the folk metal genre. With a newly refined line-up in 2010, TRIUMPH AND BEYOND displays the band at their peak with 12 tracks of fearless victory and its festive aftermath.
Follow the tour and its outlandish shenanigans on Facebook: www.facebook.com/claimthethrone
Visit the Claim The Throne webstore for the mightiest battle gear around: http://claimthethrone.bigcartel.com
TRIUMPH AND BEYOND out now on Prime Cuts Music!
Tags: ALESTORM, CLAIM THE THRONE
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Courageously blending folk and melodic death metal, ale-guzzling Australian warriors CLAIM THE THRONE return with the third and most solid release to date, TRIUMPH AND BEYOND.
Formed in 2005, CLAIM THE THRONE have built a reputation for outrageous live performances and a unique style of metal. With a newly refined line-up in 2010, TRIUMPH AND BEYOND displays the band at their peak with 12 tracks of fearless victory and its festive aftermath.
TRIUMPH AND BEYOND was recorded by Dr Al Smith at Bergerk! Studios and is available through PRIME CUTS Records from December 4th 2010.
CLAIM THE THRONE are: Ashley Large (Drums), Glenn Dyson (Guitar/ Vocals), Jim Parker (Bass/ Vocals), Jesse Millea (Keyboards/ Vocals), Brendon Cabriotti (Guitars/ Vocals)
PC028 “TRIUMPH AND BEYOND” CD Digipack will be released by PRIME CUTS MUSIC December 2010. Do not miss out. Orders can be made via Prime Cuts Music by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or from the band.
Tags: CLAIM THE THRONE
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