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Alestorm - The Power of Ale

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  1. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    [imgleft]http://russell.ultimatemetal.com/Interview/Alestorm.jpg[/imgleft]Alestorm - The Power of Ale
    by Ryan Starr

    Interviewing Alestorm has been one of the more entertaining interviews I've done. Before the doors even opened they were working hard on their buzz and have a good time. So without further ado, come on the bus with Alestorm. They have cake!


    Chris – Keyboards
    Dani – Guitar
    Gareth - Bass

    Obvious questions first, how's the tour going

    Chris: Amaaaaaaaazing

    Gareth:
    Awesome

    Chris: Totally bodacious and gnarly

    Gareth: Dude

    Chris:
    We’ve had like two beers dude; we’re wasted because its spring break


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    Chris

    Any stand out crowds yet?


    All: Hollywood

    Dani: San Francisco

    Chris:
    Seattle was crackin' as well. But Hollywood was amazing. There was a stage diving bear, where else do you get stage diving bears but Hollywood

    Gareth: I can’t believe that’s the only thing we’ve gotten from this tour to kind of be like “how was Hollywood, oh it was great, we had a stage diving bear!” It will follow us to our graves

    Speaking of San Francisco, my friend wants to apologize for being all drunk, pinching your cheeks and being like “aw, you’re so adorable”.


    Dani: I don’t remember that

    Chris:
    Were they male or female?

    She is female


    Chris: Then I don’t complain

    Gareth: San Francisco… that was the really small place where everyone was jammed in.

    Dani: Yeah, where it was really insanely hot

    Tours like this have only been coming since Paganfest last year; this is really the second one. Do you think tours like this have been helping the scene?


    Chris: Definitely

    Dani: A lot of bands are building off these tours and getting a lot of chances to go where they couldn’t go before

    Do you think the scene is growing or was it already big?


    Gareth: When you’re in America all I hear is people saying “bands like you never play in America”. So basically between this and Paganfest and other things, it’s like the first wave. I think its brilliant for America

    Chris: I’d rather be here than fucking Europe

    So the pirate thing is kind of new, but also kind of old. Ever thought of doing an all pirate tour with Running Wild?


    All: NO!

    Gareth: Not a chance

    Chris: Not a fucking chance in hell. We’ve had enough bad experiences with fat old German men and their fat old German heavy metal bands. We toured with Grave Digger, they’re fat old German boring men who don’t drink and can’t breathe and have to have oxygen mask, and they have limp handshakes! Yeah, I want to get that all in. They’re all assholes except for Thilo Hermann, he was cool, but they kicked him out

    Gareth:
    He was so cool they kicked him out of Grave Digger. That’s how much dicks they are

    Chris: They can’t hold their drink

    Captain Morgan’s Revenge came out recently, how’s the reaction been so far?


    Chris:
    You could say it’s good, just a bit

    Dani:
    Ever so slightly. They’ve let us do another album, so I think we’re on our way

    What can we expect on the new album?

    Dani:
    More of the same

    Chris: But it will sound less cheap, the first time I think it sounds cheap

    Dani: We’ve listened to the new album and the old album and the old album sounds… cheap!

    Chris:
    It sounds like keyboards, but there's no keyboards on the new album, it's all orchestras and brass

    Oh like the same kind of thing Turisas does


    Chris: They use keyboards, they don’t use orchestras

    I thought they used a computer program


    Chris: Yeah, a computer program, we used a real orchestra, real things

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    Dani

    Do you guys do any research…


    Dani: I can cut you right there

    Chris: It’s the pirate thing… we don’t give a shit about pirates

    Dani: We kind of just, *sing* “lai di dai di dai, pirates, lai di dai di dai” *sing*

    Chris: It’s like all the bands that sing about Vikings, they don’t research it. *sing* "Vikings duh duh duh, killing all the Christians!" *sing*. It’s like that but we’re replacing Christians with treasure. It’s all cheesy tweedy fun bullshit

    So then you wouldn’t know if Scotland has a history of piracy

    Chris: I know captain Kidd came from Scotland, that’s all I know

    Any research into wenches and mead? Any of that? More of the mead?


    Dani:
    Not any research needed

    Chris: It’s about drinking beer and fucking girls. Alcohol and wee lassies

    Dani: That’s Splen

    A lot of bands have come through recent from Europe, and they all complain about the lack of good beer. Have you had the same problem?


    Chris:
    In America? Beer’s good!

    Dani: We’ve had a lot of local breweries

    Chris: Even like the reasonably big things like Yuengling and Shiner, it’s just fantastic

    Dani: We’ve had some shit beers, but on the whole it’s been pretty good

    Gareth:
    I thought by now, half way through the tour, we’d be bored of Bud Light, Coors, and Miller, but I don’t actually think we’ve drank that much of any of it

    Dani: We drank Miller in Orlando
    Chris: One night we had Miller, every other night we’ve had something local

    Gareth:
    Good decent sensible beer, which we’ve actually enjoyed

    Chris:
    So everything everyone says about America is a big fucking lie. It’s all said by people who have never been there in their life and they’re stupid retards

    Gareth: Yup, America’s awesome

    Dani:
    And that’s not fuckin’ 2 percent shite either

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    Ian (drums)

    Obviously today is St. Patrick’s Day. Here in America it’s just a reason to get drunk, what do you do in Scotland?


    Dani: Drunk!

    Chris:
    It’s not that big a thing in Scotland

    Dani: When we’re back its like “oh it’s a saint’s day, yeah ok”

    Chris: Occasionally in university towns they have stuff

    Gareth: It’s an excuse to get drunk

    Chris: Yeah, but it’s not to the same extent as it is here

    Gareth: And where I’m from it’s an excuse to exploit tourists for money. Its St. Patrick’s Day, would you like to buy a leprechaun? This is my first time in America on St. Patrick’s Day and it’s awesome

    Dani: He woke up and went straight on to drinking

    Gareth:
    Yup, I just thought I’m going to a national stereotype today. I’m going to walk around and drink alcohol and I haven’t had a soft drink since I woke up

    I would advertise it you want more beer, people will buy you drinks


    Gareth: We’ve plenty back stage; they even bought us Guinness which was really nice

    What do you think about this whole popular trend with pirates, the Disney movies… do you think it’s cheesy?


    Chris: Yeah, I think it’s cheesy but we don’t give a shit

    Dani:
    As I said, there’s nothing we take ourselves seriously for. People come to us and ask if we research, and no. we just drink a lot and occasionally turn up for shows

    That’s all I had, any last words? Anything we should look forward to during the show? New songs?

    Dani:
    There’s a new song, yeah

    Gareth: I say you should look forward to Tyr’s show tonight, I heard there was going to be some drunken naked people on stage. Just a rumor I managed to get. And because it’s St. Patrick’s Day there might be some drunken Irish guy on stage naked

    Good to know

    Gareth:
    Watch our show too

    Thanks!

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  2. IronChefMorimoto

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    Alestorm are the best band to come out of England since Bal-Sagoth.
    I put on Captain Morgans Revnge and a big smile comes to me every time.
    This band have changed my life, love them and cant wait for Black Sails Over Midnight.
     
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    lol, they are from scotland. and how the fuck have they changed your life hahaha. anyways hilarius interview
     
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    2 BEERS, DOOOOOOD
     
  6. GameGuy360

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    cool, when i first heard about pirate metal i laughed...a lot. but i listened to alestorm and thought they were actually pretty good. i'm definitely going to give their new album a listen.
     
  7. Cythraul

    Cythraul to ritualistic murder

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    more like the power of fail amirite
     
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    Alestorm's the best!
     
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    Awesome! Thx for sharing...
     
  10. SolarAquarion

    SolarAquarion Metalhead And Executioner

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    Alestorm is awesome although this thread is old.
     
  11. metalexp

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    Love it. Great Interview Alestorm.
     
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    "Any research into wenches and mead?"

    such a great question!
     

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