Avast, ye landlubbers! From the deepest darkest depths of the Caribbean comes ALESTORM, a drunken band of pirates on an epic quest to drink your beer, steal your rum, and be the greatest damn band that ever did sail the seven seas!
From humble beginnings playing shows to farm animals in a field somewhere in Eastern Scotland, Alestorm have evolved into an international party machine hellbent on conquering album charts and festival stages throughout the world, with their infectious brand of 'Pirate Metal' and their dashing good looks. Somehow they've managed to convince hundreds of thousands of people from New Zealand to Argentina to Lithuania and everywhere inbetween (except Paraguay), that it's cool to wear a pirate hat and sing stupid songs about getting drunk and stealing ships. So prepare your spleens, because Alestorm are coming to kick ass and chew gum. And they're all out of ass.
Also, they have a giant inflatable duck. Does your band have a giant inflatable duck? No. I didn't think so.
CHRISTOPHER BOWES- Vocals & Keytar
MÁTÉ BODOR - Guitars
GARETH MURDOCK - Bass
ELLIOT VERNON - Keyboards
PETER ALCORN - Drums
From the Realms of the Far North, an Army of six Icelanders rushes towards Battle!
Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since then become the biggest metal act in Iceland. The band's Debut album, "Baldur" was released late 2010 and was immediately a huge success, both with the metal scene and the more mainstream crowd. Skálmöld then released the album via Napalm Records in 2011 and has made quite an impact on the international metal scene since then. After more than a year of touring and promoting Baldur, Skálmöld headed back to the studio to record their second album entitled "Börn Loka" (Loki's Children). It was released in late 2012 and followed by extensive touring throughout 2013. The year came to a grand closure when Skálmöld joined forces with Iceland Symphony Orchestra for three sold out shows in Iceland's largest concert hall, Harpa. The concert was released as CD/DVD and became an instant best seller. In late 2014 the third studio album was born, entitled "Með vættum". Despite a bit heavier and darker sound it's success further established Skálmöld's role in the scene. The band then spent 2 years touring before releasing their fourth LP, "Vögguvísur Yggdrasils". Yet another successful release and a sharp sword to the band's arsenal.
Skálmöld plays music that could be described as Battle Metal, a potion of Epic Viking Metal, old school Death and Thrash Metal, entwined with the Icelandic heritage. The lyrics are all written under the strict rules of the ancient Icelandic poetry and influenced by the heathen roots of the Nordic nation. The outcome is a powerful mixture of Heavy Metal and Heroic Sagas, erupting from the boiling core of the frozen Island.
The band puts on a killer show, rock tight and energetic, so be sure don't to miss out on Skálmöld. And in the end, who would be better suited for telling stories of the Vikings but the Vikings themselves?
SNÆBJÖRN RAGNARSSON - Bass and vocals
BJÖRGVIN SIGURÐSSON - Lead vocals and guitar
BALDUR RAGNARSSON - Guitar and vocals
ÞRÁINN ÁRNI BALDVINSSON - Guitar and vocals
JÓN GEIR JÓHANNSSON - Drums and vocals
GUNNAR BEN - Keyboard and vocals