Pirate metallers Alestorm have released a video for their latest single “Tortuga.” A fun, story-based pirate-party rocker, the song features a guest spot from Rumahoy frontman Captain Yarrface.
“Live the devious buccaneer’s life with ALESTORM as they deliver their smashing homage to the most notorious pirate capital of the world,” reads the video announcement. “Exploring both electronic and even rap influences doused in the signature ALESTORM flavor – you’ve surely never heard a pirate’s shanty quite like this before!”
The video finds the band back to their swashbuckling pirate ways, heading to the pirate island of Tortuga. Continues the announcement:
“The accompanying audiovisual has it all: palm trees swaying in the Caribbean breeze, the sunshine beaming down… and with Captain Christopher Bowes stealing rum, the British Crown is on the hunt – a manhunt to be exact! Captain Bowes is joined by the legendary pirate Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY, and together, they finally emerge victorious and celebrate that by… well, see for yourself!”
Said the band of the song:
“Oh wow! Chris from Alestorm here. We’re really excited to release our new vi- IT’S ME, CAPTAIN YARRFACE! GET OUT OF MY WAY LITTLE BOY BOWES! THIS SONG IS TERRIBLE EXCEPT FOR THE BIT WHERE I SING! I’M THE GREATEST PIRATE IN THE WHOLE WORLD! WELCOME TO THE SEA!”
“Tortuga” is the second single from the band’s upcoming sixth album Curse of the Crystal Coconut, which is set for release May 29 on Napalm Records. Aside from Captain Yarrface, the album will include collaborations with Subway to Sally’s Ally Storch, who plays violin throughout the project, among others. A video for lead single, “Treasure Chest Party Quest,” was released in March along with the album announcement.
Curse of the Crystal Coconut is up for pre-order right now. The album will be available in a number of formats and packages, including a wooden boxset edition with a mediabook, exclusive 7’’ single, track stems on a USB stick, pendant, flag and postcards, a 2 CD Mediabook edition with 16th century interpretations of each song and a single CD edition in a jewel case, as well as vinyl editions in black, red, gold, purple and Napalm Records US store exclusive silver, a very limited edition cassette and Walkman bundle edition in a red pirate bag (only 250 available), and regular digital & deluxe digital editions.
Watch the video below: