Pirate metallers Alestorm have unleashed their new song, “Fannybaws,” in music video form. The track appears on the band’s upcoming album, ‘Curse of the Crystal Coconut,’ which officially drops on May 29th through Napalm Records (pre-order).
Here’s more from the official description:
“Fannybaws” tells the story of the fearsome pirate who killed the mighty terror squid and fought against the Vikings – wearing nothing but a tiger pelt! The melding of rhythmic guitar riffs and Captain Chris Bowes’ raspy voice, both underlined by smashing drums, will channel your inner swashbuckler faster than you can say arrrggh!
Of the new video, which you can check out below, the band adds:
Oh wow! The history of Scotland is full of tales of mighty pirates, and none were as feared as the legendary Phann’aig Bhall (otherwise known as “Fannybaws” in Lowland Scots). I hope we’ve done his epic seafaring legacy justice with this song, and we hope you all enjoy singing along with it. Meet yer dad and smell yer maw!
Photo by Elliot Vernon