Ye Banished Privateers drop “No Metal, No Pay” video

Swedish pirate folk rock act Ye Banished Privateers have released an official clip for their track “No Metal, No Pay,” which features Kris Olivius (Naglfar).

An announcement states:

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are well known for their singalong hymns and unmistakably folksy tunes, as can be heard on their latest pirate epos Hostis Humani Generis. As the true corsairs of hearts, they’ve taken the people’s opinion very seriously and now leave the paths of folk behind: this time, it’s either metal or die! With a stiff sea breeze, a clear wink of the eye and a lot of cheeky humor, the pirates metallize their trademark sound.

Ye Banished Privateers add:

With “No Metal, No Pay” we wanted to make fun of ourselves, and joke about the misconceptions that comes from being a folk music band signed to a metal label, and hopefully give people a laugh or two in these difficult times. For us, this April’s Fools release is our way of saying that although we put a lot of effort into our music, we really don’t take ourselves all that serious all the time. Reviewers and first-time listeners who expect us to sound like great Pirate Metal bands like Alestorm or Running Wild, are prone to be disappointed by the lack of distorted guitars and gut punching blast beats. We are proud and happy to be signed to Napalm Records, one of the worlds biggest metal labels, but we are sticking to what we know best – Pirate Folk.

Stream “No Metal, No Pay”:

Ye Banished Privateers tour w/ Visions of Atlantic & Ad Infinitum:

24.09.20 AT – Graz / Explosiv
25.09.20 DE – Weinheim / Cafe Central
26.09.20 DE – Munich / Backstage Club
27.09.20 IT – Milan / Legend Club
29.09.20 UK – London / The Underworld
30.09.20 FR – Paris / tbc
01.10.20 DE – Cologne / Helios 37
02.10.20 NL – Enschede / Metropol
03.10.20 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
04.10.20 DE – Erfurt / From Hell
06.10.20 NL – Utrecht / De Helling
07.10.20 NL – Tillburg / 013
09.10.20 DE – Hamburg / Headcrash
10.10.20 SE – Gothenburg / Valand
11.10.20 SE – Stockholm / Slaktkyran
13.10.20 CZ – Prague / Nova Chmelnice
14.10.20 DE – Dresden / Reithalle
15.10.20 AT – Vienna / Szene
16.10.20 CZ – Zlin / Masteres of Rock Cafe
17.10.20 SK – Zvolen / DK ZSR

Artist photo credit: Samuel Pettersson

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