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25th April 2017

ye banished privateers

Formed in 2008 and hailing from Umeå in Sweden, the thirty strong crew of Ye Banished Privateers signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and will release their third studio album, 'First Night Back In Port', on June 30th 2017.

Today the album's title track is premiering here on MetalTalk via this very special 360° video so hoist the Jolly Roger because Ye Banished Privateers take no prisoners. Here's 'First Night Back In Port'.

With the help of Irish and Skandinavian folk as well as raw punk Ye Banished Privateers brew stormy sea chanties with at least a dozen of the thirty buccaneers armed to the teeth with fiddle, banjo and accordion on any of their feasts.

If this pack of rags and tricorns ask for a dance no gums stay dry, no peg legs stiff. Smoky gullets join in unique sounds of long forgotten days - a time travel back to honest and moving music to 300 years ago for an imaginary journey through the harsh life at sea during the early 18th century.

ye banished privateers

With songs inspired by traditional Irish and Scandinavian folk music, acting and elaborate historical clothing the privateers tell a story about the rough sailor's life, living on the other side of the law and the fight against oppression and nationalism.

Together, the crew members take turns to go on tour and plunder, and with around a dozen sailors on stage no two shows are ever the same. The mix of rude folk and punk music invites you to dance and sing along, while the gripping ballads will make the toughest pirate heart soft.

Says the band about their recent signing with Napalm Records:

"Spring has finally come to the Gulf of Botnia, and with the rotting ice we are now able to set sail with some extraordinary good news onboard.

"We are immensely proud to announce that our chaotic band of Pirates will be joining forces with Napalm Records, to release our next album 'First Night Back In Port'. Lock up the taverns and hide away the Rum, June 30th in the year of our lord 1717 (2017), this Pandora's box of ear worms goes worldwide!"

Ye Banished Privateers are:
Björn Malmros: Accordion, vocals
Peter Mollwing: Vocals
Sara Wallin: Flute, vocals
Eva Maaherra Lövheim: Violin, vocals
Hampus Holm: Percussion
Emil Nilsson-Mäki: Guitar, bass, vocals
Magnus Nilsson-Mäki: Guitar, bass, vocals
Richard Larsson: Guitar, bass
Jens Choong: Gitalele
Martin Jonsson-Gavelin: Drums
Jonas Nilsson: Banjo, vocals

Ye Banished Privateers live dates:
Saturday 29th April: Elfia Haarzuilens 2017 Utrecht, Netherlands
Sunday 30th April to Monday 1st May: MPS Dortmund 2017, Dortmund, Germany
Thursday 25th May to Sunday 28th May: MPS Rastede 2017, Oldenburg, Germany
Friday 23rd June: Feuertanz Festival 2017, Nuremberg, Germany
Saturday 15th July to Sunday 16th July: MPS Bückeburg 2 2017 Bückeburg, Germany
Saturday 5th August to Sunday 6th August: MPS Cologne 2017 Cologne, Germany
Saturday 2nd September to Sunday 3rd September: MPS Hamburg 2017

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monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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