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Alestorm Live Review: Concorde 2 Brighton 12/10/14

 
 
 

It’s a Sunday Night and many of us will have work in the morning but that’s not stopping us from packing out the venue at Concorde 2 in Brighton where a mass of pirates have descended to witness Alestorm’s Piratefest..
The first support act Red Rum, are such a superb and appropriate band to support the mighty swash buckling scallywag’s that are Alestorm! Sometimes the first support band doesn’t grab the crowd’s attention, but Red Rum didn’t suffer this fate! They had the crowd dancing, singing and stomping their feet like they were crew on the decks of a drunken pirate party! This six piece neoclassical pirate metal band from East Midlands showed Brighton a hell of a good and hearty time, especially with their brilliant Lord Of The Rings rendition which fitted in nicely with their set! If you weren’t a fan before today you will be now!

The second support act, Lagerstein hailing from Australia who describe themselves as ‘drunken pirate metal’ keep up the momentum and cheers of the rather fittingly ‘drunken’ wannabe Pirates from what I saw of their performance, and pave the way for the headliner act!
The primary reason all us pirate loving fans are here is for the main act that is Alestorm! They open their set with the first song, “Walk The Plank” from their incredible new album, “Sunset On The Golden Age”, which seems a good place to start – there was many a crowd surfer that ‘walked the plank’ so to speak, by being carried along by the crowd and dropping down when they reach the stage which front man, Christopher Bowes thoroughly enjoyed seeing and said, “I want to see more people crowd surfing and breaking bones!” – What a scallywag!! They of course played a number of new songs, including a new Alestorm fan favourite, for its catchy typical pirate themes, “Drink”, which went down a storm with the crowd madly dancing and screaming in unison, “We are here to drink your beer!”, and throughout their set, everyone pretty much joined in every way possible along to other classic fan favourites such as, “Shipwrecked”, “Keelhauled”, “The Sunk’n Norwegian” and “Wenches & Mead”! Here lies a rowdy and merry crowd to soak up the funny yet serious delights of piratical metal! They also offered some random brilliant amusing moments amongst their set, including, front man, Christopher bringing out “Gary Monkey Bastard” (monkey) puppet, and a strange and difficult staring contest between bassist ,Gareth Murdock and guitarist, Dani Evans who through all the smoke can barely even see each other, but nonetheless Gareth reigns worthy! Front man of Australian Folk Pirate Metal band, Lagerstein joined and performed briefly with Alestorm also! I think everyone who attended can all agree that Alestorm deserve a massive ‘Yo Ho Ho’ to cheer them for a highly fun, memorable and enjoyable night!


Alestorm: http://www.thepiratebay.com
Red Rum: http://www.redrummetal.com/
Lagerstein: http://www.lagerstein.com/

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