Mark Morton at Examiner.com posted a most excellent interview with the pirate heavy metal band Swashbuckle. Not only is it loaded with great info on the band’s roots and future plans, but it includes links to some great videos, such as their “guest appearance” with the videogame Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy, as well as their cover of the Spongebob Squarepants theme song.
Swashbuckle has just released a brand new, high def music video on YouTube – Cruise Ship Terror. Not for the meek, I’ll warn you. Not only is this thrash metal at is angry, growly finest, but it’s also a rather brutal video. Yes, there is bloodshed – not even the poor cameraman is safe from this crew’s anti-social doings. And they also make a naughty hand gesture.
Pirate metal isn’t a new thing – several bands, in fact, have tackled this concept before. But in many cases the only real way you know the music is piratey is by the album cover artwork, and maybe the names of the songs. This is because the untrained ear is unlikely to understand the growls and yells, let alone determine if the lyrics are composed of anything remotely relating to pirates. Continue reading