What I didn't know at the time was that Battleheart would evolve into Alestorm and while they might never be the biggest band in metal they sure as hell were one of the most entertaining.
On April 21 the kings of True Scottish Pirate Metal released a taster for their upcoming album and all the trademarks are present and correct. Keytar - check. Lyrics about Rum and pirates - check. Chorus that embeds itself in your skull - check. Fun video that doesn't take itself too seriously - check, check and check again.
Alestorm make heavy metal to get drunk to. Excellent.
Is that Peter frigging Dinklage in the video?
Somebody tell me if it is, I'm dying to know.