Alestorm & Skamold Combine Forces In…Skalstorm!
29th July 2016, 20:25
Posted by Chris

Two ambassadors for the respective pirate and viking genre’s will combine their talents to create…what exactly?

No not one of those classic split EP’s that will all reminisce about (or not). The two bands will be releasing a cover version of each other’s songs…

Alestorm will be covering the Skalmold classic ‘Kvadning‘, while the Icelanders will be covering the Scotsmen’s ‘Drink‘. The two bands have agreed not to listen to each other’s material until release date, allowing the bands to share the fan reaction in the epic that is soon to come…

It’s all outlined in the Facebook statement below:

What happens when the world’s worst band of pirates and the world’s best band of vikings join forces? You get SKALSTORM!

Announcing the new super limited 7″ vinyl split single featuring Alestorm and our Icelandic friends Skálmöld; they’re covering one of our songs (Drink), and we’re covering one of their songs (Kvaðning). I wish I could tell you how awesome it is, but due to a gentleman’s agreement we’ve agreed not to listen to each other’s songs until the record is released. Who knows, maybe their cover of Drink is actually just 10 minutes of six men farting into a microphone. WE JUST DON’T KNOW! Anyway, take a gamble, and get your copy!

Christopher Bowes, captain & frontman of ALESTORM on their cover “Drink”, as well as the SKÁLMÖLD cover “Kvaðning” by ALESTORM:
“Ahoy! When we found out that our friends in Skálmöld had recorded a cover of an Alestorm song, of course we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to return the insult! Ever since we first toured with those crazy guys on the Heidenfest Tour back in 2011, Kvaðning has been our favorite song of theirs, so it was the natural choice. Unfortunately, the lyrics to the song are in some made-up language they call “Icelandic”, which is an utterly impenetrable dialect for a monolingual ignoramus such as I…but thankfully, with the power of Google Translate and a dash of perseverance, anything is possible! We hope y’all enjoy the track!”

No release date yet, but this is surely one to entertain…