Alestorm are a power/folk metal band from Perth, Scotland, formed under the name Battleheart in 2004. Their music is characterised by a pirate theme, for which reason they describe their style as “True Scottish Pirate Metal”. After releasing two EPs, they were signed by Napalm Records in 2007 and renamed themselves Alestorm. Their debut album was released on January 25, 2008
A second album, Black Sails at Midnight, was released in May 27, 2009. The special edition of the album came with a live DVD of the band’s performance at the 2008 Wacken Festival. A music video was shot for the song Keelhauled.