Alestorm

Alestorm
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2008 / 2010 / 2012 / 2014 / 2017 / 2020

Genre

Folk / Pagan / Viking

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

This particular pirate ship has moored in Dessel on seven previous occasions. The ensuing raids were so lucrative that folk metal heroes Alestorm couldn’t resist hoisting their Jolly Roger and plotting a course for Dessel again this year. Fortunately they haven’t sailed off the edge of the planet yet so they were able to include Graspop in their summer schedule. Pick up any Alestorm album and you’ll soon find out their universe revolves around two things: fun and pirates. Just like any other album in their back catalogue, their most recent effort ‘No Grave but the Sea’ (2017) is “full of epic songs about pirates, drinking and pseudoscientific cryptogeography”. So raise your mugs, screw on your wooden leg and sing (and drink) along to Alestorm’s irresistible metal sea shanties. (#GMM20)