PIRATES OF METAL DEBUT NEW TRACK AND LYRIC VIDEO “MUTINY”

PIRATES OF METAL DEBUT NEW TRACK AND LYRIC VIDEO “MUTINY”, ANNOUNCE NEW EP “CUTS FROM THE DEEP” OUT ON APRIL 14th 2022, LIVE PREMIERE AT SUB89 READING ON APRIL 10th

Heavy/Thrash metal band Pirates of Metal are unleashing their first EP release in 14 years “Cuts From The Deep”, available from 14/4/2022 on all digital platforms and currently taking Limited Edition Digipak preorders at PiratesofMetal.bandcamp.com .  The band will showcase their new EP live at Sub89, Reading on Sunday April 10th at 5pm, sharing the stage with several other leading UK heavy metal bands including Fury, Primitai and Toledo Steel.

In conjunction with this announcement the band has released a lyric video for “Mutiny” https://youtu.be/2sLJwiOD2P4

Opener and statement of intent “Mutiny” captures the spirit of the long-awaited comeback, followed by the knockout blow of the menacing “Dread Wolf”. “Ship of Doom” is a showcase of Alistair Hodgson’s (guitar) intricate riffing style and Baroque influence. “Give Me Grog (Or Give Me Death)” is a singalong anthem, and the riotous bonus track “Battle On The High Seas” was a live favourite in their early years.  
Pirates of Metal formed in Reading, UK, in 2003, the members bonding over bands like Iron Maiden, Saxon, Annihilator and Megadeth during a time when traditional heavy metal was largely forgotten in this country.  Their music is a product of these thrash, NWOBHM and classic metal influences and is delivered with a raw intensity and honesty.  During 2003-2008 they released a demo album and EP, and lived up to their name playing across the south of the UK with their preposterous lyrics and adrenaline fuelled riffs, serving up wild original songs and covers from Judas Priest to Slayer to hundreds of (many unsuspecting) fellow teenagers across DIY gigs.  From 2008 the band were scattered to the four winds from France to New Zealand, and it wasn’t until late 2019 that the core members found themselves together in London again.  They quickly became active musicians in the city’s metal scene and played their first London show in 12 years just before the pandemic, leaving it only a matter of time before the recording of a comeback EP.

The band members are:
Ewan Mackay – Vocals
Alistair Hodgson – Lead (1,2,3) and Rhythm Guitar
Srdjan Bilic – Lead (4,5) and Rhythm Guitar
Ed Rule – Bass Guitar

Tracklist:
1. Mutiny
2. Dread Wolf
3. Ship of Doom
4. Give Me Grog (Or Give Me Death)
5. Battle On The High Seas (Bonus Track)

All music and lyrics composed by Alistair Hodgson.
Drum arrangements for the EP were handled by Milan Jejina/Srdjan Bilic.
Vocal recording engineered by Alessio Garavello at Rogue Recording Studios, produced by Alessio Garavello/Srdjan Bilic.
Guitar re-amping, mixing, mastering by Luka Matkovic at Citadela Sound Production.
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