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Today we have the pleasure to introduce you to German-based Celtic metal outfit Storm Seeker. They have announced that, in the new year, a very special pearl will see the light of the seven musical seas with the release of their second album Guns Don’t Cry via NoCut Entertainment. As of January 29, you can expect the full explosion of nautical chants with a vintage sailor look and a new approach to their trademark folk-metal sound.
Ahead of this, the Düsseldorf-located outfit present their rousing and tuneful single ‘How to be a Pirate’ to get your adrenaline pumping and wind you up in full swing, along with a lively performance video by Sandra Schmitt and Marius Bornfleth.
The band members go for it with Pirates of the Caribbean gusto, playing their instruments with zeal and passionately singing the anthemic lyrics. Although a small paper boat is shown riding the waves of a river, the band have a larger-than-life appeal with their historical garb and unusual instruments.
Guns Don’t Cry includes 11 stellar tracks that will take you on a voyage to abandoned shores through winds and storms. Epic battles and mysterious creatures await you on this quest, featuring terrific Nnckelharpa and hurdy gurdy solos, fiddley accordion parts, crushing guitars, and thunderous drums.
This time around, frontman Timothy Abor’s rough sailor voice finds accompaniment by some surprising guest vocals as Seeb of Orden Ogan, Mr. Hurley (Mr. Hurley und die Pulveraffen) and Teufel (Tanzwut) lend their epic voices to tell some nautical tales bound to give you crawly goosebumps and crazy neck pain!
The journey of the small Storm Seeker ship, with its five-member crew, has led them from small harbours, with their unique mix of classic metal ensemble and melodic traditional instruments, to chart completely unknown waters in Germany and Europe.
Storm Seeker’s debut Pirate Scum’ EP in 2016 was followed by gigs all over Germany, Switzerland and Italy followed, plus major festivals in Slovenia and Germany. The debut album Beneath in the Cold released in May 2019, amped things up, bringing them a roaring year, touring with Haggefugg and Vogelfrey and their spring 2020 signing with NoCut Enterainment. Then, despite closed ports all over the world, they faced the storm together, playing shows with Mono Inc. all over Germany.
Apart from the digital release, there will be a vinyl edition plus a 6-sided Digipak available, in addition to a limited fan-box containing the album itself, a high quality embroidered handkerchief, a lovely band-poster and a signed autograph card! Orders can be placed via NoCut Entertainment HERE
Timothy Abor: lead vocals, bass
Olaf Abor: guitars, vocals
Sandy McGnomsen: cello, nyckelharpa, vocals
Fabi: hurdy gurdy, recorder, vocals
Ughar der schrecklich Durstige: keyboards
Also catch up with their latest rambunctious forays into Celtic metal adventure