Alestorm is a folk/power metal band from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result have been dubbed a "Pirate metal" band at a popular heavy metal related website.
The band formed under the name Battleheart in 2004. 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. The band are currently writing and recording their third album, Back Through Time, which is due to be released in May 2011.