Origin: Mercer County, NJ, USA
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Swashbuckle  


For some reason, "pirate metal" is suddenly in vogue, as there are now at least two bands now have taken the pirate them to its ridiculous extreme. Scotland's Alestorm go for a more power metal slant, while this here Swashbuckle, hailing from that noted pirate watering hole of New Jersey, is firmly entrenched in the deathy thrash camp. And on that level they're quite good -- the riffs are crunchy and the band is tight, alternating between the current retro thrash style and a faster, more extreme sound. The songs are quite short, and in fact several of the songs here aren't metal songs at all, but acoustic sea shanties, which at times break up the pace nicely though there are probably too many of them here. Who knows how long a band like this can keep up the image schtick without running out of ideas, but for now this is a pretty entertaining band, and on purely musical merits they're quite good.

Current Members

Admiral Nobeard (Patrick Henry)

vocals/bass

Commodore RedRum (Justin Greczyn)

guitars

Eric Brown

drums (Destroy Destroy Destroy)

Former Members/Guests

Captain Crashride (Mike McClaine)

drums

Bootsmann Collins (Paul Christiansen)

drums


Discography



Crewed By The Damned 
2006
  1. Under the Black Flag
  2. Welcome Aboard
  3. Drink Up
  4. Set Sail
  5. Walk the Plank
  6. What a Ship Is
  7. Dead Men Tell No Lies
  8. The Wooden World
  9. "X" Marks the Spot
  10. Rum Runners
  11. Upon the Spanish Main
  12. The Bazaar
  13. Jolly Roger
  14. Paradise Defined
  15. Crewed by the Damned
  16. A Fool's Errand
  17. Pirate Jargon
  18. Nautical Nonsense
  • Admiral Nobeard
  • Commodore RedRum
  • Captain Crashride

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Back To The Noose 
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Under the Black Flag
  2. Welcome Aboard
  3. Drink Up
  4. Set Sail
  5. Walk the Plank
  6. What a Ship Is
  7. Dead Men Tell No Lies
  8. The Wooden World
  9. "X" Marks the Spot
  10. Rum Runners
  11. Upon the Spanish Main
  12. The Bazaar
  13. Jolly Roger
  14. Paradise Defined
  15. Crewed by the Damned
  16. A Fool's Errand
  17. Pirate Jargon
  18. Nautical Nonsense
  • Admiral Nobeard
  • Commodore RedRum
  • Captain Crashride

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Crime Always Pays ... 
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Slowly Wept The Sea
  2. We Are The Storm
  3. This Round's On YOU!
  4. Powder Keg
  5. Where Victory Is Penned
  6. Of Hooks And Hornswogglers
  7. A Time Of Wooden Ships And Iron Men
  8. Crime Always Pays
  9. Raw Doggin' At The Raw Bar
  10. The Gallow's Pole Dancer
  11. Legacy's Allure
  12. At The Bottom Of A Glass
  13. To Steal A Life
  14. You Bring The Cannon, We'll Bring The Balls
  15. Surf-N-Turf (For Piratical Girth)
  16. Rope's End
  • Admiral Nobeard
  • Commodore RedRum
  • Bootsmann Collins




(EP) We Hate The Sea 
2014
  1. Beer Goggles
  2. I Hate the Sea (And Everything In It)
  3. Poop Deck Toilet Wreck
  4. Slaughter on International Waters
  • Admiral Nobeard
  • Commodore RedRum
  • Eric Brown


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