[News] Notorious pirates Ye Banished Privateers release holiday shanty “Sulphur Ahoy”

Yo ho ho… ho! Notorious fabled folk rockers Ye Banished Privateers have gathered under the Christmas tree to gift their devoted crew something swashbucklingly special this holiday season! The band is thrilled to reveal a brand new full-length album of pirate-packed Christmas favorites – A Pirate Stole My Christmas, out December 3, 2021 – interpreted in a way only your favorite Swedish scallywags could!
Get a hearty first heaping of “A Pirate Stole My Christmas” with first shanty “Sulphur Ahoy” – setting a cozy yet spooky mood for the yuletide season. You landlubbers better not miss this one – yarrrrr!
Ye Banished Privateers on “Sulphur Ahoy”: “In our song “Sulphur Ahoy“, we were running out of space on the album, and managed to slay two traditional carols with one stone. By stealing from the original works of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Pat-a-pan” we tell the story of a fatigued group of freedom fighters trying to get a good night’s rest before a deadly battle. The only problem is that, armed with drums and bagpipes, two assholes of the army musicians try to wake everyone up to have the whole crew join them in a last night of drunken debauchery.“

Watch the new music video for Sulphur Ahoy“ through the YouTube player below:

Ye Banished Privateers deck the hulls with 11 swashbuckling Christmas shanties! ´Tis the jolliest of seasons! Swedish sea dogs Ye Banished Privateers have come a’rowing through rough seas and salty winds to steal Christmas in the most swashbuckling of ways. Wrapped in the swag of pirate folk rock, the newly interpreted, grim covers of beloved Christmas classics on A Pirate Stole My Christmas draw the listener into a dark underworld of blood and bones! Ye Banished Privateers put their shanty and pirate folk-infused spin on Christmas tunes like Twelve Days Of Christmas and the captivating album opener Ring The Bells.” The well-known classic Oh Christmas Tree” gets a new coat of paint when Ye Banished Privateers re-word it to O Cannonball – most definitely making Christmas Eve a special occasion for the most beautiful time of the year.

Ye Banished Privateers add: “If given enough time, every artist will eventually lose their last ounce of self-respect, and release a Christmas album. YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are no strangers to self-loathing commercial stunts, and with our new album – A Pirate Stole my Christmas, we aim to officially join the ranks of Christmas legends such as Maria Carey and Bing Crosby. Our album is compiled of 11 classic carols defiled into an unrecognizable pulp of rum-drenched atonal pirate madness. If you didn’t hate Christmas before, this is certain to change your mind!”

Get your copy now on Napalm Records: https://napalmrecords.com/yebanishedprivateers


1. Ring the Bells
2. It Came to Bloody Pass
3. Deck and Hull
4. 12 Days of Christmas
5. Sulphur Ahoy
6. Little Rummer Boy
7. O Cannonball
8. Festival Days
9. Drawn and Quartered
10. Carol of Bellows
11. Away in the Gutter
A Pirate Stole My Christmas will be available in the following formats:
CD Sleevepack
1LP Gatefold Brick Red
1LP Gatefold Brick Red + Signed Postcard
Digital Album

Anders ”Nobility” Nyberg / Cembalo, Pump Organ and Miniature Piano
Anton “Quinton Taljenblock” Teljebäck / Viola Pomposa, Fiddle, Mandoline, Cable Cutting Crashes and Main Chopper Of The Sloppy Beats
Björn ”Bellows” Malmros / Squeeze Box, Hurdy Gurdy and Voices Of Madness
Eva ”the Navigator” Maaherra Lövheim / Violin, Nyckelharpa and Vocals
Frida “Freebird af Wærmaland” Granström / Violin, Viola and Vocals
Hampus “Monkey Boy” Holm / The Big Drum And Other Floggables
Louise “Happy Lou” Gillman / Feisty Fiddle
Ina ”Battery” Molin / Cajon, Marimba, Pompous Percussions And All Things Beatable
Jens ”Wan Chou Zhong” Tzan Choong / Obnoxious Stringdrum, Wee Guitar, Huge Oriental Fruit Thing With Strings And Chinese Harpy Harpy – Aka Banjo/Guitalele/Sitar/Guzheng
Jim ”Silent Jim” Sundström / Mandolino, Guitarra, Irish Tenor Banjo, False Chord-Posing, Wishful Singing, Wrong Stage-Whistle And Mould Infested Clothing
Jonas “Hogeye McGinn” Nilsson / Rusty Old 5-String
Magda “Magda Malvina Märlprim” Andersson / Blood Stained Lute Guitar And Cherry Vocals
Martin “Scurvy Ben” Gavelin / Cajon, Percussions And Vocals
Nick “Meat Stick Nick” Bohman-Ernhill / Ukulele Bass, Double Bass And Bass Trombone
Peter “Quartermaster Blackpowder Pyte” Mollwing / Crude Singing, Sentimental Lyrics, Desecration Of Primary Sources And Debatable Brittish Accent
Richard ”Old Red” Larsson / Them Thick And Them Thin Strings
Sara “Landmark” Lundmark / Percussion And Marching Drum
Stina “Filthylocks” Hake / Violoncell And Fipple Pipes
William ”Shameless Will” Hallin / Vocals, Vanity, Profanity, Coin Snatching And Coat Turning
Hampus “Bojtikken” Larsson / Tight Noose Vocals And Scrap Percussion  

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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