The Privateer was founded by Roman Willaredt and Christian Spöri in 2007. The first name of the band was “Privateer“but it had to change it to “The Privateer” due to a naming conflict with a polish band. Soon after the first demo-CD “Tavern Tales” which contained two Songs “Stormlashed” and “Basilisk”. After the demo, The Privateer played a lot of concerts in Germany and Switzerland. Positive feedback on “Tavern Tales” was positive and the band decided to produce the next album “Facing the Tempest” in 2012, released by Trollzorn Records. Just one year later in 2013 the LP “Monolith” was released.
In 2017 the band signed to the Austrian label NoiseArt Records and released the newest album, “The Goldsteen Lay” on 28th of July. In October, 2017 singer Pablo Heist left the band and was replaced by Jonas Piraterie who left the band in autumn 2020. Since the end of 2022 The Privateer are complete again with Pascal Streb joining the band.
Rating: 9/10 Release: 20 January 2023 Label: Reaper Entertainment Piracy has many times been associated with our favorite music. Running Wild in classic metal, Alestorm in folk metal, Swashbuckle in death thrash. The genius of the guys and the girl from Baden-Württemberg is to have made the synthesis of all …Continue reading →
Rating: 7.5/10 Release: 15 November 2013 Label: Trollzorn Records The pirates are back! The Privateer releases with ‘Monolith’ their second album. While people usually think of Alestorm or Swashbuckle when the term ‘pirate metal’ is called, there is obviously more than just these two bands. The Privateer is a great …Continue reading →
Photography: Ute Ruhmann Fotografie Location: Bornstedt, Germany Germany, the perfect country for cheap festivals. Every subgenre has their own festival, so also one for the fans of pagan/folk/blackmetal. Since yours truly is such a fan, we traveled halfway may to Bornstedt for this small festival. Too bad that there can …Continue reading →
Rating: 8/10 Release: 2011 Label: Independent And another pirate metal band… This was my thought when I got ‘Facing the Tempest’ by The Privateer to review. The genre is totally chewed by a lot of bands, which mainly want to get a ride on the success of Alestorm. But this …Continue reading →