Hailing from Portsmouth, UK, the pirate metal band Ship Of The Line are quite unique, to say the least. The group has just debuted their first single, “The Downfall of Piracy”, and you can hear it just above!

Adapted from a poem attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the hook-laden track celebrates the defeat of the famed pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard who after a furious battle was apprehended and beheaded by the valiant Lt. Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy on Nov. 22nd, 1718, precisely 298 years to the day from the single’s release.

Said the band of the song: “For too long have the nefarious forces of piracy held sway over the airwaves. We will no longer stand for such knavery. Ship Of The Line are here to challenge all so-called ‘Pirate Metal’ bands for supremacy of the high seas! GOD SAVE THE KING!”


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