11 November 2020

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS Present Bloody New Christmas Single & Video, “Drawn And Quartered” MMH

Watch HERE

Pre-Order the New Drawn And Quartered EP NOW

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS re-interpret Christmas classics with a bloody dose of pure pirate folk rock!

The salty air is freezing and Swedish sea dogs YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are ready to trim your Christmas tree in the most chilling of ways! The collective just released their new holiday single, “Drawn And Quartered”, along with an official animated music video.

Their new single is a rum-soaked harbinger of their upcoming 7inch, Drawn And Quartered, out on December 1, 2020 via Napalm Records – heralding in the jolliest season of the year in true swashbuckling manner, but with a ghoulish grin. Wrapped in the swag of pirate folk rock, the newly-interpreted, grim covers of two Christmas classics will draw the listener into a dark underworld of blood and bones.

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are already well known for their singalong hymns and unmistakably folksy tunes, and now explore the less-traveled waters of yuletide tuneage! With a stiff sea breeze, a wink of the eye and a dose of bloody, dark humor, the pirates prepare for the freezing cold of winter!

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS on the new single:
“In YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS, for the last decade we have had a yearly tradition of defiling a Christmas classic. It started as an internal joke, never intended for an audience outside of the band. Now here we are today, releasing our 2020 annual adaptation on a metal label, haha! This year, it is the traditional carol “Hosanna in Excelsis (Ding Dong Merrily on High)” that has been dragged to the chopping block to be hung, drawn and quartered beyond recognition. We doubt that we will hear this version being sung by your average christmas choir anytime soon though.” 

Watch the animated video for “Drawn And Quartered” HERE:

Order the Drawn And Quartered 7inch HERE:

The two-track EP presents another stunning, adventurous, yet bloody side of YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS.  “Drawn And Quartered” features a dancing, dangling pirate as he experiences a curious macabre Christmas marvel, whilst “Deck and Hull” captivates with a frenetic tavern-like atmosphere and a beguiling female voice meeting raspy pirate chanting. YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS tug the listener through dreary winter days and prepare them for the most eerily beautiful time of the year.

Drawn And Quartered will be available in the following formats:
– digital
– exclusive 7inch Vinyl in oxblood (strictly limited to 300 copies)

(Drawn and Quartered – exclusive 7inch Vinyl in oxblood)

Catch YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS live:
w/ VISIONS OF ATLANTIS & AD INFINITUM
* Support DRAGONY

09.09.21 AT – Graz / Orpheum
10.09.21 DE – Weinheim / Cafe Central
11.09.21 IT – Milano / Legend Club
12.09.21 DE – Munich / Backstage Club
14.09.21 UK – London / The Underworld
15.09.21 FR – Paris / Backstage By The Mill
16.09.21 DE – Cologne / Helios 37
17.09.21 NL – Enschede / Metropol
18.09.21 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
19.09.21 DE – Erfurt / From Hell
21.09.21 NL – Utrecht / De Helling
22.09.21 NL – Tillburg / 013
24.09.21 DE – Hamburg / Headcrash
25.09.21 SE – Gothenburg / Valand
26.09.21 SE – Stockholm / Slaktkyran
29.09.21 DE – Dresden / Club Puschkin
30.09.21 CZ – Prague / Nova Chmelnice
01.10.21 AT – Vienna / Szene*
02.10.21 CZ – Zlin / Masteres of Rock Cafe
03.10.21 SK – Zvolen / DK ZSR

YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are:
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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