Heavy metal band "Alestorm" sneaks multiple Donkey Kong Country references into their latest album art

Looks like I've got a new favorite band

Alestorm is a heavy metal band from Scotland that uses a pirate theme in a lot of their music. It also seems the band is quite fond of the Donkey Kong Country series.

The band just released their latest album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut, back on May 29th, 2020. A quick glance at the cover makes it seem like any other pirate-themed artwork, with perhaps a nod to the Pirates of the Caribbean. When you take a deeper look, you see all kinds of Donkey Kong Country references in the artwork.

Scattered along the left-hand side of the art is a banana peel, a Donkey Kong skeleton, multiple Kremlings, a TNT barrel, and even a DK Coin floating in the background. These guys definitely love their Donkey Kong Country!

Thanks to 1_21_gigawatts for the heads up!

Categories: Media, Consoles


I also noticed that one song is called "Zombies Ate My Pirate Ship", a reference to "Zombies Ate My Neighbors", which is also on SNES like the first 3 DKC games.

Not a huge fan of Alestorm, though I've heard they're great live, but this is fun Smile


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