Brisbane metal crew Lavidius have just revealed a brand new track along with the announcement of their new frontman Ben Davis (Tria Mera)! We got first dibs on sharing this one with you, so take a listen now while you read up on the track and the band's newest member.
The new track is named after privateer turned pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold, who operated during the War of Spanish Succession in the early 1700s during the tail end of the Golden Age of Piracy.
"He has one of the best pirate stories…" Explains Ben Davis. "He and his crew got so drunk one night after a successful raid that they all threw their hats overboard. When they woke the next morning, they realized their mistake and hunted down a cargo ship and boarded it. They tied up the entire crew and took their hats. They left all of the cargo and only stole the hats to replace the ones they had thrown overboard in their drunken state the night before."
Captain Benjamin Hornigold is a first taste of what new frontman Ben Davis will be bringing to the band. It sounds pretty great to us, and it would seem the other members agree. "Ben has a very professional attitude and fun vibe" says guitarist Jon Shedden. "He is already pushing us in music directions we previously didn’t think possible." Keep an ear out for more from Lavidius down the track.
Captain Benjamin Hornigold will be available for streaming and download this Friday.