Captain Black Beard made it's live debut on the 31st of October 2009 and continued on to play most of the clubs in their hometown Stockholm, Sweden. At the end of 2010 the band decided to pick it up a notch and record a full length album. The completion of their self-titled debut CD was celebrated together with hundreds of friends and fans at Göta Källare in Stockholm on the 28th of May, 2011. In the fall the band made their first concerts abroad as they did a short tour of the U.S.
Captain Black Beard's first CD was hailed in the press with tons of great reviews all over the world, from Australia to Brazil, in magazines such as Classic Rock, Classic Rock AOR, Sweden Rock, Fireworks, Power Play, Black Velvet and Red Hot Rock. It was also named one of the "Albums Of The Year So Far" by legendary journalist Geoff Barton of Classic Rock.
2012 saw the band playing in the U.K. for the first time, headlining Summer Nights Rock Fest in Stockholm and gearing up for the next album, among other things.
Most of 2013 was spent working on the second album "Before Plastic" which was released via Dead End Exit (a division of RoastingHouse) Records in May 2014. The band also made a triumphant return to the U.K. playing the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales and opening for Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz). There were music videos for the songs "Somebody", "Bad Girl" and "Aiming For Love" made by 11 Frames Productions to coincide with the release of "Before Plastic", an album that's also been getting great reviews and features guest appearances by Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad) among others.
In February 2015 Captain Black Beard entered the studio to record their third album, with producer Chips Kiesbye (Sator, Hellacopters, Bonafide). During the year the band also toured Scandinavia as support act to Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple), Robin Beck and House Of Lords. Their third album "It's A Mouthful" was released on March 18th, 2016 via Perris Records and the tour started with a comeback to the Hard Rock Hell AOR festival in Wales as well as supporting Joe Lynn Turner again. The first single "Divided Feelings" saw the band in another great video shot by 11 Frames. By the end of the year the band decided to find a new lead singer to elevate their sound. The band finished off 2016 by supporting Sator at a sold out show in Gothenburg.
In 2017 the new and improved Captain Black Beard entered the studio to record their fourth album. This time with producer Jona Tee (keyboardist in H.E.A.T).
On April 25th 2018 "Struck By Lightning" was released via Melodic Rock Records...
Christian Ek - guitar / Martin Holsner - vocals Robert Majd - bass / Vinnie Stromberg - drums
Promo picture for the upcoming album "Sonic Forces":