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Black Bullet Live Presents Karma to Burn
Alunah will be supporting the legendary Karma to Burn in Birmingham. This will be the third time that Alunah will have shared a stage with them, and joining them will be local lads Moghul and Desert Storm from Oxford.
The gig will take place on Thursday 18th July at The Asylum2 in Hockley, Birmingham. Tickets are normally £9 face value, but Alunah fans can access a link for cheaper £7 tickets.
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Thanks so much to The Midlands Rocks for this great review!
"It’s safe to assume that when venturing out for a night of Doom, you can leave the needle and thread in the sewing kit. There’ll be no split sides in need of repair after a fit of the giggles, that’s for sure.
Inconspicuously, the sun was blazing for a trip to the musical darkside in Birmingham. Although the great fire god had failed to shine on Dopethrone who had been forced to withdraw from this tempting triple header at the Asylum 2.
The absence of the Canadians was scarcely felt however, with local stand-ins Alunah proving a revelation on the night. Diminutive singer Soph Day has a vocal range and presence that defies her physical stature and the Brummie band served up a starter of Doom that would have graced any table.
Although firmly encased in the Doom pigeon-hole, Alunah aren’t afraid to spread their wings and some of their material has some wonderfully creative and lighter touches that draw you in closer. The night proved to be something of a parting of the waves though with Soph wishing bassist Gary luck with his new musical venture. Alunah will hopefully go from strength to strength once his shoes are filled.
Such was the density of the smoke bellowing from the stage like an over excitable power station that within the intimate confines of the Asylum 2, Soph at times became almost lost in a thick green cloud more suited to some kind of Dickensian docklands murder mystery. Alunah signed off with a smothering Belial’s Fjord which they dedicated to the absent Dopethrone."
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"Tonight is my first visit to Upstairs at The Garage and I am immediately sold on the place. A steady stream of fans flow through the doors and await what is purported to be a night of full blown, doom laden riffage. Alunah, from Birmingham, are first to take stage. They straight away impress with their huge psychedelic sound that at times is reminiscent of Kyuss but on steroids. Soph Day on vocals and guitar really delivers in front of a band that is obviously tight. Their set is short and full of nice heavy grooves, consisting of four songs off of 2012’s White Hoarhound album. Closer “Belial’s Fjord” leaves me wanting to hear more from this band." Read more >>
DAY 1 - 2
25/04/13 - 16/04/13 - BIRMINGHAM [UK] to BERLIN [GER]
27.04.13. BERLIN [GER]
DesertFest Berlin @ Astra Kulterhaus w/ Troubled Horse, Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man, My Sleeping Karma, Kadaver, Orchid, Gentleman's Pistols & 1000 Mods
28/04/13 - BERLIN [GER] to SZCZECIN [PL]
Venue: Morion w/ Dopelord & Stoneache
29/04/13 - SZCZECIN [PL] to BREMEN [GER]
Venue: Romer w/ Belzebong
30/04/13 - BREMEN [GER] to DRESDEN [GER]
Venue: Sektor Evolution w/ Ufomammut & Belzebong
01/05/13 - DRESDEN [GER] to COTTBUS [GER]
Venue: La Casa w/ Belzebong & Nu-nation
02/05/13- COTTBUS [GER] TO COPENHAGEN [DK]
03/05/13 - COPENHAGEN [DK]
Heavy Days in Doom Town II @ Ungdomshuset
w/ Toner Low, Belzebong, Sienna Root, Samothrace, Bell Witch, Conan
DAY 10 - 11
04/05/13 - 05/05/13 - COPENHAGEN [DK] to ESBJERG [DK] to HARWICH [UK]
"Interesting" Tour Facts
Miles travelled: 2,960
Countries driven through: 7
People in the van: 6
Bottles of spirits drank (including Malibu!): 7
Bottles of beer drank: Too many
Bottles of cactus cider drank: 1/4 (urrgh)
Times stopped by police: 1
Number of bands watched: 17
Episodes of "Only Fools of Horses" watched: Numerous
Amount of people Soph hugged and kissed: Lots
Amount of times Soph got Mez in trouble with his single Polish phrase: Lots (ask him, it's ace!)
Amount of penis pictures Mez drew in the sand: 1
Here are a few live reviews of Alunah at Heavy Days in Doom Town II in Copenhagen, Denmark (03/05/13)
Temple of Perdition
"Alunah will be a very special moment, there's a wide variety of heavy sounds displayed during these 4 days but none like this full hour of tasty UK Doom... The easiness of Dave Day on guitar is very impressive, the guy is majestic in its playing and attitude, damn crushing and so serene at the same time... Soph doesn't count her efforts and looks pretty excited, maybe the flow and tone of her vocals could be more ultimately accurated on stage but she's a great frontwoman and the setlist is just fantastic with five songs of "White Hoarhound" and two from the "Call of Avernus" debut album and ... "Oak Ritual" is one of the best songs I'll hear in the week-end, mighty doom riffs with earthy psychedelic soundscapes and to end on the crushing pagan Doom of "Belial's Fjord" was awesome, a very very good set!"
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"Birmingham's Alunah were a great, soulful start to the day, their blues-y stoner rock going down well with the first D61 beer (of many) of the day. Vocalist Soph Day clearly worships at the altar of Lori S, her soaring voice weaving perfectly with the desert-driving guitar of husband Dave. I think this was the last show of their tour, but don't miss them next time they come around. Their most recent album White Hoarhound is available through PsycheDOOMelic"
Read the full Repulsive Revolutions review here >>
Here is a live review mentioning Alunah at DesertFest Berlin (27/04/13)
Stonerhead Let Groove Your Brains Tonight
"Also the smaller bands have shown their best side, ear rotating shows of 1000 mods, Alunah, Belzebong, Satellite Beaver, Naam, Troubled Horse... And other great band's from all over the world"
Read the full Stonerhead Let Groove Your Brains Tonight review here >>
"One of the biggest surprises of the Desertfest were Alunah from Birmingham, hometown of heavy metal. I didn’t know the three guys and the charismatic singer Soph Day before and watch them only because I hadn’t anything else to do. Stoner-Doom with a lot of feeling, melodic singing and much groove enticed some visitors, too. The good performance of Alunah was confirmed by nodding heads and much applause. Definitely an insider tip for upcoming festivals."
Read the full stonerrock.eu review here >>
"I see a good part of the show. Already seen and appreciated DesertFest London last year. I faint. Just like on album. And once again, they provide well. And I understand my interest in the group: doom with a girl's voice singing pretty interesting but also with enough sludge sound, always effective. Therefore giving a fairly original and explosive mixture. Very good show, but a surprise to me. It starts well. It's nice. (Even if rock draping like that in a dark room in the middle of the afternoon is surprising)"
Read the full Moonlight666.com review here >>
Some YouTube footage of Alunah at DesertFest Berlin:
We're really pleased to announce that we'll be playing Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) which takes place November 28-30th at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, N.Wales. Full line-up so far is:
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Upcoming Alunah Gigs >>
Friday 31st March
The Chameleon, Nottingham
Thursday 6th April
The Flapper, Birmingham
Friday 7th April
Saturday 8th April
Sunday 9th April
The Lounge, London
Saturday 6th May
MFC, Coevorden (NL)
Sunday 7th May
Route 66, Dusseldorf (DE)
Monday 8th May
Music City, Antwerp (BE)
Tuesday 9th May
Wednesday 10th May
TBC, Mannheim (DE)
Thursday 11th May
Coq d'Or, Olten (CH)
Friday 12th May
Bloom, Mezzago (IT)