Alunah Announced For Doom Over London IV, Alongside Moonspell, Impaled Nazarene, In The Woods, Darkher, and Mourning Beloveth
Alunah have been announced for Doom Over London IV, which will take place in Tufnell Park in March 2016 at Aces & Eights, The Dome and Boston Music Rooms. Read more on the Metal Hammer website >>
The heavy metal heavens opened up at The Unicorn on Saturday night and rained down some of the most pulverising riffage courtesy of five brilliant underground bands. From around the country they came led by Alunah. This was…AWESOME…
There is a healthy crowd from the outset which helped create a lively atmosphere for these bands to showcase their wares.
Alunah’s fast growing reputation for delivering classic British doom metal is well deserved. Those smooth Soph Day vocals over rich, powerful guitar and rhythm work prove why they are young standard bearers for the genre. At times they almost sound imperial and there is a trance-like quality about their set. Tracks from their latest release Awakening The Forest get a nice work out. This is the band to watch in the future.
The music is one thing, the community is another and there was such a nice vibe around The Unicorn tonight.
I’m lucky I get to a lot of gigs but sometimes certain nights really stand out. This was one of them – five absolutely brilliant bands and it was great to see plenty of support.
The Unicorn, London (28th May 2014)
The Green Door Store, Brighton (29th May 2014)
The Vault, Rugby (30th May 2014)
The Star and Garter, Manchester (31st May 2014)
Till Death Doom Us Part, Lakota, Bristol (1st June 2014)
The pea green tapes will be available from:
The label will also have a stand at Till Death Doom Us Part Fest at Lakota, Bristol on 1st June.
Thanks to The Morsel for this short but ultra sweet review!
"Once again the trek into Tottenham Court Road and the ever personal and intimate Borderline to see German psych campaigners SBE. This is a band that seem to have been around for ever and a band that have been a major part in consolidating the German stoner scene (with Colourhaze) as one of the premier scenes in the world in recent years. So it is with quite a bit of excitement and interest that I head into this one. Also a fair amount of concern as the laid back "I'll get tix on the door" approach encounters a wobble when one website claims it is sold out. As a result I arrive early and my fears are put quickly to rest which however works hugely in my favour as tonight SBE is also supported by two bands that I have quite interested in seeing. Birmingham's Alunah and Stubb! Having seen Stubb once before I was keen to seem them again and Alunah is a band I have seen on plenty of other gig posters so interest was spiked. Bypassing a chilly red stripe at the crowbar (get one after) I settle into Alunah's set. Huge sound, droning heavy riffs and a overall great set which got the HUGE early crowd in the mood. Definitely a band I will be checking out in the near future".
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Big thanks to John Zilic at Metal Mouth (a true gent!) for this review!
"Soho is buzzing and The Borderline is filling quickly. Berlin’s Samsara Blues Experiment are bringing their own brand of psychedelic rock to London. Anticipation is high but tonight turns out to be a triple treat. Taking to the stage in a hurry, Alunah waste no time in laying down their take on doom and much more. Chest pounding riffs morph into hypnotic grooves, and Soph Day’s entrancing vocals sometimes verge on the Patti Smith style. A big wall of sound courtesy of Dan Burchmore on bass and Jake Mason on drums provides the platform; all the while Soph and Dave Days’ mighty twin guitar assault take us on a journey into heavy. Rounding off their set, White Hoarhound, Bricket Wood Coven and the punshing Belials Fjord leave me wanting more. All these years on and it seem the Birmingham talent pool is still there."
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Thanks to Zero Tolerance magazine for this awesome Alunah review from when we played with The Wounded Kings, Witchsorrow and Huata at The Garage, London back in May.
"As i walk into the confines of the upstairs room at the Garage I'm immediately stopped in my tracks by the epic soulful sound of Alunah in full flight. The perfectly ponderous riffs roll out from the stage in waves while wonderful wailing leads circle overhead and hammering drum beats sit behind like portentous thunder clouds. The deep, rumbling grooves of their set fall silent all too quickly but its still a magnificent start to the evening"
As I'm typing this I'm just about getting over our IMMENSE show with Sally, Meadows and Engines of Armageddon at The Unicorn in Camden, London on Saturday.
I'm not gonna bullshit, we were slightly apprehensive about the turn out... not just because of the rioting that had happened during the week but also due to Bloodstock being on! However, we need not have worried cos Matt from Human Disease Promotion (also check out his band Dead Existence) did a PROPER job and I'm just about getting my hearing back!!
Unfortunately for us Lifer couldn't make it due to them playing Bloodstock but fear not... they'll be back with Sally and Alunah this weekend in Birmingham (Fri - also with Parole) and Bradford (Sat - also with Hollow Earth)!!
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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)
Monday 8th May
Music City, Antwerp (BE)
Thursday 11th May
Coq d'Or, Olten (CH)
Friday 12th May
Bloom, Mezzago (IT)