Alunah receive 7/10 from Metal Hammer UK. Also featured in the other Team Rock group magazines, Classic Rock Magazine and Prog Magazine.
Thanks to the following for including "Awakening The Forest" and/or "Heavy Bough" in their top 2014 lists and honourable mentions. It feels good to see the fruits of our labour being so appreciated, and to be included among some incredible albums / songs / album covers.
Metal Hammer Germany
Doomed and Stoned
Angry Metal Guy
Kick Ass Metal
Fast 'n' Bulbous
The Metal Forge
M N Levinsen
Being in a band can play havoc with your memory bank, so every year we do this Year in Review to remind ourselves of the amazing times we have had. We also do it to thank everyone who has supported us, it's not possible to thank everyone but we hope you realise how much we appreciate all of you.
This is our third year in review and last December "when we wrote our first Year in Review, we stated that 'in our 6 year history, this year has been our best', well we topped that this year!" Well, guess what? We topped it again. We recorded our third album "Awakening the Forest" which was our first for Napalm Records, we toured the UK in May / June and Europe in October, made our first music video, had amazing press support, played with some world class bands, visited new countries, met tonnes of amazing people, released and then sold out of our 2010 debut album "Call of Avernus" tape cassette, and signed re-release deals for "Call of Avernus" and "White Hoarhound". We would like to thank everyone who came to our gigs, bought something with our name on it, wrote about us, and told their friends about us. Thanks to these people in particular for the dedication and support given to us this year (and some, since the beginning!), if we've missed anyone we're really sorry, it's impossible to thank everyone:
Sebastian, Mona, Andy, Daniel and Moni at Napalm Records, Matte, Beth, David, Kat and Sylvain at Sound of Liberation, Nathan & Jae at Cosmic Tomb, Remi at PRC Music, Olivia Burr, Mez Dewsbury, Greg Chandler, Tony Reed, Jay Ackerman, Michael Cowell, Rhodri Thomas, Simon Matthews, George Sanderon, Dominic Sohor, Elin Larsson, Edgar Livengood, Gazelle Amber Valentine, Billy Goate, Tony Gaskin, Peter Keevil, Johhny Zed, Paul Castles, Frank Schneider, Ed Barnard (get well soon!), Mick & Geraldine OFGB, Emma Billingham, Paul Billingham, Vic Taylor, Andy Smith, Sioux, Gudi, Jonay (DUDE!), Emma Sainsbury, Jon Anderson, Phil Smith, Jason Woodroffe, Andy Thorley, Naiko Franklin, Fiamma Fatale Tafur, Guido Isaza, Neil Hadden, Martin (Dom Overlord), Stuart Smith, Gina Smith, Alex Johnson, Jon Paul Davis, Emily Yardley, Pete Green, Chris Hatton, Tracey Hatton, Mike Jeffries, Heather Jeffries, Mel Bull, Gaf Evans, Glyn Evans, Bek Cross, Emma Wileman, Lee Wileman, Nick Flagg, Louisa Tam, Paul Evans, Sarah Latimer, Dave Booth, Rick Eaglestone, Julia Willett, Dave Mason, Barb Mason, Simon Burchmore and Glenys Burchmore.
We must also mention the following bands, promoters, radio shows, magazines and websites who we've worked / played with in 2014:
Brant Bjork, Spirit Caravan, Grand Magus, Kadavar, Windhand, The Vintage Caravan, Brain Police, Mars Red Sky, The Order of Israfel, Monolith Cult, Ki, Lonely Kamel, 1000 Mods, Conan, Black Willows, Dozer, Naam, Greenleaf, Purson, Hung on Horns, Pigwitch, Terror Swarm, Iron Rat, Up in Smoke Festival, Trip Out Festival, Terrorizer Magazine, Zero Tolerance Magazine, Metal Mouth, The Sleeping Shaman, The Obelisk, The Sludgelord, Doomed and Stoned, Doomantia, Midlands Metalheads, Loudwire, Hand of Doom, Heavy Handed Radio, Ohmzs Sound Services, Maximum Volume, Decibal Magazine, The Midlands Rocks, About.com, Metallized Magazine, Hammerworld Magazine, Spark Rock Magazine, Metallian Magazine, Sweden Rock Magazine, Northern Darkness, The Soggy Bog, Rock a Rolla Magazine, Metal Hammer Magazine, Deaf Forever Magazine, Scream Magazine, Rock Hard Magazine, Death Before The Cage, Aardshock Magazine, Rock Tribune Magazine, Hard Force, Rock 'n' Reel, New Noise Magazine, The O2 Academy Group, Heretic Promotions, Fear Me Music, DesertScene, Kick Ass Metal, Stoned Gatherings, Dead Pig Tour Booking, Immerhin, Roadtrip To Outta Space, Graf Hugo, The Slade Rooms, Freakout Club, Voice of Art, The Vault, The Unicorn, and Jackhammer Promotions. There are so many more to add to this list, and we're sorry if we've missed you - we appreciate everyone!
In 2015 we will re-release "Call of Avernus" and "White Hoarhound" on PRC Music, and will announce various UK and European gigs and festivals. Merry Christmas, and here's to a happy new year - these were our most popular blog posts of 2014...
These are our favourite memories...
Thanks to Robert Müller of Metal Hammer Germany for featuring us in "The dead corner" ("Der Tote Winkel"), a feature talking about 5 new albums he has recently discovered, and of which are now part of his favourite playlists. This time he's discussing doom metal, and has been very kind to include Alunah!
"Let's stay on the island and bring a formula into the game, which enjoys a certain popularity: Seventies-riffs and a female singer. Both what ALUNAH have, but their second album WHITE HOARHOUND (Psychedoomelic) rocks the whole occult rock pile neatly in the corner. Straightforward Black Sabbath worship with equally straightforward songs and fine emotional moments, a timeless piece."
This week Desertscene have announced some more Brits for DesertFest 2012 and this little message comes direct from their website... http://www.thedesertfest.com/london/
"Desertfest are proud to announce this amazing trio of British bands – DOPEFIGHT, SLABDRAGGER and ALUNAH. These doom laden beasts are just the start, as we have many more of the UK’s best bands and much more doom to come!"
The festival is sponsored by Orange Amps, Metal Hammer, Jagermeister and Classic Rock Magazine. Bands confirmed so far are Church of Misery, Orange Goblin, Gentlemans Pistols, Valient Thorr, Truckfighters and Greenleaf. .. the date that we play has not been confirmed yet but as you can see we're in awesome company!!
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