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...
- Alunah and Napalm Records Announce Third Album Details
- The Obelisk Premieres "Heavy Bough" by Alunah
- Alunah to Support Spirit Caravan in Manchester
- Alunah to Release Call of Avernus and White Hoarhound Albums
- Introducing Alunah's "Awakening The Forest" Artwork with Soph Day and Michael Cowell
These are our favourite memories...