"Hard Rock Hell 2013 has been labelled “Cirque Du Rock”... a Rock ‘n’ Roll circus extravaganza of grotesquely monumetal proportions. Full of twisted darkened moments and unrivalled camaraderie - and laced with the kind of pure adrenalin pumping high-octane rock ‘n’ roll you didn’t think was still achievable.This is a festival created by a circle of people who continue to know how to do it. And do it well. Aussie Rockers Airbourne and Tracer are set to join fellow countrymen Electric Mary for an all out Antipodean attack on our Homeland (Well, the principality of Wales, to be exact.) But fear not, because we have found five new tantalising treats from Europe’s darkest underbellies to tempt your tender tinnitus-sizzled ear-holes - and to get your snake-oiled boots a-groovin’. 2013 appears to be one of the best HRH bills yet"
"Birmingham based ALUNAH is a psyche/stoner/doom band which unleashes an incredible paganistic sound characterized by thick guitars, a punishing rhythm section, and earthy and hypnotic vocal melodies. Sometimes groovy, oppressive, or downright grimy depending on what the situation calls for, the songs are dark and slow without being downers! Try ‘White Hoarhound’ for a thick slice of eagle feathers and tar pit. Black vaporizing guitars bubble up like methane seepages. And the moonshine clarity of the vocal from Soph crystalizes your fancies and lifts you from doom-filled decay. But not for long"
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