Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Alunah - Fire of Thornborough Henge

ALUNAHs fourth album "Solennial", was released on 17th March 2017 via Svart Records. "Solennial" was recorded and mixed by Chris Fielding (CONAN) at Skyhammer Studios, England and mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Recording Studios, England. The album features guest appearances by Charlotte ‘Chipper’ Nicholls (CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX, PORTISHEAD) and Rich Harris (OILY TOYS).

For 10 years Sophie, guitarist David Day, bassist Daniel Burchmore and drummer Jake Mason, since first coming together in the English Midlands in 2006, ALUNAH have trafficked in a blend of the earthly and the unearthly.

Over the course of their three albums – 2010’s "Call of Avernus", 2012’s "White Hoarhound" and 2014’s "Awakening The Forest" – the four-piece have been a constant force of progression into an individualized take on psychedelic and organic heft. Their material has never lacked structure or groove, but with the melodic vocals of guitarist Sophie Day ever at the fore, they keep an eye toward the ethereal as well.

That was never more true than on "Awakening the Forest", which was released by Napalm Records and followed by 2015 CD reissues of the first two albums via PRC Music and a vinyl release for "Call of Avernus" through UK imprint HeviSike Records, with one for "White Hoarhound" still to come in 2016. But even that ending was only a beginning.

Following in the footsteps of Svart alums HEXVESSEL and JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES, ALUNAH arrive at the label preceded by a reputation for blending nature worship and heavy vibes with a grace that few can match, basking in a sun-soaked spirit of beauty and decay, folklore and deeply personal expression. Look for them to expand their sonic palette with the new material and build on what they’ve accomplished before in their rich, engaging sound that seems to be always wandering and never, ever lost.

In November 2017 ALUNAH announced the addition of vocalist Siân Greenaway to their lineup, Greenaway joins ALUNAH after the stunning departure in September of founding vocalist/guitarist Sophie Day, who fronted the band across four full-length releases, the latest of which, Solennial, was issued earlier this year on Svart Records. In conjunction with Day’s leaving, ALUNAH vowed to press on, and with the arrival of Greenaway, they will look to tour in 2018 and begin writing material for their next album.

Today's tune "Fire of Thornborough Henge" is taken from ALUNAHs fourth album "Solennial", enjoy!

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