On the back of last year’s critically acclaimed Amber & Gold EP, West Midlands quartet Alunah return with their brand new album titled Violet Hour. This is the doom outfit’s first release under their new working collaboration with Heavy Psych Sounds, joining label mates and high class acts such as Brant Bjork, Nebula, Nick Oliveri and Yawning Man.
“The first half of this year has been an incredibly positive, creative and productive period for Alunah,” says drummer Jake Mason. “We are therefore extremely honoured and excited for the resulting album to be be coming out on Heavy Psych Sounds and to join a roster that features such inspirational artists.”
Violet Hour sees the energy of Alunah’s dark, doom tinged hard rock being cranked up with the arrival of guitarist Dean Ashton (bass, Diamond Head) alongside the soaring vocals of Siân Greenaway and rhythmic foundation of Dan Burchmore and Jake Mason.
Recorded at the historic Foel Studio in Wales and produced by Chris Fielding (Conan, Electric Wizard, Primordial) these eight tracks on display show the fruits of a productive early 2019 with a searing combination of melodies, riffs and focused writing.
Alunah have just unveiled the album artwork for their highly anticipated, upcoming record, which is set for a release on October 11. The band continues: “Alunah are very happy and excited to release Violet Hour to the world. It has been so enjoyable to write and record this album during an energetic and focused period for the band. Having it released on Heavy Psych Sounds is a great feeling and we cannot wait for people to hear it. The time to fear is now!@
A UK summer tour with The Obsessed and an appearance at this year’s prestigious Damnation Festival at Leeds Student Union in November have just been confirmed with many more live dates as well as album tunes to follow soon!