Since no day is complete without a reminder of one’s getting old — beyond the fatigue, aches, malaise, etc., I mean — UK doomers Alunah will oversee a reissue of their 2010 album, Call of Avernus. Why does that make me feel old? Because I remember reviewing it when it first came out. Their full-length debut, it set the tone for the gorgeous and increasing lushness that would follow on their two subsequent outings, 2012’s White Hoarhound (review here) and last year’s righteous third, Awakening the Forest (review here), and while I guess it’s not unreasonable to put the record out there again — they, things get reissued after months, let alone years — it just doesn’t seem like that long ago that Call of Avernus showed up the first time.
HeviSike Records has made the LP — limited to 300 copies — available to preorder with new art and fancy one-per-customer limited-edition goodness. Orders went live yesterday and if they’re not already gone, no doubt they soon will be. PRC Music will have a new CD version of it out this year as well.
To the PR wire:
ALUNAH – CALL OF AVERNUS (LP) HVSK-1206
Birmingham based Alunah are not part of any scene; instead they carve their own path merging elements of doom, psych and classic heavy rock with earthy hypnotic vocal melodies. HeviSike Records are proud to present this deluxe issue of their debut album, Call of Avernus, for the first time on vinyl.
Through the band’s relentless touring schedule, which has seen them tour with the likes of Saint Vitus, Fu Manchu & The Sword, Alunah have gained a dedicated following. With this and the success of ‘White Hoarhound’ (2012) and ‘Awakening The Forest’ (2014) interest has grown in their 2010 opus ‘Call Of Avernus’ along with demand for a vinyl release.
Recorded by esteemed producer Greg Chandler (Esoteric) and specifically mastered for the vinyl format by the legendary Tony Reed (Mos Generator), ‘Call of Avernus’ is offered in a limited run of 300.
Specifications: – All new album artwork – Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve – High Performance Coloured Vinyl (Ultra Clear or Olive Green) – Strictly Limited (100 Die Hard, 200 Limited Edition)
Pressing breakdown: Die Hard Edition – 100 Copies – UltraClear Vinyl – Exclusive to HeviSike.com Limited Edition – 200 Copies – Olive Green Vinyl – Band and Distribution edition A CD issue is being handled by PRC Music.
Pre-order date: Thursday 2nd April 2015 Release date: Monday 11th May 2015