We asked bassist Dan Burchmore about the 3 albums that have influenced him the most during his musical career.
Make sure you check Alunah live at one of these dates:
21 October – The Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK
27 October – The Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham, UK
3 November – The Green Room, Welwyn Garden City, UK
10 November – Doom Over Vienna, Vienna, AT
17 November – Asylum 2, Birmingham, UK
1 December – The Rigger, Stoke, UK
8 December – The Swan, Ipswich, UK
Metallica – …and Justice for All
To me, I feel Metallica’s early albums purveyed a ‘do or die’ attitude and there was no compromise when it came to the music they wanted to make. That definitely resonated with me as the cliched young frustrated teenager. I’d be confident in saying that the DVD accompaniment of them performing live in Seattle ‘89 is directly responsible for me picking up a musical instrument and wanting to attempt to make half as much racket as they did.
Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
Due to being from a small town with limited resources this desire went unsatisfied, and it was because of this band I ventured outside the local scene to find more diverse musicians. Kyuss had a huge impact on the music I wanted to make, and once they had opened me up to stoner rock I found myself on the mountainous pilgrimage into doom metal. As a result of being in a touring doom metal band, I actually had the privilege of meeting the original drummer Brant Bjork backstage at a festival in Switzerland, where I proceeded to gush all over the man and tell him how much this album meant to me. Although, I’m sure Brant was pretty baked at the time!
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison
‘25 minutes to go’ is in particular, a perfect Cash song, and makes you realise the facetious nature of life. This is real music, about real life, played by a real man to real people. For that, this album is always my go to when I feel like being grounded, and reminded of what music does for the soul.