Main Act: Acid King
Date: 27th July 2017
Advance Tickets: £15
Venue: The Black Heart
Desertscene are pleased to announce Acid King will be returning to London, playing The Black Heart on the July 27th! And to top of that fantastic news, Alunah will be joining them.
With over two decades of road-hardened experience in the scene, it's no exaggeration to state that Acid King helped shape a wave of doom in the nineties and noughties. Formed in 1993 and named after Ricky Kasso - a notorious figure nicknamed "The Acid King" - the San Francisco collective quickly got to work recording their iconic debut EP, 1994s self titled. Driven by a painstakingly slow pace and and the iconic vocals of frontwoman and guitarist Lori S, Acid King fast became one of the hot tickets on a burgeoning American doom scene, especially after the release of their first full length Zoroaster in 95.
The band continued at a fairly frantic pace until 2005's Acid King III, by which point Acid King were already demi-gods of the stoner rock movement. A ten year absence on record followed, only to be broken by Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, a record which doubled down on the previously present tinges of psychedelia and found itself on many a year end list, fighting for the top spot with Elder's Lore. Few albums are worth as long a wait as the one they produced.
Joining them are Brummie doom heroes Alunah. Since their formation in 2006, Alunah have been a powerful force of hauntingly heavy in the UK doom scene, producing four must listen albums, including this year's fantastic Solennial. Hinged around the mesmerising vocals of Sophie Day, the atmospheric clout of their output so far - and the full force of their live appearances - cement the band as future legends of this scene.
Two of the heaviest bands out there today, Acid King and Alunah will slay The Black Heart in July. For a night of low down slowed down doom, Book your tickets today.