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Latest Achilles News

Below is our complete Achilles news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Achilles Posts New EP Teaser Trailer

Achilles has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming five song EP "Spittin' On A Unicorn," which is scheduled to be released June 1st, 2011. You can check out the trailer in the player below.

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Soul Control Replaces Vocalist Matt Amore

Rhode Island hardcore band Soul Control has announced the recent departure of vocalist Matt Amore. He has subsequently been replaced by Rory VanGrol of Achilles. Here's a statement from the band:

"On April 2nd Matt Amore informed us he was quitting Soul Control. His reasons are personal and we will not go into detail here, that is up to him explain publicly if he so desires. There were a lot of mixed emotions to say the least and we've all handled it differently as individuals. The one thing we will express on Matt's behalf is that it was his wish that Soul Control continued. After about two weeks of serious thought, serious talk and serious emotion, the three remaining members agreed that we did want to continue. While it is Matt's time to depart, it is not Soul Control's time to stop. With an entire new album written musically and 3 tours booked for this summer, we are not ready to just "throw it all away." So we're not going to. As a band and as friends we wish Matt the best in life and we know he wishes the same for us. We know this because we are friends and will remain so.

"That all being said, after an emotional month, we are a complete band again. Rory VanGrol is now an official member of Soul Control. Some of you may know Rory from his work with the bands How We Are and Achilles. After hanging with him and practicing with him, the choice was a swift one. Things are already moving quickly and you'll be hearing things soon."

In related news, Soul Control and Lie and Wait will be touring together in June. Here are the tour dates:

6/12 San Antonio, TX @ The Crossing
6/13 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
6/14 Houston, TX @ The Junction
6/15 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
6/16 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/17 Atlanta, GA @ TBA
6/18 York, PA @ Fat Paul's Basement
6/19 Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
6/20 Providence, RI @ The Living Room w/ Verse, Have Heart, Tides

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Achilles, Tides, Like Wolves Announce Mini-Tour

Achilles, Tides, and Like Wolves will team up for several shows this month. Here's the info:

1/10 Rochester, NY @ North St. W/ Monolith
1/11 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Community Center W/ Romans, Torquemada
1/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Lost & Found W/ Dear Tonight
1/13 Providence, RI @ The Metal Mansion/Easy Access W/ Miseltoe

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Achilles Posts Two New Songs Online

Two new songs from Rochester hardcore/metal band Achilles, "We Are Fixtures" and "The Cold Floor," from the upcoming full length "Hospice" have been posted on the band's MySpace page. "Hospice" officially comes out on May 8th.

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