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Formed: 1988
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Acheron News

Below is our complete Acheron 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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1985-1995: The Golden Age of Death Metal

Death should be credited with creating death metal, at least the old school style we recognize now, as they birthed the infamous Tampa, Florida sound. Bands such as Autopsy and Obituary—two of the forerunners—would not exist without Death. Death is not the true father of death metal, though. That distinction goes to Possessed. The California Bay Area group not only played a style of brutal, vicious metal, with loads of Satanic imagery, they also coined the term “death metal” on the “Seven Churches” album.

Around 1985, albums similar to “Slowly We Rot” (Obituary) and “Mental Funeral” (Autopsy) simply did not exist. Thrash was the fasted, craziest music around. Of course Possessed has already been mentioned, but the influence of Slayer, who obviously influenced Possessed, can not be under recognized. Where Possessed was different was they used a rougher production. Dark Angel, whose drummer, Gene Hoglan, would go on to be one of the most heralded drummers in the metal biz, certainly showed a good dose of Slayer in their sound. In the beginning, Slayer was nothing more than a faster, nefarious, more solo-oriented Venom protégé. More...

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Acheron To Stop Releasing Albums

Vincent Crowley from Acheron just issued this announcement online about switching gears to only releasing EPs and being a live band:

"After 28 years of releasing Acheron music, I have decided that Acheron will no longer be releasing anymore full length albums. Our musical catalog is very big and I feel I have put out enough quality work under the Acheron name that will keep the fires of Hell burning. The reality is when you have been around for so long you can release a fucking masterpiece and people will almost always think your older stuff is still better. I don’t agree, but I understand their nostalgic reasons.

"So from now on, Acheron will be more or less a live band. I have a great line-up and the energy they project is amazing. We plan to be changing up the setlist more often and adding more old songs to it. There will not be any full blown tours. Instead, Acheron will now only play shows that are worth while and festivals. More...

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Acheron Guitarist Injured In Auto Accident

Acheron's Art Taylor was recently in a serious auto accident, but that's not slowing him or the band down, as the group just posted this message online via Facebook:

"Acheron has dealt with lots of obstacles within the last year and we have overcome them all. Now our guitarist Art Taylor is really showing what a metal warrior he is.

"Just a couple of days ago he was in a auto accident that totaled his car and dislocated his shoulder. Yet he still showed up to practice today to rehearse for over 3 hours.

"When I asked him if he thinks he would be able to play the show next weekend in Maryland, he said 'Fuck Yeah, I can!' As you can see he is playing in a arm sling and still shredding. That is fucking dedication! So we better see all you fuckers in Maryland next Saturday....NO EXCUSES!" More...

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Acheron Unveils New Logo

Vincent Crowley from Acheron just checked in with this statement about a new logo to herald a change in the band's future:

"With the New Year I have decided to change the official Acheron logo to symbolize a new chapter of the Acheron saga. Instead of getting a totally brand new design, I decided to combine the original logo created in 1988 with the well known one we have used in different variations for the last 2 decades.

"I hired artist Vojtech Moonroot to re-work the 2 logos together. He did a great job and his design will now be the final design in Acheron. It represents homage to the band’s past while showing a new exciting future. (You can contact him at moonrootartworks[at]gmail.com). So here it is! I hope you like it and will join us on our new journey into Darkness!" More...

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Vincent Crowley Not Singing For Amon

Original Deicide guitarist has stirred the flames of the Internet recently with statements about Acheron vocalist Vincent Crowley playing in his group, Amon. Vincent Crowley made the following statement via his Facebook page.

"Hails All! I wanted to respond to Amon Eric Hoffman's recent post. I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking if I am the new singer of his band AMON. I believe Eric is re-vamping AMON and wants to get it active again. His post is more or less people he would like to work with. But obviously he makes it known in the post that not everyone has agreed yet. More...

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Bone Gnawer Premieres Another New Track

Bone Gnawer, the death metal outfit led by Kam Lee (ex-Massacre, ex-Mantas) premieres another new track titled "Horrors In The House Of Human Remains" taken from the upcoming album "Cannibal Crematorium" which showcases numerous special guests like Dave Ingram (ex-Benediction, ex-Bolt Thrower), Mark Riddick (Fetid Zombie), Vincent Crowley (Acheron), and Noel Kemper (Gruesome Stuff Relish).

Check out now "Horrors In The House Of Human Remains" featuring Matt Witchclan of Deadman's Blood.

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Acheron Issues Year-End Recap

Earlier this year American black/death metal band Acheron released "Kult Des Hasses" on Listenable Records. Now the band has checked in with the following year-end recap:

"Due to some issues within the band didn’t play any shows during most of the year and later parted ways with long time drummer Kyle Severn. After this time former guitarist Shaun Cothron rejoined the line-up and Brandon Howe was hired to play drums for their November/December shows entitled 'Unleash Hell 2014.'

"Howe is working out so well that Acheron has officially hired him as their official drummer. Brandon has been very dedicated and has shown a tremendous amount of energy and creativity. He is a very solid drummer and playing live with him has been a pleasure. After rehearsing our set list we started to work on a couple new songs. He was very easy to work with and brings a lot to the table. After our show in Baltimore we knew he was going to be our new drummer.

"Acheron will be finishing up 2014 shows this weekend on December 12th (Indianapolis, Indiana) and December 13th (Chicago, Illinois). When they finish the run, Acheron will start working on material for their next album.

"The goal for next year is to work on new music and do as many shows as possible. Acheron has never been an extensive tour band and they hope to change that in 2015! Acheron has recently been added to the roster for The Flaming Arts Agency for any European or Asian booking.
Last but not least, Acheron finally released the video for 'Satan Holds Dominion,' which is on the Listenable Records official YouTube." More...

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Acheron Proclaims "Satan Holds Dominion!"

Acheron just released a new video for "Satan Holds Dominion," which comes by way of the band's latest album "Kult Des Hasses," released via Listenable Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Daemonum Lux
2. Satan Holds Dominion
3. Raptured To Divine Perversion
4. Jesus Wept (Again And Again)
5. Thy Father Suicide
6. Misanthropic Race
7. Whores And Harlots
8. Asphyxiation (Hands Of God)
9. Concubina Do Diabo
10. Devil’s Black Blood

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Acheron Announces Lineup Changes

Acheron has checked in with the following announcement about lineup changes:

"Since the release of the album 'Kult Des Hasses' on Listenable Records the band has gone through some changes which have made them a much more lethal force. Vincent Crowley and Art Taylor has welcomed back guitarist Shaun Cothron to the unholy fold. Cothron played with Acheron from 2011 – 2013 and also played on the 2-song demo that got the band signed.

"After the departure of their long time drummer, Acheron has hired young skin basher Brandon Howe to cover the duties for all live shows. The band is testing the waters with Howe to possibly be a new member in Acheron."

Band founder Vincent Crowley aslo states: “I am very pleased to be playing with Shaun once again. He’s easy to get along with and a killer player. It will be great to have both Art Taylor and Shaun Cothron shredding together. As for Brandon Howe, he’s a kick ass drummer and he is hungry to play music. That is what we need right now. This is the first time in many years that Acheron is feeling like an actual band, not just some project. I think everyone involved is very much into the new energy we have invoked. And we are finally ready to start promoting our latest album Kult Des Hasses on stage!”

Acheorn is now starting to confirm new shows, which include Columbus, Ohio on November 29th and Indianapolis, Indiana on December 12th. More dates and details of live shows will be posted in the near future. More...

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Acheron Streaming Video Preview

Underground death metal legends Acheron are back with a vengeance in the form of "Kult des Hasses." The band's newest long-player, and first since inking a deal in blood with Listenable Records, is getting treatment at Decibel Magazine in the form of an exclusive album/preview video featuring Vincent Crowley. Check it out at this location and below.

On "Kult des Hasses," Acheron founder Vincent Crowley has been joined on this album by longtime drummer Kyle Severn and guitarist Art Taylor. Also appearing on the record as a guest lead guitarist is Ricktor Ravensbruck from the bands Wolfpack 44, Electric Hellfire Club and Wolfen Society. "Kult des Hasses" was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio at Bad Back Studios and mixed and mastered by Dan Swano of Unisound.

Guest vocalists on Kult des Hasses include Kam Lee (Ex-Massacre, The Grotesquery and Bone Gnawer), Jim Lippucci (Soulless), John McEntee (Incantation/Funerus), Jill McEntee (Funerus), Ash Thomas (Estuary/Faithxtractor) and Zdenka Prado (Estuary).

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Acheron Streaming New Song

Acheron has teamed up with Terrorizer to stream new song "Raptured To Divine Perversion." Give it a listen below.

"Raptured To Divine Perversion" comes off upcoming album "Kult Des Hasses," which will see release via Listenable Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Daemonum Lux
2. Satan Holds Dominion
3. Raptured To Divine Perversion
4. Jesus Wept (Again And Again)
5. Thy Father Suicide
6. Misanthropic Race
7. Whores And Harlots
8. Asphyxiation (Hands Of God)
9. Concubina Do Diabo
10. Devil’s Black Blood More...

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Acheron Reveals Details On New Album

Acheron has finally completed upcoming album "Kult Des Hasses," which will see release via Listenable Records.

Vocalist/Bassist Vincent Crowley has been joined on this album with longtime drummer Kyle Severn and guitarist Art Taylor. Also appearing on the recording as a special guest 2nd lead guitarist is Ricktor Ravensbruck.

There will also be guest vocal appearances by death metal icon Kam Lee (Ex-Massacre, The Grotesquery, Bone Gnower), Jim Lippucci (Soulless), John McEntee (Incantation, Funerus), Jill McEntee (Funuers), Ash Thomas (Estuary) and Zdenka Prado (Estuary).

The album was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio at Bad Back Studios and mixed and mastered by the mighty Dan Swano. Cover artwork was handled by German Artist Timo Wuerz. Band founder Vincent Crowley said:

“Even though this album ended up taking much longer than we thought to get done it ended up being something that the whole band is very proud of releasing. We had a very specific idea for this release and I really think we hit the nail on the head. Acheron wanted to get a true late 80’s/early 90’s sound on this album and stay clear of the over produced metal approaches of today. The song writing is very catchy, the bass and drums are pounding and there is tons of shredding guitar solos all over the album. I know Acheron fans old and new will really enjoy this musical assault.”

The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest III Announces Lineup

The Indianapolis Metal Fest III will take place September 20-21, 2013 at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Among the acts features is the reformed Byzantine, as well as, Temple of Brutality, which features Megadeth bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Stet Howland (W.A.S.P.). Tickets can be purchased over at this location.

The full slate of acts to appear:

Rivers of Nihil
Seven Witches
Vicious Rumors
Angel Vivaldi More...

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Acheron Recruits Second Guitarist For Live Dates

Black death thrash demons Acheron have completed the recording process for their upcoming Listenable Records release, "Kult Des Hasses." The album is now set to enter the mixing and mastering phase. Acheron will also be doing a mini-tour with Incantation in late July. The band has enlisted Dismemberment guitarist Jacob Shively to fill the slot of second guitarist. When asked if Shively would be their new permanent second guitarist, ACHERON founder Vincent Crowley stated:

"Jacob is a talented guitarist and fan of the band. His group Dismemberment opened for Acheron a few times and I really liked them. That is why I asked him about filling in. But we are taking baby steps. We've learned from past experiences not to just give hire someone right away. For now he is playing with us for all upcoming live shows. We'll just have to see if it progresses into something more. But we are indeed open to the idea if the dedication and chemistry is there."

Acheron will also head to Germany to headline the Death Doomed the Age Fest in September and and return in October for the Under the Banner of the Black Light fest. Confirmed Acheron live dates follow below.

07/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
07/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Incantation
07/20 - Providence, RI @ Fete w/ Incantation
09/06 - Lichtenfels, Germany @ Death Doomed the Age Fest
10/12 - Gieben, Germany @ Under the Banner of the Black Light Fest

Jacob Shively of Dismemberment fills in second guitar slot for Acheron

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Acheron Entering The Recording Studio

Ohio blackened death metal vets Acheron will enter the studio next month to begin the recording process for "Kult Des Hasses," the follow up to 2009's "The Final Conflict: The Last Days of God." The band has also announced that guitarist Ricktor Ravensbruck (Wolfpack 44, Electric Hellfire Club, Wolfen Society) will be a special guest to add some of his lead guitar work to the album. Band founder Vincent Crowley commented:

"Things have been going very well in the Acheron camp. We plan to hit the studio and start recording on April 12th. We are all very pleased with the songs and know our fans will enjoy 'Kult Des Hasses.' We have also hired artist Timo Wuerz to do the artwork for the new album. I promise all of you that this album is going to be pure old school Satanic underground music! Ave Satanas!"

The tracklisting for "Kult Des Hasses" is as follows:

Daemonum Lux
Satan Hold Dominion
Raptured to Divine Perversion
Jesus Wept
Thy Father Suicide
Misanthropic Race
Whores and Harlots
Asphyxiation (Hands of God)
Concubina Do Diabo
Devil's Black Blood

Video footage of Acheron playing "Fuck the Ways of Christ" live at Neurotic Death Fest 2012 has been posted at this location.

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Acheron Signs With Listenable

Listenable Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Acheron:

"Listenable Records is delighted to announce the signing of long revered and genuinely evil death metal act Acheron The infamous underground legends have been a cult band for over two decades and have released a number of recordings throughout their existence."

Band founder and front man Vincent Crowley commented on the signing by saying: “Acheron has been a thriving entity for many years now. We never got a proper push from any of our past labels to get to the next level. The band has received a lot of interest within the last year. When Listenable Records talked with me about signing Acheron I was indeed interested. The reason being is that he was a fan of Acheron a long time ago. He believes in our music and wants to finally give Acheron the push we deserve. We are not just a band, we’re a fucking diabolic War Machine!”

The band's new album "Kult Des Hasses" is scheduled for a release in Spring 2013.

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Acheron Pays Tribute To Joey "Fingers" Lombard

Fan-filmed footage has been posted online of Acheron's Vincent Crowley paying tribute to our fallen metal brother Joey "Fingers" Lombard (ex-Incantation), who passed away earlier this month at the age of 42. The video clip is available below.

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Gathering Of The Bestial Legion V Reveals Schedule

Death metal legends Incantation will lay waste to Los Angeles this weekend when they join Autopsy, Acheron, HOD, Divine Eve and many others at the Gathering of the Bestial Legion V on Saturday, January 14th at The Echoplex on 1154 Glendale Blvd. Doors open at 4:00 PM, and for more information, contact the show's website. Along with the new Incantation material, Kyle Severn has also finished up with his first foray into the cinema realm with a new horror/slasher movie called "After Party Massacre." Co-written/co-directed with Kristoff Bates, this slasher starts with live performances by Incantation and Soulless, which then takes a deadly turn after the bands are finished as this unrated movie is filled with blood, scantly clad female flesh and lots of death metal!


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Legion Of The Damned To Play Neurotic Deathfest

Europe's Neurotic Deathfest has added Legion of the Damned to the festival's lineup. The fest takes place from March 2nd to March 4th, 2012 at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The current lineup looks like this:

Abysmal Torment
Beneath The Massacre
Cannibal Corpse
Cyanide Serenity
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Legion of the Damned
Misery Index
Modus Delicti
Molotov Solution
Napalm Death
Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition
Suffering Quota
Suicidal Angels
Within The Ruins

More than 30 bands will be announced in the future, and the current promo poster can be viewed below. More...

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Acheron To Get Back Together

Blackened death metal act Acheron, who announced the band was calling it quits earlier this year, has now issued the following update about reforming:

"Last May (2010), band founder Vincent Crowley announced that the Underground Cult band ACHERON was calling it quits and would not be doing any more recordings or shows. It was a surprise to both fans and band members alike, considering ACHERON had just released a well received album called 'THE FINAL CONFLICT: Last Days of God,' filmed their first official music video for I AM HEATHEN and was on the verge of doing a slew of other projects, which included another studio recording, a dvd release and a variety of shows and festival dates. So what happened to cause the band’s break-up?

"It seems that a lot of things went down before the shit finally hit the fan. There is too much involving the whole reason for the band’s demise. All I can say is that there were a lot of misunderstandings, including a lack of communication and some actions that were done. The end result of it all pretty much killed my will to continue the band. More...

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