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Acheron

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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Acheron Signs To Ibex Moon Records

Blackened death metallers Acheron have signed with Ibex Moon Records for the U.S. release of their latest album "The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God." Commented bassist/vocalist Vincent Crowley: "We have really been wanting to have someone license our new album, 'The Final Conflict: Last Days of God', in the United States to help give us more of a push in our own country. When Ibex Moon stepped up and signed a deal with Displeased Records, we were very excited. John McEntee from Ibex Moon has really put his label/company on the map. Ibex Moon has great distribution and has been releasing excellent albums from killer bands. Our goals are to start promoting the new album as much as possible and get this new musical creation to all the American metal fans! And as we do this, we hope for all the fans to show their support and actually go out and buy a copy of the new CD. Don't let downloading replace the option of buying CD's! We promise those who get the new album won't be disappointed in their purchase."

The album, the band's first in six years, is out now in Europe and will be released on November 24 in the U.S. "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God" was once again recorded at Mars Recording Compound with Bill Korecky and was mastered at West West Side Music in New Windsor, New York. The follow-up to 2003's "Rebirth: Metamorphosing into Godhood" is a concept album based on the fall of the three major religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. You can check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.

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Acheron To Play New Jersey Deathfest

Acheron has announced they will be playing at the New Jersey Deathfest this Sunday, October 18th. The promotional poster for the festival can be found here. The Deathfest occurs over three days at the following locations:

10/16 HARTLEYS - NORTH ARLINGTON, New Jersey
10/17 DINGBATZ - CLIFTON, New Jersey
10/18 DINGBATZ - CLIFTON, New Jersey

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Acheron Posts Live "December Damnation" Footage

Ohio metallers Acheron have posted a series of video clips online from their "December Damnation" tour in 2008. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Acheron Recording New Music Video

Acheron has filmed a video for the song "I am Heathen," which is off their new album "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God." The band worked with video creator and ex-bandmate Aaron Werner. The video will be a part of a promotional CD will contain the new music video, an Acheron interview dealing with the making of the new album, and more. A series of video clips from the recording session can be found below, and photos from the shoot can be found here. More...

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Acheron Posts Live Footage Online

Ohio metallers Acheron have posted a video clip online of their performance of the song "I am Heathen" on September 18th. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Acheron Comments On Upcoming Album

Vincent Crowley of Ohio metallers Acheron has posted a video clip online discussing the band's upcoming album "The Final Conflict: Last Days of God," which will be released through Displeased Records. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Acheron Issues Show Recap

Ohio metallers Acheron have issued the following recap about their recent performance in Colombus:

"Legions of Hatred,

"ACHERON would like to thank all their fans and friends who showed up at the Columbus, Ohio, show (September 3rd, 2009) and showed their support! It was a pretty damn good turn out for a Thursday Night! Even though this city is full of Hip Hop wannabees, you showed that there is still a strong Metal following pulsating in the shadows.

"We would also like to thank INCANTATION for being true fucking brothers and having us play with them. (Kyle had a nice workout last night doing 2 sets! LOL) Of course, they kicked ass as usual! Also hails to INFERNAL DEATH and THE COUNCIL for playing killer sets.

"Since Columbus is our home, we would really like to help build a bigger Metal community. Check out as many Local and National Metal acts playing in town, when you are able. We all know people have to work and have busy lives, but when you can actually make it out to a show, it does help the scene immensely! And if you are playing here, let everyone know! Most of the time our own friends don’t even let us know they are playing! So keep everyone updated, Mother Fuckers! (Ha, Ha) So thanks again for the support! We hope to see all of you again at THE BILLARD CLUB (Columbus, Ohio) on September 18th, 2009! The show will feature some killer bands, such as DARKNESS UNDYING, STRIGOI VII, AFTERLIGHT and one more un-announced band. We should be going on stage around Midnight. And yes, the set will be much longer than last night.

"Keep the Unholy Heathen Metal Flags waving! Let the world know that Underground Metal is here forever! Fuck their trendy bullshit!

"In Blood and Blasphemy……"

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Acheron Seeking Supporting Bands For Tour

Acheron has issued the following update about seeking supporting bands for their upcoming European tour dates:

"BRUCHSTEIN is looking only for 'buy on' bands for the upcoming 2010 ACHERON European Tour. Bands must understand that their only income is their merchandise sales. Bands are responsible for their transport to the first and back from the last Show. (flights)

"We provide and we are responsible for:

- Booking for the whole tour
- Nightliner doubledecker (Tourbus with bunks)
- Complete backline (heads and cabinets for bass and guitar, drumset)
- Tourmanager
- Merchseller (he is getting 10 % of you incomes as his fee)
- Food and Dinks to every show

"I'll clear the the details with bands personaly and I'll make a contract. (Email At: Bruchsteinrec@aol.com)"

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Acheron Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Acheron has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates:

"Fans of Extreme Music,

"DISPLEASED RECORDING artist ACHERON will be playing 2 shows in the Columbus, ..Ohio.. area on Thursday September 3rd at the THE ....SUMMIT.... with Underground legends INCANTATION and opening band INFERNAL DEATH.

"After that show ACHERON will return Friday, September 18th to THE BILLARD CLUB to unleash chaos and bedlam, with opening act DARKNESS UNDYING and more. Show your support by spreading the news about the shows to all your sick twisted friends who enjoy extreme fucking metal! No posers or pussies please! ACHERON will also be selling their newest cd 'THE FINAL CONFLICT: Last Days of God', T-Shirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, Girly Shirts, Stickers, and other official band merchandise. So bring your cash!

"See You At The Show!"

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Acheron To Team w/ Pandemia For European Tour

Underground metal band ACHERON will team up with Czech Republic's PANDEMIA for the Luciferion Europe Tour 2009. Here are the tour dates so far, with more expected to be announced:

18.04.2009 - Leeuwarden (NL) - Romein (Death Fest)
19.04.2009 - Rotterdam (NL) - Baroeg (+ LIVIDITY)
24.04.2009 - Annaberg-Bucholz (DE) - Club
25.04.2009 - Bitterfeld (DE) - Fistung Club

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Acheron Signs with Displeased Records

US militant black death metal act ACHERON has signed with Displeased Records. Expect their new full length, "The Final Conflict: Last days of God" in early 2009. The band is currently finalizing the new material, which is to be recorded within the coming months.

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Acheron Post New Demo Online

Ohio-based black/death metal band ACHERON has issued the following update:

"The infamous Satanic black/death metal band ACHERON has recently finished up their new 2008 demo. Band members Vincent Crowley and Kyle Severn decided it would be an interesting idea to create a MySpace page just for the new demo. This will let the fans get to hear the new material and be able to comment on what they think of it.

"There are three songs featured on the new demo:

01. Power And Might
02. Godless? (We Are Gods!)
03. Rise Of Rebellion

"These songs will be re-recorded for the next ACHERON album, which will be entitled 'The Final Conflict'. So check out the new ACHERON page and join their 'friends' list. Comments are always welcomed! And interested record labels can contact the band there also."

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Recordings Of Death Tribute Show Online

Canadian band Symbolic - "the ultimate Death tribute" - have updated their MySpace page to stream tracks recorded on December 12th at Quebec City's Theatre Imperial during the benefit gig in honor of fallen metal hero Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied). You can check out the recordings at this location.

For the above mentioned "tribute show," Symbolic shared the stage with Bobby Koelble (Symbolic album), Shannon Hamm, Scott Clendenin (The Sound Of Perseverance album), Daniel Mongrain (Martyr), Marc-André Gingras (Quo Vadis), Jonathan Lee (The Autumn Offering, ex-Acheron), and Nick Barker (ex-Dimmu Borgir/Cradle Of Filth drummer).

All the profits from the show, which was recorded for an upcoming DVD release, will be divided between Schuldiner's foundation for cancer research and a local foundation.

You can also check out the photos from the show at Capitale du Metal.

The setlist was as follows: More...

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Guitarist Stacey Connolly Rejoins Acheron

Ohio-based black/death metal band ACHERON has welcomed back guitarist Stacey Connolly into its unholy fold for some live performances. Connolly has agreed to fill the second guitarist slot for several shows and appear on the upcoming ACHERON live DVD. According to the bandmembers, Stacey "is working out very well and it is great working with him again." But this is not a permanent position, since Stacey lives in West Virginia and already plays in the band LIFE IS LOST.

Commented band founder Vincent Crowley: "Stacey never left the band on bad terms and we have continued to be friends even after he left. We asked him to do us a favor by filling in and he agreed. It was much easier to go this route, since he already knew many of the songs we were doing. Much better than teaching a new guitarist a whole fucking set worth of stuff. Not to mention he put time into the band in the past, so having him appear on the upcoming live DVD just seemed like the right thing."

ACHERON's current touring lineup:

Vincent Crowley (Vocals and Bass)
Kyle Severn (Drums)
Max Oxworth (Guitar)
Stacey Connolly (Guitar)

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Acheron Part Ways With Guitarist

After playing the of the Gathering of the Bestial Legion III festival in Hollywood, California earlier in the month, ACHERON parted ways with hired rhythm guitarist Jason Phillips. A replacement guitarist is currently being sought.

For more information, visit the band's MySpace page.

ACHERON is currently preparing to enter the studio to demo some of their new material. Vincent Crowley (vocals and bass), Kyle Severn (drums) and Max Otworth will begin work this Saturday, Septmber 1. Songs that will be recorded are "Godless (We are Gods!)", "Power and Might", "I am Heathen" and "Rise of Rebellion".

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Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX Announces Undercard

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX has announced that the majority of our undercard has been booked. Undercard bands are featured, non-headlining bands and 36 featured bands are listed below. Though the list is substantial, it's not quite all of them. There will be more undercard announcements in a few days.

Milwaukee Metal Fest XIX The Undercard: More...

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Acheron Re-Release To Include Bonus Tracks

Legendary underground cult USBM band ACHERON will reportedly be reissuing its classic 1992 debut album "Rites of the Black Mass" on South American label Dying Music. The CD will include bonus tracks of demo versions of songs featured on the album. The re-release is expected out before the end of 2006.

Even though ACHERON is presently on a hiatus, it is rumored that the band will be doing select shows where they will perform the "Rites of the Black Mass" album in its entirety from beginning to end to celebrate the upcoming re-release. It is also believed that band founder Vincent Crowley has been talking to the group's "Rites of the Blass Mass" lineup about reuniting for these select shows. However, it should be noted that there has been no official confirmation regarding these rumored activities.

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Tiwanaku Announce New Drummer

TIWANAKU, the new band featuring ex-NOCTURNUS bassist Emo Mowery and ex-ACHERON/BURNING INSIDE guitarist Mike Estes, have announced the addition of drummer James "Caveman" Deragowsky to the group's ranks. "James caught right on to the material faster than anyone has in a long time and is now working with us on the new material," Mowery said in a statement. "He has earned his spot in the band hands down!! James is a dependable, hard-working, hard-hitting, skin-beating motherfucker and wants everyone to know that he is going to stick with the band through thick and thin!! TIWANAKU is stronger than ever now!!!"

TIWANAKU's current lineup is as follows:

Emo Mowery - Vocals, Guitar/Bass, Keys
Mike Estes - Guitar
James "Caveman" Deragowsky - Drums

Added Mowery: "We are now seeking a bassist or a guitarist. Whichever we find first I will pick up the other. Vocal capabilities are a plus but not a requirement. Either should be experienced, technically capable, and creative. No drama allowed here!! If you are in the Central Florida area that is also a plus!! If you are interested please contact us at redkenyi@yahoo.com."

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Acheron's Live Photos Posted Online

Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band Acheron made their Polish live debut as part of the Conquer Records Winter 2004 Festivals in late November. Check out photos from Progresja.com.

As previously reported, Acheron have been working on music for their next album, tentatively titled "Sanctum Regnum". The band are taking it slowly and are enjoying the songwriting process. The theme for the CD will be "a very apocalyptic concept." Songtitles set to appear on the album include "The Apocalypse", "Godless (We are Gods)", "Satan’s New Age", "I Am Heathen", "Millennium's End", "Anno Lucifuge", "Rise of Rebellion" and "Might is Right".

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Archeron To Perform On Conquer Winter Fest

Acheron will be performing at Conquer Winter Festival 2004, along with Hell-Born, Devilyn, Dead By Dawn, plus local support's.

Nov. 19 WARSZAWA, Progresja, (Poland)
Nov. 20 BYDGOSZCZ, Kuznia, (Poland)
Nov. 21 GDYNIA, Ucho, (Poland)

Concerts will start at 5 p.m. Advance tickets are 7 euro, 9 euro on the day of the show. For more info, click here.

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