"some music was meant to stay underground..."


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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Michigan Deathfest Cancels 20th Anniversary Event

It has been announced via myspace that the 2010 edition of the Michigan Deathfest has been cancelled. The cancellation comes due to conflicts with venue changes, band issues and lack of ticket sales.

Promoter 'Metal Mom' issued the following statement:
"The announcement of Michigan Deathfest officially being cancelled was a very difficult one to make. Due to many conflicts starting with the date change, the announcement of Iron Maiden playing close to the fest on the same date, and many more, the show took many hits prior to the original venue change. The venue and date of the event was changed in the best interest of the bands and fans, but we continued to take hits from bands dropping off the bill for various reasons, band break-ups, line-up changes, etc. etc. The final hit for the festival (which probably had the biggest effect on the cancellation) was the overall lack of presale tickets sold and general lack of interest in the event. If fans were planning on attending the festival, we sure didn’t know about it and we apologize for any inconvenience to anyone that did plan on coming, especially if you lost money in the process of planning your trip. Still having one month till the festival date, we tried to give everyone ample notice of the cancellation. St. Andrew’s Hall is working with us to set up a free admission show to make up for the cancellation of the festival. It will feature many of the festival bands. As soon as a date is confirmed we will announce the show. Hope free works for everyone and once again we’d like to apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you very much for your continued support over the last 20 years! ~Metal Mom"

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Acheron Comments On Breakup

Vincent Crowley has issued the following statement about Acheron deciding to call it a day:

"Metal Hellions, after a 22 year run, I am finally putting Acheron to an end. It has been an interesting journey, but it is indeed over now. I know I have broken up the band in the past, but there is no turning back this time. This musical entity has run its course and I didn’t want to tarnish what Acheron represented. Some people didn’t agree with my decision, but I feel I know what is right to do.

"Acheron never set out to be the most technical, fastest or heaviest band out there. That was not what I strived to achieve. Those who resonated to our music knew the feeling and spirit it had behind it. And this music was not created for the masses, it was an art form to be embraced by other kindred souls who shared the same likes and interests. That is why the fans have always been very special to me. Their dedication and support fueled the Hellfires! In the end I never really cared what the media thought of us, but I did want the fans to always get 100% Acheron. More...

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Acheron Calling It A Day

Blackened death metallers Acheron have checked in with the following announcement about deciding to call it day:

"After 22 years of existence, black/death/thrash metal band Acheron are calling it quits! The band has released 5 original full length cds, 3 mini-cds, 1 cover-tribute cd and a number of other underground releases. Acheron will end on a familiar note by doing one last run of 'Rites of the Black Mass' shows until January 1st, 2010. After that Acheron will be done for good! (No more shows or albums.)

"So keep an eye out for select shows that they will be appearing at this year, because it will be the last time you get to see them live! The line-up for the final shows will be Vincent Crowley (Vocals/Bass), Art Taylor (Guitar), Eric Stewart (Guitar) and Scott Pletcher (Drums)."

You can also hear Acheron's music via the band's official MySpace page.

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Acheron To Play C.I.M. Festival

Acheron vocalist Vincent Crowley has issued the following announcement about the band appearing at the 2010 edition of the C.I.M. festival:

"It is official, black/death metal fiends Acheron have been booked for the 2010 C.I.M. fest! This will be the first time Acheron has played this festival and the band is very much looking forward to it. In 1991, Acheron released their Satanic album 'Rites of the Black Mass' which was the first time this blasphemous psychodrama was ever set to music! The Black Pope himself (Anton Szandor LaVey) declared Acheron to be one of the few real Satanic bands in the world in his last published book 'Satan Speaks.' Needless to say, this album has become an underground cult classic and is still hailed today!

"Due to the overwhelming response of 'The Last Rites' shows done a couple of years ago, when Acheron played the whole Rites of the Black Mass album in its entirety, the band has agreed to do one last show at the C.I.M. Fest. In fact, Acheron also plans to perform the whole Black Mass on stage and film it for what will hopefully be an upcoming DVD release. So to all you underground metal fans and unholy Satanic warriors, you are invited to come to the Sabbath! This may be the last time you ever get to see Acheron play and perform the Rites of the Black Mass live! Come one, come all! Ad Maiorem Satanae Gloriam!"

Additional information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Acheron Recruits Two New Guitarists

Blackened death metallers Acheron have officially added two new guitarists, Art Taylor and Eric Stewart, to the band. Taylor came to Acheron from Wehrwolfe and Stewart was in Mangled Faith and Infernal Faith. Both guitarists also previously worked together in a King Diamond/Mercyful Fate tribute band titled Them.

Founder and front man Vincent Crowley said “This band has gone through an evolutionary process since day one. It just gets better and better as time moves on. We were very pleased with the last album The Final Conflict: Last Days of God and knew we really needed two killer guitarists who lived in our general area to work on the next Acheron releases. Art who had already been working with us, introduced me to Eric. Those two together are a force to be reckoned with! We can’t wait to unleash some new studio recordings to the fans.”

Vincent Crowley also commented on the departure of previous guitarist Maximus Otworth: “Max did a great job while working with us and we only wish him the best of luck. He’s a talented young guitarist that he has a lot to offer the Metal world.”

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Acheron posts "I Am Heathen" Video

Blackened death metallers Acheron have posted a new music video for the song “I am Heathen," which is off their latest album “The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Acheron To Release New Music Video This Saturday

Blackened death metallers Acheron will release their new music video for the song “I am Heathen," which is off their new album “The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God," this Saturday, November 21st, 2009. This is the first professionally filmed music video the band has done in their 20 plus years of existence.

Band front man Vincent Crowley explains the concept behind the video: “The video is about embracing the life of being a Heathen. Many people struggle with what is wrong or right, good or evil. When they go against the norm, the guilt eats away at them. Heathens don’t have negative feeling about embracing their true nature. Temptation doesn’t weaken us because in the end we control it! Lots of the symbolism in the video shows just that.”

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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:

10/17 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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