BiografieAchren are Scotland’s exponents of Blood Metal – a brutal, honest, black thrash assault forged in the fires of Alba.

Formed in Scotland in 2003, Glasgow based Achren’s brand of metal is crushingly heavy and uncompromising. Filled with raw and razor sharp riffs, death metal growls, black metal screams, and pounding drums they create a unique and commandeering sound which over the course of their first two demos and subsequent releases have forged the term ‘Blood Metal.’

Since the line-up solidified in 2009 they have sought to build a reputation as one of the most sought after and feared bands in the UK today, to great live critical acclaim and have managed to build a steady fanbase throughout the country along the way.

Having shared stages with the likes of Morbid Angel, Destruction, Devildriver, Onslaught and Dismember to name but a few, Achren have augmented their growing reputation in the UK metal scene, and through positive reviews, national press coverage with the likes of Metal Hammer and Zero Tolerance, and some hard work managed their first tour in Scandinavia in 2007.

Their next move saw the production of the single ‘Blood Soaked Banner’ by esteemed metal producer Dave Chang, and accompanied by playlists on the likes of Totalrock, a Terrorizer magazine cover-mount CD appearance, a live BBC session, widely regarded as a first in their genre and the radio station, and a gruelling and relentless UK promotional schedule, they furthered their reputation as a leading dark in the underground UK metal scene.

Having spent 2009 working on their debut album, and managing to find the time to tour under the Northern Brutality tour moniker, the band consisting of Scott Anderson – Vocals, Guitar, Callum Kirk – Lead Guitar, Gordon Johnston – Drum and John Clark Paterson – Bass, as well as providing high profile supports to the likes of Vader, Sabbat, Chthonic and Hecate Enthroned, performed at the UK’s premier independent metal festival ‘Bloodstock-Open-Air 2010.’

A DVD of their full ‘Bloodstock Open Air 2010′ was released in March 2011.

After touring the UK in the early part of 2011 the band then undertook a Summer festival tour that saw performances at ‘Wacken-Open-Air’ (GER), ‘Metalcamp’ (SLO), and a triumphant return to open the UK’s Bloodstock-Open-Air to open the 2011 festival.

August 2011 also saw the UK launch of the band’s debut album ‘The Forgotten King’ recorded in Scotland, mixed by Mathias Helle at Drop Hammer Studios, Finland and mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend, Bloodbath) at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden.

Achren look forward to the prospect of spreading their aural brutality to countless thousands and terrorizing the rest into faithful submission.Quelle: - Fury Of The Northmen (EP)

2005 - Wings Of War (Single)

2005 - Mortyfear/Achren (Split)

2006 - Blood Metal (EP)

2008 - Blood Soaked Banner (Single)

2011 - Impaled At Bloodstock-Open-Air 2010 (DVD)

2011 - The Forgotten King


The Forgotten King - Cover
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