We are pleased to announce new drummer, Allan “McDibet” MacDonald (ex-Cerebral Bore). We’ve been rehearsing with Allan on material for the new album, and you can check out a demo of new track, “The Strangling Air” below.
Writing is complete for the new album and this track gives a taste of the band’s new direction following a chaotic period of rebirth; thoroughly relentless, but still recognisably Achren.
In other news, long time bassist John has left Achren for pastures new. Callum will be taking up the bass duties on the new recordings and the band aim to return to the live scene in 2015.
You can view the demo video (in which some glimpses of the album art can be caught) here:
And for a limited time, you can download the high-res audio from bandcamp:
Achren will be promoting the new EP with some Zero Tolerance Magazine sponsored dates around the UK. The set will feature the entire White Death EP, along with selected album tracks and some completely new, unreleased tracks from the forthcoming second album.
Achren will release an EP of new material on 7th April through Ceol Dorchas Productions. The 250 limited edition digipack CD release will feature three new tracks clocking in at just over 15 minutes in total. “The White Death”, inspired by the legendary Finnish WWII sniper, Simo Häyhä, was mixed and mastered by Matias Helle at Drophammer Studios, Helsinki and features Qball of Co-Exist and Bacchus Baracus on drums.
2. The Eschatologist
3. Suomen Susi (The Finnish Wolf)
Pre-order of the digipack release is available HERE
Achren will be heading out with Northern Ireland’s finest Rex Shachath for a co-headline Scottish mini tour next month. The tour will be our first with Excellent Cadaver drummer Ryan Shepherd behind the kit for Achren; we’re looking forward to getting back on the road after too damn long! Keep an eye out for more news on the new releases we have lined up as well as more extensive touring plans for next year.
All will be revealed once our bearded newsletter writer figures out how to use a calendar and returns from festival land…