Described as ‘underground titans’ and ‘a fearsome live act’ by leading UK metal magazines, Achren are Scotland’s own originators of Blood Metal. Glasgow based Achren’s brand of metal is crushingly heavy and uncompromising. Raw, razor sharp riffs; death metal growls; black metal screams and dark, brutally driving melody combine to create a unique and commandeering sound which has gained the name ‘Blood Metal.’
Throughout their career, Achren have sought to build a reputation as one of the most sought after and feared live acts in UK extreme metal circles. Having shared stages with the likes of Morbid Angel, Vader, Sabbat, Destruction, Devildriver, Onslaught and Dismember to name but a few, and with performances at major festivals such as Metalcamp, Wacken-Open-Air and Bloodstock-Open-Air amongst others under their belts, Achren have augmented their growing live reputation through positive reviews and national press coverage with the likes of Metal Hammer and Zero Tolerance magazines. Along with a Terrorizer magazine cover-mount CD appearance and a live BBC session as part of their UK promotional schedule, they furthered their reputation as a leading dark in the underground UK metal scene.
Achren’s debut album, entitled ‘The Forgotten King’ was released in late 2011. This first full-length release was mixed at Drop Hammer Studios in Finland by Matias Helle; mastered at Fascination Street Studios, Sweden by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Bloodbath, Devin Townsend Project) and with cover art by noted Scottish artist Frank McNab.