August 14, 2013
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…
February 8, 2013
As you may or may not have been aware, many of the latest Achren shows have been performed without the talents of Gordon on drums. For these shows, our brother and long-time friend of the the band, Quzzy, has stepped in to fill the drum stool. The reason for this is that, over the last couple of years, Gordon has found himself with increasing work and family commitments, making him unavailable at short notice for many of the studio and live dates that we would have like to have performed.
After our recent tour of the UK, we mutually decided that we cannot continue in this way. Therefore, in an amicable fashion, Gordon has left Achren to fulfil his other duties.
What does this mean for Achren? Well, for a start, certainty. Quzzy has agreed to continue to play drums for Achren both live and in the studio for the time being, meaning that we can now move forward with the new EP and album that we have planned as well as stepping up our live schedule in support of these. Because of Quzzy’s dedication to his own bands Co-Exist and Bacchus Baracus, he will not be joining Achren on a permanent basis; however, this will allow us to perform live and in the studio until a permanent replacement can be found.
We will still be performing at any and all dates that we have currently booked – indeed, we will soon be entering the recording studio and will be booking additional shows when the release dates are confirmed. As Quzzy has been our de facto drummer for the majority of our 2012 Autumn tour, there will be no concerns about changes in the quality of the performances.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Gordon for the many years and hard work that he has contributed to Achren. It’s sad to see him go and we wish him all the best.
September 11, 2012
Now the summer’s finished, we’re proud to announce our next assault. From Aberdeen to London, we’ll be tearing round the UK this Autumn. We are also pround to announce that the tour will be sponsored by Zero Tolerance Magazine.
Dubbed ‘The Forgotten Tour’ after the hell that became 2011 delayed plans last year to get a proper tour together in support of our debut album, ‘The Forgotten King’, the dates are now booked. Don’t miss Achren at your closest venue, the next tour could take a while as the next aim is to finish work on the follow up recording in 2013.
April 27, 2012
We’re proud to announce that Achren have been booked to play at Jalometalli festival in Finland on Saturday 11th of August this year. We’ll be playing alongside Deicide, Municipal Waste, Coroner, Iced Earth and Gorguts amongst many others.
Jalometalli’s whole line-up this year is:
Friday 10th of August
IRON SAVIOR (GER)
TOXIC HOLOCAUST (USA)
SEPTIC FLESH (GRE)
THE YEAR OF THE GOAT (SWE)
Saturday 11th of August
MUNICIPAL WASTE (USA)
ICED EARTH (USA)
THE DEVIL’S BLOOD (HOL)
CRIMSON GLORY (USA)
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