Unlike the rest of the Scottish nation, you can’t question Achren‘s work ethic. They’ve been working their balls of touring up & down the country with support slots for Vader, Hecate Enthroned, Sabbat & Cthonic. All this work certainly paid off with a victory in the Metal To The Masses competitions resulting a soggy, sweaty buy overwhelmingly erotic set at Bloodstock 2010. That’s going to be out on DVD in January & should tide you over until the start of August when Glasgow’s finest will join Judas Priest & some cunt from Black Sabbath in showing Germany how to do metal.
Frontman, Scott, had this to say :
The Metal 2 the Masses initiative has given us a great chance to take the band to a different level. The whole team at Bloodstock work so hard to make it the best metal festival in the UK and we can’t thank everybody enough for providing us with this great opportunity.
Their debut album is now complete & should be invading your ears some time in spring. For now, you can check out http://www.achren.com for a taste of things to come. As for us, we think it’s sexy that there’s a way for bands play the biggest European metal fests without letting major labels finger their bumholes & hire Ross fucking Robinson to make them a sound like KoRn. Now, go enjoy a suitably low-fi recording of our favourite Achren track, Bastards (on the Gallows or Bastards on the Rack).