Acheron (band)

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Acheron
Origin Tampa, Florida, United States
Genres Death metal, black metal
Years active 1988–present
Labels Turbo, Lethal, Moribund, Full Moon, Black Lotus, Displeased, Listenable Records

Acheron is an American death/black metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that was formed by Vincent Crowley in 1988.[1][2]

History[edit]

Founded in 1988 by vocalist/bassist/songwriter Vincent Crowley (formerly of Nocturnus, and leader of the satanic youth group "Order of the Evil Eye"),[3] Acheron's musical output is almost exclusively Satanic and anti-Christian in content. Early albums featured interludes by Peter H. Gilmore.[3] Crowley was appointed a priest in the Church of Satan by its founder, Anton Szandor LaVey, and began spending a lot of his time debating local televangelists, limiting Acheron's output for a time.[3] He later disassociated himself from the church to act independently.[4]

In 2003, the band released an album of cover versions, Tribute to the Devil's Music, including songs originally recorded by Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Kreator, and Celtic Frost.[4]

On 04/26/10, Vincent Crowley announced that the band was calling it quits.[5] On December 27, 2010, it was announced that Acheron have reunited.[6]

Lineup[edit]

  • Vincent Crowley – bass, vocals (1988–2010, 2010–present)
  • Kyle Severn – drums (2002–2010, 2010–present)
  • Jacob Shively – guitar (2013–present)
  • Art Taylor - guitar (2010–present)

Former members[edit]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kristiansen, Jon "Metalion" (1991). "Acheron". Slayer (8): p. 7. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Acheron". Allmusic. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Rivadavia, Eduardo "Acheron Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  4. ^ a b Apicella, Vinnie "Acheron – Tribute To The Devil's Music" (review), Ink19
  5. ^ "Maximum Metal". Maximum Metal. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Blabbermouth.Net – Acheron Is Back!". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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