Metal Battle UK - finalist for 2011 announced: ACHREN!

Bloodstock are happy to announce the overall winning band for this years Metal 2 The Masses. Achren gave a spell binding performance of Brutal Death Metal proportions and captivated both the gathered masses in the New Blood Stage, along with the judges. Thereon they will be representing the UK at Wacken Open Air next year as part of our commitment to breaking Metal with our counterparts at WOA “Metal Battle”.

The Metal 2 The Masses will be kicking into gear shortly with UK venues seeking bands from their representative regions – so keep ya eyes peeled!

Achren formed in Scotland in 2003, blending crushingly hard heavy metal riffs, death metal growls, black metal sentiments and a thrash mentality to create a unique and commandeering sound which over the course of their first two demos and subsequent releases have forged the term 'blood metal.'

Since the line-up solidified they have sought to build a reputation as one of the most sought after and feared bands touring in the UK today, heralding this to great live critical acclaim and managing to build a steady fanbase throughout the country along the way.

Having shared stages with the likes of Morbid Angel, Destruction, Devildriver, Onslaught and Dismember to name but a few, Achren have augmented their growing reputation in the UK metal scene, and through positive reviews, national press coverage with the likes of Metal Hammer and Zero Tolerance, and some hard work managed their first tour in Scandinavia in 2007.

Their next move saw the production of the single 'Blood Soaked Banner' by esteemed metal producer Dave Chang, and accompanied by play lists on, a Terrorizer magazine cover-mount CD appearance, a live BBC session, widely regarded as a first in their genre and the radio station, and a gruelling and relentless UK promotional schedule, they furthered their reputation as a leading dark in the underground UK metal scene.

Having spent 2009 working on their debut album, and managing to find the time to tour under the Northern Brutality moniker band consisting of Scott Anderson – Vocals, Guitar, Callum Kirk – Lead Guitar, Gordon Johnston – Drum and John Clark Paterson – Bass, as well as providing high profile supports to the likes of Vader, Sabbat, Chthonic and Hecate Enthroned, recently performed at the UK's premier independent metal festival 'Bloodstock-Open-Air,' with plans to release a DVD of the whole performance later in the year.

Achren look forward to the prospect of spreading their aural brutality to countless thousands and terrorising the rest into faithful submission.

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The futures dark, The futures Achren.
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Metal-Battle Tourdates in United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Schedule City Venue Date
Finals Derbyshire Bloodstock Open Air 13-15th Aug 2010


Winners of the 2011 Uk Finals at Bloodstock Open Air are ACHREN