Acheron seems to be angry and evil but Vincent
seems to be a good bloke, read the
interview done in the end of october 2004.
A little history?
-VC- I formed ACHERON in 1988, after I quit playing guitar in the band NOCTURNUS. Since then, ACHERON has released several albums and has been featured on many other releases. The band has built up a cult following and continues to create Dark blasphemous music for the hordes of the Unholy! We have 2 new releases this year on BLACK LOTUS RECORDS, which include “REBIRTH: Metamorphosing into Godhood” and “DECADE INFERNUS 1988-1998”.
-VC- ACHERON present consists of myself, Kyle Severn, Stacey Connolly and Christopher Wiford. We are all in our 30’s, except for Christopher, which is in his 20’s. (He’s the Young guy. Ha, Ha) Kyle is Married with children, Stacey is Married, and Christopher has a steady girlfriend. I personally am happily divorced. So you want me to talk shit about them? (Ha, Ha) I can’t do that. (Ha, Ha)
-VC- I really haven’t been in a lot of band. The most known band I played for was Florida’s Death Metal band NOCTURNUS. I also played in a band called ENTITY. That’s about it for my past bands. But presently I also am a part of a band called WOLFEN SOCIETY.
-VC- I am no longer a member of that organization. I resigned from the CHURCH OF SATAN several years ago. At this time I have no want or need to be a member of any organized religious groups. When I was a member of the CHURCH OF SATAN, it was more of a “Think Tank” for like minded people. But with some of the newer people, they have made it seem like an actual “church”. I still agree with most of the ideas set forth in “THE SATANIC BIBLE”, but my beliefs are more personal now. I still have the Satanic ideals in my blood. I am Heathen!
-VC- It is the modern day cult of the group “Hekal Tiamat”. It practices ancient vampirism, not Hollywood folklore. They are indeed very interesting. Their magical practices are very insightful. A true predator idea. I was involved with them several years ago and based the ACHERON album “THOSE WHO HAVE RISEN” around their mythos and teachings.
-VC- LIVE JOURNAL is just an on-line site that people get to rant and spew their thoughts and ideas.
-VC- Vincent Crowley is indeed my legal name. And even if it wasn’t, what makes you think I would want to answer such a question? (Ha, Ha) Names are just words.
-VC- If I had to give the music a label, it would be Black Death Metal.
-VC- To each their own. But I hate bands like LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZCUT. If I want to listen to Rap, I’d listen to a Rap band. Not this Nu-Metal Rap bullshit.
-VC- In my eyes, it would have to be BLACK SABBATH. They got the whole dark sounding music style going back in the late 60’s. BLACK SABBATH is still considered Heavy today! And that is saying a lot. The were indeed ahead of their time.
-VC- There are so many great songs. But the one that really sticks out for me is “The Antichrist” by SLAYER. It was one of those songs that helped forge that early underground metal movement back in the 80’s.
-VC- In Greek mythology, it was the “River of Woe”, which Charon took the soils of the dead across to get to Hades.
-VC- Our new one “REBIRTH: Metamorphosing into Godhood” is my favorite. I think there are a lot of catchy songs and I really like the way the song writing took form.
-VC- Thus far, BLACK LOTUS RECORDS has been a great label to work with. They are indeed the best one I have ever dealt with. They are still a growing label, but the potential is excellent. We are presently discussing re-signing with them for the next ACHERON album.
-VC- We have fans of all types. Long Hair, Short Hair, No hair. Metal People, Satanists, Anti-Christians, Gothics, ect, ect. We have our own style and we don’t really fall into some kind of trend, so many different people listen to our music.
-VC- I think we do. I personally am in contact with many of the ACHERON fans and try to be very accessable to their questions. Our fans mean everything to me. They are what keeps ACHERON alive!
-VC- It all depends. I have to be in a certain mood. The nighttime is when I usually write. My own dark thoughts are what influences me.
-VC- Sure it can! It can make someone feel alive or perhaps help someone to tap into their emotions. Music is a very powerful thing. If it wasn’t for bands like VENOM, BATHORY, CELTIC FROST, SLAYER, CARNIVORE, DESTRUCTION or KREATOR, I wouldn’t be playing music. They totally inspired me to create my own extreme form of Metal.
-FAVORITE RECORDS (Not in any Order)
FAVORITE CONCERTS (Not in any Order)
FIVE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN LIFE
-VC- My first album I ever got was ALICE COOPER “KILLER” album, which I still fucking listen too! Great stuff! The last album I bought was the BELPHEGOR “LUCIFER INCESTUS” digipack, which is brilliant! The most expensive album I ever bough was probably THE FINAL CONFLICT (Omen 3) Soundtrack, which was the foreign import. I spent like $35.00 on that cd.
-VC- I listen to all sorts of stuff, so I’m sure I have a lot of crap. But I’d have to say the copy of NWA “STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON” is the worst. But I had to have a copy of their song “FUCK THE POLICE”. It may be rap, but it is a classic. (Ha, Ha)
-VC- My personal favorite is DANZIG “Black Acid Devil”. Lots of weird electronic sounds and beats. Great to fuck to!
-VC- I know a lot about Sweden. Lots of great Metal comes from there.
-VC- Fuck Yeah! DARK FUNERAL, GRAVE, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, ENTOMBED, ect, ect.
-VC- It fucking sucks! Who wins? Who cares!!!! They all are political puppets for the rich.
-VC- He’s just like all the other political figure-heads. He is a lying manipulating con-man. Like they ALL are!
-VC- We are actually getting ready to go over to Poland and play a few shows. After that we will do a small Mexico tour. And if all goes well, we will be in the studio to record some new ACHERON!
-VC- Just looking for the next sexual perversion to take place. (Ha, Ha)
-VC- “Save the world, Kill a Christian (or Muslim)”. (Ha, Ha)
-VC- Infernal Hails for thy support! We hope everyone gets our new albums “REBIRTH: Metamorphosing into Godhood” and “DECADE INFERNUS 1988-1998” on BLACK LOTUS RECORDS! Keep the darkness alive within you black hearts! Ad Maiorem Satanae Gloriam!
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COLUMBUS, OH, 43228, USA
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