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Unto Acheron is a 5-piece Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore band hailing from Dallas, TX in the US. They are noted for their Greek mythology-based image. They describe their music as a hybrid mixture of melodic death metal and metalcore.
Unto Acheron takes many influences from many bands, such as Oceano, As Blood Runs Black, Decades Of Despair, Wretched, Decapitated, As I Lay Dying and All That Remains, as well as softer bands to form a a huge and epic sound.
In August 2009, Brett (guitarist) set out on a solo project entitled “Beneath Haides” in order to channel his heavy Greek interest. Starting out as a traditional metalcore band, it quickly evolved into deathcore. Because of this new sound, the name was changed to ‘Unto Acheron” and Brett acquired Blaine Mathis (guitarist) and Eli Jimenez (Drummer). Soon after Chief (Bass) and Andrew (Vocals) joined the band and UA evolved their sound and became a titanic beast of melodic riffs and heavy breakdowns. After personal issues arose, vocalist Andrew and bassist Chief parted ways with the band due to internal conflicts. During this time period, Unto Acheron was developing their sound even further and continuing to evolve to the very outskirts of deathcore into something new. Towards the end of summer 2010, the band then acquired vocalist Kendel Jackson, and in the beginning of 2011 acquired bassist Brandon Roehl, and have a solid lineup blessed by the gods.
Unto Acheron is currently focusing on the release of their first full-length album February 23, 2011.