Combine European style 'Melodic Metal' with a British edge, rhythmic biting guitars, modern industrial touches with passionate and memorable vocal performances you have 'Achillea'
Achillea was formed by British born guitarist and songwriter Paul Jupe and drummer /producer Garry King.
During late 2011 they started working on some original material that they felt would gain interest from an international audience, so started the process of writing and recording a number of tracks for possible release.
The original concept was to build a band that pulled people together from around the world which it indeed did. Garry (Joe Lynn Turner, Jeff Beck) and Paul pulled in some of their musician resources to involve a number of other great artists to the project including fellow 'Joe Lynn Turner' 2009/10 band mate Betovani Dinelli.
In early 2012, after already recording on a number of the sessions, keyboard player extraordinaire Fab Jablonski officially joined the ranks of Achillea and a number of demo tracks where recorded.
In June 2012 Humberto 'H' Sobrinho ex Hangar (Aquiles Priester) power house vocalist and front man officially joined the band recording vocals for the first single 'Imprisoned' followed by the vocals for the complete album ‘Fight or Fall'
November 2012 took Achillea to Brazil to record an official live HD DVD to back the debut album and single creating the ultimate promotion package. During this visit they also shot the official video for the song "Wish You Well" (now online) which is the most commercial track on the album with a strong message and a live in the studio video for "Stronger"
Late 2012 the title track of the album was chosen by a film company for a new TV series to air in the USA giving the band a massive boost in that region but as to date the series sadly has not been aired.
Up to date - Achillea recorded a number of new tracks including Eternity and Dance with Your Demons and will re release a new mixed version of Fight or Fall featuring bassist Lucio Manca though a new distribution outlet in February 2018 with these songs added.
To this end Achillea has songs that stick in your mind, songs that have a meaning and have longevity reminiscent of so many of the great bands and writers of the past. Achillea is like nothing you have heard before!
The album tracks were recorded and produced in studios in France, UK, Brazil, Greece and the USA.