Combine European style 'Melodic Metal' with a British edge, rhythmic biting guitars, searing symphonic keyboards, modern industrial touches with passionate and memorable vocal performances you have 'Achillea
Combine European style 'Melodic Metal' with a British edge, rhythmic biting guitars, searing symphonic keyboards, modern industrial touches with passionate and memorable vocal performances you have 'Achillea'
Achillea is not just another band! Achillea is about people coming together to create amazing hard hitting, memorable music with passion.
Achillea was formed by British born guitarist and songwriter Paul Jupe and drummer 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 later this year in the USA giving the band a massive boost in that region.
August 2013 saw Achillea bringing in full time British bass player and good friend Colin Haynes and Gothic Metal artist Darkyra Black to feature as female backing and effects vocals
As we all know band members can come and go so due to his other commitments! In late August 2013 Achillea found themselves unfortunately replacing vocalist ‘H Sobinho' with new vocalist / writer and long time friend Rod Rossi who first recorded the lead vocals for the second single ‘Eternity'
Rod has given the band a very modern, European touch and is a real team player and great performer, something that we really needed and we know that any Achillea show will be an amazing experience with the new personal. Achillea is now ready to move forward again and take the road planning some great live shows and a follow up album for mid 2014.
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.
Official web site www.achillea-band.com