Founded in 2010 in Shenyang, Liaoning province.
The Chinese Black Thrash metal act Acherozu, naming from the combination of the dark river’Acheron’of Greek Mythology and ‘Zu’ from the euphony of Chinese word”卒'(aka Die or Funeral). The band is now under the banner of Austrian Label Talheim Records.
The debut album’Uncrowned King’was released through Thanatology Prod in 2015, this conceptual album is focusing on the mythological warrior ‘Chi You’ (蚩尤) of Chinese mythology and sold out shortly. This album was highly complimentary by the fans overseas and sold widely to Germany, Japan, South-Korea, Taiwan, Russia, etc. In the same year Acherozu performed tour in Northeast region of China.
The new single’Fangs’was released in the spring 2017 and featured in the Black Metal V.A.’Black Battle Corps III’issued by label Cold woods from Chang Sha. Meanwhile the debut album’Uncrowned King’was re-issued via Thanatology Prod after re-drawing the cover art.
The Acherozu’s album and the gigs attracted much attention overseas, in the winter of 2017 the band was signed to Austrian Label Talheim Records. The coming new album’Vendetta Ocean’is now under progress, estimated to be released worldwide in 2019.
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About the album:
Second full-length album of the Chinese Black Metal band Acherozu from Shenyang.
Limited digipak with booklet to 500 copies. Vinyl version follows later 2020.
01. Demon Phantom
02. Sun Katana
05. Barbaric Power
06. Die in 1894
09. Oceanic Sacrifice
10. Broken Waves
In 1894, due to the Donghak Peasant Revolution happened in Korean, the Japanese troops finally found the chance to invaded Korean. The battle of Feng Island and Yellow Sea were the first wave of Japanese attack and they successfully collapsed the Korean army’s resistance.Few months later,, the Japanese troops approached to the Chinese Liaodong Peninsula. After accepted the assistance request from the Korean Joseon Dynasty, the Qing Dynasty decided to military assistance Korean. For the hometown peace and national righteousness, a Shaman named Karmasi who lived in the Liaodong coastal decided to joined the Qing Army. He followed the General Iketanga and the Northern Naval Commander Ding Ruchang went to the frontline and went into the battles to wage against the Japanese army. The Liaodong Peninsula became the bloody battlefield littered with corpses, both sides had enormous sacrifices. Because of the corruption of Qing Government and its cowardice attitude, the Qing troops were always in an inferior position and without any backup. However, the fighting will of Qing troops were still as enigmatic as ever, they embraced the will to die to fight against Japanese troops.
The battle of the Yellow Sea was one of the most brutal battles during the war, both sides made the battlefield become a living hell. The battle had being fought so hard like beasts wearing the human flesh, barbaric and ferocious. With the battle went on, the Chinese navy was almost completely annihilated by the Japanese navy, Lin Yongsheng, Deng Shichang, Lin Lvzhong, Huang Jianxun and many other generals sacrificed. General Ding Ruchang lead the residual Chinese navy back to defend the Wei Hai fortress, however, they still could not stop the Japanese attack. In the following days, the base of Chinese navy Lv Shun had fallen. The war was over, Qing Dynasty was lost and hometown was fallen into Japanese hand, the struggle lost its meaning and the only thing left was the fear of the death and endless desperation. Kamasi was severely wounded but but he decided to stay at battle position to cover the main troops retreat, he knew he cannot survive so he offered his life sacrifices to the demon Eluri. The sacrifice made his soul and mind out of his flesh and blended into the ocean, it became the darkest Shamanistic curse to the Japanese troops. This was the final counterattack, so called “Broken Waves”.
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