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OriginMelbourne, VIC
GenresDeath metal
Years active1988 - 1994
LabelsCorpse Grinder
Associated actsAbramelin, Necrotomy, Earth, The Berzerker, Heaven the Axe, The Amenta, disEMBOWELMENT, Sithlord, Christbait, Blood Duster
Past membersSimon Dower, Tim Aldridge, Euan Heriot, Mark Schuliga, Justin Warnes, Derek Ackary, Jason Dutton, David Abbott, Jason Kells, Craig Bailey, Michael Colton, Jason Black

Band members

  • Final line-up
    • Simon Dower (vocals)
    • Tim Aldridge (guitar)
    • Euan Heriot (drums)
    • Justin Warnes (bass)
    • Mark Shuliga (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Craig Bailey (drums) 1991 - 1994
    • Jason Dutton (drums) 1990 - 1991
    • David Abbott (guitar) 1988 - 1991
    • Jason Kells (guitar) 1989 - 1990
    • Michael Colton (drums) 1988 - 1990
    • Derek Ackary (bass) 1988 - 1990
    • Jason Black (guitar) 1988 - 1989


Melbourne, VIC, 1988

Band information

Acheron was one of Australia's earliest death metal bands, formed in Melbourne in 1988 by Simon Dower, Michael Colton, Derek Ackary, David Abbott and Jason Black. In 1989 Jason Kells replaced Black, and the following year Tim Aldridge replaced him, Derek Ackary was replaced by Justin Warnes and Jason Dutton took over from Michael Colton. Deprived of Afterlife was recorded in 1991 and further line-up changes occurred when Dutton was replaced by Craig Bailey and Mark Schuliga from Necrotomy took over from Abbott. In 1994, Euan Heriot joined Acheron on drums and soon afterward, to avoid further confusion with the Floridian death metal band of the same name, Acheron changed to Abramelin. The 2013 Abramelin compilation album by Century Media features Acheron's recordings.



1991 Deprived of Afterlife Corpse Grinder