Biography

Achokarlos

ACHOKARLOS band was formed in 2004 as a “one man band” by Achokarlos, who composes, records and mix all compositions. After a few years of creation, all those songs was united to give birth to “Parametric Milk” in 2008 strongly influenced by bands like Death, Pantera, Textures and even Dream Theater. A mix of shredding death progressive, all songs instrumental.

After this release, Achokarlos was finalist at DEAN Guitars contest among thousands of guitar players from world wide in late 2008. It also became known through Youtube getting more than 10 million of plays of his videos online. This fact helps Achokarlos to be a well known musician in the metal wolrd.

After that, Achokarlos decided to leave the heavy shredding and focus more on brutality and did compose songs for the next release “Forget all you know” in 2009. Full technical progressive death metal album. Achokarlos sings in this album too.

After the release Achokarlos decided that the sound he is looking for would be more experimental and atmospherically strongly influenced by Devin Townsend with the heavy sound of 8 strings guitars.
For the those songs, he decided to compose an album called “Mind Landscapes” in 2010. In this album, he has deluxe collaborations like members from CYNIC, DAATH, TEXTURES, VORTICE, and many more.

Now a new album has been released in september 2012, and its called “Kill the light”. An experimental progressive metal, passing across death metal, jazz fusion, avant-garde, djent metal or even electronic stuff like dubstep or even drum&bass punctually. Like “Mind Landscapes” album, this album has been recorded with 8 strings guitars which implies a very deep and dense sound. This time Kill the light has also VIP collaborations by members from bands like Hamlet, Marta Carrion, or even DEREK SHEREINIAN himself (ex-Dream Theater).

In 2013 Achokarlos will release compilations of his recent Youtube covers.

You can check all Achokarlos music and albums in the official bandcamp site.

Other stuff:
Achokarlos plays too in Exquisite Pus (Wacken Metal Battle Spain winners 2011) and Symptoms of Lethargy. He also teach guitar techniques in www.bandhappy.com (among many musicians from bands like Lamb of God, Periphery, Gojira, Between the Buried and Me, Obituary, Soilwork ,Devin Townsend, etc) and also session musician in his own studio “Acho Studios” in Cartagena, south east Spain.