Columbus, Ohio-based black/death metal cult band ACHERON have posted the following message on their web site:
"Let it been know that ACHERON is not a Church of Satan-linked band anymore. Vincent Crowley, who formerly was a Magister/Priest for their organization, resigned back in 2000. ACHERON in no way indorses any type of organized religious groups. The band stands for the dark side of life and resonates to a Predator-like kinship with nature. If anything, the modern-day ACHERON is a horde of heathens, spreading their unholy music to the hellions of mankind. Fuck ALL religions! They are the roots to all our problems. The Archetype of Satan = The Self… Heathen = Our True Self. We are the Devils of this world!
"Heathen – One regarded as irreligious, uncivilized, or unenlightened!
"ACHERON has been working to get their new music down solid for their next full-length album 'Sanctum Regnum: The Predator Manifesto', which will hopefully be recorded sometime in 2005. It will be a very apocalyptic concept album. Some of the song titles are 'Godless (We Are Gods)', 'The Apocalypse', 'Might Is Right', 'Rise Of Rebellion', 'I Am Heathen', 'Millennium’s End', 'The New Age' and 'Anno Armageddon'. The band has not signed a contract with any label yet, so more details about this upcoming album will be given in the future.
"The band is also putting together an upcoming DVD which will be called 'Acheron - 17 Years Of Pure Hell', documenting the band's 17-year history within the underground scene. The DVD plans to feature commentary from band's founder Vincent Crowley, along with live performances and interviews with members and ex-members, fans and supporters of the band. Work on this project will start in early February. No tentative release date."