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Plz. see picture 9 to read article - Newsquest Media Group

"Bloody brilliant. I couldn't wait to see them live and I wasn't disappointed."

Crispin Parry,
Co-ordinator of the British at South by Southwest and Live from London - Crispin Parry

“Christ! That’s window shattering”

Peter Allen
(on Martamaria’s voice),
BBC Radio 5 Live

“One minute she sings with a voice that's deeper than Marlene Dietrich on testosterone. The next minute she's giving out high-pitched bat squeaks loud enough to set sheepdogs barking hundreds a miles away.”

Tracy Gayton
(on Martamaria’s voice),
South London Press
- South London Press



Razor edged Gothic rock from potential-packed five piece Achilla who are fronted by the soaring and seductive vocals of Martamaria and field a missile formation of paint shredding Gibsons and skin tight snares. ‘Rich’ has dynamics to spare courtesy of a classic main riff and is capable of burning its way by degrees into your soul, while the festival stormer ‘Wild flower’ is all set to capture the hearts of a million blackhearted rockers across the land. Cleverly arranged and deftly produced, the guitar fest that is ‘Fever’ demonstrates this group are capable of mixing light and shade and illustrates how Achilla could shortly be on the coat tails of the likes of Evanescence and achieve major success.

- Future Publishing

"If you thought the goth metal division was getting cluttered with bands who are just copying each other, then Achilla might just freshen up your attitude. They're heavy, melodic and have the touch of individuality that must just see them soar"

Malcolm Dome

Veteran journalist with Record Mirror, Kerrang! and Metal Hammer & biographer of Metallica, Motley Crue & AC/DC
- Malcolm Dome

"The Stockton Riverside Fringe Festival is underway and The Georgian Theatre was the alternative place to be last night - for all ages. 'Committed to the Asylum' the goth/alt/cyber night where anything goes, launched by Silver Johnston of 'Enter the Asylum' the alternative lifestyle store in Stockton-On-Tees. [...] Achilla, fronted by Guinness Book Of Records Holder for her unique vocal range, Martamaria. The band's members come from all corners of the globe and this certainly reflects their musical ability and influences. Their influences include Ying and Yang, Life and Death, Fire and Water and their sound is very much a mixture of Evernescene, Nightwish and Within Temptation. This band is rich with talent, uniqueness and global influences and are certainly worth checking out. [...]" - Riverside Festival Blogger


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Hailed as a kind of United Nations of contemporary prog rock/metal, made up of musicians from all over the Globe who live and work in London (UK).

Employing their distinct musical heritages and sometimes competing influences to create the music of 'Achilla'.

A vocal range that defies comparison (see 'Press') is accompanied by scales and structures that defy the norm, yet the result is somehow firmly rooted in the best traditions of rock and metal.