It's been awhile since I've done a SKOA Presents post and I know this group isn't necessary new but they are fucking awesome and I am happy to share my thoughts on them with old fans and new people that may not have heard of them.
For those that don't know, Achozen is the sweet love child side project of Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA and System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian who hooked up in 2005 but didn't reveal the project until 2006 around the time when SOAD went on hiatus. RZA also brought in Wu Killarmy member Kinetic 9 and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Reverend William Burke to be apart of the project.
Achozen debuted their first track, "Deuces" online via Shavo's UrSession label's website back in April 2008 and announced that the group was working on completing and releasing their upcoming LP tenatively titled The Album. The Album (if it ever sees the light of day) is set to feature George Clinton, Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, GZA, Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest, Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm and Leggezin Fin. A majority of the material of the album was featured on the Vin Diesel film Babylon A.D.
The album is currently awaiting distribution and a confirmed label deal, it was rumored that the album was going to be released independently through Shavo's label but we're not holding our breath especially since SOAD reunited earlier this year. But, good news! You can check out 4 tracks (some demos) in the player below. RZA recently posted the demo to "Soul Trigger" for #WuWednesday on his SoundCloud page a couple of weeks back, so we may end up hearing more material sooner than later. Enjoy!
[SKOA Presents] Achozen (RZA x Shavo Odadjian of System of a Down) by Some Kind of Awesome