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Hometown: Seattle, WA (USA)

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Akimbo has barreled their way through the United States and Europe over the last seven years with all the fervor of a terrible demon army bent on conquest. Forging a path of righteousness with a thunderous sound and a menacing presence in today's underground rock scene, Jon Weisnewski (Bass/Vocals) and Nat Damm (Drums) have solidified a unique and devastating sonic battle axe left embedded in the skulls of their enemies. 2006 saw the last of a long list of personnel changes with the addition of Aaron Walters (Guitar). The formidable three–piece is now tighter and stronger than ever, as if under the influence of a mad alchemistâ??s serum, concocted to lend inhuman might to their sound and stage performance. Hand picked for the Alternative Tentacles roster by Jello Biafra, they encompass everything that has made rock, punk, and metal a dangerous sound for the last 50 years.

Hungrily devouring the corpses of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and The Who; dissecting the still quivering bodies of Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard; infusing the essence of the still beating heart of The Melvins, Akimbo has so far released four pounding albums on Alternative Tentacles, Seventh Rule Recordings, Dopamine Records, and Rockandroleplay Records. With a relentless touring schedule and an ever growing nation–wide fan base, the Akimbo juggernaut is bent on leaving audiences a stunned, deaf, shuddering mass. Be warned: The pin on the party grenade has been pulled.


Reviews

Akimbo Jersey Shores

Akimbo

Jersey Shores (2008)

Neurot

Akimbo / Sweet Cobra / Medusa live in Indinapolis

Akimbo / Sweet Cobra / Medusa

live in Indinapolis (2008)

live show

Akimbo Navigating the Bronze

Akimbo

Navigating the Bronze (2007)

Alternative Tentacles

Akimbo Forging Steel and Laying Stone

Akimbo

Forging Steel and Laying Stone (2006)

Alternative Tentacles

Akimbo / Sweet Cobra / Lords / Elders live in Chicago

Akimbo / Sweet Cobra / Lords / Elders

live in Chicago (2006)

live show

Eyehategod / Akimbo / If He Dies He Dies live in Chicago

Eyehategod / Akimbo / If He Dies He Dies

live in Chicago (2005)

live show

Lords / Brucial / Akimbo / More Material live In Minneapolis

Lords / Brucial / Akimbo / More Material

live In Minneapolis (2005)

live show

Akimbo/icollide/Dry Socket/More Material live in Minneapolis

Akimbo/icollide/Dry Socket/More Material

live in Minneapolis (2004)

live show

Akimbo City Of The Stars

Akimbo

City Of The Stars (2004)

Seventh Rule

The Blood Brothers / Akimbo / Meth and Goats live in Rock Island

The Blood Brothers / Akimbo / Meth and Goats

live in Rock Island (2003)

live show

Akimbo Elephantine

Akimbo

Elephantine (2003)

Dopamine/Amalgate

Akimbo Harshing Your Mellow

Akimbo

Harshing Your Mellow (2002)

Amalgate

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Interviews

Picture of Akimbo

Akimbo

Friday, June 24, 2005 at 9:48 PM (EDT)

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Akimbo

Monday, June 11, 2007 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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