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Hometown: Seattle, WA (USA)


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 alchemistā??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.


Akimbo / Sweet Cobra / Medusa live in Indinapolis

Akimbo / Sweet Cobra / Medusa

live in Indinapolis (2008)

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Akimbo Jersey Shores


Jersey Shores (2008)


Akimbo Navigating the Bronze


Navigating the Bronze (2007)

Alternative Tentacles

Akimbo Forging Steel and Laying Stone


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)

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Akimbo City Of The Stars


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)

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Akimbo Elephantine


Elephantine (2003)


Akimbo Harshing Your Mellow


Harshing Your Mellow (2002)


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