Akimbo has barreled their way through the United States and Europe from 1998-2012 with all the fervor of a 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. After years of rotating guitar players, Aaron Walters (Guitar) joined the band in 2006 and has proved to be the diesel in this engine of pure, flaming, voluminous rock. 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 With a relentless touring schedule and an ever growing nation wide fan base, the Akimbo juggernaut left audiences a stunned, deaf, shuddering mass.
AKIMBO WAS A SEATTLE ROCK BAND. WE PLAYED REAL HARD, REAL LOUD, AND CRUSHED SHIT ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE MEMBERS CONTINUE TO PLAY
KICK ASS SHIT IN OTHER BANDS AND STILL THINK INDIE ROCK SUCKS. WE HAD THE GIFT OF FIFTEEN BUSY YEARS FILLED WITH VALIANT WARRIORS WHO
MADE OUR LIVES BETTER AND WILL ALWAYS HAVE OUR PRAISE. OUR GRANDCHILDREN WILL KNOW YOUR NAMES. WE WILL SPEAK OF YOUR DEEDS IN
VALHALLA. YOUR FACES ARE ETCHED INTO OUR AXE HEADS.
ALL THIS BAND EVER WANTED TO DO WAS PLAY BRUTAL MUSIC AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE. LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU KEEP IT SIMPLE. STAY PURE. GET HIGH,
GET DARK, GET LOUD. RAGE HARD. HAVE A GOOD TIME ALL THE TIME. DRINK FAST. KISS THE SUN. LICK THE KNIFE. KICK OUT THE JAMS OR GET OFF THE
EAT BEER, SHIT RIFFS.
LIVE TO CRUSH.
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