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Akaname

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The name Akaname (pron: Ah-kah-nah-meh) is taken from a Yokai demon that appeared in Japanese artist Gazu Hyakki Yak--'s The Illustrated Night Parade of A Hundred Demons. The word translates literally into English as "Filth-licker" and the loose mythology portrays an Akaname as an ambiguous creature, neither good nor evil, that hides in ones bathroom, nourishing itself on human filth.

Akaname is an instrumental post-metal quartet currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Their sound is heavy, angular and atmospheric, drawing parallels from polarized influences including Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects, Crowpath, King Crimson, Tool, Knut, Sigur Ros, Blotted Science, Cephalic Carnage, Isis, Magma, Cult of Luna, Kobong, Zatokrev and more.

Originally conceived in Wellington in 2005, Akaname released their debut EP Filthlicker on US based Debello Recordings in Dec 2007, a 5 track excursion in experimental grindcore that showcased the bands early love of heavy progressive music.

In 2008 Akaname parted with original vocalist Kallie Sparkles and have since remained an instrumental act, favouring a more experimental approach to sound and composition. The band relocated to Melbourne in Sept 2008, wrote a swag of material and began unleashing a brand new set of genre-bending heaviness at local venues in January 2009.

Akaname has shared stages with Cephalic Carnage, Dillinger Escape Plan, Darkest Hour, The Black Dahlia Murder, This City Sunrise, Strangers, Ulcerate, Skinless, Dial, Odiousembowel, Backyard Burial, Carthaginian Solution and Jakob to name a few.

Band Members:
Ben Jackson
Matt Faisandier
Matt Payne
Otis Chamberlain

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  • Outside Of NZ


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