BioFollowing the band's inception in the late '90s, Seattle hardcore unit Akimbo has relentlessly toured the country and left a path of destruction in its wake. The band - comprised of Jared Burke Eglington (guitar), Jon Weisnewski (bass/ vocals), and Nat Damm (drums) - credits the thunderous intensity and sonic explosion of its music to influences ranging from the classic rock of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to the attitudes of Black Flag and the Melvins. Working with various labels over the course of about five years, Akimbo issued four releases - Army of Evil Robots Programmed for Human Destruction 7", Harshing Your Mellow, City of the Stars, and Elephantine. Early 2006 found the hardworking band issuing its fifth ruthless album, Forging Steel and Laying Stone, on Alternative Tentacles, and featured second guitarist, Patrick Cunningham. Touring followed the release, including dates supporting Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower.