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Akris

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Akris Announces First Shows As A Trio

Virginia-based psychedelic sludge faction Akris, led by the low-end conjurings of bassist/vocalist Helena Goldberg, will return to the stage this weekend with two new recruits -- drummer Tim Otis (Admiral Browning) and guitarist/vocalist Paul Cogle (Nagato, Slagstorm, Black Blizzard) -- marking the first time ever Akris performs as a trio. Comments Goldberg:

"Tim Otis is one of my best friends, and I've been a big fan of his drumming in Admiral Browning since I moved down to the northern Virginia area in 2008. When it became evident that Sam Lohman would not be able to continue playing drums for Akris this past January, Tim officially joined the band.

"Soon after, the decision was made to have our mutual friend Paul Cogle join on guitar. This was a huge decision because I have been playing in a two piece band for almost ten years. However, I have been a fan of Paul's music and guitar playing for years, and have always heard and felt that we had very similar approaches to playing and songwriting.

"It has been an absolutely amazing, positive experience preparing our new set over these past few months. I am truly honored to call both Paul and Tim bandmates and friends." More...

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Akris Streaming Full New Album

With its official unveiling now just a few short days away, now Akris is streaming the band's entire self-titled debut online. Give the full album a listen at TheObelisk.net here.

Recorded by Chris Kozlowski (Melvins, Spirit Caravan, Pentagram, Earthride, etc.), at Polar Bear Lair Studios in Middleton, Maryland, Akris delivers ten delightfully lo-fi, noise-strewn tracks of distorted bass fuzz arrangements.

The album is due out September 24th, 2013 via Domestic Genocide Records, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Fighter Pilot
2. Brown
3. Profit
4. Unidentified
5. Riverbed
6. Part of Me
7. Row of Lights
8. Vomit Within
9. Redeemer
10. Suffocate

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Akris Streaming New Track

Today Decibel Magazine is pleased to rattle some pavement with the relentless bottom-end rumblings of "Row Of Lights" from Virginia-based psychedelic sludge sorcerers and recent Domestic Genocide signees, Akris. Check out the track below.

The suffocating hymn comes by way of the band's self-titled, full-length debut, set for release later this month. It was recorded by Chris Kozlowski (Melvins, Spirit Caravan, Pentagram, Earthride, etc.), at Polar Bear Lair Studios in Middleton, Maryland.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Fighter Pilot
2. Brown
3. Profit
4. Unidentified
5. Riverbed
6. Part of Me
7. Row of Lights
8. Vomit Within
9. Redeemer
10. Suffocate More...

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Akris Signs With Domestic Genocide

Virginia-based psychedelic sludge sorcerers Akris recently joined forces with Domestic Genocide Records for the release of a forthcoming full-length debut. Recorded by Chris Kozlowski at Polar Bear Lair Studios in Middleton, Maryland, the offering is slated to drop later this Summer.

Comments vocalist/ bassist Helena Goldberg of the signing: “It's incredibly gratifying to sign to a label that not only recognizes how hard we work for our music, but also supports our relentless pursuit of our passion. We are very excited to be working with domestic genocide for the release of our debut full length album and we plan on touring the United States over the course of this June and July.”

The following press release was also issued about the band:

"The story of Akris begins in the middle, on a fateful June night in 2011 when Goldberg met drummer Sam Lohman at a house show in Alexandria, Virginia. Goldberg had begun Akris three years prior, continuing the path she had blazed with her first band Aquila.

"An accomplished and classically trained pianist, Goldberg began playing bass while studying piano and composition at the Manhattan School of Music, graduating in 2008. Her Uncle and mentor, world renowned master musician and accomplished recording artist Charles Burnham, gave Goldberg her first bass and taught her improvisational skills. A deep knowledge of musical theory and composition mixed with a deep, near-gut wrenching adoration for heavy music is where AKRIS derives its sound.

"Powered by Earth and Sunn amps, Goldberg's bass sound can only be matched by the sheer concentration of her vocals making for an avalanche of sonic severity. Drummer Sam Lohman began playing clubs since 1980 and has since performed with various bands including Sheer Terror, Dust Devils, Nimrod, Sikhara, Steve Mackay and the Radon Ensemble, Acid Mothers Temple, Sonic Suicide Squad, Matta Gawa with guitarist Ed Ricart and his solo noise project, 36. Two musicians from the same town but different worlds. Doomed to fail. Don't even try. The first jam set the new course and a new Akris was forged."

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