Akin is a french progressive/atmospheric metal band, founded in Lyon in 1998. Originally they performed metal band covers (mostly Moonspell, Edge of Sanity and Anathema. In 1999, Akin starts composing its own songs, and in 2000 Adeline Gurtner joins the band as singer : they release their first demo, "Stanzas". With their second demo, "Dreamland", they sign a contract with Sacral Production / H.AR, and soon after they record their first album, "Verse". It features a very melodic and diverse metal, especially with the use of percussions, transverse flute, acoustic guitars and electro elements.AKIN GENRES
In 2003 they record a new LP, "Forecast", which allows them to tour with bands such as Within Temptation, Dark Tranquillity, Epica, Sinergy and The Old Dead Tree.
After an inactive period, the arrival of a new singer, a new drummer and a violinist, they are preparing a second LP.
Note: their name comes from the English expression "A kind of" that was reduced to Akin."
France (Lyon), formed in 1998
AKIN CURRENT RECORD LABEL
AKIN CURRENT LINE-UP
Philippe Chauviré - vocals, flute
Pierre Lucas - keyboards
Matthieu Baker - lead guitar
Luc Babut - bass, programming
Philippe Boréanaz - drums
Julien Chometton - rhythm guitar
Robin Dussochoy - electric violin
Corinne Sainte Colombe - vocals
Guillaume Prost - live additional percussion
Ambre Pretceille - live vocals
AKIN PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Adeline Gurtner - vocals
Romain Fayet - drums