Progressive Rock > AKIN
Formed in 1998 in Lyon (France), AKIN is a "Progressive Rock/Metal" band whose members worship bands like Anathema, The Porcupine Tree and Opeth. Their first demo CD, "Stanzas" enabled the band to sign up with Sacral Productions (FRA) to release "Verse" (2001), AKIN's debut album based on the work of E.A.Poe, and then "Forecast" (EP - 2003) where both were honored by the French metal press as being top releases for their respective years. Such positive write-ups gave the band the opportunity to open for WITHIN TEMPTATION, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SINERGY, THE OLD DEAD TREE and EPICA in 2002 and 2003.
After a long off-peak period, AKIN got back to work in 2009 with a string quartet at its side and is now proud to present its new album, "The way things end", a 15 track CD in which the adventurous French band mixes progressive rock, melodic metal, pop and jazz.