Thursday, March 27, 2014

BLACK LEATHER AND STAINLESS STEEL CD-R NOW AVAILABLE

I am back from tour, it was awesome. Thanks to everyone who helped out.

I have some merch left-over's from tour, including...

"Black Leather And Stainless Steel" 2014 Tour CD
Unused Score 7"
"Tough To Kill" LP

They can be purchased here - http://matthewakers.bandcamp.com/merch

I still have shirts and pins/stickers available here - http://matthewakers.bigcartel.com/

"Deleted Scenes" CS repress should be coming soon.

I will be working on ARMED TO THE TEETH, PUBLIC SIN, and a few other releases.

If you want me to play a show in your town or need to contact me - mattakersbooking@gmail.com

Thursday, March 13, 2014

BLACK LEATHER AND STAINLESS STEEL

Leaving for tour in about 36 hours or so.

I will have the following with me (in addition to t-shirts, stickers, and pins) - Tough To Kill LP, Elders Of New Detroit CS, A History Of Arson CS, Unused Score For "La Puntura Velenosa Delle Notte'" 7", and the tour-only Black Leather And Stainless Steel CD (limited to 60).

In anticipation of the CD release I've uploaded the title track to the CD and made it available for free download. Please check it out and pass it around.


Hope to see you on the road.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

BLACK LEATHER AND STAINLESS STEEL TOUR UPDATE

Some shows have changed venues / bands.

3/14 Portland, OR - 411 Warehouse w/Moon Mirror, Virgin Blood, Anti-Glass
3/15 Seattle, WA - Black Lodge w/Memorysmoker, Bent Black, DL Salo, Biled Will
3/18 Oakland, CA - The Hive 1420 10th St
3/20 Los Angeles, CA - E. 7th Warehouse w/Perfect Pussy, Gestapo Khazi, Mynx
3/22 Boise, ID - Spacebar Arcade (Treefort Fest)
3/24 Spokane, WA - The Glitter Palace w/Bloody Gloves, Hard Time, Phlegm Fatale

I will have copies of "Tough To Kill" LP, "Elders Of New Detroit" CS, "A History Of Arson" CS, "Unused Score For 'La Puntura Velenosa Delle Notte'" 7", and the tour only "Black Leather and Stainless Steel" CD-R.

I covered Fabio Frizzi's wonderful theme to the Italo Action/Revenge film "Blastfighter" this will appear (along with a John Carpenter cover) on the Black Leather + Stainless Steel CD-R  -


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

2014 MARCH WEST COAST TOUR

Hittin' the road in March.

3/14 Portland, OR - 411 Warehouse w/Moon Mirror, Virgin Blood, Anti-Glass
3/15 Seattle, WA - Black Lodge w/Memorysmoker, Bent Black, DL Salo, Biled Will
3/17 Reno, NV - Somewhere with someone (would take help if you can! mattakersbooking@gmail.com)
3/18 Berkeley, CA - The Butter Dungeon
3/20 Los Angeles, CA - E 7th Warehouse w/Perfect Pussy
3/22 Boise, ID - Spacebar Arcade (Treefort Fest)
3/24 Spokane, WA - House Show w/Bloody Gloves, Brothers Of Midnight, Diazepan

Saturday, January 11, 2014

THE UPDATE SCENE

FADE IN

INT. PARLOUR - NIGHT

We open on a parlour lit by several candles. The walls are lined with books except on the center far side which has a fireplace that is roaring along.

MATTHEW AKERS sits smoking a pipe in a dark red bergere chair near the fire. He's wearing slippers, and a long robe with silk pajamas underneath.  Next to him is a small table with an ash tray, a highball glass, and a bottle of J&B.

A TITLE is superimposed on the bottom of the screen:


"Saturday, January 11th"

AKERS
             Oh hello. Welcome to my humble abode. Today
             I just have a few small updates that I would 
             like to share with you. First order of business -

Akers reaches underneath the chair and pulls out a new vinyl copy of his album, "TOUGH TO KILL." He holds it up for us to see.

AKERS (CNT'D)
             I have more copies of TOUGH TO KILL available in
             my bigcartel store. You can purchase those 
             clicking right here. Please keep in mind that I 
             only have a limited amount of copies so get 
             it now while you still can!

Akers sets the LP back underneath his chair. He lights his pipe and takes a puff.

AKERS
             Secondly, I recently put up an early mix of a new
             song titled, "Tempel Of Jupiter." You can listen
             to that song by pressing the play button below -




AKERS (CNT'D)
              "Tempel" will appear on a drone comp that will
              be released sometime in 2014.

An ELDERLY BUTLER named BERTRAM enters the parlour and approaches Akers.

BERTRAM
              Sir, a Mr. Froese is on the telephone, he
              says it's urgent.

AKERS
              Not now Bertram! Can you not see that I
              am busy?!

BERTRAM
              Very well, sir.

Bertram exits the parlour.

Akers pours a glass of J&B.

AKERS
              Third, "Deleted Scenes" will be reissued on
              Retrograde sometime in the first half of 2014.
              If you are interested in downloading it now, 
              please click here.

Akers takes a drink of the scotch, gets up from his chair and grabs a pair of mahogany bellows. Resting on one knee, he begins to pump air in to the fireplace, revitalizing the flames.

AKERS
              Lastly, I am looking to tour the west coast of
              America during the second half of March. If you
              are interested in booking me in your town you
              can contact me at mattaakers@gmail.com

He puts the bellows back in their position and sits down in his chair.

AKERS
              Until next time friends, stay healthy.
                  (looks at door of parlour)
              Bertram, I am ready to speak to Mr. Froese
              now.

FADE OUT.

THE END.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

UNUSED SCORE FOR "LA PUNTURA VELENOSA DELLE NOTTE" 7" AVAILABLE + OTHER

AVAILABLE NOW -



Unused Score For "La Puntura Velenosa Delle Notte" 7" On Death Wound International.

Purchase and/or stream here.

Also, playing this gig in Spokane, WA on 12/2 w/Gag -