Amerakin Overdose fighting “cookie cutter” songs one show at a time


Amerakin Overdose is an industrial band from Portland, Oregon. The six-person group uses costumes and makeup to create grotesque visions of themselves. But the makeup is not the big idea here. The bigger idea (seemingly) is to play songs that brim with energy and that often make a point about America’s problematic relationship with corporations. At any rate, the work is not lighthearted, and the band offers something new for live music fans in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Amerakin Overdose is scheduled to play Piere’s Entertainment Center in Fort Wayne. The venue is located at 5629 St. Joe Rd. The show is to take place Friday, July 20, 2018. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from the Piere’s box office and cost $15 each. There is a purchase limit of 10 tickets per person. The best part is that the general admission performance is also an all-ages show.

About Amerakin Overdose

Amerakin Overdose, according to their website, has been working hard in the underground scene to make a name for themselves. They don’t seem shy about taking on challenges, whether those challenges are representatives of the music industry who the band feels, are wasting their energy with “has beens” or bands that lack talent. In addition, a social media war had once pitted the band against singer Otep Shamaya in response to the vocalist’s comments about local bands.

On their website, the group encourages audiences to “open your minds, see what’s inside.” And sees themselves as a departure from “cookie cutter” songs that fill the contemporary music scene.

If nothing else, it seems that Amerakin Overdose champions hardworking bands who are in the trenches – – touring, building a fan base from a grassroots level, and of course, recording music that people want to hear. The band doesn’t seem to shy away from small clubs, and thus the group’s appearance at Piere’s makes a great deal of sense. Local online interest for the band has been mostly positive, and it seems that people cannot wait for the band to arrive in the Summit City.

Amerakin Overdose has two albums full of their brand of industrial music. Some audiences will no doubt hear strains of Rob Zombie, Taproot, and others in the way that the heavy instrumentation is sometimes inexplicably danceable, or in the screamed choruses.

Even with keyboards for accents and dynamics, there is nothing light about Amerakin Overdose. The songs are varied, but remain in the industrial genre. After this latest tour, the fans that Amerakin Overdose has already cultivated will likely be ready for a new album from the band. The band has music on Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, iHeartRadio and others. The group’s albums include the self-titled debut from 2012, and 2016’s ” The Great Amerakin Dream.”

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