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Akora

Akora

Akora


''Imagination, Ingenuity, and Passion”; these are the 3 main ingredients that compose the boundaries of New Jersey “Sex-Core” band Akora. The temptation to create music without limits and confines, easily brought these 4 young individuals together. Rob Torres, Teddy Gibbons, David Jones, and Steve Biasucci form the bonds of the bands line-up. It was only a year ago that the trio of Torres, Jones, and Gibbons struggled to find a new lead vocalist. Read more on Last.fm
''Imagination, Ingenuity, and Passion”; these are the 3 main ingredients that compose the boundaries of New Jersey “Sex-Core” band Akora. The temptation to create music without limits and confines, easily brought these 4 young individuals together. Rob Torres, Teddy Gibbons, David Jones, and Steve Biasucci form the bonds of the bands line-up. It was only a year ago that the trio of Torres, Jones, and Gibbons struggled to find a new lead vocalist.

After almost 2 years of searching, their answer only lied 2 rooms down in their practice facility. Biasucci, formerly of the very talented New Jersey band Deny the Myth, joined the group in the spring of 2007, and quickly laid down vocals to the track “Falcore”. The track "Falcore", and it’s untamed music video counterpart, helped soar the band to the 2007 Famecast Rock Finals in Austin, Texas. The competition featured an impressive panel of judges including Aaron Burgess (Spin, The Onion AV Club, Alternative Press Revolver), writer Gary Graff (New York Times Features Syndicate, Billboard.com) and Paul Korzilius, manager of superstar rock group Bon Jovi.

With only ten minutes to work with, Akora released a vehement, effusion filled set, that soon impressed the judges, and the crowd. They were later declared the winners of the 2007 Rock Critic’s Pick, and success never felt so good for the band. What seemed to be a huge step forward for the band, ended up being a downward spiral of calamity, misfortune, and mishap. A broken foot, fractured hand, afflicted vocal conditions, and a serious life threatening infection plagued the band.

Even though tough times appeared, Akora fought through the adversity, and stood by each other to regain it’s ground. Akora is now back on track, and working hard to finish their Debut CD “Why Can't Cents Make Sense?”, with songs like “Naked Hallway Sex”, “Wake up Deputy”, and “Bullets for Ballads “ to be featured on the disc. Guitarist Rob Torres is engineering and recording the CD.'' Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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