Akem Manah is a doom metal band from Oregon that formed in October 2009 by Dead Nedry, Mike Bonnetti, Kyle Simms & Brian Murray. Akem performed a few shows but choose to be more of a studio band. The original line-up recorded the demos "Akem Manah" November 2009 & "The Devil" in January 2010.
Following the recording of "The Devil" demo, Kyle left the band for a job in California. In February lead guitarist Mike left for personal reasons. Robert Ingraham replaced Kyle as bassist in January. The band would soon after the line-up change go in to New Sound studio to record the debut album / follow up ep.
On July 9, 2010 the debut album "The Devil Is In All Of You" was released via Cdbaby, Itunes & Amazon.com. Shortly before the release of the debut album, Nedry moved back to his home town Bandon, Oregon. On March 29, 2011 the ep "Horror In The Eyes" was released. It consisted of unused songs recorded during the debut album sessions. It was planned to be the last Akem Manah release.
In November 2011, the band decided to take a shot at making another album new album. In January they entered Emerald City Productions to record the 2nd album called "Night Of The Black Moon". It was released on March 23, 2012.
In April 2012, it was announced that bassist Robert Ingraham and drummer Brian Murray had left the band in order to focus on college and careers. Nedry has opted to keep Akem Manah going. It was also announced in May 2012 that a new album was in the works.
The new album saw Nedry join up with former White Zombie drummer Ivan de Prume & former Nile bassist Chris Lollis, along with some guest musicians. The new 3rd full length album "Demons Of The Sabbat" was released on August 8, 2014. This album was re-released 2 times, once on cassette with Grimoire Cassette Cvltvre in 2014 and again on cd/mp3 with Possession Productions. This album was the best received album to date, see much more attention, more favorable reviews. And first album to be recognized by large outlets including UK magazines Terrorizer & Zero Tolerance.
Currently Akem Manah is working on their 4th full length. The Line-up will consist of Nedry featuring Ivan de Prume drumming. Currently set for a mid-2019 release....