TWEAKIN LIKE MATTY(TLM) is known for there outta control shows in portland oregon . smashed bottles, torn up venues, bloody naked people parading in a mosh pit are just some of the things you will see at there shows, they also known for there unique dual guitar heavy metal and crusty sound they keep people commin back for more at eveyshow the energy is amazingly discustusting.
TLM started in kauai,HI as a punk band with metal and hardcore punk influences ,original members were LEVI CHANDLER, MIKEHELL ,CJ SKARKINO, ZYRUS,AND GRAMPA NIEL. They recorded there first split album(unamed) with another kauai local band named WYS(watch your step) in 2002 then in 2003 came out with first full length album DEVIL ON THE POT with 18 not more than three minute songs.
In 2005 MIKEHELL, CJ, GRAMPA,and CYRUS all moved up to Portland,OR leavin behind LEVI and there small chain of the hawaii islands looking for bigger area to thrash,skate and destroy. Zyrus bitched out and moved back, so they were in need of a bass player.DIRTY MAX a friend of theres from maui moved up to portland to play bass for them in 2006 then NATE Cohen moved up to play second guitar at the end of the same year.
After living together and playing music every day in the honey bucket ,
a party house in se portland for a year they had written a new album COPS IN THE CRAWLSPACE with songs like murder all policemen and suicide by cop this was a ode to dismanteling law inforcment for the most part. it also had more of a crusty feel with heavy metal solos they were headed in a different direction .METAL.
in march of 2008 they set off on the CRIMETOUR with bands (clit ripper and sharing mass graves) 3 bands packed in a van with equipment eatin outta trash cans beer bongin mad dog 2020 and whiskey that they stole from safeways, skating everything fuckin THE USA UP hittin the whole west coast from california ,texas, new mexico,.
colorado ,utah etc
In 2009 TLM recorded METHISTOPHLESE witch has yet to be released due to low funds they still write music and play shows