WE KNOW KARATE consists of four old friends from Akron, Ohio. Formed in July 2008; the quartet has been working diligently on writing, recording and performing live. With one record, a five song ep, under their belts; the group's first full-length release,"Random Acts of Regret", was unleashed
on the public May 14, 2011.
The group comprises of four members. Dustin Konig spearheads the band as the lead vocalist. Konig also plays guitar, keyboards and piano as well. Michael James carries the other half of guitarist duties as well as doing some background vocals. Bassist Charles Miller also does secondary vocals as well as lead vocal parts on a few tracks. On drums, Joseph Wallman claims the final roster spot to complete this quartet.
Originally started as a side project, WE KNOW KARATE has now moved into the forefront of the four members musical agendas after a fast take off. All veterans of the music scene, this collaboration of friends consists of members from Avenging Ellis (Konig), Disgust For the Weak (James and Miller), and Clemens (Wallman). The band originally started with Ray Weahry of Friends Back East and Avenging Ellis on drums. After recording the ep with WKK, Weahry left the group to play with FBE full-time and Joe Wallman then joined WKK in December of 2008. Now, the band is working harder that ever and moving even faster. With a very productive 2010 so far, the future seems to be growing brighter and brighter for Dustin, Mike, Charles and Joe; better known as WE KNOW KARATE.