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|Genres||Noise rock, shoegazing, post-punk, experimental rock|
|Occupations||Musician, effects equipment engineer|
|Labels||Killer Pimp, Vacancy Records Important Records, Mute, Dead Oceans, Death By Audio|
|Associated acts||Skywave, A Place To Bury Strangers|
Oliver Ackermann is the founder of the Brooklyn-based effects pedal company Death By Audio and is the guitarist/vocalist of A Place to Bury Strangers which has been hailed as "the loudest band in New York".
Ackermann was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He spent his childhood in St. Peter, Minnesota and Fredericksburg, Virginia attending Falmouth Elementary School, Drew Middle School, and Stafford High School.
In 1995, Ackermann formed Skywave with Paul Baker. The duo joined with John Fedowtiz on drums and put out recordings and toured during 1998 to 2003.
In 2001, Ackermann started the effects pedal company Death By Audio.
Death by Audio
The Death By Audio location also operates as a live/work environment for artists and musicians, recording studio, and art/music venue.