Anguish Sublime Bio

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Anguish Sublime is an atmospheric death metal band from Novi Sad, Serbia, founded in October 1998 by Aleksandar Crnobrnja (guitarist, composer) and Árpád Takács (vocalist, lyricist). The band had been actively performing live shows in the period from 2004 until 2007. So far, Anguish Sublime has done one demo, two EP’s and one tribute single. The band is currently promoting their latest release (Thornwinged) and working on the material for the first full length.

 

Line-up:

Aleksandar Crnobrnja – founder, guitar player, composer and producer. In Anguish Sublime, Aleksandar is also the person responsible for all the graphic works and web presence (website, facebook and other pages).

Árpád Takács – founder, vocalist and lyricist. He also created the Anguish Sublime logo.

András Ispán – bass guitar player, joined the band in 2009.

 

Genre:

It is very hard to classify Anguish Sublime’s style to one metal sub-genre. One of the main philosophies in AS music was not to be constrained by a specific genre or sound, and due to this you can find many different elements in the music we make, from acoustic, symphonic, all the way to doom metal, progressive, thrash, death and even black metal. That is why, when asked what sort of music we play – we like to say that we play METAL. But if it is insisted on a more defined genre, it can be classified as “atmospheric death metal”.

 

Influences:

Edge of Sanity, Paradise Lost, Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Morbid Angel, Borknagar, Bathory, Arcturus, Hypocrisy, Rotting Christ, Lake of Tears, In Flames, My Dying Bride, At the Gates, classical music, movie soundtracks etc.

 

Releases:

Among the Raven Skies” – demo, released on 16th of May 2004. It contains 7 tracks, of total

length 36:10. All songs on the release are written and produced by Anguish Sublime

Unveiling the Origin” – debut EP, self-released on 29th of May 2014. It contains 5 tracks, of total length 22:21. All songs on the release are written and produced by Anguish Sublime.

Under the Runes” – single, tribute to Quorthon (Tomas “Ace” Börje Forsberg), Bathory –

released on 3 rd of June 2014.

Thornwinged” – four track EP, self-released on 4th of July 2015, of total length 19:11. All songs on this release are written and produced by Anguish Sublime.

 

Contact info and links:

The official website: http://www.anguishsublime.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AnguishSublime.

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/anguishsublime, where, besides all released tracks, you can find some live Anguish Sublime footage from various gigs and festivals.

Bandcamp: https://anguishsublime.bandcamp.com/

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/anguishsublime

 

Contact address: anguishsublime@gmail.com.

 

Biography:

Anguish Sublime is an atmospheric death metal band from Novi Sad (Serbia), founded as a project by Aleksandar Crnobrnja (guitarist, composer) and Árpád Takács (vocalist, lyricist) in October ‘98.

 

The band filled all necessary crew slots in 2003 and started rehearsing with a full

lineup.

 

In May 2004, Anguish Sublime put out their first (and only) demo record,

named “Among the Raven Skies” consisting of 7 tracks, and for the first time AS

played live. The promotional gig took place at “NS Riders” club in Novi Sad, in front of

about 150 people who accepted this burst of melodic and atmospheric death metal

with obvious thrill and enthusiasm.

 

Anguish Sublime maintained performing live shows until the end of 2007 and had played on numerous gigs and festivals, like EXIT Fest 2007, many guitar band competitions in Serbia

(won 1 st place on one in 2006), “Demo Masters” competition of demo bands held by the national radio “Beograd 202” year 2005 (where Anguish Sublime took 3 rd place in the

superfinals), WOA ExYu Metal Battle 2007 (made it to the finals), etc.

 

In the beginning of 2008, several members had left the band, and the band struggled to maintain its live presence. András Ispán Bandi had joined AS in 2009 as the bass player, and remains in the lineup to these days. With the positions of both the second guitarist and the drummer being still empty, Anguish Sublime metamorphosed back to project status, with 3 remaining band members (Aleksandar, Árpád and András). The band continued doing some occasional work on old and new songs and new releases in the following years.

 

Finally, after 10 years of slumber, in May 2014, Anguish Sublime released a new five track EP titled “Unveiling the Origin” which is also available on the band’s official website, bandcamp or reverbnation all songs are free for download and distribution.

 

On the 3rd of June, 2014, Anguish Sublime have released another single track a tribute to the metal legend Quorthon (Tomas “Ace” Börje Forsberg) a cover of Bathory’s “Under the Runes” The track is available for listen on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdkrakiVWmI or soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/anguishsublime/under-the-runes-bathory-cover A bit more than a year after “Unveiling The Origin” was put out, on the 4th of July Anguish Sublime releases another EP titled “Thornwinged”, this time with 4 tracks on it, colored with some darker nuances compared to the previous EP. It is a digital release only, but a limited CD release is expected later this year. “Thornwinged” is available at the band’s official website, Bandcamp, Reverbnation, Soundcloud, Facebook and on Youtube. All songs are free for download and distribution. All more extensive info about the band you can find on the official website http://www.anguishsublime.com or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AnguishSublime . Also, the band has a youtube channel, where, besides all released tracks, you can find some live Anguish Sublime footage from various gigs and festivals: https://www.youtube.com/user/anguishsublime.

 

Contact address of the band is anguishsublime@gmail.com.

 

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