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Winter Haven, FL, USA (2002 – present)

Anberlin was formed in 2002 in Winter Haven, FL, USA. Their debut album, Blueprints For The Black Market, was quite successful. Spurred on by popular singles Readyfuels and Change the World, it sold over 60,000 copies and raised Anberlin’s profile. They released their sophomore album, Never Take Friendship Personal, in February 2005. The album was praised by critics, garnering favourable reviews and winning the band new fans.

Prior to its release, the band promoted the album by releasing a track per week on their Purevolume and Myspace website accounts, as well as on their own website. So far, two radio singles have been released from the album: A Day Late and Paperthin Hymn. Both have been quite successful on alternative rock radio. A video for A Day Late has been released and the video for Paperthin Hymn released on March 17, 2006.

Furthermore, Anberlin recorded covers of the Bob Dylan song Like A Rolling Stone, the Depeche Mode song Enjoy The Silence, The Cure’s Love Song, and the popular Christmas song Baby Please Come Home, included on the compilation album Lost Songs in 2007.

Singer Stephen Christian is also working on some solo music under the name of Anchor & Braille with Aaron Marsh of Copeland, which is expected to take the form of a full length album sometime in 2008.

The band performed on G4’s Attack of the Show on March 23, 2006


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  • Jeeenyus

    It is impossible for these guys to release a less than amazing album. I'm coming up close to ten years listening to them and I still get the same great feeling from listening to any of their songs.

    26 Jul 9:04am Reply
  • JstKeepBreathng

    Lowborn really is incredible. I didn't really expected anything, but wow it really blows me away

    25 Jul 6:41pm Reply
  • tombradybg

    Lowborn exceeded my expectations by a lot. Well done Anberlin! I will miss you guys.

    25 Jul 7:54am Reply
  • brootinho

    new album is tight

    23 Jul 1:48pm Reply
  • aquaguard03

    I second that; saw them twice during the NTFP tour in '05 (had tickets to their acoustic tour a few years ago too but couldn't make it!!), but still super bummed they're not touring the states anywhere nearby for their farewell. anberlin rocks!

    23 Jul 3:00am Reply
  • starsburnonfire

    So sad, their new album is amazing. I loved this band since college..damn, is all I can say

    23 Jul 12:15am Reply
  • GustavoPC

    vv they're disbanding after touring for the new album

    21 Jul 12:50am Reply
  • BornaNG

    stranger ways best song i've heard this year for sure

    19 Jul 12:18am Reply
  • mikenike925

    why is every one saying that its over? arent they about to release an album?

    18 Jul 9:21am Reply
  • VitinFH

    "Losing it all" tears me up inside ):

    18 Jul 3:04am Reply
  • rachaelc1878

    I think the new album is pretty poor.

    14 Jul 10:45am Reply
  • Beukertje01

    Stranger Ways. Wow....

    6 Jul 3:32pm Reply
  • Eli_Minator

    Greatest rock band ever. Hope they'll come back someday.

    3 Jul 9:56pm Reply
  • inthesameroom

    Lowborn is so amazing, I can't believe this is it...

    3 Jul 6:05pm Reply
  • bonbon4eg

    Lowborn is fantastic. An extraordinary ending for the band I'd say (2) this is the end, after such a great album

    1 Jul 12:11pm Reply
  • GustavoPC

    Lowborn is fantastic. An extraordinary ending for the band I'd say

    1 Jul 2:36am Reply
  • AaltoUnicorn

    I'm gonna miss you guys so much~ <3 Anberlin forever.

    1 Jul 1:46am Reply
  • domimis

    Farewell Anberlin, that was a good trip.

    30 Jun 9:36am Reply
  • MagdaGothic666

    "Lowborn" is amazing! <3

    29 Jun 10:50am Reply
  • jagzfan128

    I love the new record!

    27 Jun 7:44pm Reply
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