Anberlin

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Anberlin is an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 2002. Since the beginning of 2007, the band has consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.

Members of Anberlin originally formed a band under the name SaGoh 24/7 in 1998, releasing two studio albums before disbanding, with the members having a change in musical direction and name. Anberlin was formed in 2002; within a year of forming, they had signed with semi-independent record label Tooth & Nail Records and released their debut album, Blueprints for the Black Market. In 2005, the band released their second album, Never Take Friendship Personal, which has sold over 150,000 copies. The band continued its rise to prominence while enjoying a loyal MySpace following and averaging well over 200 live shows per year. The band's third album, Cities, was released in 2007, and became their first album to reach the top 20 of the Billboard 200, selling 34,000 copies in its debut week.

After three studio albums and five years with Tooth & Nail Records, Anberlin announced their signing with major label Universal Republic in August 2007. The band's first album on the major label was released in 2008, titled New Surrender. The album peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200, with the first single, "Feel Good Drag", claiming No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart, after 29 weeks in the chart. Prior to the release of their fifth studio album, Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place, Anberlin had sold over 1,000,000 albums. Their sixth studio album Vital was released October 16, 2012, and rereleased on Big3 Records under the title Devotion a year later, October 15, 2013.

On January 16, 2014, it was announced that Anberlin would be disbanding in 2014 after recording their seventh and final studio album, Lowborn, on their original label, Tooth & Nail Records, and touring one last time.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 Blueprints for the Black Market 4.5 2
2005 Never Take Friendship Personal 5 1
2007 Cities 5 3
2008 New Surrender 5 7
2010 Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place 2
2012 Vital 4
2014 Lowborn 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2007 Lost Songs Compilation 4 1
2009 Blueprints for City Friendships: The Anberlin Anthology Compilation 1
2012 Dancing Between the Fibers of Time Compilation 1
2012 Dancing Between the Fibers of Time Compilation 1
2014 Icon Compilation 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
2013 Devotion Compilation Live 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
2013 Vital the Remixes Remix 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
2006 Godspeed 1
2009 True Faith 1
2012 Self-Starter 1

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