Biography of ANGUISH SUBLIME

as“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.

demoThe 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” played along with “Anus Dei” and “Tales of Dark” in the following lineup: Arpad Takacs (vocal), Aleksandar Crnobrnja (guitar), Draško Pejović (guitar), Vukašin Mandić (drums) and Nikola Čavar (bass guitar).

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

demoFinally, 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.
Anguish Sublime Second Line-Up
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 or soundcloud.

Currently, Anguish Sublime is working on a new EP, planned for the second half of 2015 to be released.


...and behold, ye lame fleshly sculpture!
What tremendous plague thou hast evoken...
The challenge for a final battle is near.

The restless frown of the moon
drawn like a goëtic circle
shalt be the only audience in this arena,
where like helpless prey thou wilt succumb
...to the hand of thy very own self.

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