"Anguish Sublime" is an atmospheric death metal band from Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia.
"Anguish Sublime" originated on one cold october day in a year 1998th. The founders of the band are Arpad Takacs (vokal) and Aleksandar Crnobrnja(guitar/song-writer).
"Anguish Sublime" originated on one cold october day in a year 1998th in a small town of Temerin (20km northern from Novi Sad) in Vojvodina, Serbia. the founders of the band are Crni (Aleksandar Crnobrnja - giuitar, composer, etc.) and Arpad (Aprad Takacs - vocal, lyrics) who after several years of friendship decided to focus their ideas and creativity into one goal. For few succeeding years, they tryed to gather musicians around band project, but they had a little success. During the years of 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001, the two of them worked and created many songs, such as "Among the Raven Skies", "Where Leprous Angels Breed" and "Mesmerized in Asphyxiated Delight", but still didn't manage to find the rest of the band member crew.
In the meantime, Arpad, with some of his friends (Nenad Stupar - Drums and Tino Mihajlovic - Guitar) founds death-grind band named "Anus Dei" and a doom-black project named "Synthesis Diabolique" which was short lifetime. In the beginning of year 2002, Arpad joins the "Tales of Dark", doom / death band from Novi Sad. In the summer same year,Draško Pejovic joins Anguish Sublime as a second guitar.
Year 2003. will be remembered as the turning point for "Anguish Sublime". The band finally found drummer called Vule (Vukašin Mandiæ - drummer from "Tales of Dark") and start rehearsing the repertoir. Due to impossibility to play in both bands, Vule leaves "Anguish Sublime" and on the drummers place arrives Darko(Darko Stanojevic - ex Tortura). After a short period, Nikola (Nikola Cavar - guitar player from "Tales of Dark") joins the band as a bass guitar player, and Vule leaves "Tales of Dark" and returns to "Anguish Sublime" . In the meantime Arpad leaves "Anus Dei".
In the May 2004 , after 6 long years, the band releases their first demo album named "Among the Raven Skies" consisted of 7 tracks (duration 36:09) and for the first time plays in public. The promotional gig took place at "NS Riders" underground club in Novi Sad, in front of about 180 people who accepted this burst of melodic death metal with obvious thrill and enthusiasm. "Anguish Sublime" played along with "Anus Dei" and "Tales of Dark".
Nowadays, the band is still seeking for a keyboard player and working on some new songs, preparing to record the "Among the Raven Skies" album which will contain 5 more tracks and the old ones will be rerecorded and remastered, and trying to introduce many more people withe the name of "ANGUISH SUBLIME"!
Temerin, June 2004.
In the April, year 2005, Nikola ?avar leaves the bend because of some obligations and personal problems. 8th of May , year 2005, Novelja Kora? joins ANGUISH SUBLIME as bass guitar player and the band continue with rehersals and preparations for the future gigs.
Year 2008 - the band has several lineup changes - and at the end, in 2010 metamorphoses back to the state of project, with 3 members remaining: Aleksandar and Arpad, and a new bass player Andras Ispan.
May 2014 - the band releases a new material, after 10 years of studio silence - a five-track EP titled "Unveiling the Origin" is unleashed to the world.
Temerin, May 2005.
Yes we do play live. We played only on the territory of Serbia, and we hope that we'll play abroad soon. We like playing live very much and we had many special moments.
We are inspired by many of new and old Scandinavian bands, "Iron Maiden", "Death" and many, many more.
Hail to all METAL FANS!