The original lineup of the long-defunct St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metal band ANACRUSIS — Kenn Nardi (guitar, vocals), Kevin Heidbreder (guitar), John Emery (bass) and Mike Owen (drums) — will reunite for an appearance at the Keep It True XIII festival, set to take place April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
CRYSTAL VIPER (POL)
HEART OF CYGNUS (USA)
SATAN'S HOST (USA)
SAVAGE GRACE (USA)
TYGERS OF PAN TANG (UK)
ANACRUSIS recently had its classic 1987 demo, "Annihilation Complete", released via Stormspell Records. This limited-edition CD/DVD package features the full nine-song "Annihilation Complete" demo along with other rare recordings from the band's basement days.
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"Annihilation Complete" was voted "Best Demo of 1987" by the readers of Metal Forces magazine and was later included in the publication's "Demolition... Scream Your Brains Out!" compilation album. This led to a deal with England-based indie Active Records, for whom ANACRUSIS recorded its first album, "Suffering Hour". A sophomore LP, "Reason", followed in 1990 and was supported by touring with D.R.I. In 1991, ANACRUSIS released "Manic Impressions" through Metal Blade Records and toured with OVERKILL, GALACTIC COWBOYS and MEGADETH. They devoted the next few months to writing new material, and released their final album, "Screams and Whispers", in 1993.
ANACRUSIS' video for the song "Release" (taken from "Screams and Whispers") can be viewed below.