September - 2010. The concept was merely that, just a concept, not yet a reality, but soon to become one. The initial idea was based around a metal-core sound; harmonized guitar riffs, clean vocal choruses, and of course mixing in some breakdowns. At this point the band consisted of just two guitarists (Jim & Josh). Over the next several months a lot of material was written and the remaining pieces of the band were being assembled. By the spring of 2011 the band was a full 5 and the sound and style were developed throughout the summer and the fall. During the winter of 2011/2012 the band began playing live and recorded their debut release. Over the next year and a half live shows were the primary focus of the group which proved to pay off as the band found themselves quite busy and also were presented with a lot of opportunities to provide local support for national touring acts at some of the area’s largest venues.
After laying the foundation and building a solid fan base, the time had come where a new recording was in order. As material was being compiled for this recording tension began to grow and creative differences started to become apparent. These were trying times and caused the band to take a brief hiatus and ultimately led to losing a member and the band continuing on as a 4 piece.
Here and Now:
Annabel Lee is moving forward and feel that they are stronger than ever. There’s a whole new level of drive and determination with the group and a very bright future ahead of them. The band is currently working on their next release slated for the Spring of 2015.
Annabel Lee is:
Sid – Vocals/Programming
Jim – Guitars/Programming
Chad – Drums
Jarred – Bass/Backing Vocals