The roots of APNEA began in the summer of 1999 when Steve Allington recruited members of a Lebanon, MO death metal band SICKENED. The name was changed to APNEA, a sleeping disorder in which a person suffocates and barely breathes in their sleep. Steve got this name due to the fact that he had it at this time. The name change signified the band's newer direction. A direction of being able to use the elements of different genres within the metal scene. APNEA mix elements of death, thrash, speed, and doom without sounding trendy or monotonous, two things too prominent in the metal scene today. In 2000 APNEA released their first cd "Dwelling"and recieved positive reviews from Metal Maniacs and Last Judgement 'Zine among others. Due to Steve's advertising on Napster, cds were sold worldwide. People bought cds from Portugal, Spain, England, Japan, France, Canada, Greece, and Russia. In 2001 APNEA released their second cd "Off The Beaten Path". This release got positive reviews from Metal Maniacs, Throat Culture Mag, and countless web 'zines. The band still gets orders for this cd to this day. Then the following year APNEA recorded "Infinite Decay". This was a signal for a transitional period for the band. Drummer Remy Cameron left to join VORE and the band needed a drummer to fill his shoes. Jake Norman joined the band in January of 2003 more than filling Remy's shoes and brought new life into APNEA's music. In 2004 APNEA released "In The Darkness".. It had all the elements of the previous cds but with more brutality. Soon the band would start to recieve positive reactions by both fans and musicians and more gigs were floating their way. 2005 Apnea released "Tainted Purity" which annhilates anything they have done in the past. APNEA continues to work hard playing shows and writing killer matierial. They have opened for national acts including SIX FEET UNDER, SOULFLY, CRISIS, IMMOLATION, ORIGIN, PISSING RAZORS, THE RED CHORD, VAMPIRE MOOSE, VOMIT REMNANTS, BRODEQUIN, MORGUE METAL CHURCH, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, LAMB OF GOD, M.O.D. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, UNMERCIFUL, with more potential shows coming up. APNEA is featured on Heavycore Records comp Core til Death III along bands MALEVOLENT CREATION and LUST OF DECAY among others. In 2011 Robbie left and Ann joined to play bass.