ANA begins after a touring musician ends.
Josh Augustine was the touring bassist of the Detroit Rock & Roll/Metal band, Wilson (The Agency Group/Uppercut Management/Easy Killer Records). Doing a couple month tours with them, Josh had the opportunity to meet and speak with: Strong Management, Tim Borror of The Agency Group, Steve from Uppercut Management and many more. He knew he had limited time with the band, seeing as their permanent bassist was returning home to the US from out of the country, so ideas turned to dreams, dreams turned into... Well, reality.
Josh had a few dry months of absolutely nothing: no band, no music, no place to live, no guitar. Your typical, yet true, starving musician tale.
Being in prior projects, doing prior tours, etc., he knew this time he wanted to do it right. When the 2013 new year rolled in, both Kyle and Anthony were on board with the same mindset: Write, record, gig, gig, gig, write record and repeat, until a chord was struck.
Six songs and two months later, ANA recorded their first EP 'Salute to Solitude' with Nick Diener of The Swellers in a basement. Soon after, the band was playing local shows to promote the release of the EP both physical DIY, and online. Salute to Solitude was released with Wilson's "Full Blast Fuckery" on a partnering album release show in Grand Rapids, MI @ the Stache. ANA's punk rock style with a twist of hardcore riffs and modernized grunge, already had people twisting their heads off with refreshing excitement.
Soon after, Jono of The Swellers told the guys they needed a second guitarist, and knew who would fit the slot perfectly. His name is Eric Gerholz. One rehearsal later, Eric was in the band and larger show opportunities began coming in: Cancer Bats, Bam Margera (Fuckface Unstoppable); more radio play was happening: 89x (88.7FM Windsor/Detroit), Banana 101.5 (Flint, MI) - ANA had the second slot out of 13, as the 'Best Song of 2013' for the rock station.
2013 was coming to an end, but the band was not; in fact, the band was more motivated than ever. Once 2014 hit, ANA instantly went into 37 Metro Studios (Rochester, MI) and recorded two fresh singles "Drop Your Weapon... And the Coffin!" & "So Long" with Nick Diener. Spring came, so did the attention and shows: Bled Fest (Fusion Shows), opening for Devour the Day, Wilson "Full Blast Fuckery" vinyl release (Magic Stick - Detroit), Buckham Alley Fest (Flint), Dirt Fest, Nothing More (Eleven Seven Music Group). At Dirt Fest, Ana had four interviews set up: Ourtunez, Banana 101.5, HipinDetroit.com, Mlive.com.
The band hits the studio October 25th 2014 with Matt Dalton of 37 Studios to record the debut full length, for what entails to be an extremely refreshing, anticipated album for not only the band, but rock music junkies in general.
Fueled by influences such as Thrice, Nirvana, Pennywise, Alice In Chains, Mastadon, The Misfits, Soundgarden, Deftones & many more... ANA welcomes all degenerates to the present and future family.