was an American rock band formed in Winter Haven, Florida in 2002. Since the beginning of 2007, the band consisted of lead vocalist Stephen Christian, guitarists Joseph Milligan and Christian McAlhaney, bassist Deon Rexroat, and drummer Nathan Young.
Members of Anberlin originally formed a band under the name SaGoh 24/7 in 1998, releasing two studio albums before disbanding, with the members having a change in musical direction and name. Anberlin was formed in 2002; within a year of forming, they had signed with semi-independent record label Tooth & Nail Records and released their debut album, Blueprints for the Black Market
. In 2005, the band released their second album, Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin signed with major label Universal Republic in 2007 with the first single, "Feel Good Drag", claiming No. 1 on the Alternative Songs chart, after 29 weeks in the chart. Their sixth studio album Vital
was released October 16, 2012, and rereleased on Big3 Records under the title Devotion
a year later, October 15, 2013.
On January 16, 2014, it was announced that Anberlin would be disbanding in 2014 after recording their seventh and final studio album, Lowborn
, on their original label, Tooth & Nail Records, and touring one last time.