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Into The Great Unknown – The Acoustic Sessions – 2012 – Godsend

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Members
S= JIMMY PALLIS
G= PETER PALLIS – JIMMY PALLIS – MATTHIEU BENE
B= KARL ANDREASSEN
D= TONY HEREDIA



History
The Brooklyn-New York band Anaka was formed by guitarist Peter Pallis who had picked up the guitar to jam on his favourite music in 1995. Peter would meet Karl Andreassen later that year through school. Oddly enough, Andreassen would join the band of Tony Heredia at that point. Heredia, who knew Peter Pallis through the neighbourhood, would go on to join Anaka later following the aforementioned Andreassen.

Although Karl and Peter would jam over the years, it was several years later that the two would officially unite. The band would take shape when Heredia would also join the fold in 2000. Anaka lacked a singer, although the problem was solved when Peter's younger brother was drafted. Jimmy Pallis would fill the vocalist slot in February, 2001 taking over from his brother.

The band would record and issue the Down Devil's Road demo in 2001. They further signed to the fledgling Godsend Records in early 2003 and began working on a new demo called Rust & Jade which was originally due in mid-2003. It was issued a year late. Things went silent until The Glorified Crusade demo of 2009. Bene joined in 2010. Guitarist Travis Beck helped out in 2011. Godsend issued the Into The Great Unknown – The Acoustic Sessions in 2012. The Unwavering was a 2015 independent release.

The quartet cited Metallica, Alice In Chains and Black Sabbath as some of its influences.


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