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Sometimes you need to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective and that's exactly what we did.  We analyzed our current situation from an outsiders view of the band and saw a lot of things that were new to us.  We also sought out that same look from a couple close friends who knew the band pretty well and were willing to be completely transparent and gives us the brutal truth.  This was an eye opening exercise and prompted us to make some difficult decisions. But, when all was said and done, we felt like a completely new band with energy we hadn't felt in a very long time.  The band room felt alive once again and the fun factor had been restored.  We also accomplished a few things that we'd wanted to get done years ago but just had too many things holding us back from making them reality.  We had some major turmoil internally and when the people who have been in the band the longest suddenly felt uncomfortable it became clear that something needed to change.  We started to feel like we had no identity, no purpose, and that the goals we've had were never going to be accomplished. 

Welcome bassist Brendan Tuthill and drummer Josh Owens.  We've known these guys for years and there's always been a mutual respect among our bands.  Many shows were played together, lots of support and good times (and BEER).  Talking with Josh one night we started throwing the idea around of having him and Brendan join the band as we were having some issues with our current rhythm section (well, the half that was still in the band).  Truth was, we had no bassist and the drummer we had at the time was simply not a good fit for what we were trying to do.  Great drummer, great person, completely different vision...

Annabel Lee
To the River - Single
Released on March 27, 2020
Available on iTunes, Amazon Play, Spotify and more.  Visit our online store for physical copies.
Charlotte, NC
#Metal #Rhythms #Breakdowns
Jay - Vocals
Brendan - Bass
Josh - Drums
Jim - Guitar
2023 - Annabel Lee is moving forward and 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.

Annabel Lee began their musical journey back in 2010 as a 5 piece melodic metalcore band.  Over the years the lineup has changed a bit and the sound has continuously evolved.  Exploring the world of extended range guitars and alternate tunings along with a more progressive (djent, rhythm) based sound has proven to be right direction for the band.  With the release of their 3rd album the band is sounding better than ever.  Coupled with an intense, energetic live show, Annabel Lee has been making a lot of noise and has grown to be one of the premier metal bands in the Charlotte, NC area.  Having played over 150 live shows all over North and South Carolina, as well as Virginia and West Virginia, Annabel Lee is looking to continue to grow and further develop their dedicated fan base.
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