Feb 11, 2016


Apr 16 - ROADBURN FESTIVAL Tilburg, Netherlands

Apr 17 - Rheine, Germany (Hypothalamus) w/Bliksem

Apr 21 - Aarschot, Belgium (de Klinker) w/Bliksem

Apr 23 - Cologne, Germany (Underground) w/Bliksem

Apr 24 - Hamburg, Germany (Bambi galore) w/tba

Apr 27 - Prague, Czech Republic (Exit-US)  w/tba

Apr 30 - Lauda-Königshofen, Germany (KEEP IT TRUE XIX Tauberfrankenhalle)

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Feb 11, 2016

I am partnering once again with Divebomb Records for another pressing of my solo album DANCING WITH THE PAST. With the digipak version now out of print for the last several months, we wanted to make the album available once again. This time the release will be a 2-CD set in a standard jewel case with the booklet condensed to 20 pages in order to make shipping overseas easier and more affordable. I will have copies available at my up-coming European shows this April including the KEEP IT TRUE Festival with copies available through Divebomb around the same time.

Jan 19, 2016

Anacrusis fans and vinyl lovers rejoice! Coming in March of 2016 fromHammerheart Records...

Hindsight: Suffering Hour Revisited 2-LP set w/bonus tracks 
​Hindsight Reason Revisited 2-LP set w/bonus tracks


October 1, 2015

Very soon I will be announcing a handful of special shows I will be playing in and around Europe next April. I do want to clarify a few things so there will be no confusion. These performances will be me performing with my new solo band and not any Anacrusis line-up. We will, of course, be playing plenty of Anacrusis tunes along with songs from my album DANCING WITH THE PAST.

Understandably, some promoters may want to lean heavily on any recognition the name Anacrusis might bring, but I don't want anyone to have the wrong impression about what to expect. Though I was the guitarist/vocalist and chief song-writer in Anacrusis, the band was truly a collaborative effort from beginning to end and out of respect for the other members and to our fans, I am playing these shows under my own name and not that of the band. The line-up will feature ex-Anacrusis drummer Chad E. Smith (Manic Impressions), but the focus will very much be on my new solo material in addition to the old songs.

In addition to bringing my new music to the stage with all of the force and energy of a great live band, we will be performing a mix of material from all 4 Anacrusis albums and will do our best to play the old material "true to form". I don't believe any Anacrusis fan will be disappointed with what they will see or hear and I do hope that all of you will come out and support me. 

First club gig announced...

The UNDERWORLD Camden (UK) - Friday Apr 22 w/Bliksem

Also, I will be performing at...

Roadburn Festival (Netherlands)  - Saturday Apr 16


KEEP IT TRUE XIX (Germany) Saturday Apr 30

November 4, 2014

The album is now available via Digital Download through CDBaby!!!!!!!!! 

First Album Review posted HERE!!!!

October 1, 2014

I'm excited to announce that there is finally an official release date for my new solo album called "Dancing With the Past". 
nce again Eliran Kantor (Testament/Gwar/Atheist/Sodom) is the cover artist and he did a fantastic job. 

Physical copies of the 2-CD set will be available through Divebomb Records Jan 15 of next year

Digital copies will be available on Nov 4th through CDBaby and their partner sites.

The title track "Dancing With the Past" and album version of "Made" are online HERE

Feb 22, 2014

The new working title for the new project is DANCING WITH THE PAST.
I have posted short clips of all 28 songs that will be included on the album in four parts.

You can listen to the previews here...

Dancing With the Past album samples Part One

Dancing With the Past album samples Part Two

Dancing With the Past album samples Part Three

Dancing With the Past album samples Part Four

You can read interviews I recently did discussing the Reunion, the new album and lots more.

Click on the logos to read the interviews...



Feb 14, 2014

I just wanted everyone to know the working title of the new album is DANCING WITH THE PAST. 
I will be posting short samples of most of the tracks very soon to give everyone a feel for what to expect.Stay Tuned!

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the full song samples here...


Sep 15, 2013


Sep 15, 2013

I have been working very hard to complete the new material for what will be the PARALLAX ERROR album.
At this time I plan to release it as a solo album and not under the name "Anacrusis".

I have posted several songs over the last few months to give everyone an idea of what to expect and so far the
feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Once again, the alum will be two full CDs of brand new material

(approx. 30 songs) and should have a little something for all Anacrusis fans.

You can click HERE to download MP3 versions of the songs so you can listen without streaming the files from YouTube.


June 10, 2013

I just wanted to let everyone know I am still moving forward with the new material and hope to have
everything wrapped up over the next couple of months.

I have 20 songs completed with a few more needing only vocals recorded and there will be
a few more to finish everthing off.

You can check out a brand new song called "Dead Letters" here...

Kenn Nardi "Dead Letters"

February 06, 2013


Thanks to everyone who supported us and helped make the last couple of years so memorable.
The Reunion shows/festivals were great and it was  awesome to have the opportunity to play for you again.

ANACRUSIS are now taking an indefinite break from playing or any other band activities.



January 09, 2013

On January 28, 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will set sail for round 3 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
The following bands have been announced:


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September 28, 2012

Fans from the St. Louis area, don't miss your only chance to see ANACRUSIS live this year.
Saturday October 27th at FUBAR!!!!!!!!!


FUBAR October 27

In exactly 4 months from today, on January 28, 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will set sail for round 3 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans! The following 18 out of 40 bands have been announced: ANACRUSIS, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DORO, DRAGONFORCE, ENSIFERUM, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GOTTHARD, HELLOWEEN, HELSTAR, IMMOLATION, IN FLAMES, KREATOR, LACUNA COIL, NILE, RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA, SABATON, SUBWAY TO SALLY, TURISAS. Don't miss out on your trip of a lifetime, book NOW at:


September 25, 2012


In a recent interview with a German radio station Vocalist/Guitarist Kenn Nardi discussed the up-coming ANACRUSIS project
which is currently in the works. This will be the band's first full album of new material since 1993's "Screams and Whispers".
The working title is "Parallax Error" and the cover art will once again be handled by ELiran Kantor (Testament/Sodom/Gwar/Atheist). 
It will be a double album featuring more than two dozen new ANACRUSIS songs.
The line-up will include original members Kenn Nardi, John Emery (bass) and Mike Owen (drums). 
ANACRUSIS is sceduled to appear on the 70,000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE next January and hopes to have the new material recorded
by the end of this year.

A new pre-production demo called "Made" was aired during the interview with Uwe Harms of Radio Gehacktes.
The song can now be heard here...
"Made" (2012 pre-production demo)



The full radio show can he heard online with the interview beginning at around the 49:00 mark...
Uwe Harms of Radio Gehacktes interviews Kenn Nardi



June 28, 2012

Round 3 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, will go on public sale on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 12PM noon EST.

The following 12 out of 40 bands have been announced:

Check out their easy monthly installment payment plan at
now and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

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April 25, 2012

There are a limited number of T-Shirts now available from the 2010-2011 Reunion shows and festivals.

The 25th Anniversary Silver design features Silver ANACRUSIS Logo on the front and monochromatic photo with "Far Too Long" lyrics on the back. Short and Long Sleeve designs are identical.

The Hindsight design features Color ANACRUSIS Logo on the front and stylized artwork from "HINDSIGHT: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited" on the back.

March 27, 2012

Thanks to John Valle for having me on the "Into the Pit" radio show out of Philly.
You can listen to or download the interview from this link...

Into the Pit (Philly) 03-18-2012

March 13, 2012


Now here to order from CD Baby

25th Anniversary Compilation featuring the best of ANACRUSIS.

CD includes tracks from HINDSIGHT, newly remixed songs from MANIC IMPRESSIONS,
remastered songs from SCREAMS and WHISPERS and the new track "This Killer in My House".

Track Listing:
Sound the Alarm (Re-Mastered)
Something Real (2011 Remix)
Imprisoned (Hindsight version)
Grateful (Re-Mastered)
Still Black (2011 Remix)
Stop Me (Hindsight version)
Butcher's Block (Hindsight version)
Paint a Picture (2011 Remix)
I Love the World (2011 Remix)
Release (Re-Mastered)
Explained Away (2011 Remix)
Fighting Evil (Hindsight version)
Brotherhood? (Re-Mastered edited version)
This Killer In My House

Here are a few clips from the ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL in Belgium last August.
The full show has been edited and we hope to make it available on an upcoming DVD
which should also include the full KEEP IT TRUE XIII show along with pro-shot clips from 2011 St. Louis shows.




May 9th 2011


We finally have the new Reunion DVD available through CD Baby. The DVD contains the entire April 2011 Reunion concert in St. Louis along with highlights from KIT XIII, rehearsal & soundcheck clips and 2 new music videos.

Our Reunion DVD

UPCOMING 2011 SHOWS!!!!!!!!

The guys and I are eagerly awaiting our biggest show ever which will be our appearance at the ROCK HARD FESTIVAL next month. The full running order and showtimes have been posted and we will be performing on the final day of the festival Sunday June 12th.

Rock Hard Festival 2011

We will also be making an appearance at the ALCATRAZ METAL FESTIVAL in Belgium - Saturday Aug 27th
with some our favorite bands from back in the day including Helloween, Forbidden and Death Angel!!!!

Alcatraz Metal Festival

And for the local fans...

ANACRUSIS are proud to be a part of SKULL FEST 2011, presented by Skull Records Radio.

ANACRUSIS will be performing on Friday, June 24th.

***For more details and to order tickets click the flyer below...***

Skullfest 2011

For those of you who missed our recent gig at the FIREBIRD this past February, I've posted a song from that show.
The song is "Far Too Long" from the MANIC IMPRESSIONS album. This is the only song from the original 4 albums that was never performed live until now.

The unfamilar face on guitar is Mike Henricks, an old friend of the band going back to 1990. We met Mike when he was a local film student and he was responsible for both the "I Love the World" & "Sound the Alarm" videos. Mike will be handling guitar duties for us at the upcoming shows.


February 18th 2011


This video is for the re-recorded version of "Imprisoned" from the HINDSIGHT album.
The footage comes from our 2010 Reunion Concert in St. Louis, reheasal, sound check and our trip to Germany including our performance at the KEEP IT TRUE Festival.

 The band rehearsing for our up-coming St. Louis show on the 26th.


February 4th 2011


Bassist John Emery, drummer Mike Owen and I have been working on some new material and though there are no definite plans for a new album at this time, we thought we'd share a new song with you. We have several new songs already recorded and many more in the works and plan to have new material available in some form before summer.

This new song is called This Killer In My House and can be heard or downloaded here...

December 28th 2010


Firebird Show

We will be playing another home-town gig Saturday February 26th at the Firebird.
Opening the show will be veteran St. Louis classic-metal band MEGALITH, featuring "Screams and Whispers" drummer Paul Miles, followed by St. louis Industrial/Metal band MURDER HAPPENS.

Tickets are $8, Door is @ 8pm and the show begins @ 9pm.

Firebird STL website

We've also been invited to play Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL, which will be held June 10-12 2011.

Rock Hard Festival 2011

Fans of Progressive Rock/Metal should check out this new book...
MEAN DEVIATION: Four Decades of Progressive heavy Metal
written by former Metal Maniacs editor Jeff Wagner
They even mention ANACRUSIS with descriptions of all four albums along with a photo!

Mean Deviation

read samples and order the book here...

HINDSIGHT: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited will be released on TRIBUNAL/DIVEBOMB Records in February.

A few copies of the 1st pressing are still available through CD Baby.

Divebomb Records ...............CD Baby

More ANACRUSIS on the Web...


a Very Interesting Blog about MANIC IMPRESSIONS

KRONOS MORTUS Interview (Hungarian)


Mike and I drove up to Chicago to check out the Triptykon show back in October.
While we were in the Windy City we got a chance to visit with a few old friends from the Chicago metal scene including Mark Kadzielawa, who we first met when we opened for VIO-LENCE and VOIVOD back in the winter of 1988.

chicago 2010

Check out Mark's website 69 Faces of Rock for a great review of HINDSIGHT and lots more!

69 faces

September 4th 2010

ANACRUSIS have been confirmed to play Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL to be held June10-12 2011

Click here to read a fun little blog about our cover version of the "Muster's Theme"...
btw, Screams and Whispers wasNOT produced by legendary metal Blade veteran Bill Metoyer as the blog states,
but Bill did come into the studio towards the very end to help upervise final mixing. LORDS OF METAL INTERVIEW...

August 24th 2010

New reviews online for the HINDSIGHT CD!!!...


Review from HEAVY SOUND (France)

Interview with "Manic Impressions" drummer Chad Smith about playing with Geezer Butler (GZR)

August 13th 2010

Here is a short article from Invisible Oranges website discussing the "Top 10 Unconventional Metal Guitar Tones" including ANACRUSIS...

Top 10 Unconventional Metal Guitar Tones

...and here are the full details in case you miss the link at the bottom of the article...

Detailed Version

Another HINDSIGHT review

New interview with the German webzine "Rock Times"

July 9th 2010


I just completed a lengthy follow-up interview with Heavy Metal Examiner's Mark Morton discussing the HINDSIGHT album, the Reunion shows and the future of ANACRUSIS.

Heavy Metal Examiner 2010 Interview

I've also come across lots of new HINDSIGHT and KIT XIII Reviews and I've gathered them here for easy access.
Again, many are translated into English, but you can get the gist of things...

Power (Italy)
Thrash 'Til Death (Spain)
Heavy (Norway) (Italy)
Metal Underground Webzine
Stormbringer (Austrian Metalzine)
Sleaze Metal (Germany)
Dark Scene (Austria)
Power of Metal (Denmark)

Fury Rocks (KIT XIII Review)

May 12th 2010


Well, here it is...the 1st "not so" rough cut from last month's Reunion Concert here in St. Louis. I have just begun editing things which may or may not end up being an official band release in the future, but several people were anxious to see how things turned out, so enjoy!...

click here to watch it on YouTube


Here are a few reviews of the KIT XIII festival. They are translated from German, but from what I can tell...Mike and John no longer have hair, Kevin points a lot and I can still scream. :-) Good enough for me!

 Obliveon Review


Some reviews are starting to trickle in for the new album...please contact Kenn if you have a fanzine, website or magazine and would like to request a promotional CD-R for review.

HINDSIGHT: Vol 2 Reason Revisited review on SputnikMusic review

April 27th 2010


The guys and I would like to give a HUGE Thank You to everyone for making both our Reunion show and appearance at the KEEP IT TRUE Festival last week so successful. It was great to see so manu old and new friends here at home and over in Germany. The Icelandic volcano threatened to cancel our KIT appearance, but at the very last moment the Frankfurt airport opened and we made it as planned. The crowd was amazing and made us feel like the greatest band on Earth before, during and after our performance.

Several clips have been posted on YouTube and the whole show is professionally filmed for a complilation DVD each year and I also hope to get our entire show edited as well for possible future use. Thanks so much to Oliver and everyone at KIT for inviting us and showing us such a brilliant time the entire visit.

As for the local Reunion show, I had everything flmed with 7 or 8 cameras along with the audio bounced down to multi-track. I plan to (eventually) edit everything and make the show available in some form in the future. I have also recorded nearly all of our rehearsals over the last year and filmed video of a few of them including the entire last rehearsal before our shows. For those of you who were not able to attend a friend from Chicago posted amazing video of most of the show on his FaceBook page. He was right up front and the footage looks great. So, if you are on FaceBook just do a search for Mark Creevy and check out the clips in his "Video" section.



HINDSIGHT: Suffering Hour and Reason Revisited is now available through CDBaby. Digital downloads should also be available soon through their partner sights including Amazon & iTunes. I am working on getting physical copies overseas so our non-US fans can get it without the outrageous shipping charges. Some copies will also be available through STORMSPELL records as well, along with our ANNIHILATION COMPLETE CD/DVD released by them last year.

Thanks again to Eliran Kantor (Testament, Mekong Delta, Sigh) for the beautiful cover & artwork and Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, etc) for a brilliant job mastering everything.

Now Available here

April 9th 2010

As we approach the up-coming St. Louis Reunion show on the 18th, I wanted to mention a couple local happenings...

Tom Terbrock has invited the band down to the K-SHE studios for an on-air interview on MONDAY NIGHT METAL. We are scheduled to be on the show next Tuesday night (April 13th).

I had a great conversation with author DX Ferris (who wrote a book on Slayer's "Reign in Blood" album). He was interviewing me for the RIVERFRONT TIMES, so look for a write-up on the band in next week's issue.

ANACRUSIS has also been invited to take part in "Record Store Day 2010" at VINTAGE VINYL. We are scheduled to do a guest DJ set in the store from 7pm-8pm Saturday April 17th. We will have our new CD HINDSIGHT: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited available for the very 1st time. So, even if you're coming to the show the next night we'd love to have you come down and say "hello" or hang out with the band.

Remember, the Reunion show on the 18th is a FREE event with somewhat limited capacity, so get there a little early to be sure to get in. We will have new t-shirts, the new HINDSIGHT CD, the limited-edition Annihilation Complete CD/DVD and a limited number of DVDs from our 1993 Screams and Whispers concert at Mississippi Nights available the night of the show.

We are excited about the show (and of course the KIT Festival later in the week) and we can't wait to play for you all again after so many years!

March 31st 2010

With rehearsals winding down for the Reunion show on the 18th and the KEEP IT TRUE festival

shortly thereafter we wanted to give everyone a little preview of how things are coming along.

Here is a clip from rehearsal on March 24th...

2010 Reunion Show

"Present Tense" (March 24th rehearsal)

March 13th 2010

The mixes are complete and everything has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum. Thanks for a great job Maor!

Here is "Stop Me" from the REASON half of the album...

Click on the song title to listen or right click and select "save target" to download the mp3...

STOP ME (radio promo)

February 26th 2010

The new album HINDSIGHT will be ready for mastering very soon and should be available in time for our April gigs. In the meantime I've posted a full, mastered song for a taste of how the the old material turned out this time.

"Present Tense" originally opened our 1988 debut SUFFERING HOUR and has always been one of our personal favorites.

Click on the song title to listen or right click and select "save target" to download the mp3...

PRESENT TENSE (radio promo)

We've officially announced our hometown Reunion show which will be held on April 18th. The show is free and an all-ages event, so we hope to see all of the old (and new) ANACRUSIS fan from around the St. Louis area turn up for what will be our 1st show with all original members since 1990. This will be a warm-up for our appearance at the KEEP IT TRUE Festival in germany a few days later. For the warm-up show we'll be playing our full set plus a few extra surprises.

2010 Reunion Show

January 2010

We're finally finishing up recording the final tracks for the "new" ANACRUSIS CD. The title of the album will be "HINDSIGHT: Suffering Hour & Reason Revisited". The 2-CD set will feature both our debut album SUFFERING HOUR and our 2nd release REASON along with the classic ANACRUSIS demo track "Apocalypse" all fully re-recorded by the original lineup of Kenn Nardi, Kevin Heidbreder, John Emery and Mike Owen. The package will also feature a 24-page full-color booklet with lyrics and lots of photos both old and new. Both of these classic albums have been out of print for many years, and we hope old fans and new will find some new life in these re-recorded songs.

The excellent cover-art is being created by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Mekong Delta, Sigh). Mixing is nearly complete and mastering will be handled by Maor Appelbaum who has worked with Yngwie, Rob Halford, Dave Ellefson's F5 and many many more.


We are still working out details of where the album will be available, but there should be copies on-hand for our appearance at the KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival in Germany this coming April.

1.Present Tense
4.Butcher's Block
6.A World To Gain
7.Frigid Bitch
8.Fighting Evil
9.The Twisted Cross
10.Annihilation Complete/Disemboweled

1.Stop Me
3.Not Forgotten
5.Silent Crime
6.Killing My Mind
7.Misshapen Intent
8.Afraid To Feel
9.Child Inside
11.Quick To Doubt

Click on the link below to hear samples from SUFFERING HOUR Revisited!!!!!!!


July 12th 2009

After completing new demos for several of our old songs, recording has begun for all-new versions on SUFFERING HOUR and REASON. Though no definite plans are in place at this time as to the final outcome of these recordings, we have decided to proceed with plans to completely re-record both CDs with the full, original line-up. You can track the progress of this project along with our live rehearsals in the 2009 Rehearsal Diary section.

June 8th 2009

Limited number of 2-Sided ANACRUSIS logo/lyrics T-shirts now available...

Buy T-ShirtsBuy Anacrusis T-Shirts here...

May 5th 2009

In late 2008, I was contacted by STORMSPELL Records about re-releasing our 1987 ANNIHILATION COMPLETE demo in a special CD/DVD package. I agreed and put together the music and video content along with the providing the layout and liner-notes. This release led to our invitation to play at the 2010 KEEP IT TRUE XIII festival in Germany.

At around the same time, our original drummer Mike Owen was moving back to St. Louis after several years on the West Coast. He and I began discussing the idea of playing together and invited our bassist John Emery to join us. Things went well and we decided to agree to doing the festival. Next we contacted our guitarist Kevin Heidbreder and though he wasn’t immediately available for rehearsals, he definitely wanted to participate in this mini-reunion.

In early February, John, Mike and I began rehearsing as a 3-piece, with Kevin planning to join us before the end of May.

Along with the KIT XIII Festival in April 2010, we also hope to play a few more shows during the next year or so before finally retiring the band. At this time, we are also planning on re-record the entire SUFFERING HOUR and REASON albums, with hopes of releasing them as 2-CD sets containing the re-recorded versions along with the long-out-of-print original recordings. We have always felt that the poor-production and rushed performances hindered many of the songs, and with all four original members together again, we are thrilled to have a chance to re-record this material and hopefully present it in a much better light. We also understand that there are those fans who would like to have the original versions they have become familiar with over the years and this is why we hope to include both the old and new versions in this project. This is all in the early planning stages and no final decision has been made on when these recording will be available.

I have decided to create a section on this site to track the progress of rehearsals leading up to next year’s festival (and any other shows) along with a “diary