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Anchor Arms



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Hometown: Gainesville, FL (USA)

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After years of toiling in relative obscurity, Gainesville's ANCHOR ARMS burst onto the rock scene in late 2007 following a successful tour of America's heartland opening up for Jon Bon Jovi's solo project. The ARM's singer/songwriter/lite beer drinker Jim Austin relates a now infamous story from the band's early years: "A lot of people don't know this, but that line in 'Dead or Alive' where Jon sang 'I've seen a million faces/and I've rocked them all-' well, that was a line from a now-deceased ARMS song called 'Torpedos.' We went ahead and let them use it, and now we're best of friends. Richie Sambora is totally rad." When not providing assistance to aging rockers, the threesome enjoys long bike rides in the Florida sun, the sound of frogs after the rain, and planting trees for local retirement centers. "We just want to give back to this community that has given so much to us," says sometime-sober guitarist Craig Godman. The band's teenage-phenom drummer Brian Bowers agrees. "We're buds with pretty much everyone here. Everyone loves us, and we love everyone." ANCHOR ARM's newly-released 7", entitled "Milligrams," is currently available at all Virgin Megastores worldwide, and also at Wayward Council (locals only) in Gainesville. A globe-spanning tour of world domination is in the works, and will surely be visiting a 30,000+ seat arena in your city soon.


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Anchor Arms / Madison Bloodbath Split [7 inch]

Anchor Arms / Madison Bloodbath

Split [7 inch] (2010)

Kiss of Death

Anchor Arms Cold Blooded

Anchor Arms

Cold Blooded (2008)

Fail Safe

Madison Bloodbath join Paper and Plastick
Los Angeles, CA's Madison Bloodbath will be releasing a new 7-inch entitled Get Deckered in July via Paper and Plastick. A…
June 23, 2011
Break-ups: Anchor Arms (2007-2010)
Gainesville, FL's Anchor Arms have called it a day. Vocalist James Austin offered a detailed explanation for the band's demise, which you can read by clicking Read More. The band issued one full-length, 2008's…
June 25, 2010
Break-ups: Members of Gunmoll, Less Than Jake, Anchor Arms form Eight Ghosts
Derron Nuhfer of Gunmoll and Less Than Jake has joined James Austin of Anchor Arms to form Eight Ghosts. The band claims to be influenced by "90's emo bands" and describes their sound in terms of Get Up kids, Murder City Devils, SDRE, Knapsack, Jimmy Eat World, Mineral, Deftones, Neil…
June 01, 2010
Media: Have an Anchor Arms sampler on us
Lovers of free music, rejoice: today, we're teaming up with Fail Safe Records to give away a five song sampler featuring tracks from Gainesville, FL's Anchor Arms. The set includes a song from the band's…
April 09, 2010
Media: Death to False Hope Records adds new bands, details Anchor Arms / Sandwiches split
Digital label Death to False Hope Records has sent us an update. The label has added three new bands to its roster, and will release new material from each on March 30. Asheville, NC's Nights on Fire will…
March 26, 2010
Media: Anchor Arms: "Don't Just Stand There, Somebody Toss Steve Vai a Capri Sun"
Gainesville, FL's Anchor Arms have posted a new song entitled "Don't Just Stand There, Somebody Toss Steve Vai a Capri Sun" for free download. Head to their Bandcamp page to check it out. The band recently released a…
March 26, 2010
Media: Anchor Arms: "Shooting Northwestern"
Gainesville, FL's Anchor Arms have posted a new song. "Shooting Northwestern" comes from an upcoming split 7" with Vacation Bible School for…
March 11, 2010
Media: James Austin (Anchor Arms), Nathan Gray (The Casting Out) plan split 7"
James Austin of Anchor Arms and Nathan Gray of The Casting Out (and formerly of Boy Sets Fire) have announced plans to release a split 7" this summer. The two frontmen also plan to release full-lengths down the road via Fail Safe Records. More information is expected…
March 05, 2010
Media: TCSG posts two Madison Bloodbath videos
Thunderclapsupergenius has uploaded two new videos featuring Madison Bloodbath, culled from what the site is referring to as the "On Vacation with Madison Bloodbath"…
February 26, 2010
Media: Members of Anchor Arms, Spanish Gamble form BALLSxDEEP
Members of Anchor Arms, Spanish Gamble and Homemade Handgrenade have joined forces to form a new band dubbed (really) BALLSxDEEP. The band describes their sound as "dirty hardcore, 1/4 straight edge and 3/4 total drunks" and they'll be releasing their debut EP through Fail Safe…
February 15, 2010

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