ANACRUSIS formed during 1986 in St. Louis, MO. After their Annihilation Complete demo (1987) garnered instant critical acclaim (voted best demo of 1987 by the readers of Metal Forces Magazine), the band signed a two album deal with UK label, Active Records. The combo then released their debut and follow-up albums, Suffering Hour and Reason in 1988 and 1990 respectively. With their Active Records contract obligations fulfilled and momentum building, the band knew they needed a bigger marketing push behind them. It was no surprise when ANACRUSIS signed on with U.S. powerhouse Metal Blade Records. This was exactly the kind of label the band needed in their corner. Metal Blade eventually released Prog/Thrash/Power-Metal masterstrokes Manic Impressions (1991) and Screams & Whispers (1993) both releases are considered forward-thinking metal landmarks. Despite all the accolades the band received in 1993 they quietly disbanded following a European tour with Death. After remaining dormant for more than 15 years, the band finally saw the release of its original Annihilation Complete demo, so with public interest re-engaged and a new crop of younger fans discovering the band, ANACRUSIS accepted an invitation to perform at Germany's KEEP IT TRUE XIII Festival. With all of the original members in place Kenn Nardi, Kevin Heidbreder, John Emery and Mike Owen ANACRUSIS decided to re-record their Suffering Hour and Reason albums, and they have now been presented as the new Hindsight collection.