Anberlin was formed in 2002; within a year of forming, they had signed with semi-independent record label Tooth & Nail Records and released their debut album, Blueprints for the Black Market.
In 2005, the band released their second album, Never Take Friendship Personal.
They used money left over from shows Sa Goh had performed and teamed up with producer Matt Goldman to record five demos.
The demos that were then posted on Pure Volume (which was mp3at the time).
Their sixth studio album Vital was released October 16, 2012, and rereleased on Big3 Records under the title Devotion a year later, October 15, 2013.
On January 16, 2014, it was announced that Anberlin would be disbanding in 2014 after recording their seventh and final studio album, Lowborn, on their original label, Tooth & Nail Records, and touring one last time.
Anberlin released their follow-up to Blueprints, Never Take Friendship Personal, in early 2005, again produced by Aaron Sprinkle. 144 on the Billboard 200, Before its release, the band promoted the album by releasing a track per week on their Pure Volume and My Space website accounts, as well as on their own website.On the advice of friends, including Chad Johnson, and Timmy Mc Tague from Underoath, the band signed with Tooth & Nail Records.Out of the five demos Anberlin recorded with Matt Goldman, three were eventually chosen to be reworked for the band's debut album, the lead single "Readyfuels", "Driving" (later renamed "Autobahn") and "Foreign Language".Christian, Milligan and Rexroat began working on a side project, marking the beginning of the end for Sa Goh 24/7.The side project's sound transformed after a suggestion from Milligan to develop more of a rock sound for Anberlin.