Relinquished started in the year 2004 as a project of Sebastian Bramböck (Bass) and Anton Keuschnick (Guitar). After some months of arranging Martin Bramböck joined the Band and played the drums for 2 years. In this time, a second guitar-player named Simon Dettendorfer became member of the band and added different ideas that perfectly fitted in the sound.
Even though the former sound varied a lot to what kind of music they are making nowadays. It was a lot more Core-based and had more simple structures, then the latest work of them. Main Reason is the drummer of this period, Ivan Prosenic. Sadly there isn´t any record of the music of that time…
Four years and several Bass players later Relinquished finally found the perfect members. Sebastian the former Bass-player became the new and final singer of the band, and an old schoolmate of him, Patrick Kösselbacher took the bass-part. Also on the drums another new member was found: Florian Vonach. This constellation of musicians grew a complete new sound arrangement in short time and recorded the Demo EP “Rehearsal Doom” – as an allusion for their still remaining roots in Doom Metal.
With the CD the band started to get more and more offers to play all over Austria and some foreign cities as well. After collecting a huge amount of live experience, they settled a bit down and began the work for their first Long-player.
In that time Relinquished got signed by Noisehead Records, and recorded “Susanna Lies In Ashes”, their first Concept-Album and debut at the same time.
After the release many critics saw the potential in their music and for that reason Relinquished released a Music video for the Song “Padded Cell”. The Video brought them even more attention and nowadays, they have a well known status in the Austrian Metal Scene.
In 2011 Bassist Patrick Kösselbacher left the band and was substituted by Dominik Steffan (Former INZEST member) and with him they recorded their 2nd Studio-album“Onward Anguishes” and also 2nd Chapter of their Storyline.
Just a few weeks before the new album was released Relinquished made another Music Video for “In Ashes” to demonstrate the connection of the two records.
This step made clear that the Story of “Susanna Lies In Ashes” isn´t told fully, and there are going to be much more angles of the whole concept, and that this Story will be the main Discography. The whole music was seen different after that. It showed people that all the varied genres influencing the sound weren’t just about being Progressive, the interest of the band was creating the most perfectly fitting atmosphere for each scenario, which made the idea of this concept once more a lot deeper then on first sight.