The band was formed in St Petersburg, Russia in 1997, playing art-punk with some ethnic sounds. Some elements of progressive hardcore and post-punk were also evident. ANKYLYM have recorded and self-released two albums and EP ("U Volod'ki"(MC, 1998), "9 ½ minutes (EP, 2000)", "Instruments (MC, 2003)") and has been playing concerts in most of the St Petersburg clubs and cities of Russia. Releases got quite a good response in independent media. In 2004 band turned acoustic and experimental. Instead of guitars drums there were used traditional Russian instruments – balalaika and bayan (Russian accordion). New material was defined as "folk-slaughter" and "art-chaos folk" – songs are ranging from acoustic grindcore to freestyle performance. Among the band's own songs the weird cover versions on SEPULTURA, MINISTRY, DEAD KENNEDYS, etc are being performed. The band is touring a lot: Argentina, Brazil, Great Britain, France, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Israel, Poland, Lithuania, Latvija, Estonia, Russia, Croatia, Sardegna, takes part in international music festivals – Puntala rock (2005), Bloodnok (2006), S.K.I.F. (2007), EthnoMechanica (2010), Laba Daba (2011), United Help fest (2012, 2014). There also happens "open concerts" – live performances on the streets. ANKYLYM used to play with the bands of different genres and countries – hardcore, punk, noise, metal, jazz, ethno. Among them: TERVEET KADET, KALASHNIKOV, WHEEL OF DHARMA, MONOPOLKA, LENIVEC, SUPER GIRL ROMANTIC BOYS, DISTRESS, VIR', HERO DISHONEST, NOMEANSNO (at S.K.I.F. 2007), PAPRIKA KORPS (at Laba Daba, 2011), HAUSVABOT (United Help, 2012) etc. After experiments with noise-industdrial material, band turns back to freak folk sound, reinforsing it with drums, bass and percussion. New sound incarnation has been recorded on albums of 2007-2018.