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Anathema

Formed: 1990
From: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Anathema News

Below is our complete Anathema news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Anathema Issues New Tour Blog

Anathema's Dan Cavanagh has now checked in with a new road report from the band's time touring in support of new album "Weather System" (reviewed here). The tour update reads as follows:

"Paris, Amsterdam, Milano, Poland, London, all the German shows, Antwerp, Pratteln... All the audiences will live long in the memory! Thank you so very much for coming out in such great numbers and supporting us. We hope we repaid you with some passionate performances and professional approach to what we do.

"London was remarkable for the sheer beauty of the venue as well as the number of dear friends who came.. Worth a mention each of them, the list is too long, but there at the "Camden Palace" was Christer Andre Cederberg, Petter Carlsen, Alx Leeks, the Kscope people, Duncan Patterson, Jenni from the Agency group, as well as the boys from Shadowlight and Uncaused Creation whose music I have been helping and overseeing where I can. Also special mention goes to Jo who I met before the show and told me of her personal connection to 'internal landscapes'...

"Friends came from all across Europe and some further afield, I recognized at least one face from the United States, which considering my new found love for that country was a welcome reminder that we have to go back!

"We worked really hard to get everyone involved at Koko, which may not have been as easy as all that, as I am guessing almost half of the audience in that packed venue were watching us for the first time.. An honour and a privilege to play for so many new faces. It was much the same in Amsterdam. That's the first time Anathema have played in such venues. We're happy. More...

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Anathema Posts Road Report

Anathema is currently on the road supporting the band's new album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here). Anathema's Dan Cavanagh has now checked in with the following road report from Belgium:

"WEATHER REPORT - ANTWERP

"Spring under a cherry blossom tree in Belgium.. and though the sun be hidden behind light cloud above, it fails not to inspire hope of a better day ahead.

"Welcome to the weather report from the most peaceful spot I've found so far on tour, underneath this cherry blossom tree @Trix, Antwerp. The drifting of cherry blossom leaves upon an April breeze is one of my favourite and most captivating moments in nature. A blessing indeed and an ideal place to have a little picnic and write a report for you good folk.

"Behind the excellent Trix venue lies a peaceful garden, complete with said cherry blossom and what I think are two weeping willows. Regardless of the names of these trees, it's a solace indeed to be here with coffee, fruits and a little bit of spring in the heart. Quieter moments such as these are a tonic from the intensity of some of the live performances, I suppose thanks to one thing, one can appreciate the other.

"The tour is going splendidly well and the album is being received equally well too, thanks to all you good people. We are also very happy with the atmosphere between band and crew and the good work that's being done to make all this happen. More...

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Anathema Posts New Album Trailer

Anathema released the band's ninth studio album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here) earlier this week. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the release online, also featuring information on upcoming tour dates, which can be viewed below.

"Weather Systems" is the follow-up to 2010's "We're Here Because We're Here" (reviewed here). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Untouchable, Part 1 (6:14)
2. Untouchable, Part 2 (5:33)
3. The Gathering of the Clouds (3:27)
4. Lightning Song (5:25)
5. Sunlight (4:55)
6. The Storm Before the Calm (9:24)
7. The Beginning and the End (4:53)
8. The Lost Child (7:02)
9. Internal Landscapes (8:52) More...

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Anathema Streaming New Song

Today sees the U.S. release of Anathema's ninth studio album, "Weather Systems" (reviewed here) via The End Records.

In addition to previously posting the song "The Beginning and the End" online, Anathema has now teamed up with Popmatters.com to post another track online from the new album. Check out "The Storm Before the Calm" at this location.

"Weather Systems" is the follow-up to 2010's "We're Here Because We're Here" (reviewed here). More...

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Anathema Posts Tour Diary

Anathema, which recently dropped new album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here), has now checked in with the following tour diary:

"Here's the first of the tour diaries from Dan as the tour begins in Krakow. We'll be bringing you regular updates as we travel through Europe.

"We begin the new chapter in Poland! The scene of so many great nights for band and audience in the past..

"In fact I still have kept the plectrum from the show in 2010 at this very club, as it seemed to me to be the best show with the most receptive audience we had ever played to at that point. Something came together that night that has lived long in the memory. Can we top it? That remains to be seen, but I'm sure we'll do our best and the audience will play their part.

"So, welcome to the weather systems tour diary for 2012, from a beautiful and rainy Krakow, Poland. The first night of the tour, and everyone is looking forward to this. There are some new songs that we are so looking forward to playing live.. These are exciting times for us and you too we hope..

"The response to the new album has been great and we thank each and every fan for all your continued support, we hope to enjoy the journey with you together..

"We have just come offstage from sound check and it's starting to get closer to the moment of truth! I can honestly say I'm not the least bit nervous, strange though it seems :-)

"Oh and the rain has stopped...

"..to be continued."

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Anathema Streaming New Track

U.K. atmospheric rockers Anathema are streaming the track "The Beginning And The End" from the forthcoming LP "Weather Systems." The album is set for release on April 16, 2012 through Kscope Music. The song is also available for free download, as reported earlier at this location.

Check out "The Beginning And The End" here:

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Anathema Offering Free Song Download

Anathema will be releasing the new album "Weather Systems" on April 16th, 2012 and the band is now offering a free download of a track off the album. Download the song "The Beginning and the End" at this location.

"Weather Systems" is the follow-up to 2010’s "We're Here Because We're Here" (reviewed here). The band commented on the new release, "It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album. This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul." More...

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Brutal Assault 2011

The organisers of the Czech Republic's Brutal Assault festival has announced a further three confirmations for this year's event. Newly added to the bill are Scottish hardcore punk/crossover thrash legends The Exploited, Bay Area thrash veterans Forbidden and American mathcore outfit The Dillinger Escape Plan. The festival will take place from August 11th-13th in Josefov, Czech Republic.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Threshold To Play Night Of The Prog

Threshold has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming Night of the Prog festival in July:

"Threshold will perform at the 2011 edition of Night Of The Prog Festival in Germany on 8-9 July. Other bands include Dream Theater, Anathema, IQ, RPWL, Eloy, Riverside and more."

You can check out Threshold's full touring itinerary at this location. Additional details on Germany's Night of the Prog festival can be found here.

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Dream Theater To Headline "Night Of The Prog"

American progressive metal act Dream Theater has been announced as the headline act at the forthcoming "Night of the Prog" festival in Germany. "Night of the Prog" 2011 is set to take place on July 8-9, 2011 in Loreley, Germany. Other acts that have been announced include Riverside, Anathema, Eloy and IQ. A festival press release states:

"It took this festival only a few editions to raise to one of the leading progressive rock festivals in Europe - or probably even the world.

"Next to the music and bands that have taken part at the festival editions, the main reason for the success is simply the location! The UNESCO world heritage Loreley is one of the most outstanding open air amphitheaters in Europe. High above the river Rhine, the visitors are overwhelmed by the beautiful surrounding area.

"By this outstanding [ambient] we continue to establish the festival as the "[Mecca] of Progressive Rock.' The hightlights of the past 3 years have been for sure the appearances of Fish, ASIA, Jethro Tull, Roger Hodgson, Steve Hackett, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Marillion - to name a few.

"The tradition to supply a stage for young and emerging artists is one of our major tasks. To give them the chance to play in front of thousands of people will definitely help to create a career."

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Anathema Video Interview Available

Rockpages.gr recently conducted an interview Anathema's Daniel Cavanagh. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.

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Two Anathema Albums To See Vinyl Release

Peaceville Records has issued the following announcement about releasing two Anathema albums on vinyl:

"2 more classic titles are coming soon to the Peaceville vinyl store in the shape of Anathema's essential 'A Fine Day to Exit' & 'A Natural Disaster' albums. Both are set for a December 6th release & are available to pre-order now. They are presented on heavyweight vinyl with gatefold sleeve, & are limited to just 2000 numbered copies."

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Anathema Discusses New Album

ANATHEMA has announced the release of their 8th studio album, "We’re Here Because We’re Here," which will be released on May 31st via Kscope Records.

Danny Cavanagh comments on the new album, "'We’re Here Because We’re Here' is Anathema’s most expansive album to date and by the far best thing we’ve ever done. Not only have we improved as writers, but because we took our time, we had the opportunity to select the very best material and concentrate on it. We gave the songs the chance to breathe and come alive by themselves and it’s ended up being magical – every song is as good as the rest of them. This album features the best performances by the band ever; Vincent’s greatest vocals and John’s and my best writing" More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Pantheon I Confirmed For Summer Breeze

Norwegian metallers Pantheon I have been confirmed for the Summer Breeze 2010 festival, which will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbuehl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:

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Ahab
Anathema
Asphyx
Barren earth
Behemoth
Callisto
Cannibal Corpse
Children of Bodom
Cumulo Nimbus
Dark Funeral
Dark Tranquillity
Despised Icon
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Dying Fetus
Eisbrecher
Eisregen
Ensiferum
Fiddler's Green
Frei.Wild
Feuerschwanz
Gorgoroth
Gwar
Hail of Bullets
Hypocrisy
Ill Nino
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kylesa
Leaves' Eyes
Letzte Instanz
Long Distance Calling
Maroon
Mono Inc.
My Dying Bride
Necrophagist
Obituary
Origin
Orphaned Land
Pantheon I
Poisonblack
Rebellion
Sepultura
Solstafir
Subway to Sally
Swallow the Sun
The Crown
The Devil's Blood
Tracedawn
War From a Harlots Mouth
We Butter the Bread with Butter

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Leaves' Eyes Confirmed For Summer Breeze

Leaves' Eyes are the latest band to be confirmed for the Summer Breeze Open Air 2010 festival. The festival will take place from August 19th - 21st in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. More information about the festival can be found at this location.

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Lebanon's TristMoon Added To The Beirut Rock Fest

Lebanon's TristMoon have been confirmed as an opening act for Anathema at the Beirut Rock Festival which is set to be held on the 11th, 13th and 14th of November.

Nov.11: Peter Murphy (BAUHAUS) / Agua de Annique (the GATHERING)
Nov 13: Yann Tiersen / Eileen Khatchadourian
Nov.14: Anathema / To Die For / TristMoon / Weeping Willow

at the Forum de Beyrouth

Tickets on sale at all Virgin Megastore branches:

Day 1 - $30 standing & $60 Seated
Day 2 - $30 & $50 standing, $50 Seated & $70 Seated
Day 3 - $35 standing & $50 Seated

Special 3 days festival pass for $70 standing & $100 Seated

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