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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 Posts Road Report

Anathema is touring in support of the band's latest album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here), and now band member Danny Cavanagh has checked in with the following road report:

"It's been a week since we started the second part of our Weather Systems tour of Europe, and as we all expected, everything has transpired exactly to plan. Thanks to the fact that we were recording live album and DVD on the FIRST show of the tour, it really meant that we had to hit the ground running, and rehearse harder than we ever have before to be able to pull this off. Thanks to our hard work and fantastic road crew, the first show was a great success for us, and the audience, as expected, were truly amazing.

"If I can spend a few minutes here speaking of the amazing job that the road crew did on the night of the Bulgarian show, no matter what words I could use to compliment their work, it would fall short of truly expressing the job they did, or our gratitude. The stage, the lights and the sound were all truly stunning, as indeed was the work of our orchestral composer in England, and the plovdiv symphony orchestra.

"So a huge thank you to Tonto, Ian, Paul, Rob, Pete, Levon, Dave, the string players and to the fans, thank you all for an unforgettable night. Our man in the studio christer is now mixing the music for a 2013 release. More to come…"

Anathema's show in Bulgaria was filmed for a Blu-Ray release coming next year, with more details to be announced shortly. You can also watch Anathema's music video for "Untouchable (Part One)" at this location.

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Anathema Filming Concert For Blu-ray Release

Anathema has issued the following announcement about filming an upcoming concert for an impending Blu-ray release:

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Bulgarian fans and indeed fans around the world to be part of Anathema's Bluray recording on Saturday.

"As you may know, on 22nd September the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) will host a truly special concert. The ruins of this spectacular building will provide a magical backdrop when Anathema take to the stage to perform their show alongside the string players of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. After weeks of speculation we can now reveal that this unique concert will be recorded live and released on bluray in 2013 by Kscope.

"Recording a definitive Anathema DVD in Bulgaria, among some of the best fans in the world, has been on our agenda for some years. The fact that it's in this amazing location with an orchestral performance is surely a recipe for something special.

"Fresh from winning the award for Best Live Performance at the UK Classic Rock Presents Prog Awards last month, Anathema has designed a stunning production for this show and you can expect to see a breathtaking performance of Anathema songs, new and old. Anathema fans are travelling from far and wide for this show and flights to Sofia have seen a boom in recent weeks! A limited number of tickets still remain for this opportunity so to buy your ticket and be part of this one-off experience, follow the link here. See you in Plovdiv!"

Anathema is performing in support of latest album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here), and the band also recently released a new video clip for the song "Untouchable (Part One)," which is available at this location.

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Anathema Releases New Music Video

Anathema has released a new music video for the track "Untouchable (Part One)," which is taken from the band's new album "Weather System" (reviewed here). The video can be viewed below, and Anathema also commented:

"The video for ‘Untouchable (part one)’, the opening track from Weather Systems is now online. The video which reflects the themes created in the album was edited together by Lasse Hoile, the acclaimed director and filmmaker, best known for his work with Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree. We hope you love it!" More...

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Anathema Video Interview Posted Online

Spazio Rock has posted a new video interview online with Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cardoso from Anathema about the band's new album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here), which can be viewed below.

Anathema also recently announced new upcoming European dates, including shows with Opeth, and full details are available here. To hear more from the band's new album, check out a teaser trailer for "Weather Systems" at this location.

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Anathema Announces Shows With Opeth

Anathema has issued the following announcement about adding on more tour dates, including shows supporting Sweden's Opeth:

"As promised, we're now able to announce the big news! Not only have we added a further 11 shows to our European tour but we are also confirmed as special guests to the mighty OPETH on a selection of their UK and European shows in November!

"This tour also includes three very special unplugged shows including London's Union Chapel. Tickets for the new tour dates and Opeth shows are on sale from 15th June."

Anathema is touring in support of the band's new album "Weather System" (reviewed here), while Opeth is performing in support of latest album "Heritage" (reviewed here). More...

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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:


"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)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Steel Panther
Devin Townsend
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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