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English doom metal band Anathema have finished recording their new album "Hindsight" and have sent the masters to their record label. Hindsight will be a semi-acoustic album composed mostly of classic Anathema tracks, as well as one entirely new song.
Anathema is also currently recording another album, titled "Horizons", which will have entirely new songs. Both albums are set to be released this year, although no specific release date has been announced.
Anathema's lead guitarist Danny Cavanagh will also be touring Norway and Sweden with Anneke Giersbergen, former vocalist of The Gathering, on the following dates:
12th June - Gassheim, Jevnaker, Norway
13th June - Ravnedalen, Kristiansand, Norway
14th June - Blue Garden, Trondheim, Norway
15th June - Buckleys, Oslo, Norway
16th June - Klubb Garage, Marsta/Stockholm, Sweden
Paradise Lost is scheduled to play the Kentish Town Forum in London on September 19. They'll be supported by Anathema and My Dying Bride at this 20th anniversary show.
As previously reported, Paradise Lost recently posted four new tracks from the upcoming PARADISE LOST DVD, "The Anatomy Of Melancholy" on MySpacethier MySpace page. The tracks were recorded at the Koko club in London on April 12, 2007. The audio was mixed by producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with artists such as OPETH, SOILWORK and KATATONIA.
Sixsixsix Records will release Dave Pybus’s first band DREAMBREED’s last-ever recording from 1997, "Misery Sessions," on CD this April, with the official release date set for April 21. "Misery Sessions" spans the group’s last three years of existence before unofficially splitting when Dave went on to join Liverpool’s ANATHEMA in 1998.
The CD will be limited and numbered at 666 copies, and will be released through Dave’s own label SixSixSix Records, which he set up in 2005. The album will only be available initially online.
DREAMBREED released one mini-album, "Sometime" (Coast to Coast Recordings), in 1995 and seven demos featuring over 30 original tracks.
Metalfan.ro report that ANATHEMA's Vincent Cavanagh (vocals, guitar, vocodor) and Danny Cavanagh (guitar, vocals, keyboards) will play an acoustic show on May 24th in Bucharest, Romania.
Britain's ANATHEMA has issued the following update:
"We have taken all of our recording equipment to a house in England where we have built a studio and begun the first of two records to be released this year. The recording has been going very well."
"This first record is a semi-acoustic recording of many of our most loved older tracks. This will be released on Peaceville Records. The working title is 'Temporary Peace'."
"The songs to be included on 'Temporary Peace' are:
02. Leave No Trace
03. Inner Silence
04. One Last Goodbye
05. Are You There
06. Fragile Dreams
07. A Natural Disaster
08. Temporary Peace
09. Flying" More...
Prog-metallers PORCUPINE TREE have announced they will be playing five UK shows before their scheduled dates in Finland. Support will come from ANATHEMA. Dates are as follows:
7 - Norwich, UK - University Of East Anglia
8 - Manchester, UK - Academy
9 - Leeds, UK - Metropolitan University
10 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
12 - Glasgow, UK - Academy
15 - Helsinki, Finland - Ice Hall
16 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahoune
According to VSWebzine.com, CARCASS, MESHUGGAH, MINISTRY, AT THE GATES, FORBIDDEN and TESTAMENT are among the confirmed bands for next year's Hellfest festival, set to take place June 20-22, 2008 in Clisson, France. More than 60 bands will perform on 2 stages. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
AT THE GATES
BORN FROM PAIN
CULT OF LUNA
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
SICK OF IT ALL
THE OLD DEAD TREE
A brand new ANATHEMA song entitled "Angels Walk Among Us" is available for download at this location (MP3, 18 MB).
In a recent online posting, ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh stated about the group's upcoming album, "We intend to record over 80 minutes of music. At least 14 songs. The idea AT THE MOMENT is to release a double album called simply 'Paradigm Shift'. Again, this not not confirmed, PLANS CAN CHANGE. A double album WILL NOT mean it will be a very long album... It may only be two groups of seven songs split over two CDs in order to be easily digested by the listener. It definitely will not be a self-indulgent album. It definitely is not a 'concept album.' Themes of life, healing and unity will run through some of the songs..."
"We look forward to recording what I personally think will be a wonderful record after the tour. It is the first album we have made that will be truly complete. It will change lives. Hopefully beginning with ours."
ANTIMATTER, the project whose recording/touring lineup has included current and former members of ANATHEMA, will team up with ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh's acoustic celtic project LEAFBLADE for a number of European dates in December. The details are as follows:
Dec. 01 - Istanbul, Turkey - Kemanci Rock Pub
Dec. 02 - Ankara, Turkey - Golge Pub
Dec. 04 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC Livingroom
Dec. 05 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mochvara
Dec. 06 - Vienna, Austria - Escape
Dec. 07 - Vicenza, Italy - Lynx
Dec. 08 - Riga, Latvia - Melna Piektdiena
Dec. 09 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rockstars
ANTIMATTER's fourth studio album, "Leaving Eden", was released in April.
The British atmospheric doom metal band SEROTONAL from Liverpool, England has signed a deal with Metal Breath Production. Serotonal's frontman is Darren White (ex-ANATHEMA, ex-BLOOD DIVINE). The 27-minute debut EP "The Futility Of Trying To Avoid The Unavoidable" will be released by Metal Breath Production on 27th August 2007. More information you can find on the band's site or Metal Breath Production's site.
ANATHEMA’s Danny Cavanagh has issued a lengthy update on the band’s upcoming plans, which include a European tour with PORCUPINE TREE and tentative plans to release a double-album entitled Paradigm Shift. The update reads as follows:
“ANATHEMA is planning to play a lot of new material on tour with PORCUPINE TREE throughout Europe in the autumn…
“PORCUPINE TREE have kindly asked ANATHEMA to support them on their full European tour in the autumn…this tour is still in the planning stage and will cover a lot of territories.
“ANATHEMA have decided that - rather than rushing into the studio to finish the album in time for the tour, (and not being able to work with the producer we would like) - it will actually benefit the new songs to play them live BEFORE recording them.
“So you can expect to hear songs like ‘Angels Walk Among Us‘, ‘Paradigm Shift‘, ‘Hindsight‘, ‘Get Off, Get Out‘, ‘Lightning Song‘, ‘One Day‘, ‘Summernight Horizon‘, ‘Further‘, ‘A Simple Mistake‘ and others on the tour with PT…
“Our new American manager is helping to put everything in place for us to record and release this ambitious music. He is negotiating deals in the USA and advising us on our best way to go. the response from record companies has been very positive.
“We intend to record over 80 minutes of music [and] at least 14 songs. The idea AT THE MOMENT is to release a double album called simply…Paradigm Shift.
“Again this not not confirmed, PLANS CAN CHANGE.
“A double album WILL NOT mean it will be a very long album…it may only be two groups of seven songs…split over two CD’s in order to be easily digested by the listener. It definitely will not be a self indulgent album. It definitely is not a concept album.
“Themes of life, healing and unity will run through some of the songs…
“The recent shows we have played this year have been great. We had some great nights, some great audiences and great laughs. Thanks for everyone who helped make it happen. Special thanks must go out to Derek and Alex at the agency, Mick Reed, Milly Evans, Raymond, Ian, Loz and Hans for making it all work.
“We have loved playing. We look forward very much to introducing this intense, passionate new music to the public on tour with PORCUPINE TREE. we then look forward to recording what i personally think will be a wonderful record after the tour. It is the first album we have made that will be truly complete. It will change lives. Hopefully beginning with ours.”
Britain's Download Festival (Downloadfestival.co.uk) is set to take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. This year's festival will be webcast live the festival website here.
To view the complete festival lineup, go here.
Britain's ANATHEMA has scheduled the following dates:
May 30 - Bibelot, Dordrecht, Holland
May 31 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Jun. 01 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
Jun. 02 - Rockhaus, Salzburg, Austria
Jun. 03 - Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
Jun. 04 - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
Jun. 05 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Holland
Jun. 06 - Lantaarn, Hellendoorn, Holland
Jun. 15 - Artmania, Sibiu, Romania
Jul. 01 - Rockwave, Athens, Greece More...
Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION has been confirmed for the Artmania Festival, set to take place June 15-17 in Sibiu, Romania. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
MY DYING BRIDE
Check out a poster for the event at Metalfan.ro.
Britain's ANATHEMA has scheduled the following dates:
May 30 - Bibelot, Dordrecht, Holland
May 31 - Z-7, Pratteln, Switzerland
June 01 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
June 02 - Rockhaus, Salzburg, Austria
June 03 - Gods of Metal, Milan, Italy
June 15 - Artmania, Sibiu, Romania
July 01 - Rockwave, Athens, Greece
ANATHEMA has set "Everything" as the title of its new album, tentatively due later in the year. More...
According to a posting on DREAM THEATER's official web site, SYMPHONY X, ANATHEMA, PORCUPINE TREE, SADIST and DGM have also been confirmed to appear at this year's Gods of Metal festival, which will take place in two separate installments at Idroscalo in Milan, Italy. The first part of the festival will be held on June 2-3 and will feature the following artists (with more to be confirmed):
HEAVEN AND HELL
The second installment of Gods of Metal will take place June 30 and will feature OZZY OSBOURNE (headliner), MEGADETH and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, among others.
There will be eight bands performing each day (a total of 24 artists over the three days). Tickets go on sale January 26.
British Doom masters CATHEDRAL are scheduled to appear at Finland`s Helldone Festival. The festival will take place at the Tavastia Club in Helsinki from December 29th to 31st. Alongside CATHEDRAL, labelmates AMORPHIS plus acts such as HIM, KATATONIA and ANATHEMA will rock the house.
During his very sucessful solo tour of Finland, ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh was joined onstage by Ville Valo from H.I.M. to perform the ANATHEMA track "Inner Silence". ANATHEMA's emotional style of music has always been an inspiration to Ville, and for Danny this was a nice way to say "thank you" to him for allowing ANATHEMA on their recent high-profile tour of the U.K.
Metal Mind Productions released a new ANATHEMA DVD, entitled "A Moment in Time", on June 19 in Europe (July 18 in the U.S.). The main part of DVD was recorded in Poland at the famous Metal Mania Festival 2006 (the biggest hard rock/metal festival in Eastern Europe). The set list included their best songs plus a cover of PINK FLOYD's "Comfortably Numb". The guest performance was done by a string quartet. Bonus material includes live video footage, video clips, and a documentary. The DVD will be available also in a limited edition with bonus audio CD.
ANATHEMA are currently unsigned as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group).
Anathema are going to Jordan. They'll play their first ever show in the Middle Eastern country on August 25, at the Al-Ahlyyiah Amman University Arena in Amman.
At last report, ANATHEMA were unsigned as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group).
According to the official Anathema website, Danny Cavanagh will be touring finland and the baltics presenting acoustic and piano versions of old and new anathema songs. Support comes from his acoustic celtic project Leafblade.
The dates are as follows:
3 August - Liepaja (Latvia) Fontain Palace
4 August - Vilnius (Lithiuania) Skliautu galerija
5 August - Riga (Latvia) Melna Piektdiena
6 August - Tallinn (Estonia) Rock Stars
Finland dates with Leafblade:
9 August - Turku (Dynamo Club)
10 August - Helsinki (Semifinaali Club)
11 August - Tampere (Vastavirta Club)
12 August - Jyvaskyla (Bar 68) with Silentium
13 August - Kuopio (Henry's Pub)