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ANTIMATTER's Mick Moss has recently wrapped up the writing for the group's fourth album, to be titled 'Leaving Eden'. Recording is expected to take place sometime in Spring 2006 at Studio 33 ('Planetary Confinement') in Liverpool, England. Confirmed guest musicians on the CD include Danny Cavanagh (ANATHEMA) and Chris Phillips (drums; 'Planetary Confinement').
Check the band's website at this location where you can still find a free four-track live video available for download, including full artwork to print off. 'Antimatter 06 06 03' was filmed during their 2003 tour and features live acoustic renditions of 'The Last Laugh', 'Going Nowhere/Destiny', 'In Stone' and 'Empty'.
'Planetary Confinement' was released in July of 2005. Around the same time ANTIMATTER founding member Duncan Patterson (ex-ANATHEMA) decided to leave the band to pursue his solo project ION.
British metallers ANATHEMA will be opening for Finnish goth-metallers H.I.M. at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on Monday, September 19.
ANATHEMA are currently writing and recording new material at Sewerside Studios in Yorkshire, U.K. for a tentative 2006 release. The band recently issued a DVD, "Were You There?", containing a full live show recorded on ANATHEMA's "A Natural Disaster" tour, an acoustic concert performed with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos, live clips and other extra features. The artwork and menu designs have been conceived by Travis Smith.
Duncan Patterson (Anathema/Deathcap) has announced a wish to move away from Antimatter after the release of "Planetary Confinement." He will concentrate on his new project, "Ion." Details of Ion, Deathcap, and all other related projects can be found at the umbrella site duncanpatterson.tk. As for Antimatter, Mick Moss will continure the project with a new album for 2006 entitled "Leaving Eden," featuring Anathema's Daniel Cavanagh.
I have decided that Planetary Confinement is to be my departing Antimatter album. This is for my own personal reasons, (per·son·al - adj. Concerning a particular person and his or her private business, interests, or activities; intimate: "I have something personal to tell you"), and nothing to do with anyone else. Feel free to gossip and start rumours though, it will help us sell more cds and that.
Good luck to Mick, and thanks to the many people who have helped and supported us for the past seven years. I'm moving on with a new project 'Íon', for which I have a deal with Equilibrium Music. Anyone who is interested in my future releases etc. can check www.duncanpatterson.com for regularly updated news.
Later this year, antimatter.tk will release a 4-track virtual video E.P. recorded before a live audience during Antimatter's 2003 tour. Tracks featured are "The Last Laugh," "Over Your Shoulder," "Going Nowhere/Destiny" and "Empty." "Planetary Confinement" will be released on July 26th by The End Records (U.S.A) and Prophecy Productions (rest of the world). To download sample track "Legions," please visit antimatter.tk
Raismes, north of France, will welcome the 8th edition of Raismesfest, heavy & melodic metal festival on the 10th and 11th of September.
- (local band to be chosen after the contest that will take place in Raismes on June 4th*)
- Sonata Arctica
- Wild West
- The Old Dead Tree
- Anyone's Daughter
- Deadsoul Tribe
One day ticket: € 15 (€ 20 without reservation)
Two days ticket: € 25 (€ 30 without reservation)
Camping: € 5
For more information, visit www.raismesfest.com.
Raismesfest has announced two new bands, Wild West and The Old Dead Tree.
It seems that Saturday (Sept. 10) will be more power metal oriented and Sunday (Sept. 11) is going to be slighty doom/gothic oriented:
Sept. 10 Sonata Arctica, Edenbridge, Manigance, Wild West
Sept. 11 Anathema, Dead Soul Tribe, Anyone's Daughter, the Old Dead Tree
Raismesfest announced that the following bands will be performing for the 8th edition of the festival (September 10 & 11, France):
Dead Soul Tribe
For more information, visit Festival de Raismes.
According to a message posted on their official website, British doomsters ANATHEMA will be touring Europe with fellow countrymen PORCUPINE TREE in April.
Confirmed dates include: More...
Britain's Anathema will release their long-awaited new DVD, "Were You There?", on November 15. "Sorry about the wait," the band write on their web site. "It was out of our control. We finished it ages ago but now it's finally coming out."
"Were You There?" (view cover here) contains a full live show recorded on Anathema's recent "A Natural Disaster" tour (believed to have been filmed at the Krzemionki TV studio in Kracow, Poland on January 31, 2004), an acoustic concert performed with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos, live clips and other extra features. The artwork and menu designs have again been designed by Travis Smith. The complete track listing can be found at this location.
In other news, Anathema's Daniel and Vincent Cavanagh will be in Portugal for two acoustic shows at the following venues:
Dec. 03 – Lisbon, POR - Auditório do Instituto Português da Juventude (capacity: 175)
Dec. 04 – Leiria, POR - Auditório do Instituto Português da Juventude (capacity: 210)
As previously reported, Danny and Vinnie will also play an exclusive acoustic gig in Paris on November 13. The concert will take place at Espace Curial and will feature support act The Spherical Minds.
Britain's Anathema have pushed back the release date for their DVD, "Were You There", by a few weeks. "This is due to unforseen circumstances which we will explain as soon as the details can be finalized," the band write on their web site. "We will have an official release date for you as soon as we can."
"Were You There" will contain a full live show recorded on Anathema's recent "A Natural Disaster" tour (believed to have been filmed at the Krzemionki TV studio in Kracow, Poland on January 31, 2004), an acoustic concert performed with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos, live clips and other extra features.
"Were You There" projected track listing:
01. Intro: Childhood Dreams
06. Forgoten Hopes
07. Destiny Is Dead
08. Are You There?
09. One Last Goodbye
10. Pulled Under At 2000 Metres A Second
11. Parisienne Moonlight
12. A Natural Disaster
15. Temporary Peace
17. One Last Goodbye (Acoustic, w/ Liverpool Phil String Quart)
18. Temporary Peace (Acoustic, w/ Liverpool Phil String Quart)
19. Flying (Acoustic, w/ Liverpool Phil String Quart)
20. Pressure (Promo Video Clip)
21. Release (Live In London, Nov 2002)
22. A Natural Disaster (Live In Hamburg)
Anathema guitarist Danny Cavanagh will be doing a semi-acoustic tour in September with Sean Jude (Leafblade) as support. "I will be playing many well-known Anathema songs and covers, using acoustic and electric guitar, and piano," says Danny. "Expect tracks such as 'Fragile Dreams' and 'One Last Goodbye', plus newer songs.
"Sean will be playing 100% original material. His style could be described as lyrical, poetic songs with celtic style melodies and song structures.
"As I am a member of Sean's group Leafblade, I will join him for a few songs each night. In October, we will record the album 'Beyond, Beyond' for release through Strangelight Records."
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 12 - Prague, CZR @ Batalion
Sep. 14 - Brno, CZR @ Beseda
Sep. 15 - Budapest, HUN @ A38
Sep. 16 - Nyíregyháza, HUN @ KomOmbo
Sep. 17 - Szeged, HUN @ JATE Klub
Sep. 18 - Vrutky, SK @ RC Mlyn
Liverpool doomsters ANATHEMA have posted the following update on their official website:
“Music For Nations, Anathema's record label, has officially closed it's doors due to takeovers involving Zomba and Sony-BMG. We are now out of contract and currently considering new offers. Any companies wishing to contact us about our current situation can reach us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce that we will be playing a special acoustic show at London's Mean Fiddler as special guests to BLACKFIELD, a new project featuring Steven Wilson of PORCUPINE TREE and Aviv Geffen. The show will take place on the 10th of September. Tickets are now available from ticketmaster."
The band has confirmed two more live shows by the end of this year:
1/10 at Beyoglu Music Hall (Yenimelek) in Istanbul, Turkey
2/10 at Beyoglu Music Hall (Yenimelek) in Istanbul, Turkey
Britain's ANTIMATTER, a group made up of current and past members of popular post-metal merchants ANATHEMA, have entered the studio to begin recording their third album. A late summer/early fall release is expected. Songtitles set to appear on the CD are as follows:
01. A Portrait Of The Young Man As An Artist
03. Eternity Part 24
04. Fighting For A Lost Cause
06. The Weight Of The World
The album will represent a brief hiatus from electronica, as an acoustic orchestral sound canvass is planned. Danny Cavanagh (piano) and Jenny O'Connor (vocals) are likely to appear on some tracks, echoing the acoustic sessions of 2001 that yielded the bonus tracks for "Saviour". Rachel Brewster from the U.K. band MARLOWE is also scheduled to make an appearance.
According to a posting at ANATHEMA’s official website the band will return to Istanbul, Turkey for two dates in October.
Confirmed dates so far include:
10/01- at Beyoglu Music Hall (Yenimelek) in Istanbul, Turkey
10/02- at Beyoglu Music Hall (Yenimelek) in Istanbul, Turkey
The U.K.'s ANATHEMA played a special acoustic gig with a string quartet last night at The Picket music club in Liverpool. The group played a few selected songs on acoustic guitars and pianos with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, according to a post on the band's web site. The evening was a part of the "Save Our Culture" campaign for Liverpool's Quiggin's alternative shopping center.
In other news, ANATHEMA have confirmed three upcoming shows in Greece, as well as two festival gigs: More...
Tonight, February 23rd, the Maniacs Rock Asylum (www.maniacradio.freeservers.com) brings you British doom metallers Anathema on Chicago's 88.1 FM WCRX. They will talk about their new album, their US touring plans and more! The show will be from 9 PM CST(10 PM EST, 7 PM PST) and last till midnight, and can also be heard live over the internet while streaming at http://www.wcrx.net.
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Anathema's Jan. 31, 2004 performance at the "Krzemionki" TV studio in Cracow, Poland will be filmed for an upcoming DVD, according to Metal Mind Productions. Also set to appear are Amplifier, Green Carnation and Corruption.
Anathema's seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster", was released last month through Music For Nations Records. The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was produced and engineered by Dan Turner. Cover artwork was handled by artist extraordinaire Travis Smith.
Anathema have lined up the following European tour dates during January/February:
Jan. 21 – Biebob – Vosselaar, BEL
Jan. 22 - Tivoli – Utrecht, NETH
Jan. 23 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH
Jan. 24 - Matrix – Bochum, GER
Jan. 25 - Knaack – Berlin, GER
Jan. 28 - Alte Spinnerei – Glauchau, GER
Jan. 29 - Eskulap – Poznan, POL
Jan. 30 - Proxima – Warsaw, POL
Feb. 02 - Hirsch – Nurnberg, GER
Feb. 03 - Colos Saal – Aschaffenburg, GER
Feb. 04 - Substage – Karlsruhe, GER
Feb. 05 - Backstage – Munich, GER
Feb. 06 - Z7 – Pratteln, SWI
Feb. 07 - Rock Planet – Cervia (Ravenna), ITA
Feb. 08 - Transilvania – Milan, ITA
Feb. 09 - Circolo Degli Artist – Rome, ITA
Feb. 10 - New Age – Treviso, ITA More...