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Below is our complete Antimatter 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.
Mick Moss from Antimatter just checked in with the following recap of the year and announcement about upcoming activity:
"Hello all! Another year, another 'wow was that really a year?' 2015 saw the release of Antimatter’s 6th studio album 'The Judas Table,' probably the most labour-intensive process so far, but it was worth it! So glad to finally get those songs out of my head and into the world! Thanks to all the session musicians who helped that happen!
"This year was also (thanks to Aftermath Music) full of dabblings in the live domain, with two full tours ('Leaving Eden Live Part 2' and 'The Judas Tour Part 1') and no fewer than 7 festivals. Somehow I also found the time to fit in 5 solo Acoustic Songbook gigs as well. I’m loving those acoustic solo gigs right now, and I’m relishing the chance to play live some of the music that really has inspired me over the years.
"Oh yeah, and there’s also the not-so-small matter of the video to ‘Stillborn Empires,’ thanks to Tomfoolery Pictures for the stunning work on that one! What a year!
"On to next year…. I’ll be taking the ‘Acoustic Evening of Antimatter’ shows to Latin America (so far Mexico and Colombia, but waiting on more dates for that) and Russia (dates to be announced soon!) as well as taking the electric band to Russia for shows in Moscow and St Petersburg. Also, we will be playing electric in Camden, London on January 9th in a rare UK appearance. ‘The Judas Tour Part 2’ is gearing up too!
"And in the studio … I got the chance to recently take a listen to the mix of the track I sang on for the Trees Of Eternity album. It’s called 'Condemned To Silence' and its turned out great!! It should see the light of day soon! (Trees Of Eternity is the new project of Swallow The Sun's Juha with vocalist Aleah and Katatonia's Norman brothers). More...
Antimatter just released a music video for the track "Stillborn Empires," taken off latest album "The Judas Table." European fans can also catch Antimatter live on these remaining tour dates:
Oct 19 - 'Protokultura', Gdansk, PL
Oct 20 - ‘U Bazyla’, Poznan, PL
Oct 21 - ‘K17’, Berlin, DE
Oct 22 - ‘Rock Café St Pauli’, Hamburg, DE
Oct 23 - ‘W2’, Den Bosch, NL
Oct 24 - ‘Boerderij’, Zoetermeer, NL
Nov 7 – Doom Over Kiev, UA More...
U.K. outfit Antimatter has released a new single online titled "Too Late," which can be heard in the player below. You can also pick up your own digital copy of the single at Bandcamp here.
The track was written by Mick Moss and recorded during winter 2013-14 at Western Recording Studios and Wyresdale Studios in Liverpool.
Trees of Eternity - the collaboration between Finnish guitarist Juha Raivio (Swallow the Sun) and Sweden based, South Africa born, singer Aleah - has checked in with the following update about a guest appearance on the band's new album:
"Well folks... Since the cat is kinda already out of the bag, here is a little update regarding some of the guest vocals on our album.
"We are very pleased to let you know that Mick Moss from the excellent melancholic down tempo act Antimatter just finished recording his guest vocals for the song Condemned to Silence where he is adding some doubles and harmonies with Aleah's vocals. We are loving the sound of it, but then again, how can you go wrong with a voice like his?" More...
Finland's Swallow the Sun will play "The Morning Never Came" in its glorious entirety on a string of upcoming tour dates, along with other classic tracks.
Supporting Swallow the Sun will be British kings of all things depressive Antimatter and Italian goth doomers The Foreshadowing. Dates are as follows:
25.10.2013 CH – Aarau, Kiff
26.10.2013 IT – Milan, Rock & Roll Arena
27.10.2013 DE – Munich, Backstage
28.10.2013 CZ – Prague, Nova Chmelnice
29.10.2013 DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
30.10.2013 DE – Hamburg, Grünspan
31.10.2013 DE – Oberhausen, Helvete
01.11.2013 FR – Paris, Nouveau Casino
02.11.2013 NL – Apeldoorn, Brainstorm Festival
03.11.2013 UK – London, Underworld More...
Antimatter's new album "Fear of a Unique Identity" is out now in Europe, and the band has now released a song off the album online. Check out "Firewalking" in the player below, or order the new album at this location. The previously posted music video for "Uniformed and Black" is also available online right here. The track listing is:
3. Fear Of A Unique Identity
5. Here Come The Men
6. Uniformed & Black
7. Wide Awake In The Concrete Asylum
8. The Parade
9. A Place In The Sun
Antimatter has released a new music video for "Uniformed & Black," which can be found below. The song is taken off the band's upcoming album "Fear Of A Unique Identity," set for North American release on January 15th, 2013. Mick Moss comments about the video clip:
"'Uniformed & Black', with its short running time, infectious hook and driven energy, always struck me as having potential to be a single or a video. With the ink dry on the new contract with Prophecy Productions, it was the perfect time to explore the possibilities for this. Sometime in 2012 I developed a film concept to accompany the song, and later that year the promo was greenlit by Prophecy.
"We looked at a few filmmakers and settled upon the team of Nicolas Giraldon, Mehdi Messouci and Grégoire Orio. It was a very strange experience to actually sit in a scene that up until that moment had only existed in my head. Very surreal. The concept of the video perfectly sums up the idea behind the song, and also 'Fear Of A Unique Identity' as a whole – the suppression of individuality in order to blend in with the masses." More...
U.K. progressive rock act Antimatter has revealed the release date for its anticipated "Alternative Matter" compilation album. "Alternative Matter" is set to include unreleased recordings and alternative versions compiled by Anitmatter's Mick Moss. "Alternative Matter" features demo and acoustic versions of Antimatter songs, live recordings, remixes, and also new recordings which have been written for this compilation. "Alternative Matter" is set for release on January 11, 2011 in the U.S. and November 29, 2010 in Europe.
Mick Moss commented by saying:
"The amazing thing about this compilation is that these pieces were set to tape in many different places during a period of over ten years, yet collected together they form a coherent and united new listening experience, a fascinating alternate history that sounds unlike any prior Antimatter album. I would love to be able to hear this collection in its entirety with fresh ears for the first time, but that's now for the listener to do."
LEAFBLADE, the band consisting of Sean Jude and Danny Cavanagh (from Anathema) will support Anathema on all the shows in Portugal and Spain in May. The tour dates are as follows:
May 5 - Lisbon, Portugal (Incrivel Almadense)
May 6 - Porto, Portugal (Teatro Sa da Bandeira)
May 7 - Bilbao, Spain (Santana 27)
May 8 - Madrid, Spain (Penelope)
May 9 - Granada, Spain (El Tren)
May 10 - Alicante, Spain (Nave 8)
May 11 - Barcelona, Spain (Salamandra 1)
The band is also putting together a sixteen-date tour in June with Mick at Antimatter along for six shows. Dates and details will be announced when finalized.
UK's Antimatter has posted the track "The Power Of Love" from the "Live At @An Club" live album on their MySpace page.
Antimatter European tour dates are as follows:
04/10 - Paris, France (Klub)
04/11 - Antwerp, Belgium (De Rots)
04/12 - Venlo, Netherlands (Perron 55)
04/13 - Cologne, Germany (MTC)
04/14 - Frankfurt, Germany (Die Halle)
04/16 - Krakow, Poland (Lizard King)
04/17 - Vienna, Austria (Escape)
04/18 - Aarau, Switzerland (Kiff)
UK metallers, ANTIMATTER, will tour Europe in February with the "An acoustic evening of Antimatter, Anathema and Ion music."
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Feb 17 - Sofia, Bulgaria (Fans Rockbar)
More dates will be announced soon.
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.
Antimatter and Leafblade, who had been trying to book a tour in August, have moved tour plans back to September. The tour is tentatively set to beging around September 14. If you want to book a little show with these acts, or know someone who would like to do it, drop Aftermath Music a line on their MySpace page.
ANTIMATTER, whose recording/touring lineup has included current and former members of ANATHEMA, will enter the studio on June 9 to begin recording their fourth album, "Leaving Eden", tentatively due before the end of the year via The End Records. Confirmed guest musicians for the follow-up to 2005's "Planetary Confinement" include Danny Cavanagh (lead guitar, piano), Ste Hughes (bass), Rachel Brewster (violin) and Chris Phillips (drums).
"Leaving Eden" projected track listing:
01. Another Face In A Window
05. The Freak Show
06. Fighting For A Lost Cause
07. Leaving Eden
08. The Immaculate Misconception
Artwork for the album will be handled by Adrian Owen.
ANTIMATTER recently licensed their live CD, "Live@K13" to the Greek label Sleaszy Rider. The CD, which was originally issued in 2003, will be re-released later this year with two bonus tracks.
"Live@K13" was recorded live in Lille, France and features covers by classic ANATHEMA tracks such as "Lost Control", "Alternative 4" and more.
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.
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
The End Records has posted mp3s of the following songs from upcoming releases here. Most are available for the first time.
Antimatter - Legions (rough edit)
Darkthrone - God Of Doubt
Epoch Of Unlight - Aberrant Shadows
Frantic Bleep - But A Memory
Novembers Doom - Swallowed By The Moon
Oathean - Beyond The Memories I Lost
Subterranean Masquerade - No Place Like Home (exclusive for 2004)
Ulver - Xmas (rough edit sampler)
Antimatter have set "Planetary Confinement" as the title of their third album, tentatively due in February.
"The album is acoustic-based, and will have a much more organic feel than 'Saviour' or 'Lights Out,' this time featuring natural strings, piano and drums," reads a posting on the group's web site. "Some of Duncan's [Patterson] recordings will be of interest as one is a track that was originally intended for 'Alternative 4'. Anathema fans will also notice 'Eternity Part 24,' which is a modern version of 'Eternity Part 4.' Duncan and Mick worked seperately in their home countries for this release, involving local musicians.
"Duncan is currently mixing the Irish sessions for the album. Confirmed song titles are 'Line Of Fire', 'Planetary Confinement', 'Relapse', 'Mr. White' and 'Eternity Part 24'. The sessions will feature guest performances from local Irish musicians.
"Recording and mixing is now complete for the English half of the album. Mick recorded four tracks in mid-July ('A Portrait Of The Young Man As An Artist', 'Legions', 'The Weight Of The World' and 'Epitaph'), choosing to abandon all electronica and produce an all-natural session, complete with live drums and violins, the latter performed by Rachel Brewster of Liverpool band Marlowe. Recording took place in Studio 33, Liverpool and was engineered by Ronnie O'Keefe."
From The End Records website:
Recording and mixing is now complete for the English half of Antimatters as yet untitled 3rd album. Mick recorded 4 tracks in mid July ("A Portrait Of The Young Man As An Artist," "Legions," "The Weight Of The World" and "Epitaph") choosing to abandon all electronica and produce an all-natural session, complete with live drums and violins. As the album will essentially be an England vs Ireland production (or Liverpool vs Dublin), recording for Duncans half will take place at a later date in Eire (possibly Sept or Oct 04), featuring guest musicians from that area. Duncan has already produced an early graphic design that will likely become the albums artwork.
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.