Anathema Announce More European Tour Dates
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
In other news, the band has issued the following update:
"We are happy to announce that we have come to an agreement with a manager who has a lot of experience, and he is currently in the States with a demo of our new songs, working on getting us a contract in the very near future. The new album songs are coming along very well. It is worth the wait. The demo features new recordings of 'Angels Walk Among Us', 'Masters (No One Is Free)' and 'Sunlight', along with the two songs released last year. You can expect to hear a number of new songs in the club shows we will be playing soon."
ANATHEMA has set "Everything" as the title of its new album, tentatively due later in the year.
ANATHEMA is currently unsigned as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba after its previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group).
"Everything" projected track listing:
01. Thin Air (Ann Further)
02. Bricks (working title)
03. Lightning Song
05. Get Off. Get Out. (working title)
06. Angels Walk Among Us
08. A Simple Mistake
09. Voodoo (working title)
10. Masters (No One Is Free)
11. Paradigm Shift
Commented ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh: "What I love about this record is the character it seems to have. The songs belong together. There is purpose and focus. And it shines. Brightly.
"The message is one of hope. Of the absolute certainty that there is a better way. There is always a better way. There is always a solution, a purpose. It only remains for us to be open to it. To bring ourselves back into harmony with a larger system. That harmony begins by bringing ourselves back into balance within ourselves. All the ancient sages and wise people have said it. Change starts with the individual.
"Some of these songs are a little more melancholy, and some of them are euphoric. They all have one thing in common in that they are all very much from the heart, and they are dripping with emotion.
"This is the greatest record we have ever made. I know it in my heart. All we need do now is find the right engineer/producer and the right studio. And to remain focused. . . We will play every day and we will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of brilliance. Of a new way to express these feelings.
"I put my faith that the greater mind can bring everything into place for us to make this record. A record that will certainly affect some people. I do not wish to sound pretentious but I know it will change lives. This is what music does. It moves people in a way no other form of art does.
"Because our inspiration is of a pure source, and because our intentions are genuinely to reach people and open them up to new ways of feeling and thinking, I have every faith that whatever we need to make this happen will come to us."
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