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Anathema Posts "Weather Systems" Road Report From Belgium

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.

"Last night was spent at a nice restaurant and then (though I went off to the hotel and missed out) a karaoke bar. Judging by the look on the faces of those that have surfaced, looks like fun was had by all. Vin looks fresh faced and full of good energy, as I've come to expect of him. Lee is in good spirits, and I've not seen the others yet.

"I was thinking today about my friends in leafblade and how a setting like this is so suited to their music.. The 'portrait' album to follow soon is as sweet as a summer afternoon..

"Furthermore, plans are being put in place to get back together with our invaluable and incredible musical partner, Christer Andre Cedeberg, to make more music, and the sounds being made are that we might plan something a little harder edged..

"Something to think about! More soon.."

Dan also posted this update yesterday:

"The first official party of the tour and oh how times have changed. Other than the faint odour of beer from last nights shenanigans, you'd never know that a party was had last night on this bus! I remember a time not so long ago when one would have awoken to a scene of devastation, not so now! I shall have to investigate, maybe our esteemed bus driver and all round good guy, Adrian, has been cleaning this morning. Anyway the living standards have taken a nice upward turn on this tour, lovely bus, great organization from tour management, great professional road crew and so on... I'll now awake and find a dose of Belgian coffee.."

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