13:12 - !J.O.O.E.! Failing that, he could always talk about one of his favourite dark ambient albums: A Deeper Kind Of Slumber by Tiamat.
13:02 - Marcel Hubregtse So could I. Especially given the fact I was hugely into heavy music at the time in both Singapore and The Netherlands and no one (not the user :p ) ever mentioned heavy hard rock in those countries.
12:11 - !J.O.O.E.! Tell us more about the "heavy hard rock" genre that was so well established in the 80s. I could do with a laugh.
11:02 - God Buster 鬼 Only to catch attention, can we call Nashville Pussy pornrock ?
You might remember that a while ago Anathema did a series of special cathedral shows. One of them was at Liverpool's cathedral and they filmed it. Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Katatonia, Opeth), A Sort Of Homecoming is a stunning concert film of the band's homecoming show on March 7th 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool cathedral. Set for release on the 30th of October through Kscope, you can get a glimpse of their performance below.
Music For Nations, the celebrated and legendary heavy metal, rock and prog record label, has returned and it brings good news for Anathema fans. Available in April (and to pre-order here now), the label is set to release a series of special reissues covering the Anathema's MFN catalogue including a special box set. Check out all of the details below.
Anathema's guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has just launched a Pledge crowdfunding campaign for his solo record Memory And Meaning which contains intimately recorded cover songs from artists that have inspired him throughout his life. There are many highly exclusive items to Pledge for including a personalised and dedicated Anathema song of your choice, recorded by Danny himself. You can check it out here if you are interested.
Anathema fans are in for a treat at Roadburn Festival 2015. Something very special will be happening next year as the band will play a special Resonance set at Roadburn and they will be joined by former members, bassist Duncan Patterson and vocalist Darren White. Roadburn making your dreams come true! Another good thing is that if you are not going to Roadburn, the band will make a short Resonance tour in 2015.
Strasbourg's concert venue La Laiterie has announced the cancellation of several upcoming shows, scheduled from 09/10 to 22/10. Those include one of the two French dates of Accept's 2014 tour, one of the French dates of In Flames' 2014 European tour and one of the French dates of Anathema's 2014 European tour. The findings of a recent security inspection pointed out a potential safety hazard in the main concert hall. As a consequence, the city of Strasbourg - the owner - decided to temporarily shut down the place pending its return to compliance with the regulatory requirements.
Liverpool atmospheric rock sextet Anathema release a brand new lyric video for the track "Anathema". The song is taken from their latest record Distant Satellites, out from June 6th, 2014. The video is available for streaming down under through the YouTube player.
Anathema have recently released their new album and the band recorded an acoustic version of "The Lost Song Part 2" on the Distant Satellites album launch party. The video of that performance is now available online, which means you can watch the acoustic version of "The Lost Song Part 2" recorded live right here. Do you like this version? Let us know!
Anathema continue their path and their new album is upon us. In fact, Distant Satellites is being released tomorrow in Germany; 9th of June in the UK and rest of the world and 10th of June in the US, Canada and France. But the wait is over if you are curious to hear the new material. You can listen to Distant Satellites right now and in its entirety at this location. How did you enjoy the band's 10th album? Any favourite songs? Tell us about it.
Anathema fans had to wait two years to hear new music from the British group but here it is folks. The first song off their new album Distant Satellites is the single "The Lost Song Part 3" and you can now give it a spin. Was it what you were expecting after Weather Systems? Tell us your impressions of the brand new track and enjoy!
Distant Satellites is the name of the highly anticipated follow up to Anathema 2012's album Weather Systems, recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg. The new album's release dates have already be confirmed and Anathema will host a series of in-store album signings and select acoustic performances following the release of Distant Satellites. Furthermore, the band has also confirmed the Satellites Over Europe Tour. Check out if they are playing near you.
Anathema maniacs rejoice! The British group just revealed many details about their new album. The follow-up to Weather Systems will be called Distant Satellites and is due to be released on June 9th via Kscope. Soon enough you will have new music to enjoy. Distant Satellites was recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg and the artwork was created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Too and based around his Distant Light Installation. Also, Steven Wilson mixed a few songs on the record. Take a look at the cover art now.
Great news for the Australian fans of Anathema. The band has just announced the Australian Weather Systems Tour, which will happen this August. This three-date tour will visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Anathema is currently working on the follow-up to the Weather Systems album.
Ever since Anathema released the album We're Here Because We're Here in 2010, the band's creative juices seem to be flowing non-stop again and after releasing another new album in 2012, the inspiration continues. The British band has returned to the studio and today was the first day of recordings for the next Anathema album in Oslo, Norway. Danny Cavanagh had previously hinted that the band was writing new material but the next phase is already underway.
Anathema have finally premiered a full clip from their upcoming Universal DVD/Blu-ray release. The band chose the song "Untouchable, Part 2" from their latest album Weather Systems. The live performance footage was captured at the ancient Roman theatre located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where the group was also joined by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra for the evening. Take a look at how it unfolded on the video below.
Anathema have finally unveiled the details about Universal, their new four disc audio-visual set documenting their performance at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis in Bulgaria with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. The concert film was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater) and will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and CD on September 23rd.