08:09 - BlueMobius Just got my tickets for the Decibel Magazine tour! :D
07:14 - ScreamingSteelUS My top choice was Persefone's "Spiritual Migration." Next was In Vain's new album, and after that I couldn't decide between Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom. Omnium Gatherum's I liked.
06:31 - AngelofDeth also think it was the fact that not much else came out that was good. Beyond is Omnium's best yet so I gave my vote to them but damn it still not that great an album
05:52 - deadone My problem goes down to individual albums where songs blur into one tedious dirge
05:51 - Unhealer Wonder what would have happened if the staff hadn't nominated them. Would they still win as write-ins?
05:38 - ScreamingSteelUS I wouldn't go that far, but I agree they can be repetitive. For me, it's one of those cases of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "Twilight of the Thunder God" may be my favorite, though.
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.
Alcest will take a break from the work on their upcoming fourth album to embark on a double-headlining US and Canada tour with atmospheric rockers Anathema in September/October 2013. Mamiffer will be the special guests opening for these two bands in what could be an interesting mix. Check out the tour dates below. Alcest promises to play a few new songs on this tour.
Anathema has announced the release of Untouchable, a new double vinyl live release via their label Kscope. In May 2012, Anathema released the album Weather Systems and embarked on a lengthy world tour. The European part of the tour opened with a special one-off gig in Bulgaria at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis where the band were joined by the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. Untouchable captures the magic of that unique evening.
British atmospherick rock masters Anathema have with great excitement announced that they will be performing in India at the beginnig of next year. The show is confirmed on January 12th, 2013, at Saarang Festival in Chennai (IIT Madras).
Anathema are preparing a new treat for the fans. There is a new DVD/Blu-ray coming up in the near future. The band will be filming a special concert on 22nd September in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) at the Ancient Roman Theatre. Anathema will be accompanied by string players of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Untouchable Part 1", the brand new video from UK atmospheric rockers Anathema has debuted and is available for viewing exclusively at kscopemusic.com. The song is the opening track from Anathema's most recent album Weather Systems, which is out now via Kscope Records. The clip reflects the themes created in the album and was edited together by Lasse Hoile, the acclaimed director and filmmaker, best known for his work with Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree.
Good news for the European fans of Anathema. The band has just announced further 11 dates on their European tour for October, where they will be promoting their new album Weather Systems. In addition to that, they will accompany Opeth as their special guests on a selection of their UK and European shows in November. This tour also includes three very special unplugged shows. Tickets go on sale on June 15th.
British atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official Facebook page that the new track "The Beginning And The End" is now available for download at their label Kscope's website, provided you give an email address. The track comes off their forthcoming new album, Weather Systems, which will be released in April. More album details were previously reported here.
UK atmospheric rockers Anathema have announced on their official website that their new album will be entitled Weather Systems and will be available on Kscope from April 16th. Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010's We're Here Because We're Here.
Daniel Cavanagh comments: "It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album."
Anathema will release another reworked compilation album, entitled Falling Deeper, on September 5th.
The band released the following statement: "Falling Deeper continues where Hindsight left off. The album features brand new arrangements of songs and haunting melodies from our earliest days. It's a mesmerizing blend of the orchestral - majestic and at times ethereal - with beautiful vocal arrangements and our unique 'feedback' lead guitars, all centred around a grand piano and a huge rhythm section. All the layers work together to convey the haunting internal landscapes Anathema have become renowned for.
This is an album which we hope will excite old and new Anathema fans equally. A fresh musical and lyrical approach has transformed songs such as "Crestfallen", "Kingdom" and "Sunset Of Age". This record reveals how, even from the very start, the band wrote melodies which would always have a universal magic and emotional impact.