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Anathema

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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"UK PRESS QUOTES"

‘We’re Here Because We’re Here is the finest they have unleashed so far... a stunningly enjoyable album.’
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Classic Rock presents Prog

‘A flawless album of simple but mesmerising songs.’
PROG ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Classic Rock

‘A dazzling collection of highly-charged, progressive and emotively atmospheric rock songs that rarely dip below the euphoric.’
Rocksound

‘Scouse progsters make a spectacular return... makes a seven year
wait feel entirely worth it’
KKKK Kerrang!

‘The mighty Anathema, are back after a seven year recording hiatus with their latest record, the beautiful We’re Here Because We’re Here, and it’s one of the most ethereal pieces of music the band have produced... a welcome return indeed’ ????? Big Cheese

‘Anathema are a hidden jewel in the UK’s prog crown. Their finest album to date...it’s an uplifting and sonically sumptuous rock record that could hardly be more appropriate for these prog-loving times’ ‘Getting mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson is a fitting honour for such a splendidly built record’
#15 Album Of The Year poll
9/10 Metal Hammer

‘Everything modern-day Anathema fans will want and embrace: beautifully crafted,emotionally-charged and modern melodic rock of the highest order’
9/10 Powerplay

‘We’re Here Because We’re Here is a glittering masterclass in atmospheric rock’ 9/10 Terrorizer

‘The results are nothing short of breathtaking’
4.5/5 Blunt
- UK PRESS


Discography

Studio albums
Serenades (1993)
The Silent Enigma (1995)
Eternity (1996)
Alternative 4 (1998)
Judgement (1999)
A Fine Day to Exit (2001)
A Natural Disaster (2003)
We're Here Because We're Here (2010)

Demos
An Iliad of Woes (1990)
All Faith Is Lost (1991)

EPs
The Crestfallen (1992)
Pentecost III (1995)
Alternative Future (1998)

Singles
"They Die" (1992)
"We Are the Bible" (1994)
"Deep" (1999)
"Make It Right" (1999)
"Pressure" (2001)
"Everything" (2006)
"A Simple Mistake" (2006)
"Angels Walk Among Us" (2007)
"Dreaming Light" (2011)

Compilations
Resonance (2001)
Resonance 2 (2002)
Hindsight (2008)
Falling Deeper (2011) (UK chart peak: #168)[8]

Videography
Sweet Tears (1993, from album Serenades)
Mine Is Yours (1994, from album Pentecost III)
The Silent Enigma (1995, from album The Silent Enigma)
Hope (1996, from album Eternity)
Pressure (2001, from album A Fine Day to Exit)
Dreaming Light (2010,from album We're Here Because We're Here)

Official live
A Vision Of A Dying Embrace (74 min, VHS in 1997 and DVD in 2002, also available through the 2008 re-release of The Silent Enigma (a bonus DVD), Peaceville)
Were You There? (DVD, 2004, Music for Nations)
A Moment in Time (DVD, 2006)

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Anathema returned last year with their new album, We're Here Because We're Here. Awarded Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades, this is the first collection of new material from the band since the 2003 album, A Natural Disaster. A multi-coloured, multi-layered work of unbridled emotion, passion, and intensity, the new album has been embraced by their legions of fans and the worldwide press.

‘It’s been seven years coming but Anathema’s eighth studio is very much worth the wait... Getting mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson is a fitting honour for such a splendidly built record’ 9/10 Metal Hammer

Formed in Liverpool in 1990, the band’s sound and musical vision has continually evolved over the ensuing years while always remaining true to the band’s original goal of creating forward-thinking, meaningful, passionate, and honest music. With each release they moved beyond the boundaries of limited scenes and pigeon holes, creating a complex and emotive atmospheric sound. The producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as “definitely among the best albums I've ever had the pleasure to work on.”

Anathema has been at the forefront of the UK rock/metal movement for many years. They began their journey as pioneers of melodic heavy music, influencing a myriad of bands to follow them, before outgrowing all genres and limitations as they fearlessly explored new territory and new ways to express feeling through sound.

The line-up is really a collective of two families who were quite simply born to do it. Anathema consists of brothers Vincent, Daniel and Jamie Cavanagh, alongside childhood friends John Douglas and his sister Lee, who is an incredible singer in her own right.

There is a deeper bond in the group that transcends usual band politics, ego, and self-interest. They have a shared vision: to make the most incredible music they possibly can, and it seems, despite the lavish praise heaped on the band for their past work, that they are now taking their work to a whole new level.

‘We’re Here Because We’re Here is the finest they have unleashed so far... a stunningly enjoyable album.’
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Classic Rock presents Prog

‘A flawless album of simple but mesmerising songs.’
PROG ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Classic Rock

‘A dazzling collection of highly-charged, progressive and emotively atmospheric rock songs that rarely dip below the euphoric.’
Rocksound

‘Scouse progsters make a spectacular return... makes a seven year wait feel entirely worth it’
KKKK Kerrang!

‘The mighty Anathema, are back after a seven year recording hiatus with their latest record, the beautiful We’re Here Because We’re Here, and it’s one of the most ethereal pieces of music the band have produced... a welcome return indeed’ ????? Big Cheese

‘Anathema are a hidden jewel in the UK’s prog crown. Their finest album to date...it’s an uplifting and sonically sumptuous rock record that could hardly be more appropriate for these prog-loving times’ ‘Getting mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven
Wilson is a fitting honour for such a splendidly built record’
#15 Album Of The Year poll
9/10 Metal Hammer