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Serenades Full-length, (1993)
The Silent Enigma Full-length, (1995)
Eternity Full-length, (1996)
Alternative 4 Full-length, (1998)
Judgement Full-length, (1999)
A Fine Day to Exit Full-length, (2001)
A Natural Disaster Full-length, (2003)
We’re Here Because We’re Here Full-length, (2010) Anathema formed in 1990 as a doom metal band, initially under the name ‘Pagan Angel’. In November of that year, the
band recorded their first demo, entitled An Iliad of Woes. This demo
caught the attention of several bands from the English metal scene,
allowing Anathema to play gigs with bands like Bolt Thrower and Paradise
At the beginning of 1991, the band adopted its current name, and gained a
lot of attention with the release of their second demo entitled All
Faith Is Lost, resulting in a four-album deal with Peaceville Records.
Their first release under the label was The Crestfallen EP in November
1992. They took the material from that album on the road, touring with
Serenades, Anathema’s debut LP, attracted a lot of mainstream attention,
propelling their “Sweet Tears” music video onto the MTV playlist.
Anathema’s first European tour was in 1994, and was closely followed by gigs at the Independent Rock Festival in Brazil.
In May 1995, vocalist Darren White parted with the band, eventually
forming The Blood Divine. Rather than recruiting a new vocalist, the
band decided that guitarist Vincent Cavanagh should assume White’s role.
This new formation debuted by touring with Cathedral in the United
The release of Eternity came in 1996, relying more on atmospheric
sounds, and starting the transition to clean vocals; the album Judgement
would later consolidate this style. A European tour followed the
The second member to leave the band was drummer John Douglas, who
departed in the summer of 1997. He was replaced by Shaun Taylor-Steels,
formerly of Solstice, who would also later play drums for My Dying
Alternative 4 was released in 1998. During this time the band underwent many line-up changes.
Bassist/songwriter Duncan Patterson quit due to musical differences and
was replaced by Dave Pybus of Dreambreed, where Duncan had played bass
for a short period. Martin Powell (who had played keyboards and violin
for My Dying Bride previously) also joined the band. Finally, John
Douglas returned to the drums.
In June 1999, the album Judgement was released, marking Anathema’s
complete shift from the doom metal genre, focusing instead on slower and
more experimental songs. This new sound has been likened to artists
such as Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, and to a lesser extent, Radiohead.
However, the essence of the band remained the same. Their songs
continued to express a feeling of depression and, more often than not,
During the same year Martin Powell switched positions with Cradle of
Filth’s keyboardist Les Smith, who came to be an integral member of
Shortly before the release of A Fine Day to Exit, Dave Pybus announced
his departure from the band and later joined Cradle of Filth. He was
replaced by touring bassist George Roberts, and later by Jamie Cavanagh.
In March 2002, Daniel Cavanagh announced his departure from the band,
joining Duncan Patterson’s band Antimatter. However, he later rejoined
Anathema in 2003 for the release of A Natural Disaster, and started
their European Tour. This accelerated the changes in Anathema’s tone,
towards the atmospheric and progressive, as exhibited in album tracks
‘Flying’ and ‘Violence’.
Upon the closing of their label Music for Nations after its purchase by
Sony BMG, Anathema found itself without a record label, despite having
completed an extensive tour of the UK with popular Finnish rock band HIM
in April 2006. During their search for a new label, the band have
adopted a more ‘DIY’ approach to music release, embracing the internet
and releasing songs via their own website, for which fans may donate a
monetary sum of their own choice. Despite the obvious lack of
label-based tour support, the band continues to play dates across
Europe, guitarist Danny Cavanagh also playing the odd low-key acoustic
The band’s newest album was originally to be titled Everything. Its
release date has been pushed back several times, sparking much
controversy and speculation amongst fans. In August 2007, Danny Cavanagh
responded by posting a blog to the bands MySpace page, announcing that
the new material would be played on a full European tour prior to it
being recorded, and that the new album, now tentatively titled Paradigm
Shift, would consist of perhaps fourteen songs broken up over two discs.
During a concert in London he said that Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree
would produce the new album. In May it was announced that recording for
the new album, undergoing yet another name change to be titled Horizons,
was well under way. They are playing alongside Paradise Lost and My
Dying Bride on 19 September 2008 at London Forum, they will then do a
headline tour at various venues around the UK starting in Manchester on 4
November 2008 and going on to play the Islington Academy, London on 7
November. According to Metal Hammer magazine (Feb. 09), the band is
considering record label offers for the release of their forthcoming
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