Anathema announce new album
The Liverpool progressive rock quartet Anathema have announced the first details of new album Weather Systems, the follow-up to 2010's We're Here Because We're Here. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as "definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on."
The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to Anathema past, present and future. The record was produced and mixed by 5 times Norwegian Grammy nominated Christer-André Cederberg (Animal Alpha, In the Woods...), who Daniel has described as "a revelation; his calmness and brilliance has helped to bring about the greatest inter-band chemistry that Anathema have experienced together in their career."
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. This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul.
This career stretches back to 1990 when the band formed in Liverpool. Since then the band have embarked on a remarkable musical journey, initially emerging as pioneers of melodic heavy music and continually evolving over the ensuing years, always remaining true to their original goal of creating forward thinking, meaningful, passionate and honest music. Anathema are a collective of two families; brothers and childhood friends. This album will please fans who call for more of Lee Douglas' vocals, as her role within Anathema's brand of alternative, melodic rock has matured to become an integral energy. In this way and more, Weather Systems is the sound of a band finding their voice and growing in stature, moving further along their artistic path with a truly stunning musical vision.
The band will also play a UK gig in May to showcase their new material:
May 3rd – Koko, London – Buy tickets here.