1. Footage of the band recording Weather Systems with Christer-André Cederberg at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool.

    Weather Systems is the follow-up 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 bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high with 2010's 'Were Here Because We're Here', but Daniel Cavanagh from the band is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations, ‘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.’

    He continues, ‘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.’

    The intertwining melodic structures, the profoundly beautiful and intensely powerful - yet simple - songs will transport the listener closer to the heart of life, that is to say, to the heart of themselves.

    It is also an album of polarity. The play of opposites; light and shade, birth and death, love and fear. The simple truths of life and loss, hope and strength and darker internal themes are all explored here.

    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.’

    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’s 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.

    Their best ever work? ‘Not yet’ says Daniel, but he does believe that with Weather Systems they have surpassed previous glories; ‘we are pleased and proud of the record and we feel that, alongside the best moments of WHBWH, this record contains our very best work so far in what is becoming a long career.’

    Praise for Weather Systems;

    ‘It is truly majestic, heavenly - Is it another masterpiece? Of course it is.’
    TERRORIZER 5/5 (Album Of The Month)

    ‘Anathema continue to make music that glows with meaning and a love for art’s external powere to touch the soul. Still special, increasingly extraordinary; the band and this album will be cherished.’
    CLASSIC ROCK PRESENTS PROG

    ‘Anathema just might be England’s most consistently brilliant rock band of the last 15 years, with Weather Systems serving as yet more, unmitigated proof.’
    ZERO TOLERANCE

    "Absolute world class"
    METAL HAMMER (DEU)

    "...just one word: WOW!"
    CLASSIC ROCK (DEU) 9/10

    "...unbelievable, one highlight after another..."
    HEAVY 12/12

    Weather Systems is OUT NOW

    For more information, visit the album site at:
    kscopemusic.com/anathema/weathersystems

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  2. Recent graduate Laurence Dawes has used Falling Deeper's version of classic track 'Kingdom' on his final film project at Brunel University.

    'Below' is a short 3D animation about a man who after believing what he reads in the headlines about swine flu descends underground in an attempt to escape what he perceives as his impending doom.

    The film is based around a single character who is obsessed with news. His house is littered with newspapers and television sets showing rolling news channels constantly. He has become so obsessed with the news that he can no longer see through the headlines and takes everything seriously. Upon hearing of swine flu he is convinced it will finally wipe out the human race and so descends into a bunker beneath his house where he stays for years, isolated and cut off from the world, convinced that the flu will ravish the human race as the headlines have proclaimed.

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    For more info, downloads and audio samples from Falling Deeper, go to: kscopemusic.com/anathema

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  3. Kscope is pleased to announce Falling Deeper, the new, fully orchestral album from Anathema. Falling Deeper continues where the acclaimed 2008 album Hindsight left off. The album features brand new arrangements of songs and haunting melodies from the band’s earliest days as pioneers of heavy music.

    This is an album which will excite old and new Anathema fans equally. A fresh musical and lyrical approach has transformed songs such as Crestfallen, Kingdom, Sunset Of Age and Everwake, which features the incredible voice of Anneke van Giersbergen.

    The record has been produced by Daniel Cavanagh and was recorded and mixed by Andrea Wright at the legendary Parr St Studios, Liverpool (where the likes of Elbow, Coldplay and Echo and the Bunnymen have also recorded albums). The orchestral arrangements are from Dave Stewart who worked so successfully with Anathema on We’re Here Because We’re Here.

    Released in 2010, We’re Here Because We’re Here was awarded Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades.

    Formed in Liverpool in 1990, the band’s sound and musical vision has continually evolved 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 of WHBWH, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as “definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.”

    TRACKLiST:
    Crestfallen
    Sleep in Sanity
    Kingdom
    They Die
    Sunset of Age
    Everwake
    We The Gods
    I Made A Promise
    Alone

    For more info, downloads and audio samples from Falling Deeper, go to: kscopemusic.com/anathema

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  4. Dreaming Light is the second single to be lifted from 'We're Here Because We're Here'. Awarded Classic Rock's 'Prog Album of the Year' in 2010, as well as a host of other accolades, the album was the band's first collection of new material band since the 2003 album, A Natural Disaster.

    A multi-coloured, multi-layered work of unbridled emotion, passion, and intensity, the new album was embraced by their legions of fans and the worldwide press. We're Here Because We're Here was mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), who described it as "definitely among the best albums I've ever had the pleasure to work on."

    '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

    For more info, downloads and audio samples from We're Here Because We're Here, go to: kscopemusic.com/anathema

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  5. We’re Here Because We’re Here, the latest album from Anathema, was named Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year. The award caps a triumphant year for the band which has seen them finally release the long-awaited album and embark on a succession of several successful tours.

    Danny from Anathema talks to Kscope about the new studio album 'We're Here Because We're Here.'

    Anathema return with ‘We're Here Because We're Here’, the band's first collection of new material since its highly rated 2003 concept album, ‘A Natural Disaster’.

    A multi-coloured, multi-layered and intensely emotional work, ‘We're Here Because We're Here’ has been mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree/No-Man), who has described it as, “definitely among the best albums I've ever had the pleasure to work on,” and further develops the band's uniquely melancholy brand of epic song-writing.

    Available as a limited special edition rigid digi-book with a 16 page booklet, which features the album on CD plus a DVD-A with a 5.1 surround mix of the album.

    For more info, downloads and audio samples, go to: kscopemusic.com/anathema

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Anathema have 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…


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Anathema have 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.

Formed in Liverpool in 1990, the band’s sound, and musical vision has continually evolved over the ensuing years while always remaining true to their original goal of creating forward thinking, meaningful, passionate and honest music.

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

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.

The band’s first four albums, Serenades (1993), The Silent Enigma (1995), Eternity (1996) and Alternative 4 (1998) were released on Peaceville Records. Following these four albums the band moved to the now defunct Music For Nations where they released a further three albums, Judgement (1999) , A Fine Day To Exit (2001) and A Natural Disaster (2003) which was hailed as ‘darned near essential’ by Metal Hammer.

With each release they moved beyond the boundaries of limited scenes and pigeon holes, creating a complex and emotive atmospheric sound.

In August 2008 the band released Hindsight a semi-acoustic album featuring old and new favourites from the band’s career, with new arrangements utilising acoustic, electrical and orchestral instruments. The album was released on Kscope, a sister label of Peaceville.

This proved the start of a successful partnership with Kscope which continued with 2010 studio album We're Here Because We're Here, which was awarded Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades. The producer of WHBWH, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as “definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.”

In late 2011 Kscope also released the Falling Deeper album, which continued where Hindsight left off, featuring brand new arrangements of songs and haunting melodies from the band’s earliest days as pioneers and co-creators of an entire genre of heavy music.

This was followed in April 2012 with Weather Systems, the band's new studio album. Weather Systems was equally well received as its predecessor, receiving rave reviews around the world and charting across Europe.

It debuted at #14 in the German top 40 chart and it also reached the top 20 of the national charts in Poland (#9), Holland (#18), Finland (#15) and the top 40 in Norway (#29) and France (#31). In the UK it reached number #10 in the indie chart and #50 in the national chart.
The album once again took the #1 place in the Prog magazine Critics choice awards and Anathema were voted the number one in the band of the year category in the readers' poll.

The band also won the award for best live event at the inaugural Progressive awards, rightly recognising the band's incredible live experience. Honed over years of performing together the band now display a rare understanding and confidence, which wowed fans across the world during the lengthy world tour that followed the release of Weather Systems.

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