1. ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: bit.ly/19tTBU5
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    Universal - A Concert Film by Lasse Hoile

    In May 2012 Anathema released 'Weather Systems', the most acclaimed and successful album of the band's celebrated career. The album scored high in numerous critics end of year polls around the world and cemented the band's reputation as one of the most exciting and progressive band around.

    Following the release of the album the band embarked on a lengthy tour. The European leg opened with a triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. This incredible show was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the stunning results of which will be released as Universal.

    Fans can relive the magic on September 23rd. The film is released as a four disc audio-visual set, capturing the magic of the evening on Blu-ray, DVD and two CD's. This limited edition set features bonus audio content and footage of the band recorded at the Union Chapel in London. A two disc (CD & DVD) set and a Blu-ray edition will also be available.

    "Universal is not just a document of a stellar live show; it's the culmination of everything Anathema has worked for up to this point. This is Anathema as it's meant to be heard."
    popmatters.com

    "Be prepared to be blown away."
    "My spine tingled from the word go. What a magnificent and truly awesome show, Universal is an absolute must have for all fans of Anathema"
    Dawn of the Deaf

    CHAPTERS:
    Untouchable, Part 1
    Untouchable, Part 2
    Thin Air
    Dreaming Light
    Lightning Song
    The Storm Before the Calm
    Everything
    A Simple Mistake
    The Beginning and the End
    Universal
    Closer
    A Natural Disaster
    Deep
    One Last Goodbye
    Flying
    Fragile Dreams

    BONUS CONTENT*
    ENCORE:
    Panic
    Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    Internal Landscapes
    Fragile Dreams

    A NIGHT AT THE UNION CHAPEL:
    Kingdom
    Thin Air
    Angels Walk Among Us
    A Natural Disaster
    Fragile Dreams

    * bonus content on Blu-ray only

    CD1:
    1. Untouchable, Part 1
    2. Untouchable, Part 2
    3. Thin Air
    4. Dreaming Light
    5. Lightning Song
    6. The Storm Before the Calm
    7. Everything
    8. A Simple Mistake
    9. The Beginning and the End
    10. Universal
    11. Closer

    CD2:
    1. A Natural Disaster
    2. Deep
    3. One Last Goodbye
    4. Flying
    5. Fragile Dreams
    6. Panic
    7. Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    8. Internal Landscapes
    9. Fragile Dreams

    "an essential purchase for any fans of this band"
    "Anathema make beautiful, grown up, emotionally charged, stunningly evocative and, at times, awe inspiring music."
    "...buy this DVD and relive the majesty and magic of this astonishing band."
    THIS IS NOT A SCENE.com

    ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: bit.ly/19tTBU5
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    For more info on Anathema's Peaceville releases, go to: bit.ly/11XLUMW
    Watch Anathema's videos on Peaceville: bit.ly/17J3I6Y

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  2. ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: vimeo.com/channels/anathemamusic
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    For more info on Anathema's Peaceville releases, go to: bit.ly/11XLUMW
    Watch Anathema's videos on Peaceville: bit.ly/17J3I6Y

    Universal - A Concert Film by Lasse Hoile

    In May 2012 Anathema released 'Weather Systems', the most acclaimed and successful album of the band's celebrated career. The album scored high in numerous critics end of year polls around the world and cemented the band's reputation as one of the most exciting and progressive band around.

    Following the release of the album the band embarked on a lengthy tour. The European leg opened with a triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. This incredible show was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the stunning results of which will be released as Universal.

    Fans can relive the magic on September 23rd. The film is released as a four disc audio-visual set, capturing the magic of the evening on Blu-ray, DVD and two CD's. This limited edition set features bonus audio content and footage of the band recorded at the Union Chapel in London. A two disc (CD & DVD) set and a Blu-ray edition will also be available.

    CHAPTERS:
    Untouchable, Part 1
    Untouchable, Part 2
    Thin Air
    Dreaming Light
    Lightning Song
    The Storm Before the Calm
    Everything
    A Simple Mistake
    The Beginning and the End
    Universal
    Closer
    A Natural Disaster
    Deep
    One Last Goodbye
    Flying
    Fragile Dreams

    BONUS CONTENT*
    ENCORE:
    Panic
    Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    Internal Landscapes
    Fragile Dreams

    A NIGHT AT THE UNION CHAPEL:
    Kingdom
    Thin Air
    Angels Walk Among Us
    A Natural Disaster
    Fragile Dreams

    * bonus content on Blu-ray only

    CD1:
    1. Untouchable, Part 1
    2. Untouchable, Part 2
    3. Thin Air
    4. Dreaming Light
    5. Lightning Song
    6. The Storm Before the Calm
    7. Everything
    8. A Simple Mistake
    9. The Beginning and the End
    10. Universal
    11. Closer

    CD2:
    1. A Natural Disaster
    2. Deep
    3. One Last Goodbye
    4. Flying
    5. Fragile Dreams
    6. Panic
    7. Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    8. Internal Landscapes
    9. Fragile Dreams

    "an essential purchase for any fans of this band"
    "Anathema make beautiful, grown up, emotionally charged, stunningly evocative and, at times, awe inspiring music."
    "...buy this DVD and relive the majesty and magic of this astonishing band."
    THIS IS NOT A SCENE.com

    ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: bit.ly/19tTBU5
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    For more info on Anathema's Peaceville releases, go to: bit.ly/11XLUMW
    Watch Anathema's videos on Peaceville: bit.ly/17J3I6Y

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  3. ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: vimeo.com/channels/anathemamusic
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    For more info on Anathema's Peaceville releases, go to: bit.ly/11XLUMW
    Watch Anathema's videos on Peaceville: bit.ly/17J3I6Y

    Universal - A Concert Film by Lasse Hoile

    In May 2012 Anathema released 'Weather Systems', the most acclaimed and successful album of the band's celebrated career. The album scored high in numerous critics end of year polls around the world and cemented the band's reputation as one of the most exciting and progressive band around.

    Following the release of the album the band embarked on a lengthy tour. The European leg opened with a triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. This incredible show was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the stunning results of which will be released as Universal.

    Fans can relive the magic on September 23rd. The film is released as a four disc audio-visual set, capturing the magic of the evening on Blu-ray, DVD and two CD's. This limited edition set features bonus audio content and footage of the band recorded at the Union Chapel in London. A two disc (CD & DVD) set and a Blu-ray edition will also be available.

    CHAPTERS:
    Untouchable, Part 1
    Untouchable, Part 2
    Thin Air
    Dreaming Light
    Lightning Song
    The Storm Before the Calm
    Everything
    A Simple Mistake
    The Beginning and the End
    Universal
    Closer
    A Natural Disaster
    Deep
    One Last Goodbye
    Flying
    Fragile Dreams

    BONUS CONTENT*
    ENCORE:
    Panic
    Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    Internal Landscapes
    Fragile Dreams

    A NIGHT AT THE UNION CHAPEL:
    Kingdom
    Thin Air
    Angels Walk Among Us
    A Natural Disaster
    Fragile Dreams

    * bonus content on Blu-ray only

    CD1:
    1. Untouchable, Part 1
    2. Untouchable, Part 2
    3. Thin Air
    4. Dreaming Light
    5. Lightning Song
    6. The Storm Before the Calm
    7. Everything
    8. A Simple Mistake
    9. The Beginning and the End
    10. Universal
    11. Closer

    CD2:
    1. A Natural Disaster
    2. Deep
    3. One Last Goodbye
    4. Flying
    5. Fragile Dreams
    6. Panic
    7. Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    8. Internal Landscapes
    9. Fragile Dreams

    "an essential purchase for any fans of this band"
    "Anathema make beautiful, grown up, emotionally charged, stunningly evocative and, at times, awe inspiring music."
    "...buy this DVD and relive the majesty and magic of this astonishing band."
    THIS IS NOT A SCENE.com

    ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: bit.ly/19tTBU5
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    For more info on Anathema's Peaceville releases, go to: bit.ly/11XLUMW
    Watch Anathema's videos on Peaceville: bit.ly/17J3I6Y

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  4. ORDER THE 4 DISC SPECIAL EDITION from the Kscope Store: bit.ly/17pXl5c
    Order the 'Untouchable' live 2LP: bit.ly/17J3sEO
    Order the 4 Disc Special Edition of 'Universal' with the 'Untouchable' 2LP: bit.ly/13WbRSg

    Watch more Anathema videos: vimeo.com/channels/172020
    For more info on Anathema, go to: bit.ly/1a6XE7C

    For more info on Anathema's Peaceville releases, go to: bit.ly/11XLUMW
    Watch Anathema's videos on Peaceville: bit.ly/17J3I6Y

    Universal - A Concert Film by Lasse Hoile

    In May 2012 Anathema released 'Weather Systems', the most acclaimed and successful album of the band's celebrated career. The album scored high in numerous critics end of year polls around the world and cemented the band's reputation as one of the most exciting and progressive band around.

    Following the release of the album the band embarked on a lengthy tour. The European leg opened with a triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. This incredible show was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the stunning results of which will be released as Universal.

    Fans can relive the magic on September 23rd. The film is released as a four disc audio-visual set, capturing the magic of the evening on Blu-ray, DVD and two CD's. This limited edition set features bonus audio content and footage of the band recorded at the Union Chapel in London. A two disc (CD & DVD) set and a Blu-ray edition will also be available.

    CHAPTERS:
    Untouchable, Part 1
    Untouchable, Part 2
    Thin Air
    Dreaming Light
    Lightning Song
    The Storm Before the Calm
    Everything
    A Simple Mistake
    The Beginning and the End
    Universal
    Closer
    A Natural Disaster
    Deep
    One Last Goodbye
    Flying
    Fragile Dreams

    BONUS CONTENT*
    ENCORE:
    Panic
    Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    Internal Landscapes
    Fragile Dreams

    A NIGHT AT THE UNION CHAPEL:
    Kingdom
    Thin Air
    Angels Walk Among Us
    A Natural Disaster
    Fragile Dreams

    * bonus content on Blu-ray only

    CD1:
    1. Untouchable, Part 1
    2. Untouchable, Part 2
    3. Thin Air
    4. Dreaming Light
    5. Lightning Song
    6. The Storm Before the Calm
    7. Everything
    8. A Simple Mistake
    9. The Beginning and the End
    10. Universal
    11. Closer

    CD2:
    1. A Natural Disaster
    2. Deep
    3. One Last Goodbye
    4. Flying
    5. Fragile Dreams
    6. Panic
    7. Emotional Winter / Wings of God
    8. Internal Landscapes
    9. Fragile Dreams

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  5. Promo video for Untouchable (part one), the opening track from Anathema's album 'Weather Systems'. The video which reflects the themes created in the album was editted by Lasse Hoile, the acclaimed director and filmmaker, best known for his work with Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree.

    In September Anathema embark on an extensive European tour. Starting with a special gig with an orchestra in a Roman amphitheatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria the tour will then visit Romania, Finland, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Following these headline shows the band will be joining Opeth throughout November as guests for a string of shows in UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany. Full dates and details are available on the band's website anathema.ws

    It has just been announced that support for some of the dates will come from Astra. More news on other support artistes to be announced soon.

    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

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

    Buy Anathema albums from: burningshed.com/store/kscope/collection/222/
    anathema.ws

    lassehoile.com

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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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