1. Danny from Anathema sings his own unique version of Are You There? acoustically in the Kscope office, with a little bit of Kate Bush mixed in for good measure.

    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.

    Press for We're Here Because We're Here:

    "...it is an hour of the most beautiful pop/rock (with a touch of prog) music I've ever heard." Five stars
    SEA OF TRANQUILITY

    9.5/10
    DUTCH PROGRESSIVE ROCK

    KERRANG!
    "Scouse progsters make a spectacular return"
    KKKK

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

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  2. We’re Here Because We’re Here, the latest album from Anathema, has just been 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.

    Anathema head out on the second leg of their We're Here Because We're Here tour.

    Photos by Caroline Traitler
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    Dates are:
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    9 Durham – Live Lounge
    10 Glasgow – Cathouse
    11 Sheffield – Academy 2
    12 Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
    14 Leamington Spa – The Assembly
    15 Manchester – Academy 3
    16 Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
    17 London – The Scala
    19 Lille - Le Splendid
    20 Strasbourg - La Laiterie
    21 Lyon - Ninkasy
    22 Clermont Ferrand - Cooperative de Mai
    23 Toulouse - Bikini
    24 Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
    25 Caen - Le Cargo
    26 Rouen - LE 106
    27 Rennes - L' Antipode

    Live Reviews for the previous leg of the tour...

    "The brothers from Liverpool radiate enthusiasm. The sound is flawless from the outset. "So here is how we are going to do it tonight. First half of the set of old songs, new album the second half, front to back. Okay?’’
    kindamuzik.net

    "just like on the record, do the two voices [Vincent and Lee] blend wonderfully together’’
    livesx.nl

    "anathema are really not a band who take the easy road. the heavier songs and the more atmospheric ones are being alternated, resulting in a beautiful mix of dreaming away and headbanging’’
    Blastbeat.nl

    "from my experience, an anathema encore is always something special, today was no exception’’
    Blastbeat.nl

    " anathema are a gem in today's music scene. i support them since the mid 90's, and i can't understand how such pure musicians, who make such beautiful music, remain (or have remained) so underexposed’’
    Blastbeat.nl

    "this was my second encounter with the band, and just like the first time, the put on a show that comes close to the musical perfection of a pink floyd show.’’
    Rockportaal.nl

    " the band keeps their audience hypnotised for about two hours, with their exciting and adventurous show. the dynamic ( in the 'rising tension' sense) songs, the clear (not false) vocals, and a show without frills deserve special mentioning.’’
    tarkus.skynetblogs.be

    "Weaving shadows into music and adding dashes of purest melancholia are things ANATHEMA achieved a grand mastership in over the course of their career with it providing a soundtrack for the lost and those experiencing the darkest days of their lives. But there’s something different about the successor of 2003’s ‘A Natural Disaster’. At various points ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ is much brighter, even hopeful. This evening we would get to witness the special atmosphere of the new album live.’’

    "‘Summernight Horizon’ kicked in with its piano as the second one and exciting screams got heard in the venue. Once again I need to say I think this one works even better live than on CD and the vocals were absolutely fantastic. When the song nearly reached its peak, Vincent started rocking heavily. But with the next one ‘Dreaming Light’, the mood became more melancholy-flavoured again. In parts fragile vocals guided us through a brittle song that regardless of the contemplative has something uplifting to it, something to make you smile again.’’

    ‘’Angels Walk Among Us’ - if I’m just hearing those melodies I’m drifting off; it’s a magical tune. Also the next two tracks were off that album with ‘Presence’ and ‘Simple Mistake, a lengthier excursion in entwined melody building slowly to its peak, having everyone fully under its control.’’

    9.3 / 10
    reflectionsofdarkness.com

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

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  3. Danny Cavanagh discusses life in Anathema, touring, and working with Steven Wilson on 'Album of the Year' (Classic Rock Presents Prog) 'We're Here Because We're Here'.

    We’re Here Because We’re Here, the latest album from Anathema, was named Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the 2011. The award capped a triumphant year for the band which saw them finally release the long-awaited album and embark on a succession of several successful tours.

    ‘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

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

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  4. We’re Here Because We’re Here, the latest album from Anathema, was named Classic Rock’s Prog Album of 2010. The award capped a triumphant year for the band which saw them finally release the long-awaited album and embark on a succession of several successful tours.

    ‘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

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

    anathema.ws

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  5. Danny from Anathema sings his own unique version of A Temporary Peace acoustically in the Kscope office, with a little bit of Fleetwood Mac mixed in for good measure.

    We’re Here Because We’re Here 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.

    Two classic Anathema albums, A Fine Day To Exit and A Natural Disaster have been reissued on double heavyweight vinyl on Kscope’s sister label, Peaceville.
    Go to burningshed.com/store/kscope/ to buy from the Kscope store.
    Go to burningshed.com/store/peaceville for the Peaceville store.

    For more information and downloads from We’re Here Because We’re Here, go to the mini-site at kscopemusic.com/anathema

    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.

    Press for We're Here Because We're Here:

    "A flawless, life-affirming comeback and a gold-plated contender for album of the year"
    9/10 CLASSIC ROCK

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

    "We’re Here Because We’re Here is the finest they have unleashed so far... a stunningly enjoyable album."
    CLASSIC ROCK PROG

    "Scouse progsters make a spectacular return... makes a seven year wait feel entirely worth it"
    KKKK KERRANG!

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

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

    anathema.ws

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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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