Following on from 2012’s Weather Systems English doom metallers turned emotionally charged prog rockers Anathema have announced the details of their upcoming tenth album Distant Satellites scheduled for June 9th release.
Colour me excited. Despite being their ninth album Weather Systems is my favourite Anathema release to date. And on top of this they’ve announced three new acoustic shows on top of their appearance at 2014’s Download festival:
May 31 – UK, London, Celebr8 Festival
June 12 – UK, Leamington, Assembly Rooms
June 15 – UK, Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
From the band’s facebook page:
ANATHEMA return in June with ‘distant satellites’, their brand new studio album.Due to be released on 9th June via Kscope, ‘distant satellites’ is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s Weather Systems, recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg.The beautifully ethereal artwork was created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Too and based around his Distant Light InstallationThe band released a statement on their new album:“distant satellites is the culmination of everything ANATHEMA been working up to so far in our musical path. It contains almost every conceivable element of the heartbeat of Anathema music that it is possible to have.
There is beauty, intensity, drama, quietude, and extra musical dimensions that the band have previously only hinted at. All built on the song writing chemistry of Daniel, John and Vincent ~ and the haunting voice of Lee Douglas.
Produced and mixed once again by our very own Christer-André Cederberg – Producer/Mixer/Engineer (Weather Systems, Universal) and with some songs also mixed by the unassailable Steven Wilson – Official page, It’s a special and unique release for the band.
ANATHEMA hopes the fans get as much joy from listening to and feeling the music as we did in creating it.”