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Anathema




United Kingdom - Active.

Description

Death/Doom

Started playing heavy death/doom as one of the great death/doom bands from the Peaceville label in the early 90s. They were often mentioned alongside Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. Early Anathema was characterized by the charismatic vocals of Darren White and the unique guitar playing of the Cavanagh brothers. After Darren left, they slowly changed into a dark alternative band, slowly losing all elements of what made them Anathema. Their later work shows them aping the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Mogwi, to name a few.

Discography

An Iliad of Woes1990NoneDemo Tape
All Faith is Lost1991NoneDemo Tape
Crestfallen1992PeacevilleMcd
They Die1992Witchhunt Records7"
Serenades1993PeacevilleCD
We are the Bible1994Peaceville7"
Pentecost III1995PeacevilleMcd
The Silent Enigma1995PeacevilleCD
Eternity1996PeacevilleCD
A Vision of A Dying Embrace1997PeacevilleVideo
Alternative 41998PeacevilleCD
Alternative Future1998PeacevillePromo
Deep1999Music for NationsPromo
Judgement1999Music for NationsCD
Make it Right1999Music for NationsPromo
Resonance2001PeacevilleCompilation
A Fine Day to Exit2001Music for NationsCD
A Vision of A Dying Embrace2002PeacevilleDVD
Resonance 22002PeacevilleCompilation
A Natural Disaster2003Music for NationsCD
Where You There?2004Music for NationsDVD
A Moment In Time2006Metal Mind ProductionsDVD
Hindsight2008KscopeCD
We're Here Because We're Here2010KscopeCD
Falling Deeper2011KscopeCD
Weather Systems2012KscopeCD
Untouchable (Live)2013KscopeCD
Universal (Video)2013KscopeCD
Distant Satellites2014KscopeCD
Springfield2017Self-releasedSingle
The Optimist2017Kscope MusicCD

Contact

anathema@anathema.ws

Official Anathema Fanclub
Fabriciusstr. 80
22177 Hamburg
Germany
If you're interested in joining please send 4 IRCs

Reviews

An Iliad of Woes (1990)
All Faith is Lost (1991)
Crestfallen (1992)
Serenades (1993)
Pentecost III (1995)
The Silent Enigma (1995)
Eternity (1996)
Alternative 4 (1998)
Judgement (1999)
Resonance (2001)
A Fine Day to Exit (2001)
A Vision of A Dying Embrace (2002)
Distant Satellites (2014)

Misc

Vocalist Darren White left after 'Pentecost III' and formed The Blood Divine. After that he joined Dead Men Dream, which he left to create his own band: Serotonal.

Stopped producing doom metal after 'The Silent Enigma' - The vocals were taken over by Vincent Cavanagh.

The band stopped playing heavy metal after Eternity.

Bassist and important songwriter Duncan Patterson left after 'Alternative 4' and formed a band called Antimatter (later joined by Daniel Cavanagh).

Most older albums have been re-released by Peaceville.

Violinist/Keyboard player Martin from My Dying Bride, Cradle of Filth and Cryptal Darkness did some session work for Anathema after he departed from My Dying Bride.

Danny Cavanagh also played in LID a band that also featured Eric Wagner of Trouble fame.


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