As 2020 continues to be the year from hell, Anathema have announced their indefinite hiatus. The group has faced a number of unpredictable challenges in their personal lives this year, resulting in the inevitable decision to pursue their individual endeavors. The group’s latest effort could potentially be their last (hopefully not) with their eleventh studio album, 2017’s The Optimist.
The band issued the following statement:
“Dear Anathema Family,
This year is one like no other. We’ve all – everyone of you included, faced unpredictable challenges, which impacted both our professional and personal situations. In the hardest of times, events over this year have left us with no option but to go on an indefinite hiatus. As individuals, it is now time to pursue other paths in life. We are beyond grateful for everyone’s support over the years. There is no end to the love and respect we have for our fans for giving us the best years of our lives. The generosity you all showed following the unexpected cancellation of our tour will always stay with us. We could never have anticipated how this year would turn out.
Many, Many thanks. Anathema”