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Anathema announce indefinite hiatus

Posted by on September 22, 2020

  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 […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Metal Insider’s Quarantine Playlist

Posted by on April 1, 2020

  2020 certainly feels like the plague, and it all started with Neil Peart’s passing. Over the last few months alone, many went from laughing at Corona beer memes to no longer taking any of this as a joke. The COVID-19 outbreak feels like a disaster film, and sadly, it has become our reality. While […]

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Coronavirus: Anathema unable to perform shows until “crisis has passed”

Posted by on March 21, 2020

Following the cancellation of their European tour, Anathema are one of the few groups who revealed they can no longer perform any shows until the COVID-19 outbreak has passed.


The group issued the following statement:

“Dear Anathema family

We of course can’t play further shows until this crisis has passed. As Jurgen Klopp has said; if even one person is helped by our postponement, then its worth it, absolutely.

Health and well being of all comes first. We will come back in the coming months and complete these concerts for you.

Thank all of you very much for your patience and understanding.

Best wishes,

Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema”



Similar to many acts, the band are currently left in a lot of debt as they reached out to fans asking for help:

“Dear Anathema family,

We will beat this.

This virus has no chance against the human spirit. Every day I hear heartwarming stories of people coming together in one way or another for the benefit of the for the greater good. I can feel it in the air.

To our beloved health care professionals across the world, we send our most sincere thanks. And to all who are on the front line.

We are very sorry that our “We’re here because we’re here” 10-year anniversary tour was postponed. Today is actually the exact 10 year anniversary of its release.

Of course, like many others, our finances and prospects for the summer were devastated by the virus. Cancelling the tour has left us in a lot of debt.

I was asked by our management to talk to you about how difficult this cancellation has been for us.

We don’t have money anymore.

Not to pay the road crew, the bus company, the merchandise costs. It was all broken by this cancellation.

If you can stay with us this summer, we will have exclusive context of unreleased songs, versions from WHBWH, a podcast, and anything else we can think of to help us all get through this together.

We cannot get summer jobs in this lockdown period. Therefore We are broke. We all have rent to pay. None of us own homes.

The best thing we can do is interact with our fans and give you exclusive new content and ask, only if you can spare it then please make a donation via GoFundMe.

This would be amazing and very welcomed by all of us. We realise that this is already having a massive financial impact on everyone, so if you can’t afford to, then don’t worry, just stay in touch on our social media and enjoy the stuff we will be putting out over the coming weeks.

There are also our tour shirts which are available via the Omerch WebStore. These cost so much money to make and we are looking at a big debt. The excess tour merch has now been made live on our official webstore here: www.omerch.com/shop/anathema

If you can help us, we can help you.

Together we will all beat this thing and look back on this one day, knowing we triumphed over a difficult and at time’s tragic situation.

To our family in Italy in particular, we are sending you our best thoughts and will make a donation back to the relief effort there, if we can make a success of Go FundMe.

Our first gift to you will be an ambient and beautiful remix by my brother Vincent, of “Summernight horizon”. It will be our first update via the GFM campaign page.

Please be safe, be strong, and love one another.

In peace,

Daniel Cavanagh on behalf of the Anathema family and management.”


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Coronavirus: Anathema forced to cancel European shows

Posted by on March 15, 2020


Anathema were forced to head home a little bit early from their European Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The group are currently looking into rescheduling the cancelled shows to sometime this fall.


Read full statement below:

Dear all,

Anathema and their management have tried everything to keep the current We’re Here Because We’re Here tour on the road but have just faced four cancellations due to government rulings over the COVID-19 virus, which leaves them no choice but to head home after yesterday’s show in Lisbon, Portugal. We are waiting to see the outcome of Prognosis Festival and our German dates.

We are currently looking at rescheduling the cancelled shows to September where there is availability and we’ll keep everyone closely informed of any news. Current tickets will be honoured for the new dates.

As with so many of their affected peers, this situation has a huge negative financial impact on the band and your continuous support would be hugely appreciated by purchasing the leftover tour merch stock from the webstore once this has been returned to the warehouse, most likely sometime next week.

While the band are gutted to be going home, obviously public health is paramount. Please take every necessary step to protect yourself and others from this virus.

Stay safe everyone.

~ Northern Music Co, Anathema management ~”


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Metal Insider contributor Matt Brown’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 8, 2017

I think this is the easiest year-end list I’ve ever had to put together. I’m sure there’s plenty of music I’ve missed as always, but I’m also sure that each of these albums earned their place on this list.      10) Bell Witch, Mirror Reaper (Profound Lore) Bell Witch’s single-track album runs for nearly […]

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Anathema packed Gramercy Theatre w/Silver Snakes on 8/17

Posted by on August 21, 2017

Anathema returned to North America last week in support of their eleventh studio album, The Optimist, which was released this past June via Kscope. These British progressive rockers booked a nine-date trek which started in Baltimore this past Wednesday (16) and concludes on Friday (25th). We were there for their second show on August 17th […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/22: Stone Sour sell superbly

Posted by on July 12, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   There weren’t too many debuts this week compared to previous weeks, but we do have another hard rock/metal album taking the number one spot. In other news, I took a good look at […]

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Metal By Numbers 7/6: King Gizzard and the The Lizard Wizard Deliver the charts

Posted by on July 6, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Happy late 4th, hope you left a copy of the Declaration of Independence out under your American Flag Tree so that Nicholas Cage can come steal it and leave a copy of one […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/28: Nickelback feed on sales

Posted by on June 28, 2017

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I honestly don’t know why everyone hates on Nickelback so much. Well, actually I do: the hate bandwagon. But really, they’re a harmless radio-friendly rock band, and while for some people, that’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/21: Let’s wolf down some sales

Posted by on June 21, 2017

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   Rise Against lead another week where a band charts high, but sells less than previous albums. It’s a trend that’s been pointed out a few times this year from Suicide Silence to […]

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