British melancholic gothic rockers Anathema benefit from an overwhelming impressum of various kinds of audiences through their spacious yet deeply emotional music that market their career.
Anathema were announced as the headlining orchestrators at next year’s Roadburn Festival, but the announcement does not stop there, besides defying leadership, the sextet will be scattering their energies in a pulsing reunion with former musicians during their sorrowful live performance.
Anathema future confirmations include playing on Sunday, April 12th, 2015, during the 20th anniversary edition of the Roadburn Festival, which is primordially arranged to take place in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The festival organizers have ultimately advanced in a press statement that Anathema shall be unveiling their music spawned in a 25th years retrospective aura while mirroring the best compositions in their progressive career and will be joined by original singer Darren White (which parted ways in 1995) and former bass player and songwriter, Duncan Patterson (which presented his demise in 1998).
Anathema have steadily built a loyal following worldwide. Their career trajectory is unlike that of any other band in the last quarter century, and this will be reflected and celebrated in reverse chronological order at Roadburn Festival 2015. Starting with the anthemic progressive rock of their recent work (2012’s classic ‘Weather Systems’ and 2010’s ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’), the performance will gradually move back in time through the more gothic-oriented material of 1998’s ‘Alternative 4’ and 1996’s ‘Eternity’, all the way back to the pioneering work of 1995’s ‘The Silent Enigma’ and the 1993 debut ‘Serenades’, with Duncan Patterson and Darren White joining the band onstage for a historic reunion.
[blockquote cite=”Daniel Cavanagh”]Roadburn Festival [is] a hugely respected institution and has to be the most fitting launch for the Anathema Resonance tour, [It will be] a celebration of the band’s entire history, and to be joined by our old friends and comrades Duncan Patterson and Darren White for these exclusive shows will be a very special, potent and positive event for all of us. We hope you can join in this once in a lifetime celebration.[/blockquote]
[blockquote cite=”Jurgen Van Den Brand”]This will be one of Roadburn 2015’s absolute highlights, and we can’t express how happy we are that the band has chosen Roadburn for such a once in a lifetime performance. Anathema’s early albums – the lineups with Duncan Patterson and Darren White – as well as the ‘Judgement’ album have been a huge influence on many bands that have played Roadburn over the years, and they they are a blueprint for the festival itself as well. We’ve been in love with this band since the beginning, and their headlining performance on Sunday is Roadburn’s own tribute to Anathema, a unique opportunity for fans to see the band perform with two crucial early members.[/blockquote]
Aside from Roadburn Festival confirmation, Anathema will be celebrating their entire musical history at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 09:00 am on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, priced € 25.00 (roughly $ 68.000 COP or $23.00 USD).
[blockquote cite=”Daniel Cavanagh”]To each other we owe a debt. Our lives have been irrevocably intertwined, our musical and personal influence on each other’s history can not be overstated.
Souls have resonated together in such a way as to be highly significant to each one of our life paths. Without each and every one of these people, Anathema could not have been born, could not have grown, and could not have survived and thrived in quite the way that it has.
And for a very special occasion, these souls will share the stage once again, celebrating an entire history of pioneering musical searching. We will pay respect to every single era of Anathema history – and to all the significant souls we have been close to.
From the present day musical landscapes, back through time to the dawn of the groups formation. We hope you will join us for this once in a lifetime celebration.[/blockquote]
The announcement follows the recent news that the sextet will be performing a series of acoustic cathedral concerts in the United Kingdom in March, 2015.
Anathema’s gothic and doom melodies interlaced in recent years with a modern, progressive rock-ish vibe throughout a gentle harmonic space, which has been carefully crafted amidst an acoustic resonance that within haste embraces even the coldest listener.
For those unaware of their living grandeur, please view the video below.