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4th April 2012


Anathema release their new album 'Weather Systems' at the end of the month and the band have unveiled one of the tracks from the album as a free download.

There is also a podcast from Anathema's label Kscope which features an interview with Vinny, as well as the chance to hear four new tracks from the album! The tracks and podcast are available at the bottom of this page.

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Weather Systems is the follow-up 2010s 'We're Here Because We're Here'. That album featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as "definitely among the best albums I've ever had the pleasure to work on".

The bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high then but Daniel Cavanagh from the band is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations: "It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album."

He continues: "This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul."

The intertwining melodic structures, the profoundly beautiful and intensely powerful - yet simple - songs will transport the listener closer to the heart of life, that is to say, to the heart of themselves. It is also an album of polarity. The play of opposites; light and shade, birth and death, love and fear. The simple truths of life and loss, hope and strength and darker internal themes are all explored here.

Their best ever work? "Not yet", says Daniel, but he does believe that with Weather Systems they have surpassed previous glories; "We are pleased and proud of the record and we feel that, alongside the best moments of WHBWH, this record contains our very best work so far in what is becoming a long career."

The band will also play a UK gig in May to showcase their new material on May 3rd at Koko, London and you can buy tickets by clicking here.


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