Compilation from the Kscope years due on October 26th and tour dates announced
Anathema will release Internal Landscapes 2008-2018, a 13-track journey through the best of the band’s time at Kscope.
Anathema founder, singer and guitarist Daniel Cavanagh says, “The band isn’t just a way of life, its been much more than that. To us, as a family, writing music of such honesty, and reaching people who feel it similarly, is as profound an expression of art and life as its possible to be. People have said to me it must be cathartic to write songs like this. I often say the real gift is in the people I do it with. For what we share and what we mean to each other when all is said and done... The landscapes are internal”
The release of Internal Landscapes follows an extensive worldwide headline tour, including performances at Download Festival, ArcTanGent and Wembley Arena with Opeth in support of their 2017 studio album The Optimist. The release won the Album of the Year at the Progressive Music Awards ’17, reached the top 10 in the Polish charts, top 20 in Germany, top 40 in the UK, and has 5.8 million track streams on Spotify. This built on the success of their previous material, which also won at the Progressive Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Live Event of the Year & Multimedia Package of the Year for 2010’s We’re Here Because We’re Here, 2012’s Weather Systems and 2013’s Universal.
This collection, curated by the band, selects the best works from their prolific output on the label Kscope since 2008. In this time the band left their heavier roots and transcended into emotional heaviness. The album takes its name from the band’s perhaps most heartfelt song, from their most popular album of the period, Weather Systems.
Daniel Cavanagh has provided the album sleeve notes and the artwork was created by long-time collaborator Travis Smith.
Internal Landscapes will be released on CD, LP and available through usual download and streaming platforms and is available to pre-order HERE
Internal Landscapes 2008-2018 tracklisting
- Anathema [06:41]
- Untouchable part 1 [06:14]
- Untouchable part 2 [05:33]
- Thin Air [06:00]
- Ariel [06:29]
- Can’t Let Go [04:34]
- Dreaming Light [05:47]
- Are you There? [05:11]
- J’ai Fait Une Promesse [03:33]
- Leaving It Behind [04:27]
- Springfield [05:42]
- Distant Satellites [08:07]
- Internal Landscapes [08:37]
To coincide with the release of Internal Landscapes and the 10 Years Of Kscope show on 2nd October in London, Anathema will be playing a series of intimate acoustic shows, under the title Ambient Acoustic Tour. Anathema will be touring these shows as a four-piece featuring Daniel & Vincent Cavanagh and Lee & John Douglas.
28-09: France, Lille, Theatre Le Splendid
29-09: Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
30-09: Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
01-10: UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
02-10: UK, London, Union Chapel (10 Years Of Kscope)
03-10: UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute
04-10: UK, Glasgow, The Mackintosh Church
Tickets are now on sale from usual outlets. More information can be found at www.anathemamusic.com/tour-dates
Anathema will also be appearing the UK’s Arctangent Festival on Friday 17th August (http://www.arctangent.co.uk )
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Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
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