Prog’s Coming Home


Anathema to release new album in October

Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson / Katatonia /Opeth),  A Sort  Of  Homecoming is a stunning concert film of Anathema’s homecoming show on March 7th 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool Cathedral. Set for release on 30th October through Kscope (Steven Wilson, TesseracT, Katatonia) the concert was described by Prog Magazine as “a once in a lifetime experience that words can barely do justice.”

Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description. Formed in the mid 90s, they have risen to become one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. Vincent Cavanagh states:

“I’m really happy that this night in particular has been preserved. As anyone from Liverpool will tell you, to be given the chance to play the Anglican Cathedral is monumental and a huge honour. The place is absolutely huge. Just look at the cover, it was like doing a gig in Erebor!”

With their star rising ever higher, Anathema returned in 2014 with Distant Satellites. The new studio album showcased another imperious forward step into the realm of miraculous songwriting. It has proved to be the band’s most widely acclaimed & celebrated record reaching 32 in the UK charts with the likes of The Guardian (UK), Metal Hammer (UK /DE), Kerrang (UK), Classic Rock (UK/DE), Prog Magazine (UK),Aardschok (NL), Rock Hard (DE), Rolling Stone (Aus)heaping praise on the album.

During 2014 & 15 the band toured the world extensively to promote Distant Satellites both as a full band and also with a stripped down acoustic show.  It was the band’s performance at a one-off show at Gloucester Cathedral in 2014 that opened up a new chapter, giving them an opportunity to set the music in an ornate, beautiful environment. In March 2015 the band played an acoustic tour of Cathedrals in the UK that culminated in a sold out show in the impressive Liverpool Cathedral, the band’s hometown.

Having previously worked with Anathema on their acclaimed ‘Universal’ concert film, Lasse Hoile captured the 100 minute acoustic set in high definition against the sensational backdrop of Liverpool Cathedral.  Featuring 15 songs selected from the albums Distant Satellites, Weather Systems, We’re Here Because We’re Here, A Natural Disaster and Alternative 4, the ‘Anathema Acoustic’ trio of Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh and Lee Douglas were joined by rhythm section John Douglas & Jamie Cavanagh, alongside their very talented close friend David Wesling on cello who also played on Hindsight (2009) and A Moment In Time (2006). For this exclusive performance the band were also joined by the renowned violinist, Anna Phoebe on a haunting rendition of ‘Anathema’. The audio has been produced and mixed by Christer-André Cederberg who worked on Distant Satellites, Universal and Weather Systems, with the cover and booklet artwork featuring the stunning photography from the show and behind the scenes by long time collaborator Caroline Traitler. This is the first Anathema live release to feature a 5.1 audio mix, engineered by Bruce Soord.


A Sort Of Homecoming track-listing:

1              The Lost Song Part 2

2              Untouchable Part 1

3              Untouchable Part 2

4              Thin Air

5              Dreaming Light

6              Anathema

7              Ariel

8              Electricity

9              Temporary Peace

10           The Beginning And The End

11           Distant Satellites

12           Take Shelter

13           Internal Landscapes

14           A Natural Disaster

15           Fragile Dreams


Kscope are set to release A Sort Of  Homecoming as :

4 disc box set featuring 2 CD – concert audio (100 mins), DVD  – full concert plus an additional behind the scenes film  „A Temporary Peace“  and concert on Blu-ray disc. In a deluxe rigid media book with 36 page booklet, presented in a slipcase.

2CD + DVD-V – The set features the full 100 minute audio and DVD-V of the concert with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord.

Blu-ray disc –  featuring the full 100minute concert plus an additional behind the scenes film  „A Temporary Peace“ with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord

LP – a gatefold triple 180g black vinyl LP including MP3 download code

Available to pre-order here:

Digital – concert audio only (pre-order links to follow)

Anathema continue to tour throughout the remainder of 2015

31/08 – Japan – Tokyo – Liquid Room

01/09 – Japan – Tokyo – Liquid Room

05/09 – Brazil – Sao Paulo, Overload Music Festival

07/09 – Brazil – Porto Alegre – Opiniao (w/ Paradise Lost)

08/09 – Brazil – Rio – Circo Voador (w/ Paradise Lost)

11/09 – USA, Atlanta, Prog Power Festival

01/10 – Russia, Moscow – Volta

02/10 – Russia, Minsk – Re:Public

03/10 – Russia, St Petersburg – Avrora

23/10 – NZ, Christchurch – Dux Live

24/10 – NZ, Auckland – Kings Arms

27/10 – AUS, Adelaide – The Gov

29/10 – AUS, Brisbane – Triffid

30/10 – AUS, Sydney – Metro Theatre

31/10 – AUS, Melbourne – Corner Hotel

01/11 – AUS, Perth – Rosemount Hotel

04/11  – UK, Manchester- Manchester Cathedral

05/11 – France, Paris – Église Saint-Eustache (acoustic)

06/11 – Germany – Bochum  (acoustic)

07/11 –  Germany, Leipzig- Täubchenthal (acoustic)

09/11 – Netherlands, Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg

10/11 – Germany – Mannheim , Capitol (acoustic)

11/11 – Bulgaria, Sofia – Royal Bulgaria Hall (ACOUSTIC)

15-19/11 – USA, Miami -Bahamas – Cruise To The Edge ( )

Band shot by Scarlet Page 

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