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There is more than one artist with the name Anathema.

1) Anathema is a band from Liverpool, England, UK primarily known as one of the pioneering and leading acts, incorporating growling, poetic lyrics and complex arrangements into the traditional doom riffage. Later in their career, beginning with “Eternity”, they moved away from this sound into more melodic, .

Anathema formed in 1990 as a doom metal band, initially under the name Pagan Angel. In November of that year, the band recorded their first demo, entitled “An Iliad of Woes”. This demo caught the attention of several bands from the English metal scene, allowing Anathema to play gigs with bands like Bolt Thrower and Paradise Lost.

At the beginning of 1991, the band adopted its current name, and gained a lot of attention with the release of their second demo entitled “All Faith Is Lost”, resulting in a four-album deal with Peaceville Records. Their first release under the label was “The Crestfallen EP” in November 1992. They took the material from that album on the road, touring with Cannibal Corpse.
“Serenades”, Anathema’s debut LP, attracted a lot of mainstream attention, propelling their “Sweet Tears” music video onto the MTV playlist. Anathema’s first European tour was in 1994, and was closely followed by gigs at the Independent Rock Festival in Brazil.


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  • tarinnlaffan

    they are incredible live

    yesterday evening Reply
  • DeathKnight00

    Can't wait for distant satellites [5]

    Yesterday 1:58pm Reply
  • benbjo

    That is not Anathema, but Long Distance Calling. Song composed by Vincent and performed by Petter Carlsen.

    11 Apr 8:49am Reply
  • Orphh

    new song

    11 Apr 7:48am Reply
  • Dominaeon

    Contemplate our mortality

    11 Apr 2:28am Reply
  • franciska_af

    The lost song part 3 teaser

    10 Apr 10:40pm Reply
  • LakeGlade12

    "distant satellites is the culmination of everything ANATHEMA been working up to so far in our musical path. It contains almost every conceivable element of the heartbeat of Anathema music that it is possible to have". So there might be some doom elements in the album as that was part of their musical path and is a element of Anathema music.

    10 Apr 6:31pm Reply
  • NujillicA


    10 Apr 5:41pm Reply
  • franciska_af

    Okay, that's your opinion, and I wasn't asuming about you or talking about your wishes, I said people aka in general, there's still many people wanting for doom metal again lol That's all your opinion, not a statement, I think different, for me the Untouchable songs are the best ones from WS, I dont think it's a sin to think different, is it? Eternity is an awesome album imo, I like especially the Eternity part songs :) And I'm very curious about this 3 part song in Distant Satellites!

    10 Apr 12:30am Reply
  • benbjo

    Sigh... why do you assume that I am waiting for more Doom Metal or even Metal? Completely untrue. My favorite album is AND. Most of WS is pretty good, especially Lightning Song, Lost Child and TBATE. I just didn't find Untouchable that interesting musically or lyrically and are tbh the weakest songs on WS. They have done, much much better before. I am sceptical of the new part songs because 3 songs similar in music., lyrics and theme can quickly become tiresome. I think Eternity suffers a bit from exactly this.

    9 Apr 3:10pm Reply
  • franciska_af

    Untouchable '"OK nothing special"? LOL Those must be some of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, and actually my favorite songs by Anathema ... if people is waiting for more doom metal songs they can keep their hopes low, new album's gonna be in same vein than Weather Systems but exploring new musical directions as they have said in interviews :)

    9 Apr 2:05pm Reply
  • benbjo

    Im a bit sceptical about the part 1-3 songs. Untouchable 1&2 were OK, nothing special. Also why would they call a song Anathema? Other than that I am intrigued. Interesting titles on a couple of the songs. You're Not Alone sounds familiar.

    9 Apr 2:00pm Reply
  • franciska_af

    Tracklist od Distant Satellites: 01. The Lost Song part 1 (5'53) 02. The Lost Song part 2 (5'47) 03. Dusk (Dark Is Descending) (5'59) 04. Ariel (6'28) 05. The Lost Song part 3 (5'21) 06. Anathema (6'40) 07. You're Not Alone (3'26) 08. Firelight (2'42) 09. Distant Satellites (8'17) 10. Take Shelter (6'07)

    8 Apr 11:12pm Reply
  • DuVtrell

    Album of the year!!!

    8 Apr 3:49am Reply
  • StoatBox


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  • fragor4ik

    Хороший пример "опопсения" хорошей группы.(

    3 Apr 11:50am Reply
  • TruVoL

    Can't wait for distant satellites [4]

    3 Apr 5:01am Reply
  • WarriorSoul_

    Can't wait for distant satellites [3]

    1 Apr 6:46pm Reply
  • amber922

    can't wait for distant satellites <3 [2]

    29 Mar 8:37pm Reply
  • franciska_af

    can't wait for distant satellites <3

    29 Mar 4:59am Reply
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