Anathema Signs with Mascot Label Group, New Album Due in 2020

Long-running progressive music band Anathema has signed a new deal with Mascot Label Group. The band has spent nearly a decade signed to Kscope. They are working on the follow up to 2017’s acclaimed album The Optimist and will head into the studio in 2020 to work on a new album. The group is led by brothers Daniel (vocals, guitar, keys) and Vincent Cavanagh (guitar, keys, vocals) along with John Douglas (percussion), Lee Douglas (vocals) and Daniel Cardoso (drums). The band will perform a special one-off set at Space Rocks at the Indigo at the O2, London on Saturday, September 21 titled “The Space Between Us”. They will be using unique visual imagery from the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with multimedia artists Kristina Pulejkova. The set promises to be a musical and visual extravaganza. The event will also feature Tim Peake (ESA astronaut), Shahrzad Timman (robot engineer), Suzie Imber (solar system explorer) and Lucy Hawking (author) amongst others as well as music from Anathema, Amplifier, Voyager and Anna Phoebe. To mark this occasion, the band descended on the Science Museum, London to sign the contract with Mascot Label Group CEO, Ed van Zijl in front of ESA’s Structural Thermal Model of the BepiColombi, which is currently on a seven-year journey to Mercury, in one of the most challenging planetary missions ever launched.Continue reading


Back from a three-year hiatus, kvlt multi-instrumentalist Jamie Blacker, a.k.a. ESA returns with his new album this week That Beast on Negative Gain Recordings. Running the table of influences from black metal to dark industrial, dark-ambient and much more, That Beast is a musical kaleidoscope of extremes you need to experience. Ghost Cult has teamed up with ESA to stream his entire new album, which you can hear below. Continue reading