Anathema – The Optimist

Over a lengthy and storied career, Anathema have always had a knack for change; whether it being through evolutionary steps, a desire toward experimentation or both. It is well documented by now of their beginning as a Doom/Extreme Metal outfit with cult classics developing through to their contemporary, comparatively unrecognisable incarnation as an emotive Prog outfit; simply put, Anathema have always done what they want and have never been ones to bow to expectation. Nowadays, fanfare and as a result, expectation is at an all-time high when it comes to a new album; so in perhaps typical fashion, they release their most cinematic effort and most challenging release for many years in The Optimist (Kscope).Continue reading

A Fine Day To Live: Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema talks The Optimist, being an honest band and more

Despite a messed up sleeping pattern and having not yet gotten around to getting any caffeine in his system in the hour since he woke up, guitarist and co-songwriter Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema is in good, wry spirits. Almost Optimistic one might say… An erudite and affable chap of no little musical or creative talent, Mr Cavanagh is talking to Ghost Cult about the newest Anathema album, The Optimist (KScope) Continue reading

Anathema Announces North American Tour Dates

Anathema recently confirmed that they will be releasing The Optimist on June 9th via Kscope, and now the ambient rockers have announced the first North American tour in support of the highly anticipated record. Continue reading

Anathema Release New Single – Springfield, Pre-Orders Available Now


On the heels of announcing their new album, The Optimist due out this June, Anathema have released the first single. You can listen to ‘Springfield’ below.Continue reading

Anathema Drops Trailer With New Music, The Optimist Coming This June


Post-rock masters Anathema have announced a new album, The Optimist, dropping from Kscope this June 9th. The band has dropped a trailer which you can see below: Continue reading