Anathema are an English rock band from Liverpool, Merseyside, consisting of brothers, Vincent Daniel and Jamie Cavanagh,siblings Lee and John Douglas and Daniel Cardoso.
Formed in 1990, the band released their debut album, ‘Serenades’, in 1993, as a doom metal band, but changed direction to gothic metal for their second release, ‘The Silent Enigma’, in 1995. The band broke into the UK Albums Chart for their fifth album, ‘Judgement’, in 1999. They released their latest album, ‘The Optimist’, in June 2017.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across the UK, as well as having supported the likes of HIM. The band returned in March 2015 for a run of UK acoustic shows at cathedrals in Leeds, Exeter, Winchester and Liverpool, before headlining a gig in London the month after.
Anathema are set to return with a brand new album, 'The Optimist', in summer 2017, and have already lined up a bunch of tour dates in support of it, spanning across Europe and North America.
Anathema are set to tour the USA in August, followed by a UK and Ireland tour for September and a European dates in October and November, in support of ‘The Optimist’. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
First impressions count for a lot in the music business. If an artist nails a marketable aesthetic on their debut, it can dictate the direction of their entire career. That perhaps explains why Liverpool collective Anathema aren’t recognised as one of the greatest alternative rock bands to come out of the UK in the last three decades.