Anathema return in June with distant satellites, their brand new studio album.
Due to be released on 9th June via Kscope, distant satellites is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012's Weather Systems, recorded at Cederberg Studios in Oslo, with producer Christer-André Cederberg.
The beautifully ethereal artwork was created by Korean new media artist Sang Jun Too and based around his Distant Light Installation
The band released a statement on their new album:
"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.
There is beauty, intensity, drama, quietude, and extra musical dimensions that the band have previously only hinted at. All built on the song writing chemistry of Daniel, John and Vincent ~ and the haunting voice of Lee Douglas.
Produced and mixed once again by our very own Christer-André Cederberg (Weather Systems, Universal) and with some songs also mixed by the unassailable Steven Wilson, It's a special and unique release for the band.
ANATHEMA hopes the fans get as much joy from listening to and feeling the music as we did in creating it."
Ahead of their appearance at this year's Download Festival, on Friday 13th June, ANATHEMA will be playing a series of acoustic shows
31/05 - UK, London, Islington Assembly Rooms - Celebr8 Festival
12/06 - UK, Leamington, Assembly Rooms (Acoustic show)
13/06 - UK, Download Festival (Pepsi Max Stage)
15/06 - UK, Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral (Acoustic show)
18/07 - Poland, Jarocin Festival
19/07 - Germany, Night Of The Prog
21/08 - Australia, Brisbane, Hi Fi Bar
22/08 - Australia, Sydney, MetroTheatre
23/08 - Australia, Melbourne, Corner Hotel
16/10 - France, Paris, Bataclan
More dates to be announced