Anathema arrives from Liverpool and with Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride is considered as a band of a great importance in development of deth/doom scene. Today Anathema is atmospheric, experimental rock band recognizable for emotional intensity expressed in their music.
Anathema is formed in 1990 as Pagan Angel and the same year was released their first demo “An Iliad of Woes” while the name change to Anathema happened in 1991.
Their second demo “All Faith is Lost” brought to Anathema a four-album contract with Peaceville Records.
In 1994 Anathema played the first European tour and also Independent Rock Festival in Brasil. In 1995 vocalist Dareen White left the band and his place was taken by guitarist Vincent Cavanagh. Later that year the band released “The Silent Enigma” which was a turning point in their career becaue beside the vocal change it brought also melancholic-gothic elements. In 1996 was released “Eternity”, more atmospheric and recognazible for clear vocals and followed by “Judgement”, one of the albums that will some day included in antology of rock music.
In 1998 was relased “Alternative 4″ and some band changes while in 1999 “Judgement” was re-released and marked the final bands farewell with doom genre and bends intro to slower and more experimental songs.
In 2001 was released album “A Fine Day To Exit” and in 2002 Danny Cavanagh left Anathema but he was back a year later, before the album “A Natural Disaster” was released and the band played European tour.
After 8 years the band that is often called as one of the most depressive bands today, released acoustic album “Highsight” and the release of new album”Horizons” is announced. While waiting a new master-piece by Cavanagh brothers and their musicans our reference is: listen to “Highsight”!