Pete Clemons with his latest article for Coventry Telegraph...
How Anathema conquered the world: 25 years and still going strong
|Anathema have been through a number of changes but in the last ten years has seen a steady line-up|
Over the next 25 years they transformed themselves from a doom metal band through to the wonderfully alternative and atmospheric rock band you can hear today.
The last few years have seen Anathema gain huge worldwide attention which continues to grow. And with each new release comes the inevitable clutch of new listeners. They, in turn, will then descend on the bands amazing back catalogue.
This includes ten official releases along with a selection of compilation and live albums. But getting Anathema to this lofty position in rock music hierarchy has not been easy one. It has taken much hard work and dedication.
Anathema recently celebrated their entire history with a very special gig at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire. For me, lead guitarist Danny Cavanagh summed it up perfectly.
“To each other we owe a debt,” he said. “Our lives have been irrevocably intertwined; our musical and personal influence on each other’s history cannot be overstated.
“Souls have resonated together in such a way as to be highly significant to each one of our life paths.
Original article here http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/whats-on/music/how-anathema-conquered-world-25-10196761