"A Sort of Homecoming" available on Blu-ray, 2CD + DVD-V, LP and digital download; "Untouchable Part 1" streaming on YouTube
ENGLAND - Anathema, one of the U.K.'s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands, has released a live Blu-ray/audio collection entitled A Sort of Homecoming via Kscope. Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Katatonia, Opeth), A Sort of Homecoming is a stunning concert film of Anathema's homecoming show on March 7, 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool Cathedral. The concert was described byProg Magazine as "a once in a lifetime experience that words can barely do justice."
"I'm really happy that this night in particular has been preserved," commented Anathema guitarist/vocalist, Vincent Cavanagh. "As anyone from Liverpool will tell you, to be given the chance to play the Anglican Cathedral is monumental and a huge honor. The place is absolutely huge. Just look at the cover, it was like doing a gig in Erebor!"
A Sort of Homecoming is available as:
- 4 disc box set: 2 CD concert audio (100 mins), DVD with full concert plus an additional behind the scenes film "A Temporary Peace" and concert on Blu-ray disc. In a deluxe rigid media book with 36 page booklet, presented in a slipcase
- 2CD + DVD-V: The set features the full 100 minute audio and DVD-V of the concert with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord
- Blu-ray disc: The full 100 minute concert plus an additional behind the scenes film "A Temporary Peace" with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord
- LP: A gatefold triple 180g black vinyl LP including MP3 download code
- Digital: Concert audio only
Physical formats are available via the Kscope web-store at: www.kscopemusic.com/store. The digital audio can be purchased via iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/ASOHC_Digital.
A clip of "Untouchable Part 1" can be streamed on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UBdJLqCI0Q.
Watch the concert trailer on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/C_6vNJcaPEc and Vimeo at:https://vimeo.com/137395636.
Having previously worked with Anathema on the acclaimed Universal concert film, Lasse Hoile captured the 100 minute acoustic set in high definition against the sensational backdrop of Liverpool Cathedral. Featuring 15 songs selected from the albums Distant Satellites, Weather Systems, We're Here Because We're Here, A Natural Disaster andAlternative 4, the 'Anathema Acoustic' trio of Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh and Lee Douglas were joined by rhythm section John Douglas and Jamie Cavanagh, alongside their very talented close friend David Wesling on cello who also played on Hindsight (2009) andA Moment In Time (2006). For this exclusive performance the band was also joined by the renowned violinist, Anna Phoebe, on a haunting rendition of "Anathema." The audio has been produced and mixed by Christer-André Cederberg who worked on Distant Satellites,Universal and Weather Systems, with the cover and booklet artwork featuring the stunning photography from the show and behind the scenes by long time collaborator Caroline Traitler. This is the first Anathema live release to feature a 5.1 audio mix, engineered by Bruce Soord.
Anathema will continue to tour throughout the remainder of 2015. A full list of dates can be seen below.
1. The Lost Song Part 2
2. Untouchable Part 1
3. Untouchable Part 2
4. Thin Air
5. Dreaming Light
9. Temporary Peace
10. The Beginning And The End
11. Distant Satellites
12. Take Shelter
13. Internal Landscapes
14. A Natural Disaster
15. Fragile Dreams
Forming in the mid-90s, Anathema has spent the vast majority of its career making music that defies description.With its star rising ever higher, Anathema returned in 2014 withDistant Satellites. The new studio album showcased another imperious forward step into the realm of miraculous song writing. It has proved to be the band's most widely acclaimed and celebrated record reaching #32 in the U.K. charts with the likes of The Guardian (UK),Metal Hammer (UK /DE), Kerrang (UK), Classic Rock (UK/DE), Prog Magazine (UK),Aardschok (NL), Rock Hard (DE), Rolling Stone (Aus) heaping praise on the album.
Anathema has been at the forefront of the U.K. rock/metal movement since its inception, influencing a myriad of bands to follow. What began as a pioneering journey of melodic heavy music has outgrown all genres and limitations, fearlessly exploring new territory and new ways to express feeling through sound.
Stay tuned for more information on Anathema and A Sort of Homecoming, out now on Kscope.
10/30 - Sydney, AUS @ Metro Theatre
10/31 - Melbourne, AUS @ Corner Hotel
11/01 - Perth, AUS @ Rosemount Hotel
11/04 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral
11/05 - Paris, France @ Église Saint-Eustache (acoustic)
11/06 - Bochum, Germany (acoustic)
11/07 - Leipzig, Germany @ Täubchenthal (acoustic)
11/09 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg
11/10 - Mannheim, Germany @ Capitol (acoustic)
11/11 - Sofia, Bulgaria @ Royal Bulgaria Hall (acoustic)
11/15 - 11/19 - Miami, FL, USA @ Cruise To The Edge (http://cruisetotheedge.com)
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