Anathema on indefinite hiatus

2020-09-23 by judasgoat | 37 Comments
British prog legends Anathema have stated on their Facebook page that they are going on an indefinite hiatus, citing "events over this year." The band were planning an album to be released on Mascot Label Group this year, as well as a tour that was postponed for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour will likely be canceled, but the progress on the album as of now is currently unknown.

The post can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/anathemamusic/posts/10158682760833629

Tagged: Anathema

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Rolling Girl
September 23rd 2020
1734 Comments


Big sad. Gonna be jamming Lost Song and Untouchable

zaruyache
September 23rd 2020
23422 Comments


guys can we please stop making the year worse thanks

Underflow
September 23rd 2020
4994 Comments


This sucks

Panzerchrist
September 23rd 2020
532 Comments


2020 managed to dismantle a band that's been actively delivering good and unique music for almost 30 fucking years. Jesus Christ

Jom
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2020
3241 Comments


Hopefully it's similar to what Katatonia did after TFoH -- said they were going on hiatus, each performer did his own thing, and then they came back with the new record.

Darius The Imposter
September 23rd 2020
22753 Comments


I dont even blame them this year fucking sucks

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2020
31778 Comments


I mean, they took the majority of the '00s off and came back as strong as ever, so fair call ig. Great band.

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2020
44533 Comments


sad news but I hope the break means they'll come back with more inspiration than they had on the last album

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oltnabrick
September 23rd 2020
40099 Comments


band is painfully bland lol

first album is coo tho

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Morningrise767
September 23rd 2020
2918 Comments


Shit news... And I actually quite enjoyed The Optimist
Hope to see them back soon

Essence
September 23rd 2020
6437 Comments


this is heartbreaking

DePlazz
September 23rd 2020
2568 Comments


Serenades was so good.

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quetzal
September 23rd 2020
123 Comments


Eh, Anathema was my favorite band for a long time but they lost me hardcore after A Natural Disaster. No big loss at this point, IMO.

I still spin Serenades frequently though. Also the early demos, the Crestfallen EP, and Pentecost III. I don't really listen to their more prog / rock stuff anymore though. Don't really listen to those styles at all anymore TBH.

wildinferno2010
September 23rd 2020
1295 Comments


Dammit. This hurts

prnzokoshiro
September 23rd 2020
14 Comments


"We're Here Because We're Here" is now "We're Not Here Fuck This Year"

benkim
September 23rd 2020
4081 Comments


Ugh this is messed up

BlazinBlitzer
September 23rd 2020
1701 Comments


"A Simple Mistake" has been my anthem the past couple weeks so this is pretty jarring to say the least. Hopefully what Johnny said is true this time around.

prnzokoshiro
September 23rd 2020
14 Comments


I liked "The Optimist", but overall I think it paled in comparison to even just the 2 previous albums... maybe they need some space from each other to find inspiration or yearning for the band dynamic again... or whatever their reason for it. If the world seems to be ending - I would think it would prompt striking while the iron's heat still exists... but I guess it can go the other way, as with anything... it would be badass if their situation mirrored Katatonia's for sure

bloc
September 23rd 2020
64367 Comments


Sweet

ChaoticVortex
September 23rd 2020
1091 Comments


2020 continues to suck harder than a new vacuum cleaner. I only hope it is temporary and that they'll come back with a super strong Weather Systems/We're Here-level album.

Deez
September 23rd 2020
7127 Comments


Been on hiatus since Seranades

Flugmorph
September 23rd 2020
23640 Comments


well fuck

Cappa
September 23rd 2020
135 Comments


LOL, why do you keep deleting my increasingly cleaned up comment?

OK, here is yet an even cleaner version:

Hopefully they'll use the time off to learn how to write music without relying on flamboyant, histrionic, saccharine emotional displays. I mean, I love hearing middle aged men go on and on about their fee fees and how much they love each other as much as the next guy, but it's getting a little bit stale.


Lord(e)Po)))ts
September 23rd 2020
65259 Comments


damn now i wanna know what the first version was

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bloc
September 23rd 2020
64367 Comments


lol Cappa nailed it

Storm In A Teacup
September 23rd 2020
30870 Comments


"damn now i wanna know what the first version was"

(2)

also, lol

OmairSh
September 24th 2020
17404 Comments


BOOOOOO I was looking forward to more music from them

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Artuma
September 24th 2020
31968 Comments


good, they've become really cheesy in the last few albums

Nomos2
September 24th 2020
722 Comments


rip

EvoHavok
September 24th 2020
7853 Comments


Sad. I hope it won't be too long.

DarkNoctus
September 24th 2020
11370 Comments


well this fucking blows

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Lord(e)Po)))ts
September 24th 2020
65259 Comments


I was pretty stoked personally

Lord(e)Po)))ts
September 24th 2020
65259 Comments


Hopefully karnivool and katatonia are next

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2020
27288 Comments


do brits pronounce the name anathema or anaphema

bloc
September 24th 2020
64367 Comments


They pronounce it aluminium

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2020
27288 Comments


that makes sense

OmairSh
September 25th 2020
17404 Comments


This news really sucks btw



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