A Fine Day to Exit was originally released in 2001 and was produced by Nick Griffiths, notable for his previous work with Pink Floyd. The album represented a departure from the more metal orientated style of the band’s earlier releases, and combines a constantly shifting blend of rock potency and delicate atmospherics. This artistic direction developed further on A Natural Disaster, released two years later. A Natural Disaster was Anathema’s last album prior to 2010’s We’re Here Because We’re Here, the predecessor to Weather Systems.
Both classic albums are presented in a gatefold package and pressed on heavyweight (180gm) vinyl, A Fine Day to Exit and A Natural Disaster, available on Kscope from June 4th, are now available to pre-order form the Kscope store. Weather Systems is currently available on Double vinyl, CD and limited CD& DVD-V editions.
Weather Systems, the new album from Anathema, was released last month on Kscope. The incredible reviews for the album are continuing to pour in (read a selection below) and the album has charted well across Europe. It debuted at #14 in the German top 40 chart and it also reached the top 20 of the national charts in Poland (#9), Holland (#18), Finland (#15) and the top 40 in Norway (#29) and France (#31). In the UK it reached number #10 in the indie chart and #50 in the national chart.
Pentecost III, an earlier album from the band on vinyl Peaceville Records, is also now available on vinyl, Kscope’s sister label. This is the first time the album has been available on vinyl.
Click here to order from the Peaceville store.
Praise for Weather Systems
‘this is another breathtaking piece of work… a nailed-on album of the year contender’
9/10 Metal Hammer (UK)
‘this a near-perfect tour-de-force that needs to be heard to be believed. The Beatles be damned, this is the best band that Liverpool has ever produced, no arguments’
10/10 Powerplay (UK)
‘It is truly majestic, heavenly – Is it another masterpiece? Of course it is.’
5/5 Terrorizer – Album Of The Month (UK)
‘Anathema continue to make music that glows with meaning and a love for art’s external power to touch the soul. Still special, increasingly extraordinary; the band and this album will be cherished.’
‘Anathema just might be England’s most consistently brilliant rock band of the last 15 years, with Weather Systems serving as yet more, unmitigated proof.’
5.5/5 Zero Tolerance (UK)
‘such an introspective album that nevertheless touches all listeners… arranged perfectly… Anathema have never sounded so intensive and expressive…’
7/7 Metal Hammer (Germany)
‘Unbelievable, one highlight after another… one of the most exciting bands of our time’
12/12 Heavy (Germany)
‘just one word: WOW!’
9/10 Classic Rock (Germany)
‘a manifold beauty glittering in glorious colours’
5/6 Rocks (Germany)
‘Excellent, fantastic, brilliant und unbelievable…”
‘the great soundtrack of the soul’
9/10 Eclipsed (Germany)
‘a really great new Anathema masterpiece…Weather Systems is truly high class’
13/15 Punkte Legacy (Germany)
‘Unbelievable! Does the perfect album exist?… at the moment I can`t imagine that 2012 can`t get better!’
‘Anathema create atmosphere which is very unique’
5/5 Inferno magazine (Finland)
‘In its own genre, album is beautiful and timeless classic’
10/10 Imperium – Record of the Week (Finland)
Go to the Weather Systems album site for audio samples, features album info, downloads, tour dates and a free MP3 of the track ‘The Beginning And The End’. It also features behind the scenes videos of the band in the studio recording the album, video interviews discussing the album and playing some tracks on the Parr Street piano.