ANATHEMA have been confirmed for the Rock Istanbul music festival, a three-day event taking place June 19-21 in Istanbul, Turkey. Other bands set to appear at the festival include QUEENSRŸCHE, PENTARGRAM, HUNDRED REASONS and MUSE. For more information, click here.
As previously reported, ANATHEMA have set a June 28 release date through Music For Nations for their upcoming DVD, entitled "Were You There?". The disc, which was recorded on January 31 at the "Krzemionki" TV studio in Cracow, Poland, will feature over an hour of live performance as well as backstage antics and tour diaries recorded by the band throughout their recent tours.
ANATHEMA's seventh studio album, "A Natural Disaster", was released in the U.S. in February through KOCH Records/Music For Nations. The follow-up to 2001's "A Fine Day to Exit" was recorded and mixed at Parkgate Studios near Hastings, U.K. (except for two songs, which were mixed in Nottingham at Electric Mayhem) and was produced and engineered by Dan Turner. Cover artwork was handled by artist extraordinaire Travis Smith.
Upcoming ANATHEMA shows:
May 28 – Paris, FRA @ Boule Noir
May 29 – Bordeaux, FRA @ Festival de Lormont
May 30 – Bergara, SPA @ Sala Jam
Jun. 01 – Murcia, SPA @ Gamma
Jun. 02 – Madrid, SPA @ Copernico
Jun. 03 – Barcelona, SPA @ Razzmatazz 2
Jun. 05 – Bologna, ITA @ Gods Of Metal
Jun. 20 – Istanbul, TUR @ Rock Istanbul
Jun. 25 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop
Jun. 26 – Hellendoorn, NETH @ De Lantaarn