ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh will team up with Sean Jude (LEAFBLADE) for an acoustic tour of Greece and the Benelux countries in the first week of January. Expect old and new ANATHEMA songs from Danny, performed in a very intimate setting, and a stunning set from Sean, playing his LEAFBLADE material. The dates are as follows:
Jan. 02 - Witte Non, Hasselt, Belgium
Jan. 03 - Little Devil, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Jan. 04 - Texas Club, Athens, Greece
Jan. 05 - 8Ball Club, Thessaloniki, Greece
Jan. 07 - Stonebar, Patras, Greece
Jan. 09 - JhBabylon, Westmalle/Antwerp, Belgium
ANATHEMA has set "Everything" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in early 2007.
ANATHEMA is currently unsigned as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba after its previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group).
"Everything" projected track listing:
01. Thin Air (Ann Further)
02. Bricks (working title)
03. Lightning Song
05. Get Off. Get Out. (working title)
06. Angels Walk Among Us
08. A Simple Mistake
09. Voodoo (working title)
10. No One Is Free (working title)
11. Paradigm Shift
Commented Daniel Cavanagh: "What I love about this record is the character it seems to have. The songs belong together. There is purpose and focus. And it shines. Brightly.
"The message is one of hope. Of the absolute certainty that there is a better way. There is always a better way. There is always a solution, a purpose. It only remains for us to be open to it. To bring ourselves back into harmony with a larger system. That harmony begins by bringing ourselves back into balance within ourselves. All the ancient sages and wise people have said it. Change starts with the individual.
"Some of these songs are a little more melancholy, and some of them are euphoric. They all have one thing in common in that they are all very much from the heart, and they are dripping with emotion.
"This is the greatest record we have ever made. I know it in my heart. All we need do now is find the right engineer/producer and the right studio. And to remain focused. To this end, we have decided to hire a house in the country for the first month of next year to 'live' this record before we record. We will play every day and we will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of brilliance. Of a new way to express these feelings.
"I put my faith that the greater mind can bring everything into place for us to make this record. A record that will certainly affect some people. I do not wish to sound pretentious but I know it will change lives. This is what music does. It moves people in a way no other form of art does.
"Because our inspiration is of a pure source, and because our intentions are genuinely to reach people and open them up to new ways of feeling and thinking, I have every faith that whatever we need to make this happen will come to us."