Guitarist Daniel "Danny" Cavanagh has decided to rejoin Britain's ANATHEMA, and is hoping to bring his brother Jamie, the group's original bassist, back into the band's ranks with him.
After careful consideration, based on the truth, my deepest feelings and the wishes of our mum Helen, I have decided to change my mind about leaving ANATHEMA, Danny said in an official statement. I feel the story is incomplete, and as I have been heavily involved since day one, I think I should rest within the band until it reaches its own natural conclusion.
I have e-mailed all the other members of the band, though as yet I have only had a reply from [ANTIMATTER bandmate and former ANATHEMA bassist] Duncan Patterson, who, as usual, has been very understanding.
I do not know for certain if Vincent [Cavanagh, vocals/guitar] or the lads will want me to return, and I know I would want/need my brother Jamie by my side to do this properly. I await their response not knowing what it's going to be!
This band needs an injection of REALISM, HONESTY, TRUTH and SINCERITY. DEATH TO FALSE MUSIC, DEATH TO FALSE PEOPLE, NO P.
In the same statement, Canavagh makes it perfectly clear that he feels no love for former ANATHEMA bassist Dave Pybus, who left the group last year and subsequently toured with CRADLE OF FILTH as a session musician.
Dave is a little weasel (to quote a member of CRADLE OF FILTH). who used ANATHEMA completely for his own ends. He spent 5 (five!) days in the studio during the entire time of the A Fine Day To Exit sessions (3 months altogether) he only did this for his own advantage, and he was really pissed off that he didn't get the same publishing royalties (songwriter's money) as the rest of the band, even though he stopped Duncan being paid, even though he hated us anyway, he never wanted Les to join the band, he never really liked any of the songs from the band (he pretended to like Judgement), he refused to write songs or become truly involved in the process, he would spread sh.t about ANATHEMA on the net, pretendind to be Vinny in the chat room on occasion! And he constantly complained about being in a band with bastards! And to top all this off, Vinny was begging him not to leave (at first), and didn't even want his own brother Jamie (genuine, talented, understanding bloke) to play in the band (at first, he has understood since then). Some people have no clue about what has actually been happening, and this includes some band members!