Tag Archives: Anathema

Album review: VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

VOLA – Applause Of A Distant Crowd

Pete Feenstra chatted to Vola’s Asger Mygind in a show first broadcast in October 2018 for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This hour special features tracks from the new album. Mascot records [Release date 12.10.18] Vola’s name means flying in … Continue reading

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Gig review: STONE FREE FESTIVAL – Day 2 – 02 Arena, London, 17 June 2018

Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman - STONE FREE FESTIVAL- DAY 2 - 02 Arena, London, 17 June 2018

If day one of Stone Free exhibited classic rock at its heaviest and loudest, the Sunday – at least in the main O2 Arena- had a more progressive and thoughtful bent to it. However the Orange Amps stage was still … Continue reading

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Album review: VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – War Is Over

Music Theories Recordings [Release date 03.11.17] ‘War Is Over’ isn’t so much a concept album as a dramatic prog rock album with associated musical influences, ranging from classic, hard and symphonic rock, to more poppy and synth influences. There’s plenty … Continue reading

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Album review: ANATHEMA – The Optimist

ANATHEMA - The Optimist

K-Scope [Release date: 09.06.17] Having moved on from their dark metal roots into progressive rock loveliness with the wonderful ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ album in 2010 and its magnificent follow-up ‘Weather Systems’ in 2012, Anathema somewhat divided opinion with … Continue reading

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Album review: JADE VINE – Mind Of A Man

JADE VINE - Mind Of A Man

Self released – Release date: 26 February 2016 You know you’re onto a winner when the wife shouts from downstairs “What’s that you’re listening to? Sounds good” And she’s right – this is good. Very good. Jade Vine are a … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LAST EMBRACE – The Winding Path

THE LAST EMBRACE - The Winding Path

Longfellow Deeds Records  -  [Release date: 20.04.15] Is there something in the water in France at present? For years our Gallic brothers have singularly failed to produce any progressive rock of any note, or at least any that registered on … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 25 July 2015

Scorpions - Ramblin

Photo: Paul Rodgers Another summer and yet another new festival joins the ranks of the many. This one however had the classic rock fraternity foaming at the mouth with a line up which comprised some of the biggest names in … Continue reading

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Album Review: ANATHEMA – Distant Satellites

Anathema - Distant Satellites

Kscope  [Release Date: 09.06.14] Following on from the brilliantly anthemic ‘Weather Systems’ from 2012 and the dreamily divine live album ‘Universal’ from 2013, Anathema have unleashed ‘Distant Satellites’ on their passionately devout following – a devout following that I fear … Continue reading

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News: CELEBR8.3 Prog Festival 31 May and 1 June 2014

It Bites, photo by Noel Buckley

Now in its 3rd year and this time being held in Central London, the final line up for Celebr8.3 can confirm many exclusives: A one off London performance by Anathema Acoustic. The last performance from Twelfth Night, the first ever … Continue reading

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Album review: HER NAME IS CALLA – Navigator

Her Name Is Calla - Navigator

Function [Release date 05.05.14] ‘Navigator’ by Her Name Is Calla, is a cerebral and emotional work of substance. You may need patience and understanding to get inside Tom Morris’ songs and his vocal enunciations with electronic edges, but you will … Continue reading

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Album Review: TIDES FROM NEBULA – Eternal Movement

       Longbranch Records [Release Date: 07.10.13] I was beginning to think that I was getting to know everything there was to know about Polish progressive rock and its (somewhat understated) importance in the contemporary progressive rock landscape. Bands … Continue reading

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Interview with DANIEL CAVANAGH (Anathema/Leafblade) – 25 July 2013

Anathema are currently going through the most productive and commercially successful period of their long and fruitful career and that fact alone is enough to get guitarist and founding member Danny Cavanagh in high spirits. Smiling and accommodating, the forty … Continue reading

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DVD Review: ANATHEMA – Universal

KScope [Release date 23.09.13] Success is a strange thing: the more you chase it, the more it eludes you and then, just as you are about to give up trying, lady luck gives you the most impassioned of embraces and … Continue reading

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Gig review: 5 Years Of Kscope – The Garage, London, 25 July 2013 featuring Anathema

Leafblade

Main Act: Anathema Support Acts: North Atlantic Oscillation, Mothlite & Leafblade Another gig, another evening drenched in sweat. I moaned about the poor ventilation at the Garage in Highbury and Islington when I was there ten days ago for Wintersun’s … Continue reading

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Album review: JADE VINE – Nothing Can Hide From Light

(Self-released: 7.1.13) There is an old adage that states that you should never judge a book by the cover. I think another maxim should be never judge an album by its first track. ‘Last Day Of Apathy’, the opening track … Continue reading

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Gig review – Opeth – ABC, Glasgow – 13/11/12

This was a first for me tonight as I had never witnessed either of the two bands before, but I had read plenty of good press on both, so I was looking forward to the live experience. It was a … Continue reading

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