Anathema formed in 1990 as a doom metal band, initially under the name ‘Pagan Angel’. In November of that year, the band recorded their first demo, entitled " An Iliad of Woes ". This demo caught the attention of several bands from the English metal scene, allowing Anathema to play gigs with bands like Bolt Thrower and Paradise Lost.
At the beginning of 1991, the band adopted its current name, and gained a lot of attention with the release of their second demo entitled " All Faith Is Lost ", resulting in a four-album deal with Peaceville Records. Their first release under the label was " The Crestfallen EP " in November 1992. They took the material from that album on the road, touring with Cannibal Corpse.
" Serenades ", Anathema’s debut LP, attracted a lot of mainstream attention, propelling their “Sweet Tears” music video onto the MTV playlist.
Anathema’s first European tour was in 1994, and was closely followed by gigs at the Independent Rock Festival in Brazil.
In May 1995, vocalist Darren White parted with the band, eventually forming The Blood Divine. Rather than recruiting a new vocalist, the band decided that guitarist Vincent Cavanagh should assume White’s role. This new formation debuted by touring with Cathedral in the United Kingdom.
Band Members ...
Vincent Cavanagh - Vocals, Guitar
Daniel Cavanagh - Guitar, Vocals
Jamie Cavanagh - Bass
Les Smith - Keyboards
John Douglas - Drums
Lee Douglas - Vocals
01 Intro (We're Here Because We're Here)
02 Thin Air
03 Summernight Horizon
04 Dreaming Light
06 Angels Walk Among Us
08 A Simple Mistake
09 Get Off, Get Out
15 One Last Goodbye
17 Temporary Peace
19 Are You There?(Danny solo on acoustic guitar)
20 Parisienne Moonlight
21 A Natural Disaster
23 Pull the Brakes(Petter Carlsen with Anathema)
24 Fragile Dreams(with Petter Carlsen)
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