ANATHEMA will return in April with Weather Systems, their brand new studio album.
Weather Systems is the follow-up to 2010’s We’re Here Because We’re Here, which has been featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (PORCUPINE TREE), has described it as ‘‘definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.’’
The bar for Weather Systems has been set pretty high, but Daniel Cavanagh from the band is certain that the album will exceed these lofty expectations, stating, “It feels like we are at a creative peak right now, and this album reflects that. Everything from the production to the writing to the performances are a step up from our last album.”
He continues, “This is not background music for parties. The music is written to deeply move the listener, to uplift or take the listener to the coldest depths of the soul.”
The album was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo and was produced and mastered by five time Norwegian Grammy nominated Christer-André Cederberg (ANIMAL ALPHA, IN THE WOODS…, DRAWN), who Daniel has described as “a revelation. His calmness and brilliance has helped to bring about the greatest inter-band chemistry that ANATHEMA have experienced together in their career.”
Their best ever work? “Not yet” says Daniel, but he does believe that with Weather Systems they have surpassed previous glories; “we are pleased and proud of the record and we feel that, alongside the best moments of WHBWH, this record contains our very best work so far in what is becoming a long career.”
Weather Systems will be available on The End Records on April 24th 2012.