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ANATHEMA - Announce May 2006 Turkish Dates
OCTAVIA SPERATI frontwoman Silje joined Daniel Cavanagh from ANATHEMA on
stage at Daniel's March 16 solo acoustic gig in Bergen, Norway to perform
an impromptu version of THE GATHERING song "Leaves". "Both Silje and Danny
did enjoy the experience very much, as did the audience!" reads a posting
on OCTAVIA SPERATI's web site.
In related news, ANATHEMA will play four shows in Turkey in May. Confirmed
dates are as follows:
May 25 - Yeni Melek - Istanbul, TUR
May 26 - Kemanci - Izmir, TUR
May 27 - Saklikent - Ankara, TUR
May 28 - 222 Park - Eskisehir, TUR
As previously reported, ANATHEMA will release three new songs on April 18
via iTunes to coincide with their tour supporting Finnish goth rockers H.I.M.
The three tracks that will be released are as follows:
01. One Day
03. Angels Walk Among Us
ANATHEMA are currently unsigned as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba
after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company
Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group).
Commented the group in a posting on their web site: "As the band is without
a record deal and without any financial backing to record an album, we respectfully
ask all our fans to go to the iTunes site and pay for the songs. THIS IS
VERY IMPORTANT as you will be directly supporting the band at a difficult
time, and your money will go towards paying for ANATHEMA to record an album
this year. We need your help. If you want to be a true fan and help the
band directly, instead of helping record companies... do not copy these
songs from your friends! Go to iTunes on April 18th and buy them. The price
is very cheap!"
ANATHEMA's previously announced U.K./Irish tour as the support act for H.I.M.
â€” originally scheduled for January â€” has been postponed until April.
ANATHEMA are currently writing and recording new material at Sewerside Studios
in Yorkshire, U.K. Other songtitles set to appear on the band's upcoming
CD include "Voodoo", "A Simple Mistake" and "No One is Free". The band recently
issued a DVD, "Were You There?", containing a full live show recorded on
ANATHEMA's "A Natural Disaster" tour, an acoustic concert performed with
a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos,
live clips and other extra features. The artwork and menu designs have been
conceived by Travis Smith.