Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Critically acclaimed atmospheric rock band Anathema are set to release the highly anticipated We’re Here Because We’re Here on June 7th on The End Records.  The album’s release coincides with the band’s first ever North American tour. Dates in support of Blackfield kick off on May 18th in Washington, DC. Anathema is the sound of music with real meaning, from a band growing in popularity against all odds, defying expectations and rewriting the rulebooks on what can and can't be done in rock music. We’re Here Because We’re Here perfectly blends alternative, rock, and prog, and marks the 8th studio album from a band with such a natural sense of melody, seething power and lyrics that they enlighten and inspire. They are a band of brothers and sisters; a band of truly unique origin.

A special, limited edition deluxe edition will include three bonus tracks, 7 inch with two unreleased tracks, and a DVD 5.1 surround version of the album,  along with the stereo version, both mixed by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.

1. Thin Air
2. Summer Night Horizon
3. Dreaming Light
4. Everything
5. Angels Walk Among Us
6. Presence
7. A Simple Mistake
8. Get Off Get Out
9. Universal
10. Hindsight

Bonus tracks:
1. Angels Walk Among Us - Demo Mix
2. Presence - Demo Mix
3. A Simple Mistake - Demo Mix

Special limited edition will include the above plus:

7 Inch:
1. Dreaming Light - Orchestral Version
2. Universal - Orchestral Version

5.1 Surround Sound & High Resolution 24-bit stero album mix

Download Track:
Everything – Demo Mix

Tour Dates:
5/18    Washington DC                    9:30 Club
5/19    Philadelphia, PA                   TLA
5/20    New York, NY                         Irving Plaza
5/21    Boston, MA                            Royale Boston
5/23    Montreal, QC                         Le National
5/24    Toronto, ONT                         The Opera House
5/25    Cleveland, OH                       House of Blues
5/26    Detroit, MI                               St Andrews Hall
5/27    Chicago, IL                             Park West
5/29     Volador, DF, Mexico              Circo **
5/31    Santiago, Chile                      Teatro Caupolican**
6/02     Buenos Aires, Argentina     Teatro Colegiales**
** with Anneke Van Giersbergen

The press is saying:

“We’re Here Because We’re Here is the finest they have unleashed so far... a stunningly enjoyable album.” - ALBUM OF THE YEAR in Classic Rock

“A flawless, life-affirming comeback and a gold-plated contender for album of the year’” - 9/10 Classic Rock

“A dazzling collection of highly-charged, progressive and emotively atmospheric rock songs that rarely dip below the euphoric.” -  Rocksound

“Scouse progsters make a spectacular return... makes a seven year wait feel entirely worth it” KKKK - Kerrang!
“Anathema are a hidden jewel in the UK’s prog crown.  Their finest album to date... it’s an uplifting and sonically sumptuous rock record that could hardly be more appropriate for these prog-loving times” - Metal Hammer

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